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The Good Neighbor in Groton to offer fresh groceries, coffee, café fare and more


There has been a lot of action going on at 209 Peru Rd. in recent months, and many in Groton have been speculating about what the former site of Pontillo’s Pizza, followed by A Burger Shack, might become, as it has been empty since the latter closed in November 2022. Speculate no more, because Laura Hahn and her husband, Bill […]

Two board seats up for grabs in March Trumansburg election


Voters in Trumansburg will choose two village board members from three candidates vying for the seats on March 19.  The race features Jhoanna Haynes and Anthony Hanson, both new candidates running under the Democratic Party line, as well as incumbent Marcia Horn, who is running as an independent candidate under the Community Party line. The two emerging winners will each […]

Lansing’s Gaslight Village Apartments in process of renovation after major fire last year


At the February board of trustees meeting, apartment complex managers, tenants and village of Lansing elected officials discussed the future of a building at the Gaslight Village Apartments complex. One of the buildings in the complex, building 12, burned down back in December, displacing tenants and rendering the building unsafe for human habitation. The village board held a public hearing […]

Newfield revisits a mobile home park law


During the Newfield Town Board meeting on Feb. 22, the spotlight was on the potential revision of the town’s mobile home park law, a topic that has not seen significant updates since its last amendment in 1998. Initially established in 1989, the law now faces scrutiny and demands for change. According to Newfield Town Supervisor Micheal Allinger, many of the […]

Friends of Stewart Park’s Rick Manning wins first Hometown Heroes Award


Rick Manning, co-founder and executive director of Friends of Stewart Park and founder and director of Winter Village Music, is the first recipient of Tompkins Weekly’s Hometown Heroes award. Tompkins Weekly is proud to recognize Manning for his many contributions and dedication to the community. “He’s a local treasure,” said Robyn Wishna, who nominated Manning for the award. “He’s not […]

Dryden’s Freese Road bridge project under review by the state


The project to remove and replace the Freese Road bridge in the hamlet of Varna is in a holding pattern while it is under review by New York state. Town Deputy Supervisor Dan Lamb said that all of the documentation for Freese Road bridge is with the state “at this point” and is currently being reviewed by NYS Region III’s […]

Dryden approves new position for Dryden Fiber


Town of Dryden officials recently approved a position for its Dryden Fiber project — and a candidate could be in place. The Dryden Town Board unanimously approved the creation of an executive director position at its Feb. 8 meeting. The board members, including deputy supervisor Dan Lamb, immediately suggested David Makar to fill the role. Last summer, the town hired […]

Get ready for the Groton Cabin Fever Festival


Among the well-established traditions in Groton is its annual Cabin Fever Festival, sponsored by the Groton Recreation Department (Groton Rec), which will be held this year on Saturday, March 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Activities will take place in the Groton Jr./Sr. High School (GHS) gym, 400 Peru Rd., where there will be offerings for everyone of almost every […]

School district unveils comprehensive capital improvement plan


Newfield Central School District (CSD) has announced a comprehensive capital improvement project set for a public vote on March 12. The initiative, encompassing significant upgrades across four key areas, aims to enhance safety, accessibility and infrastructure within the district without imposing additional tax burdens on Newfield residents or those who reside within the Newfield school district. This ambitious project will […]

New development to bring affordable housing to the village


Construction on Village Grove, soon to be Trumansburg’s largest and greenest affordable housing project, is now underway. The $27 million project will bring six affordable rental townhomes, as well as 40 affordable apartments in a two-story building, to the south side of the village by the end of the year. Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS), which is developing the project, […]


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