By Josh Brokaw Henry Granison won a three-way Democratic primary race for a seat on the Tompkins County Legislature and incumbent Rich John easily won a race that was no longer contested, according to results released Tuesday, August 12, by the Tompkins County Board of Elections. Granison won 249 of a total 432 votes in the race to represent District 3, which represents neighborhoods on Ithaca‚Äôs East and South hills. Granison, a political newbie like both his competitors, won over 57 percent of the total…Continue Reading “Granison, John Win Primaries in County Legislature Races”

David Shapiro is running for the Tompkins County Legislature in District 3, an area that includes much of South and East hills in the city of Ithaca. Shapiro is running in a three-way race for an open seat against Henry Granison and Carolina Osorio Gil. Listen More: Tompkins Legislature Candidate Henry Granison Interviewed Shapiro joined Josh Brokaw of TruthSayers News live in-studio during WRFI News’ nightly 6 p.m. broadcast on July 18. We started out, like in all these interviews, talking about housing. “There’s obviously…Continue Reading “Listen: Tompkins Legislature Candidate David Shapiro on Affordable Housing, Living Wage”

How Many Davids, How Many Stones, Till Gas Goliath Comes Down?

This story was originally published July 26, 2014, on the journalism crowdfunding site Beacon Reader with the financial support of 50-plus donors. Support more reporting by this independent Truthsayer with a donation. Today! By Josh Brokaw On July 13, I attended a rally on the Mall in Washington D.C. organized to tell the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it should not approve a liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal in Cove Point, Maryland. The $3.8 billion terminal has already been approved to export natural gas…Continue Reading “How Many Davids, How Many Stones, Till Gas Goliath Comes Down?”