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You don’t really mean that you don’t like the way people protest, you mean you don’t understand what they’re protesting and that’s where we’ll start. Read more

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Many say America is the richest country in the world. But then why are our roads and bridges crumbling? Why do we have overcrowded classrooms? Why can't everyone afford the lifesaving medicine they need?? Read more

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If our community is reluctant to admit to the negative impacts dockless bikes and scooters bring, we will again suffer the clutter of chaos if they come back. In your recent article 8/4/21 “Where are the bikes?” it painted a positive, one-sided view only. There are many other viewpoints of concern. I take issue with a few points, needing correcting. A Lime Bike was shown at a bike rack. This photo speaks a thousand words. I have voiced concern for this problem since the first day of Lime’s arrival. These bikes must not be left at bike racks. Traditional cyclists need them to lock their bikes. It is a lifeline for them. Dockless bikes and scooters lock themselves, hence not needing racks. To move them, you have to lift them, possibly spraining your back. They are very heavy. Your re… Read more

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Did you know there’s a local election going on right now?! Early yoting has already started (details below) in the Democratic Primary for Tompkins County Legislature seats – including District 13 in Dryden, the seat I’ve been honored to occupy since 2002. I’m not running for a sixth term and I was happy to see two quality candidates emerge to pick up the mantle, Greg Mezey and Samantha (Sam) Lushtak. Read more

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