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posticon What Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport Will Look Like

Around Town | Friday, October 19, 2018 | By - Print
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Ithaca-Tompkins International AirportRenderings provided by the Office of the New York State Governor

Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the Ithaca-Tompkins Airport Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a $24.7 million renovation that will turn Tompkins County's regional facility into an international airport.  The terminal will be expanded by 50%, including a new customs facility, major security enhancements, expanded ticket counter space, food service enhancements, a canopy at the front of the terminal, and a solar power canopy above the parking lot, a new 5,000-square-foot Federal Customs facility, among other upgrades.  The groundbreaking included a first look at renderings showing what the airport will look like.  Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

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posticon Emergency Services Personnel Recognized For Saving Child

Around Town | Friday, October 19, 2018 | By Marcia E. Lynch Print
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The Ithaca Kiwanis Club has recognized members of the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Emergency Response, and officers of the Ithaca Police Department, as "Officers of the Month" for October. The emergency services personnel were recognized for their actions to assist and return a lost child safely through effective use of the County's Swift911™ notification system.

Receiving the award today were Sgt. Kyle Koskinen and Deputy Stephen Moracco, of the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office; Sgt. Kevin Slattery and Sgt. Barry Banfield, of the Ithaca Police Department; and Dispatch Supervisor David Cotterill, and Emergency Services Dispatchers Alex Kreutzer, Stephanie Gonzalez, and Michael Collins of the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response.

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posticon Family Reading Partnership Appoints Executive Director

Around Town | Friday, October 19, 2018 | By Family Reading Partnership Print
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frp Amber in DCThe Board of Directors of the Family Reading Partnership announced the appointment of a new Executive Director. Originally appointed as Interim Director in June, Amber Smith took on the permanent role on October 9.

"I have always had a love of books, and I know that reading and playing with infants and toddlers is so very important," says Smith. "I am so excited to bring my experience to the programming that the Family Reading Partnership offers. We have an opportunity to reach every family in Tompkins County with programs designed to empower caregivers to engage with their young children, and I am thrilled to be a part of that."

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posticon Rotary Club Announces 2018 Grant Awardees

Around Town | Friday, October 19, 2018 | By Geoff Dunn Print
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The Ithaca Rotary Club announced the awardees for its 2018 round of community grants. Eleven grant requests were funded at a total of just over $8,000. The agencies were honored at a check presentation on Wednesday, October 10th during Rotary's noon lunch meeting at Coltivare. Funds for these grants are raised through Rotary's annual Little Apple Fall Follies (LAFF) event.

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posticon Dear Margaret - Left Holding the Bag

Around Town | Friday, October 19, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaret I grew up in a home where there was often open hostility and violence. I have to say, it's left me with a good deal of emotional trauma that I'm trying to navigate as an adult. I have deep feelings of resentment for the adults who should have protected me. I blame them, and want them to take accountability, but it seems they never will. As a child, I needed the adults to do their job, and now I'm left to heal from their neglect. How can I get them to own what they did? It will go a long way in my healing if they would take responsibility.
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