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I read the letter from Jim Crawford expressing his concern regarding the change in voting practice related to the large number of mail-in ballots in this election cycle. I am thankful and grateful to him for sharing his thoughts at this important time. There is now a heightened anxiety by th…

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I read in the recent IT print issue (11/11-17) a letter from Mr. James Crawford where he shared his concerns about voting integrity and security risk with the immense number of paper ballots to process in this year's election. I felt it was a well thought out and explanatory piece by an indi…

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This is not a partisan essay. At the time of this writing, Saturday, November 7, it's been over 80 hours since the polls closed and no one in America knows for sure who our next President will be. 100% of both Democrat and Republican partisans are anxious about the outcome, which at this mom…

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How sad it was to learn that some of our Downtown businesses were targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes in recent days. Hate laced graffiti and posters might seem petty and small to some, but they convey intimidation, racism, and disrespect for the rights of others. There is no place for s…

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I am a retired internist who practiced in the area for 35 years and have comments that pertain to this election. In 1961, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare warning that if it passed, "children" and their later kids would only have memories of "what it once was like in America, when men we…

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In August of 2017, I attended a meeting of Ithaca Democrats and met a woman who said not only that she would challenge Tom Reed but that it would take two attempts to win. I thought it was a terrible thing to say to a room full of people who were ready to vote out the incumbent, and I told her so!

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We are writing to express our view that, given current local COVID-19 case numbers, Ithaca City Schools can and should reopen for in-person instruction, alongside a remote learning option, as currently scheduled for October 5th. As community healthcare professionals, and in many cases parent…

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Like lots of parents I can still remember the first time I dropped my children off at school. Being a teacher myself didn’t make it any easier. No amount of familiarity with the way a school functions could prepare me for that emotional moment when I had to walk away from my girls and leave …

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As a "liberal-Democrat", I have tried to gain as much knowledge about the "Conservative" political point of view as possible since 1980.? I have come to some very disappointing conclusions which I want to share with you.

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The waterfront projects are two that I and many other City, County, and State elected officials and staff have been supporting for the last 2 1/2 years,due to their combination of access to medical care, affordable housing, mixed use dense walkable development, and public recreation all buil…

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It has recently been reported in The Ithaca Times that Tompkins County Legislator and candidate for the Assembly seat I have held for 18 years, Anna Kelles, recently returned a total of $4,500.00 in campaign contributions to three local developers after it became known?that Ms. Kelles wrote …

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I read in the recent IT print issue (11/11-17) a letter from Mr. James Crawford where he shared his concerns about voting integrity and security risk with the immense number of paper ballots to process in this year's election. I felt it was a well thought out and explanatory piece by an indi…

  • Updated
  • 0

How sad it was to learn that some of our Downtown businesses were targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes in recent days. Hate laced graffiti and posters might seem petty and small to some, but they convey intimidation, racism, and disrespect for the rights of others. There is no place for s…

  • Updated
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I am a retired internist who practiced in the area for 35 years and have comments that pertain to this election. In 1961, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare warning that if it passed, "children" and their later kids would only have memories of "what it once was like in America, when men we…

  • Updated
  • 0

In August of 2017, I attended a meeting of Ithaca Democrats and met a woman who said not only that she would challenge Tom Reed but that it would take two attempts to win. I thought it was a terrible thing to say to a room full of people who were ready to vote out the incumbent, and I told her so!

  • 0

We are writing to express our view that, given current local COVID-19 case numbers, Ithaca City Schools can and should reopen for in-person instruction, alongside a remote learning option, as currently scheduled for October 5th. As community healthcare professionals, and in many cases parent…

  • Updated
  • 1

Like lots of parents I can still remember the first time I dropped my children off at school. Being a teacher myself didn’t make it any easier. No amount of familiarity with the way a school functions could prepare me for that emotional moment when I had to walk away from my girls and leave …

  • Updated
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As a "liberal-Democrat", I have tried to gain as much knowledge about the "Conservative" political point of view as possible since 1980.? I have come to some very disappointing conclusions which I want to share with you.

  • Updated
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The waterfront projects are two that I and many other City, County, and State elected officials and staff have been supporting for the last 2 1/2 years,due to their combination of access to medical care, affordable housing, mixed use dense walkable development, and public recreation all buil…

  • Updated
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It has recently been reported in The Ithaca Times that Tompkins County Legislator and candidate for the Assembly seat I have held for 18 years, Anna Kelles, recently returned a total of $4,500.00 in campaign contributions to three local developers after it became known?that Ms. Kelles wrote …

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I am proud to support Jordan Lesser in the race to continue Barbara Lifton’s legacy of strong?leadership and representation in the 125 th Assembly District. As a Town of Ithaca legislator?since 2008, and an activist for years prior, I have had the good fortune to work with many?government of…

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Although I met Anna last year I got to really?know her when she approached me with a group of my colleagues to request a donation of space on the Green Star parcel for use by the County COVID-19 Food Taskforce she was helping to form to establish an emergency food hub.? Access to this additi…

Editorials

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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

Letters

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I read the letter from Jim Crawford expressing his concern regarding the change in voting practice related to the large number of mail-in ballots in this election cycle. I am thankful and grateful to him for sharing his thoughts at this important time. There is now a heightened anxiety by the voters. The public is well served to hear from those most familiar with voting in Tompkins County and their wisdom on this issue. The voters understand and demand that the integrity of the system be analyzed and always improved. All legal ballots should be counted. He knowingly understands that confidence and tranquility as he states in our voting practices is fundamental to the peaceful transfer of power in our democratic republic. Everyone should support the scrutiny and search for best prac… Read more

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I read in the recent IT print issue (11/11-17) a letter from Mr. James Crawford where he shared his concerns about voting integrity and security risk with the immense number of paper ballots to process in this year's election. I felt it was a well thought out and explanatory piece by an individual *who was actually present in the room* and tasked with this challenge here in our County, who wanted us all to know about what he sensed and saw. Following this courageous action (i.e., his "exercise of free speech"), I learned he was served a letter from his employer, Tompkins County, notifying him he'd been placed on leave! Huh? Why!? Don't we all want the benefit of hearing a "watchman's" perspective? Would the County please inform us as to their reasoning for this action? I sure would… Read more

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This is not a partisan essay. At the time of this writing, Saturday, November 7, it's been over 80 hours since the polls closed and no one in America knows for sure who our next President will be. 100% of both Democrat and Republican partisans are anxious about the outcome, which at this moment rests on the integrity of unknown authorities in a handful of cities and states, and with our legal system.? Read more

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How sad it was to learn that some of our Downtown businesses were targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes in recent days. Hate laced graffiti and posters might seem petty and small to some, but they convey intimidation, racism, and disrespect for the rights of others. There is no place for such actions here in Downtown or anywhere else in our community. How disappointing it is that a few people can sow the seeds of division and disrespect. Our businesses are community members just like you and me; they merit our respect and do not deserve intimidation and?hate. Read more

Guest Opinions

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Sad news arrived on Thanksgiving morning that my beloved professor and lifelong friend, Dick Polenberg, passed away last night after a long, valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s that robbed us in his final years of his beautiful, analytic mind. Read more

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