Republican View

Ready for a rematch?

Two things are looking increasingly certain; Donald Trump will be nominee for President, and Joe Biden will not. It is important for Republicans to be aware of what is taking place. Joe Biden, who is clearly suffering from dementia, has outlived his usefulness as a pawn and a front man. Biden was recently deemed to be too senile to prosecute. […]

Facing the challenges of 2024

It’s been a year of achievement for the Tompkins County Legislature, but we face many challenges ahead in 2024. Here are a few important items from the County Budget to show how we’re prioritizing your tax dollars. The Community Fund was established in 2022 to manage Federal American Rescue Plan Act funds in Tompkins County. Not everyone supported the concept, […]

The local reality of the migrant crisis

The migrant crisis is inevitably coming to Tompkins County. This reality was discussed at the December 5th meeting of the county legislature. As Legislator Rich John put it, “people are going to come here. They haven’t yet. We thought we were going to get inundated. And we haven’t been, and frankly, it’s been a bit of a luxury.” Word has […]

A city problem threatens the County

Looking forward to 2024, there are a number of issues facing the City of Ithaca that will have consequences for the rest of the county.At the recent meeting of the Ithaca Community Police Board, Acting Chief Ted Schwartz fielded a number of questions from board members relating to the state of the department and conditions at the Arthaus apartments in […]

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