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: Meetings in Tompkins County, November 27-December 1”

By Josh Brokaw Sometime, in the presumably near future, Ithaca and Tompkins County will join the growing number of municipalities practicing the principles of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion [LEAD]. Changing the practices of how Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office officers deal with people who frequently interact with law enforcement was one of…Continue Reading “How Ithaca Can Arrest Fewer People: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion”

By Patricia Dubin All views expressed are that of Ms. Dubin, who was a participant protester in the events she reports on below.  About seventeen protesters gathered in Rockefeller Hall on Cornell’s campus on Saturday, November 18, to show their opposition to speaker George Phillips of “Reclaim New York.” Reclaim New York is an anti-tax…Continue Reading “Bannon Advised, Mercer Funded Group Faces Protesters at Cornell”

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: Nov. 20-25 Government Happenings in Tompkins County”

By Josh Brokaw A Seneca County mother who gave birth in the Cayuga Birthplace in November 2016 has sued Cayuga Medical Center and an anesthesiologist there for performing “four unsuccessful epidurals” in her back before she delivered a healthy baby boy. Epidural anesthesia during childbirth is given “through a fine tube inserted in the mother’s…Continue Reading “Cayuga Medical Sued By Mother For 4 Botched Epidural Attempts”

By Lisa Marshall Mothers Out Front NY community organizer About one year ago, retired Cornell professor Ellen Harrison invited her neighbors to a gathering for coconut cake and to talk about what might be done about the impending ramp up of natural gas passing through the Borger Compressor Station, as part of Dominion’s “New Market…Continue Reading “Learn More: Health Effects of NY Pipeline Compressor Stations”

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 “Law-Making, Hell-Raising Opportunities This Week in Tompkins County Governments Meetings”

By Josh Brokaw The Tompkins County Legislature will be voting at its Thursday, November 9 meeting on whether to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manfacturers for county costs associated with the opioid addiction crisis. This reporter has misplaced his notes from the November 1 Government Operations committee meeting at which Tompkins County legislators discussed…Continue Reading “Suing Big Pharma? Tompkins County Voting on Opioid Lawsuit Thursday”

Elections 2017: Tompkins & Schuyler County Elections Results, Kind Of

If you just want to see Tompkins & Schuyler County contested election results, scroll down toward the end of this page. Then give us some money, pretty please. Now, we gotta do the everyday work of paying attention to what our Elected Officials DO. And that’s exhausting work sometimes. Which is why writings like the…Continue Reading “Elections 2017: Tompkins & Schuyler County Elections Results, Kind Of”