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    Greendige Plans to Cap its Coal Ash Landfill and Build a Solar Array On Top

    July 30, 2021

    Ariel view of the Lockwood Hills Landfill in Dresden. (Google Maps) ITHACA, NY -- Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. is planning to close it’s forty-year-old coal ash landfill and build a solar array on the site. In 2014, Greenidge acquired the coal ash landfill, known as Lockwood Hills. It's maintained by a subsidiary to Greenidge, Lockwood The post Greendige Plans to Cap its Coal Ash Landfill an ... more

    Spotted Lanternfly has Finger Lakes on Edge

    July 30, 2021

    Grape vines infested with spotted lanternfly. (Heather Leach) ITHACA, NY -- The Spotted Lanternfly is raising alarm bells in the Finger Lakes. The invasive pest is a threat to the region’s wine industry with a serious appetite for grapes. The lanternfly has devastated vineyards in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, but it also poses a larger ecological The post Spotted Lanternfly has Finger Lakes on Ed ... more

    COVID-19 Cases Tick Up in Tompkins County; Mask Guidance Reinstated

    July 30, 2021

    Tompkins County Health Department front entrance (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY -- In response to a recent uptick in cases, the Tompkins County Health Department is reinstating masking guidance and resuming daily updates of it’s COVID-19 data tables. As of posting this story, there are 59 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County.  The daily COVID The post COVID-19 Cases Tick Up in Tompkins Coun ... more

    National Science Foundation Picks TC3 for STEM Initiative

    July 29, 2021

    Tompkins Cortland Community College (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) to join Project Vision. The initiative aims to support community colleges’ STEM programs and build their capacity so they can apply for the competitive grants that the NSF offers. TC3 faculty will get support The post National Science Fo ... more

    Tompkins County Tourism Industry Showing Signs of Recovery

    July 29, 2021

    The Little House, Groton NY (David Neal and Gailanne Mackenzie) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY -- Tourism seems to be on the up and up in Tompkins County. That’s the story Nick Helmholdt shared at a Tompkins County Legislature Committee meeting on July 22nd. He’s the Tourism Program Director for the County.  "Tourism is rebounding slightly more The post Tompkins County Tourism Industry Showing Signs of Recov ... more