Keep TruthSayers reporting local news in Tompkins County by making a donation today By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org GreenStar Cooperative Market announced in an email to members sent out Friday morning that there are plans to relocate and expand its flagship West End store. “Our goal is to relocate by the end of 2019, to fit…Continue Reading “GreenStar Expanding, Moving West End Store By 2019”

Keep TruthSayers happening by making a donation today By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org The city of Ithaca plans to sell off the Green Street parking garage property to the developer that knocks the city’s proverbial socks off. The city is asking for a developer to propose a project that includes affordable housing — at least some,…Continue Reading “Make Your Pitch: What Should Ithaca Build on Green Street?”

Photo: Todd Saddler, playing the Ghost of Trickle-Down Economics, uttering the words “Welfare Queens!” on Tuesday, December 12, at Tom Reed’s Ithaca office. Screenshot from Daniel Burns’ Facebook video. Keep clickbait-y, Facebook-sourced TruthSayers reporting coming by making a donation today. By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org ITHACA, N.Y. — A group of Ithacans opened a sit-in at…Continue Reading “Tom Reed’s Office Visited by Scrooge, Ghost of Trickle Down Economics”

Karen Baer, left, suspended Tompkins County human rights director, speaks at a county budget hearing on October 30, 2017. Photo: Josh Brokaw/TruthSayers Keep in-depth, hardhitting TruthSayers reporting coming by making a donation today. By Josh Brokaw josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org ITHACA, N.Y. — Attorneys representing suspended Office of Human Rights director Karen Baer and Tompkins County spent two…Continue Reading “Tompkins County Makes Case Against Suspended Human Rights Director”

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send…Continue Reading “Raise Hell, Make Laws: December 11-15 Tompkins County Meeting Agendas”

Words & Photos by Josh Brokaw Ithaca’s Common Council will be voting tonight on whether a tunnel blasted into a hillside in the 1830s along Fall Creek should be gated off. The tunnel, called “Ezra’s Tunnel” for Ezra Cornell, who led the blasting efforts of a crew of poorer men forgotten by history, grants access…Continue Reading “Photos: Ezra’s Tunnel (If You’re Wondering What the Fuss is About)”

By Josh Brokaw Ithaca’s Common Council will vote on making Peter Tyler the city’s permanent police chief on Wednesday night at its December meeting. Tyler was appointed interim chief in March 2017 by Mayor Svante Myrick, after John Barber’s retirement. TruthSayers reported in August that four candidates for the next Ithaca police chief posted qualifying…Continue Reading “Ithaca Council Voting on Police Chief Hire Wednesday”

Do you want to know what your local government is doing? Do you want to tell your local government to do something else? Here are your opportunities in Tompkins County this week. If you would like to help TruthSayers News cover more issues that matter, if you are at a meeting, be a reporter. Send us…Continue Reading “Make Laws, Raise Hell: December 4-10 Government Happenings, Tompkins County”

By Josh Brokaw Seven candidates vying for the Democrats’ nomination to take on Representative Tom Reed visited Ithaca on November 16 to continue their genial battle for the approbation of voters in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The debate, held at the Space @ GreenStar, featured a couple of new faces to the race since…Continue Reading “Democratic Challengers Talk How to Beat Tom Reed”

By Beth Harris and Patricia Rodríguez All views expressed are that of the authors, who were participants in the events they report on below. From November 10 to 12, several members of the Ithaca College community and the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition (TCIRC) traveled to the Arizona/Sonora border to participate in the 2nd Border…Continue Reading “Cross-Border Organizing: Report from the SOAW Border Encuentro”