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TONIGHT: Dems holding partial Common Council primary forum Monday, stream available

This is a community announcement from the City of Ithaca Democrats and the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email ITHACA, N.Y.— The City of Ithaca Democratic Committee and the TC Democratic Committee invite interested voters to a live-stream forum featuring 1st and 5th […]

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Early voting underway in local government primaries; details, deadlines here

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Tompkins County is about to undergo some of the most sweeping changes in leadership, both in county government on the legislature and in the City of Ithaca’s Common Council. With half of Common Council’s terms ending (and four of the five potential candidates declining to run), plus several longtime Tompkins County Legislature figures […]

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Rare Trump rally in Ithaca marked by stand-off with counter-protesters

Editor’s Note: This story contains language that some readers may find offensive. It was included to illustrate the rhetoric employed during protests on Saturday. ITHACA, N.Y. — Seeing Trump flags and pro-Republican paraphernalia is always a strange juxtaposition in downtown Ithaca, a notorious liberal stronghold, but Saturday saw likely the largest show of public support […]

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It’s Primary Election Day! Latest coverage, voter guide and candidate info here

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—It’s (primary) Decision Day in Tompkins County, as thousands of voters will flock to polling stations around the county to choose who will advance through the primary races for a variety of different offices. The most significant of those are the Ithaca Common Council and the Tompkins County Legislature, which have accordingly grabbed […]

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Update: 2021 Primaries finalized, showing tight results in almost all races

Update (10:30 a.m., July 1): The final tallies for each race have been made official by the Tompkins County Board of Elections. They are as follows: Tompkins County Legislature, District 1 Travis Brooks……….396 votes Nicole LaFave……….362 votes Tompkins County Legislature, District 2 Veronica Pillar………309 votes Leslie Schill………271 votes Tompkins County Legislature, District 8 Vanessa Greenlee……….253 […]