Federal grant helps create more agritourism initiatives

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by Sara Kim With more than 400 farms within 40 miles and more restaurants per capita than New York City, it is no wonder Ithaca, New York, is ranked as the sixth foodiest town in America by Bon Appétit magazine, according to an agri-culinary tourism website, Ithaca Fork.   Now, with a new grant, Tompkins […]

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Tompkins County passes energy efficiency legislation

May 03, 2016 No Comments

by David Stern Sustainability is a word familiar to many Ithaca residents. Many organizations, businesses and government officials claim a commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions and making Ithaca an environmentally friendly place to live. Such widespread support for sustainability is exemplified by the unanimous acceptance of the Tompkins County Energy Roadmap. Passed by the Tompkins […]

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Food deserts and insecurity impact Tompkins County

May 02, 2016 1 Comment

by Kayla Dwyer Every Friday, Nikki Nease picks up food donations from the Friendship Donations Network building on State Street in Ithaca and takes whatever is available — bread, baked goods, produce — to the kids in her afterschool program in Dryden. She is the youth community educator for the Opportunity, Understanding, Respect, Success program, […]

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