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he future representation of Tompkins County continues to change at a dizzying pace, as in the past week Rep. Tom Reed resigned and new congressional and senate districts were proposed. Reed announced his resignation on the House floor on May 10, effective immediately. He had previously said he would not be running for re-election after sexual misconduct allegations were brought against him in March 2021 for actions in 2017. Reed denied the allegations but apologized and said he had long had a problem with alcohol, for which he would seek help. Reed served in Congress for 12 years, and will join lobbying firm Prime Policy Group in Washington, D.C. “It has been an honor to serve with you all from both parties,” Reed said on the House floor. “I love this institution as it still exemplifies what is best about our government. We are the People’s house. While I am proud that we put people before politics, there is much more to do. I am leaving to continue that work and hope to have a greater impact on our country.” New York State law calls for a special election for any congressional vacancies that occurs before July 1. The governor will announce a special election to fill the office within 10 days of the vacancy, and it must be held within 70-80 days from then. As of writing, the date of the special election has not been announced, but is expected to take place in late July or early August.

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On May 16, the court-appointed “special master” tasked with redrawing New York’s state Senate and Congressional districts released a draft version of the Congressional maps. The original Congressional map, which put Ithaca and Tompkins County in a Democratic stronghold with Cortland and Syracuse, was ruled to be unconstitutional by Steuben County Acting Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister. Indeed, the districts were heavily gerrymandered to favor Democrats after a bipartisan independent redistricting commission couldn’t come to an agreement and the lines were left to be drawn by the state’s Legislature. The proposed Congressional lines provide a much more competitive field,

T A K E  Special Olympics - Ithaca College will host the New York Special Olympics next month. More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete during the June 24-26 event. It also kicks off a three-year event at Ithaca College, which was supposed to start in 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening and closing ceremonies, as

with 15 of the state’s 26 House seats leaning Democratic, three leaning Republican, and eight that could go either way. The newly proposed map would move Tompkins County into the 19th district, which extends from Columbia County to Broome County and Cortland County. Final maps for the Senate and Congress are due May 20, with primaries scheduled for Aug. 23. The primaries were originally set for June 28, but due to the new lines they were postponed for the Senate and Congress. However, the Assembly primary will still go ahead in June. — Ta n n e r H a r di ng

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well as a variety of events, will be held at Ithaca College. However, other areas will also host sporting events, such as Ithaca High School and Midway Lanes in Vestal. Leading up to the Games, Special Olympics New York is seeking a large number of volunteers to make sure things go off without a hitch. Volunteers help with set-up, clean-up, food service,

ceremonies, housing support, registration and administrative support. Additionally, sports-specific volunteers serve as starters, timers, linesman, results runners, spotters and more. Volunteers must be age 13 or older, and volunteers ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up, visit https://www.specialolympics-ny.org/lenda-hand/volunteer/.

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INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER The Circle of (Coaching) Life

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IF YOU HAD TO COMPETE AGAINST YOUR FAMILY AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS, WHICH EVENT WOULD YOU WIN?

“Definitely skateboarding.” -Greg B.

“Hoola hooping!” -Jackie V.

“If Beatles karaoke was an event, I’d win the gold.” -Simone G.

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p on South Hill, two coaches are going in different directions, as David Valesente — the Ithaca College baseball coach — just picked up his first Liberty League title while the men's crew coach, Dan Robinson, is retiring after 47 years. Yes, you read that correctly — 47 years at IC. According to Dan, “I have actually been the coach for 43 years, but I was a student oarsman for four years, so I count those years too.” I asked him if he has any big plans after coaching his final race last weekend, and Dan said, “Not really... my wife will continue to be the women's crew coach, so I'll probably be around as a volunteer driver and things like that.” He added, “I'm a huge baseball fan, and I haven't been to an IC baseball game in about 15 years. I got to attend the Liberty League championship this weekend, and I hope to do a lot more of that.” I also asked Dan how he will adjust to the fact that he won't have to be thinking about the next season, what changes will have to be made and the like. “That probably won't hit me until August when the new guy comes in and the recruits arrive,” he said. “It will actually be kind of exciting, and I hope the team can be better.” Looking back, Dan said, “I have been going up and down the Cayuga Inlet so, so long — longer than just about anyone — but I still see my mentor, Ward Romer, at the boathouse — which is named after him — just about every day. That's inspiring.”

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Back to the baseball team... The Bombers exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning of the title game to take down the University of Rochester 18-5 and move to 30-12 to win their first title since joining the Liberty League in 2020. Ithaca High grad Buzz Shirley is putting a big exclamation point on his college career, having gone five for 12 with four doubles (his 20 doubles is a new Bomber season record) on his way to being named the tournament's most outstanding player. I caught up with junior catcher Gil Merod — another Ithaca High graduate — and he said, “That was a lot of fun,” expressing his gratitude that we were talking 2 days later, given he had lost his voice from yelling so much. “Our first goal,” Merod said, “was to win our division, then to win the conference title.” Now that the Bombers have checked both those boxes, they look forward to the NCAA tournament. “We don't care who we play, or where,” Gil offered. When asked if he was especially happy for Shirley and his other senior teammates, Gil laughed and said, “For sure. Now that school's over, those guys will have to start 'real life,' and they get to extend this a little more.” While Merod is thrilled to extend his own season, he is also pleased to have some time off from school to focus on getting his body put back together, so to speak. Gil said, “I am closing in on 40 games behind the dish, and I have never caught that many games. I'm glad to be

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he Tompkins County Sheriff ’s Office (TCSO) announced a pilot program to respond to certain nonemergency calls for service with unarmed Sheriff ’s Clerks. The unarmed responses may be handled via telephone or in-person depending on the nature of the call. This pilot program is a Tompkins County Reimagining Public Safety plan and is being led by the Tompkins County Sheriff 's Office and Sheriff Derek Osborne. The Reimagining Plan outlining this program includes the goal to better align

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available resources with emergency response needs. The program is intended to both assess the effectiveness and outcomes of unarmed responses to certain call types and free up time for Sheriff ’s Deputies to respond to emergency calls, complete investigations, and build more relationships with members of the community. This pilot program is specific to the TCSO and does not impact the calls for service responded to by other local police departments. The program will officially begin once Sheriff ’s Clerks are hired and trained,

Ithaca College’s crew coach Dan Robinson. (Photo: Dave Burbank)

able to focus on getting into prime condition for the tournament, as I'm feeling pretty beat up.” I reminded Gil of his awesome genetics — his grandmother, Nancy Cool, is the famous and beloved 70-something exercise class leader — and he agreed that coming from such a deep gene pool was definitely a plus. ● ● ●

In last week's column, I made a halfjoking comment that I would not be surprised if the Kentucky Derby winner was on steroids after seeing him go all Mike Tyson after the race, chomping on other horses and a rider. A reader took issue with that assertion, pointing out that the thoroughbred racing industry has enough public relations challenges without the publication of unfounded assumptions. I will point out that Rich Strike did not test positive for any banned substances, and I agree with the writer that I am mostly clueless about the horse racing industry. Sorry about that... which is anticipated to be early this summer. TCSO will alert the community on what to expect when changes are official and how calls will be responded to in the future. The pilot program includes the following call types and determining factors: • Call Type 1: Car vs. Deer − Are there multiple vehicles involved? If yes, a deputy would be dispatched. − Are there injuries to humans on the scene? If yes, the appropriate deputy, fire, or emergency medical services would be dispatched. − Is the vehicle drivable? If no, a deputy would be dispatched. Contin u ed on Page 15


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n a special Common Council meeting on May 11 it was announced that the city is undertaking its own separate investigation into allegations of unethical behavior during the Reimagining Public Safety Process. The county attorney had announced earlier that week that the Tompkins County Board of Ethics would look into the complaint made by Alderperson Cynthia Brock. City Attorney Ari Lavine announced at the Council meeting that Acting Mayor Laura Lewis has called for “an investigation into the potential outside financial influence on the process” and the city is currently undertaking that. Lavine declined to give more details in public session, citing the matter as a personnel issue, but did add that he anticipates all city stakeholders will cooperate with both investigations. The outside financial influence is presumably referring to the monies donated to the Reimagining Public Safety process from the Park Foundation and Dorothy Cotton Institute, totaling about $35,000 to go toward working group co-leads Eric Rosario and Karen Yearwood and working group members who are not city employees. This announcement came at the end of a lengthy discussion about what the next steps for Reimagining Public Safety should look like. Council members debated about the release of funds and reporting requirements for the Community Justice Center (CJC), which is in charge of executing all 17 of the joint city-county recommendations. Tompkins County Legislature Chair Shawna Black sent a letter to Council and stated that the proposed quarterly reports and approval of plans required by Common Council to release its share of the funds for the CJC was overly onerous. Alderperson Robert Cantelmo disagreed, but did note that having a three-month window for funds could cause administrative drags and offered a compromise to decouple the two requirements. Alderperson Rob Gearhart agreed that there wasn’t necessarily a reason they needed quarterly budget approvals, but that it is important to have regular updates on both what has been done and what’s in the future plans.

Council members also debated what their role should be when it comes to determining the work the CJC is doing. Brock said she believed Council should have prospective approval authority, meaning the CJC can’t move forward with plans until they are approved by Council. “If we can do that so it allows for longer planning and commitment for financial approval […] where it’s not tied to financial disbursements every month, I’d like to find a way to maintain prospective approval of plans,” she said. Alderperson Jorge Defendini said he agreed with that because it would allow for Council to follow up with CJC and have as much oversight over the process as possible. “Having some degree of prospective control is important, while maintaining as healthy and united a relationship with the county as possible,” he said. Cantelmo then suggested a yearly prospective workplan that upon approval would trigger the release of that year’s funds, and then the CJC would provide regular progress updates. However alderpeople Jeffrey Barken and Brock both thought the city needed to have more control over making changes to the workplan whenever they deemed it necessary. Gearhart said while it’s nice to have input in the planning process, he found it to be a bit much to have such a strong level of control over the workplans. “Normally we do this [type of thing] on an annual basis,” he said. “We should be consistent.” The topic was a discussion item only, so while the group generally came to a consensus about yearly workplan approvals and quarterly public updates, nothing was made official. Council members also debated whether it was realistic to get a referendum on this November’s ballot. The recommendation to add a commission of the Department of Community Safety to oversee the division of police would trigger a referendum because it changes the reporting lines; the police chief would be reporting to the commissioner rather than directly to the mayor. In order to make it to this year’s ballot, the legislation would have to be approved by council at the July 6 Council meeting, a timeline that was too fast for some.

Defendini spoke up and said that there are still too many factors unknown to consider moving forward that quickly. “In my estimate there are a lot of variables in how we’re going to staff a lot of the people who are going to be doing this work,” he said. “I still have my concerns about the number of unarmed officers we’re going to be deploying. I have concerns about roles and responsibilities […] I’m very concerned about passing something for the sake of passing it, as opposed to passing something for the good of our community.” Cantelmo said he agrees that the decision should be deliberate and intentional, and suggested reviving the Public Safety Standing Committee to ensure there’s a dedicated body of Council members working on Reimagining Public Safety on a continuous basis. Alderperson Phoebe Brown said it’s hard for her to imagine waiting another year for referendum and referenced the many times Black and brown folks have been told to “wait” for justice throughout their lives. “I’ve been hearing ‘wait’ a long time,” Brown said, “and ‘wait’ broke the wagon. I think we should think deeply about what we mean when we say ‘wait.’” Defendini said he thinks they have more choices than just having the referendum or not having it. “I think we need to chew bubblegum and walk at the same time,” he said. “There are certain things we can pass right now and have come from the labor of our working group. We need to pass those things right now and need to start working on that.” Only the civilian commissioner would trigger a referendum, so it is possible to move forward with other parts of the plan before finalizing that, Lavine confirmed. Defendini agreed with the idea to reestablish the Public Safety Committee to continue to keep working on all recommendations. “We need to pass what we can now and use that momentum to build on those victories,” he said. Gearhart echoed that, adding that need to “keep the foot on the accelerator.” “We owe this to the community and all the people who have been waiting for this to happen,” he said. Again, there was a general consensus that supported the reestablishment of the committee and moving forward with whatever they could before triggering the referendum. — Ta n n e r H a r di ng

UPS&DOWNS Ups

OK sorry that this section always contains commentary on the weather, but it’s been as close to perfect as Ithaca gets lately and that must be celebrated.

Downs

The tiny little baby gypsy moth caterpillars are everywhere. They’re vile. We say squish ‘em.

HEARD&SEEN Heard

A slight correction – we reported here that the Ithaca Times won four awards recently from the New York Press Association. It was actually six .

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Slope Day was back at Cornell University last week after a two-year COVID-related hiatus. Hope everyone had fun and wore sunscreen!

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he Tompkins County Health and Mental Health Departments play a significant role in addressing access to mental health services and improving mental health outcomes. We offer an outpatient clinic, services supporting recovery from substance use, publish opioid statistics, provide programs for mothers and new parents, and programs for children and youth. During this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we are drawing attention to the mental health crisis and how we can improve outcomes for our community. Recently there has been more public conversation about mental health, and we’re grateful that awareness is increasing and that there are calls for action. Some conversations are coming on the heels of the devastating pandemic and its impacts, while others are pointing

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to long-standing issues that seem to be getting worse. Individuals have experienced trauma and loss, resulting in increased instances of anxiety, substance use, loneliness, and depression, even for those who have never experienced these mental health challenges before. This list may resonate for you or someone you care about. Support is available for those in crisis and recovery, but there is not enough of it. Mental health needs are increasing, and the availability of care is not keeping pace. Last October, in the U.S., practicing clinicians saw a 10 – 12% increase in anxiety, depression, substance use and related disorders, and reported that referrals for mental health doubled Contin u ed on Page 7

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here is a disquieting chunk of our population that believes in absurd conspiracy theories. Obviously, there’s the Big Lie, which 35% of all Americans (and 68% of Republicans) claim to accept. One in five of us holds to QAnon beliefs and, according to NBC News, 15% of our fellow citizens, who vote, still think that Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are Satanworshipping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking syndicate out of a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor. I’ll admit that one seemed pretty plausible at first, until I remembered that security is notoriously lax in pizza shops (except Sal’s) and there’s no way someone as smart as Hillary Clinton would let an enterprise of that scale operate with such a flimsy cover. Conspiracy debunked. I bring this up because sometimes conspiracies are real, and the existence of a big one has recently become irrefutable. The evidence for this is the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that will overturn Roe v. Wade. I’m not referring to the idea that Trumpappointed justices are mendacious partisan hacks, or that the Supreme Court itself is just another political branch of the government. It’s not a theory if it’s a fact. No, I’m talking about the Far Right’s nefarious plan to take us back to the year 1973. The court’s opinion means they’ve come out in the open now. It’s happening. In retrospect, the clues have been obvious and though I noticed them, it seemed too far-fetched. The 1973 inflation rate, skyrocketing gas prices, vinyl records suddenly being hot again, televised hearings of presidential wrongdoing, the return of the Soviet Union. “Probably just coincidences,” I told myself. Then, the leaked opinion came out and there was no denying it anymore. I think they’re going all in on this — it doesn’t make sense otherwise. Back to a time when phones had cords and people read newspapers, shopped in stores, watched network TV, and drank glasses of tap water like zoo animals. We’re in for a bumpy ride, especially here in Ithaca, though it will be an unexpected boon to local demolition companies, since we’ll have to dismantle the Commons and the mall — they didn’t exist in 1973 — and take down all the new construction. Collegetown will have to be restored to a rabbit warren of roach-infested fire traps like in

the good old days. Of course, the Palms and Johnny’s Big Red will also have to reopen and the Haunt will have to move back downtown, so I’m looking forward to that. I worry about millennials and Generation Z. Full disclosure: I turned 17 in 1973, and it was an excellent year for me. It’s maybe still too early to tell (probably not), but I might have peaked then. So, yes, I’ve done 1973, and could easily do it again. I’ll miss some of the internet, maybe 10%, but I know how to live without it. Being out in the wild without instant access to social media doesn’t seem like a denial of constitutional rights to me. There will be a period of hard withdrawal for a lot of people, though. I feel particularly bad for Cornell undergraduates who will have to trade in their 2022 Mercedes SUVs for 12-year-old Dodge Darts held together by wire hangers. Someone’s also going to have to teach them how to use a card catalog. On the other hand, tuition was $3,430, and the drinking age was 18 back then. Coffee choices will be limited, the marijuana will be weaker, movies will be better, cars won’t have air bags, forget about DoorDash, groceries won’t be scanned, sneakers will be really basic. ShortStop and the State Diner will be open 24 hours a day again. Donald Trump will have to go back to being a shady real estate huckster-clown. Wait. I guess some things won’t change that much. All of that is cosmetic, of course. I could have an epic year in 1973 because I was a cisgender straight white male. The world was engineered to favor me and Brett Kavanaugh, and that’s the point of this scheme. It was pre-Romer v. Evans, pre-#MeToo, pre-Black Lives Matter, preAmericans With Disabilities Act, and, at least in the beginning of the year, pre-Roe v. Wade. If you’re gay, trans, non-binary, a person of color, differently-abled, a woman, or any combination thereof (so, most people), going back to 1973 is likely to feel more like the descent of darkness upon the land than the return to a simpler time of bad hairstyles and Progressive Rock. I’m not sure they thought this through, but returning the U.S. population to 1973 levels will mean somehow losing 100 million people, which might involve some difficult choices, though it could explain the Republican states’ approach to COVID policies regarding masking and vaccinations...


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between 2020 and 2021. The CDC found that in 2020, 13% of Americans started or increased their substance use to cope with the stress of COVID-19. The crisis is a local one too. So far in 2022, our local 2-1-1 information line has seen a 37% increase in calls expressing mental health, substance use, or other behavioral health needs compared to this time last year. Our Mental Health Department saw a 29% increase in referrals from 2020 to 2021 — we are on pace to exceed that referral rate this year. When area middle and high school students were asked to self-report on their mental health in 2021, they reported more frequently feeling sad/ depressed, feeling that “life isn’t worth it”, and that they are “no good” at an increased percentage as compared to past years. Our children are telling us they need help. If that does not get our attention, what will? We also know that these issues are exacerbated even further for people who are historically discriminated against and marginalized. Every conversation on mental health outcomes must include how we improve delivery of inclusive care to People of Color, LGBTQIA+ people, and others who have experienced trauma related to systemic discrimination. Anything less than compassionate, culturally responsive and accessible care for all is unacceptable. There is a need for more ample and diversified staffing of the systems providing care. There are many professionals in our community that have dedicated their lives to this work. They are tired and need reinforcements. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started on your path, consider our mental healthcare system – we could use caring people like you. This year, the Tompkins County Health and Mental Health departments will complete a merger into one department better suited to support the whole health of our community. We will provide our community with a unified approach that will work to address systemic concerns and barriers to care, to improve the well-being of all Tompkins County residents. Our role is to address the systems I’ve written about here, and to understand the whole health of the community. There are also meaningful things that each of us can do to support one another:

• Consider social determinants of health (how environments affect health outcomes and risks) and what role you might play in perpetuating or addressing these social determinants. Housing, education, income, discrimination, access to food, and language and literacy are all examples of social determinants of people’s health and mental health. • Reach out to others in your community. Share resources and stay connected. Supporting those in need may take directly connecting someone to a service to make that first, hard step a little easier. And while checking in on the well-being of others, don’t forget to check in on yourself too and seek help if you need it. • If you have or work with children, consider your role as a caregiver, mentor or provider of safe spaces. Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships build resilience in individuals and communities and positively impact mental health outcomes. Read more about the benefits of relationships for youth at the local “Be the One” campaign. • If you are a professional provider of care, consider how you and your practice can better invite and serve marginalized groups. Consider the trainings you make available, the associations you’re a part of, and the resources you make available to your clients. Seek feedback from your clients and consider changes that better serve everyone, keeping in mind varying identities and cultures. • If your work includes managing people, consider the stress that your staff and colleagues might be under, think about how work could be structured to better meet the needs of people and their families, what supports you offer in your workplace, and how you check in with your colleagues. Consider a course in mental health first aid; local trainings are available. With more attention to the systems that we’re a part of and the role we each play in the lives of others we can positively impact our community’s mental health outcomes. The smallest actions multiplied by all of us can reduce overdose deaths, the number of domestic violence incidents, emergency room visits, the number of people experiencing homelessness, and the number of people experiencing mental health crises, but we must do it together. Frank Kruppa is the Tompkins County public health director and mental health commissioner

to stall the effort? The death of George Floyd a couple years ago increased national awareness of racism deeply embedded in our systems of safety. Have we already forgotten? Is adding a few unarmed responders to our police force such a threat? Let’s continue to reimagine how our city and county system of safety can work well for ALL. — Beth Howard, Jeri Gallucci, Rit Gallucci, Nancy Potter, Nancy Riffer, Anne Rhodes, Elizabeth Wolff, Ruth Yarrow

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am responding to your coverage of the Re-imagining Safety issue. What I have been feeling about your coverage, and what I am hearing around town, is that you are focusing mainly on the objections to the proposal, and to certain people’s concerns about the process. Why are you not focusing on the clear benefits this new policy will have for our community? Why are you not highlighting the impeccable reputation and long community service of the people of color who have been steering this? Or the thorough and wide listening efforts and gathering of input? Your coverage is from only one perspective. I suggest whenever you set out to cover a possibly contentious issue in our community that you consult with a wider variety of individuals and organizations, in order to get a more balanced sense of what is important to our community. I would suggest the following, to start with: Human Rights Commission, CLOC, Building Bridges, SURJ, Pantheras, WAASR, Black Lives Matter Ithaca. If you don’t know who these people are, what does that say about your coverage? Please be the award-winning paper you are recognized for being. If you want help, I am willing. — Anne Rhodes, Freeville, NY

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e are a group of long time Ithacans, members of the group White Allies Against Structural Racism. We strongly support the effort to Reimagine Safety. We have been feeling uplifted and hopeful that our community is listening to people who contend with structural racism daily. The critical tone about this effort in the May 4 – 10 issue of the Ithaca Times concerns us deeply. Yes, questions about transparency are important to address. But process issues should not kill the content. When leaders of color take steps toward change, and groups like the Dorothy Cotton Institute step up to help, why does resistance to change threaten

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eslie Danks Burke served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes for several years while I was the chair of that board. She always attended our “Day of Action” in which we traveled annually to Albany to meet our representatives, and she spearheaded the effort to have our legislature pass the New York Reproductive Health Act, which it finally did in 2019. She understood, sooner, and better than anyone, that we needed to codify the Constitutional protections of Roe v. Wade into New York state law. Her foresight and advocacy established reproductive health care protections here that residents in all states deserve. With three Trump-appointed US Supreme Court Justices, our far-right judiciary is now on the verge of repealing Roe v. Wade, rolling back 49 years of reproductive health rights for all Americans. Leslie predicted this years ago, and is now advocating, and working for, a State Constitutional Amendment to make New York’s protections even stronger. I am grateful to Leslie for the unrelenting work she has done educating people on reproductive health care issues and fighting for equality and choice in upstate New York for over a decade. — Elizabeth J. Bixler, Ithaca, NY

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ompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) announced on May 3 the hiring of Dr. Amy Kremenek as the college’s fifth president in its history. Kremenek’s term will officially begin on June 1. For the last seven years Kremenek has served as vice president of enrollment, development, and communications at Onondaga Community College (OCC) in Syracuse. The previous four years she was vice president of human resources and external relations at OCC, part of her nearly 20 years of experience in higher education. She will be taking over for Dr. Orinthia Montague, who left in August of 2021 for the presidential position at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Kremenek sat down with the Independent to discuss her thoughts on her selection to the position as well as the future of the college.

Ithaca Times: Was there anything in particular about the position that stuck out to you?

Amy Kremenek: TC3, I’ve always known it to be a very entrepreneurial organization between the TC3 Farm, the solar array, Coltivare, the athletics facility. So many innovative things that the college has done — resident halls, and how TC3 was one of the first colleges… to have resident halls, certainly in the scale that they do. I remember, gosh, probably at least a decade ago visiting Tompkins Cortland with my then president to take a look at the athletics facility that was being built on the campus. At the time, OCC was considering something similar, and we toured the athletics facility at TC3, and we were just in awe of what the campus was able to accomplish. Really it was the learning and the collaboration that we got from our colleagues at TC3 to help us build the SRC Arena.

IT: Is this the type of position that you’ve always aspired to attain at some point?

AK: I’ve been in higher ed for almost 20 years, and I’ve been fortunate. I’ve been able to be a part of a number of different areas of a college, whether it’s what I’m doing now in terms of enrollment, fundraising; I worked in marketing and communications. I’ve also overseen human resources and course development, K-12 partnership. As I think about many of the skills that are needed to become a president — things like creating partnerships and identifying opportunities to work together with colleges, businesses and community organizations — creating those synergies that I think are incredibly important, and I think they are even more important at a community college. They say, “Community is our middle name.” Well, it is. Community colleges are uniquely structured and designed to meet the needs of the community… I think that the skillset that I feel like I bring

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to this role of finding opportunities to partner, finding opportunities to connect with other organizations that have similar missions, similar goals in terms of serving students, serving the community, helping Tompkins and Cortland Count[ies] be great places to work, live, and raise families, that’s what I want to be about. IT: What do you think are going to be the biggest challenges that TC3 will face in the near future?

AK: Community colleges, certainly across the northeast and much of the country, have had enrollment challenges, and TC3 has had similar types of challenges. So that I think is really a top priority, to really understand what’s happening with enrollment, where are the opportunities for the college to connect with and serve students — provide the access that they need; help them and the people in the community to really understand and learn more about


also know that for students there is a cost for attending college — foregone wages, a place to live, transportation, books. There are so many expenses that students have when they make the choice to attend college, including community college. I think it’s important for colleges to help students understand the financial aid programs that are available to them, whether it’s financial aid programs available through the federal government — and if free community college comes to fruition I’m certain many students would be interested in that — as well as state-run programs. We have the New York State TAP program, which has helped many, many students over generations to attend and complete college, and I think those are things that we need to absolutely support and prioritize as a state. The final thing I would mention too is scholarships. Tompkins Cortland Community College has a fantastic foundation, and they have raised money for scholarships for local students to come to college. I think doing things like that — raising money in the community to help local people — is also a very big piece of this pie.

what Tompkins Cortland has to offer to them, whether it’s for transfer programs for students who want to go on to their bachelor’s degree. TC3 has a long history of that. As well as opportunities for people that want to come to the college and get a twoyear degree and go directly to work or a certificate program or a microcredential… I think there’s so many options and opportunities for people in the region that we can connect with. We want to bring people to campus so that they can learn more about our programs and services, and so enrollment will be a big focus for both traditional high school students who are recently graduated as well as for our adults students who might be interested in coming back to school or coming to school for the first time to get the credential that they can take to a career. IT: Based on your past experience working in the enrollment sector, can you give me an idea of what you think are the reasons why nationwide enrollment has dipped among community colleges?

AK: I think there are a couple of things happening. I think that there is a — and this is across the northeast — there’s a demographic shift. The number of recent high school graduates is declining across the entire northeast. There are fewer recent high school graduates than there were, say, 10 years ago. That’s occurring across the region. That’s happening everywhere. The other thing, though, is as we emerge from the pandemic, over the past two years community college enrollment has been hit disproportionately hard with our sector facing the biggest downturn in terms of enrollment… because the people who are attending community colleges are economically challenged in many ways. Most of our students are working either full- or parttime, and many of them may have lost their jobs, particularly in the immediate impact right after the pandemic started because they worked in places like retail and restaurants, things that had shut down when the pandemic occurred. Certainly remote learning has been a challenge particularly for low-income and economically disadvantaged students who may not have access to technology, who may be sharing a computer among several people in their family. As well as opportunities now in the job market, as jobs are returning, helping individuals to see the benefits of attending college to pursue a career, and create economic self-sufficiency, and good financial health for families is what Tompkins Cortland I’m certain can help people do.

A m y K r e m e n e k (l e f t) , n e w p r e s i d e n t o f T C 3 . ( P h o t o : P r ov i d e d) IT: Is there a specific reason why the number of recent high school graduates has dipped as well?

AK: Populations have declined in the northeast. This is a smaller generation. The millennials on one side of it and this generation is just smaller. As you look at the high school graduating population across the state, you will see declines in most counties. IT: What do you think needs to be done to address and improve enrollment at the college?

AK: I think I need to get to campus and see what’s already happening. All colleges I know are looking at their enrollment services — what do we need to do to help students access college in an efficient way, in a way that is really centered on the student and really understanding what their goals are so that we can help make sure that the programs that we are providing, and the services that we are providing, meet their needs. I would be interested to see what Tompkins Cortland is doing; how has that been effective; are there some areas that we would want to make some adjustments, and those recommendations would come from the campus. Those are things that we need to be looking at. We also need to look at are there other opportunities for us to connect with local schools — local high schools — lo-

cal community-based organizations, local employers. Opportunities to help connect people to programs and services that are available right in their community… I’ll be interested to find more out about how Tompkins Cortland has approached that and how I can be useful in my role as president. IT: For a while the Biden administration was talking about making community college free, though it was eventually cut from the Build Back Better bill. Do you think the idea of making community college free, if it were to come to fruition, would help with enrollment?

AK: College affordability is an incredibly important topic for students and families. I think every individual, rightly so, is concerned about student loan debt in particular. The beauty of community colleges is that as you look across the spectrum of higher education in terms of the most affordable options, community colleges, without fail, come out as the most affordable for students and families. Tuition is less than $6,000 per year, which is certainly a great value for the quality of education that you receive at community college. At the same time, it’s important that we look at other expenses for college, not just exclusively tuition. Tuition and fees are certainly a piece of it, but we

IT: What vision do you have for TC? How do you plan on making that vision a reality?

AK: It’s early to say what the vision would be. I think what I really need to do is just get to campus and engage with the campus community, and I’m very much looking forward to that as well as getting connected in the community. So many people have reached out and offered a hand and introduced themselves, and I am very much looking forward to getting to know the people on campus as well as in the community. If I look to the vision, here’s what I know about Tompkins Cortland Community College — they have a number of assets, and I’ve talked about the assets that they have in place right now. They have this ethos, this culture, of entrepreneurship, innovation, excellence. All of those things are phenomenal building blocks that we can build a vision [with]. It’s going to be a vision that is a shared vision, and I want to have a conversation with the campus community about what their thoughts are for the vision of the college and how we can best serve the community. I think the important piece of a vision, and in particular a vision for a community college, is that we are connected to the community; we are there to serve the community — to serve the needs of the community — and that will absolutely be foundational to whatever vision we come up with for the future, and then just building on the great history that the college has from the past.

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opened last Friday at the Grayhaven Motel, which hosts monthly exhibitions and other cultural events. Rafael Lino, a Connecticut painter with local connections, presents “Now and Again,” a series of acrylic on panel paintings. The show remains up through the end of the month. Filling the stylish but homely main common room inside the Grayhaven’s office building, these domestically scaled hard-edge paintings have something of a pastiche character. Richly multi-hued and impeccably crafted, Lino’s abstract pieces here most typically combine floral or amoeba-like “biomorphic” forms with a sampling from the artist’s geometric lexicon: boxes, diagonals, zig-zags, x’s and v’s. Subtle overlapping and brush texture add heft to these somewhat cartoony forms and arrangements — something lost if one doesn’t view these paintings in the flesh. Unusual for an ambitious artist of today, Lino claims no particular deeper meaning for these paintings. My view is that a painting has its own intentions, rather apart from those of the artist. An artist’s inarticulacy doesn’t matter — or isn’t even welcome — when the painting itself “speaks.” Such is the case here. “Inside Out,” one of the larger pieces here at 18’’ x 24,” reveals Lino’s work at Contin u ed on Page 15


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t recently struck me that my love of Stephen King comes from the fact that he really was my genre gateway author. “Salem’s Lot” was my first vampire story, “The Shining” was my first haunted house story, “Christine” was my first haunted car story and “Firestarter” was my first sci-fi paranoid conspiracy theory thriller. A man and woman take part in a shady college drug trial, inherit different psychic powers, marry and have a daughter. King’s tale is a classic paranoiac chase tale, with dad and daughter on the run from nefarious government agents who want them as guinea pigs. The number one sign that I am getting old: In 1984, I was 21 when Mark Lester’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Firestarter” was released. I’d already read the novel and was slavering for the movie. Drew Barrymore played Charlie McGee, the little girl who can start fires with her mind. David Keith and Heather Locklear played her parents. It’s 38 years later and we’re getting a new “Firestarter” (Universal-Blumhouse-Weed Road Pictures-BoulderLight Pictures-Angry Adam Productions, 2022, 94 min.). The idea of a remake didn’t bother me, as I’ve often said that the ’84 “Firestarter” was one of the first really lousy King cinematic adaptations. I always thought that Drew Barrymore was a terrible child actor, and I didn’t appreciate her until she grew up and out of her bad habits. Also, Heather Locklear is a lightweight, David Keith (not to be confused with Keith David) has stupid eyes, and, ahem, George C. Scott as an Indian assassin named Rainbird? Exsqueeze me? Baking powder? Even back in ’84, that was seriously un-woke casting. The number two sign that I am getting old: erstwhile teen heartthrob Zac Efron plays the father in the remake, and he’s credible. I suppose the best aspect of Keith Thomas’ new “Firestarter” is the cast: Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie, Sydney Lemmon as her mother, Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird and Gloria Ruben as the head of the evil government agency. The trouble is that at 94 minutes, great hunks of King’s story get jettisoned,

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and much like the wretched attempt at King’s “The Dark Tower” (2017), we are presented with a potentially rich, detailed world and story, and yet the creative watchword seems to have been, “Let’s get this thing over with.” And no spoilers, the final shot is a total “Huh?” moment. Kurtwood Smith (“Robocop”) is wasted as the government scientist who regrets his experimental work. There’s a scene where Ruben asks him to come back to work; we never see Smith again. Therefore, the scene sets up a story that never pays off, and should have been cut, as it doesn’t go anywhere. So the ’84 version is a textbook example of a straightforward A-B-C version of a novel that misses the mark, and while the new version has a better cast, there’s still a whole lot of story that never gets tackled. Maybe somewhere down the line, a third version could get the book right — maybe an HBO series would afford the time. One more thing — back in the day, John Carpenter was originally supposed to have directed “Firestarter,” but Universal Pictures fired him when his 1982 remake of “The Thing” tanked at the box office. So it must have been nice when Carpenter, his son Cody and Daniel Davies were hired by Blumhouse to score the remake. It’s interesting that Davies and the Carpenters came up with a percussive and icy synthesizer score that’s oddly similar in feel to what Tangerine Dream came up in ’84.

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I sometimes want to dumpster dive just to smell how bad things can get. I think pain could be my friend, if I let it. If I let it deflect the other. The other pain. The one that is unnamable. Deflection is what doctors call one pain replacing another, like those who have to cut themselves to keep from feeling the pain in their hearts. Or maybe it’s referred pain I’m thinking of, pain you feel in one part of your body caused by an injury to another. It’s like when you go for a job interview because someone has referred you to them and maybe they like you for that, but maybe they don’t. Maybe they’ve already chosen someone but have to interview you to appease the person who referred you to them, so you’re just taking up time in their day, the man with the round head and small eyes sipping on his fifth cup.

He has to be there when he could be doing his crossword puzzle or playing footsies with Debbie in accounting. Who wants to be interviewed by someone who’d rather be playing footsies with Debbie in accounting? And you can bet all the dead leaves falling off the trees in fall she doesn’t even like him—thinks he’s a creep. It’s a slap in the face to both you and Debbie. But the truth is … I’ve always liked that phrase, but the truth is. Almost as much as but here’s the thing. When I hear someone say but here’s the thing it makes me think everything’s going to be all right, because they know what that thing is, whatever it is. — Cory Brown teaches writing at Ithaca College and studied poetry writing at Cornell University BEYOND MODERNITY, WE ARE WARNED

by placards in two languages that say the same thing differently. In the yellow wood where two roads diverge, we choose both, not from arrogance but from indecisiveness, which, like riding two horses at one time, requires long legs, strong thighs, and careless good nature. The world flicks by, each leaf magnified, as we sample this new bar soap, that breakfast sandwich. Placards in two languages praise soft drinks and party politics. The world flicks by and bites of speech elude their diagrams to hover in the yellow wood. It is late and soon the world will be different. — Nancy Vieira Couto is a published poet and author


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its most deliriously joyful. Against a drab gray-green background, a bright, branching turquoise line meanders like a maze. Contained inside: a riot of petal-like forms, sometimes solid, sometimes subtly translucent. Deep, saturated reds, blues, yellows and pinks commingle with pale blue and warm gray. Without reducing the work to any specific, narrow interpretation, the suggestion is of animate life — whether leaves, blossoms, or animal bodies — contained or even imprisoned but nonetheless bursting light and life. As hung, two larger, square format pieces (24” x 24”) act as bookends for the exhibit. “Grid (yellow)” and the deliberately very similar “Grid (blue)” recall game boards with their precise grid of squares — each marked with a crisp “x” — and exact left/right symmetry. As elsewhere in Lino’s work, bright, vibrant borders, here POLICE contin u ed from page 4

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echoing the paintings’ overall rigidity, act as both contours and “figures” in their own right, standing out above the fray. Elsewhere, Lino’s strategy of hanging paired, related pieces side-by-side helps give the show a distinctive coherence and rhythm that enlarges upon what each of the pieces do individually. Overlapping amoeboid shapes overlay broken, stick-like diagonals in five pieces from Lino’s “Forms” series. If one looks closely, one can see that the former do not entirely obscure the latter, which pop out as if embossed. “Now and Again” demonstrates geometric abstraction’s continued capacity for pleasure and profundity. As well, it offers a reminder of the power of Ithaca’s more outof-the-way art venues to offer surprise and challenge. In conjunction with other recent and new art(s) venues like The Rest, The Downstairs, The Cherry Gallery, and The Soil Factory, it offers a rebuke to those who would complain about the paucity of the city’s opportunities to see or exhibit work. − Call to be entered by 9-1-1 Center and dispatched to a Sheriff 's Clerk. − If there are any jurisdictional issues, Sheriff ’s Office will handle in all cases if other agency is not available. • Call Type 6: Fraud / Larceny − If evidence or suspect info is present – a deputy would be dispatched with potentially a joint response with a Sheriff 's Clerk. − Dispatch will enter call for service and assign law enforcement. Law Enforcement will advise dispatch whether a Sheriff 's Clerk will be added to the call. • Call Type 7: Noise Complaint − If information is present that indicates a large gathering, presence or alcohol, or a dispute a deputy would be dispatched. Calls for service typically come from 9-1-1, where emergency dispatchers communicate information directly to first responders. Calls may also be initiated by a walk-in or direct call to TCSO. Once this pilot program is implemented, when someone in Tompkins County calls 9-1-1 for assistance and it is within the Sheriff ’s jurisdiction, TCSO may respond via an unarmed or telephonic system. TCSO will report outcomes and data from the pilot program as the program progresses and will communicate updates via the Reimagining Public Safety Website. A plan for community input has been launched on the website, asking the community to “review the list of pilot program call types and share how you think success of this pilot program should be measured.”

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Online Workshop: Paint Along with Liz Clayton Fuller | 2 p.m., 5/21 Saturday | Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road | During this online workshop, science illustrator Liz Clayton Fuller will guide you​through the process of painting a Cedar Waxwing. | $12.99

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5/19 Thursday Rena Guinn | 5:30 p.m. | South Hill Cider, 550 Sandbank Road Diana Leigh & the Shorty Georges | 6 p.m. | Six Mile Creek Vineyard, 1551 Slaterville Rd | Free

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Musicians’ Choice Chamber Series: OSFL Trombone Quartet | 7:30 p.m. | North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave, Elmira | $10.00 - $30.00

Joe Jackson: The Sing , You Sinners! Tour | 8 p.m. | The State Theatre, 107 W State St | $40.00 $60.00

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The Dead South w/ The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | 8 p.m. | State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 West State St

Sim Redmond Band | 6 p.m. | South Hill Cider, 550 Sandbank Road | $15.00

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Mayfest, Cornell’s International Chamber Music Festival | 7:30 p.m. | Barnes Hall, 129 Ho Plaza | $5.00 $25.00

Red Oak Music Series - Austin MacRae & Jen Cork | 12 p.m. | Lime Hollow Nature Center, 3277 Gracie Rd Live music feat. Iron Horse | | Treleaven Wines, 658 Lake Road | Free

Raina Sokolov Gonzalez | 8 p.m. | Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St

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Jasperoo | 3 p.m. | Savage Club Performing Arts Center, 1004 Auburn Road/Highway 34 | Free

Harmonic Dirt | 1 p.m. | Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Road

Sunday Cues & Tunes feat. Jacob Shipley | | Treleaven Wines, 658 Lake Road

5/23 Monday Jazz Monday with Dave Davies RhythmMakers | 5:30 p.m. | South Hill Cider, 550 Sandbank Road

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5/22 Sunday The Wallflowers | 8 p.m. | Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S Main St (SOLD OUT)

5/24 Tuesday Sylvan Esso | 7 p.m. | Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Road

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Elisa & The YesMen - The Origin of Song | 6:30 p.m. | Ithaca Farmers Market, 545 3rd Street | Free

NYS Baroque: Diderot String Quartet with Jesse Blumberg, Baritone | 7:30 p.m. | First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N Aurora St. | $10.00 - $25.00

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5/29 Sunday Chris Young - Famous Friends Tour w/s/g Locash | 7 p.m. | TAGS Summer Stage

5/31 Tuesday The Head and the Heart w/ Jade Bird | 7 p.m. | Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Road

Stage ComedyFLOPs 3rd Friday Improv Show To Support Lifelong | 7 p.m., 5/20 Friday | Virtual, https:// www.youtube.com/comedyflops | ComedyFLOPs’ 3rd Friday streaming Improv Shows in support of local area non-profit organizations. This month we’re supporting One World Market, a fair trade organization. | Free Singtrece’s Open Mic for Singers, Rappers, Songwriters & Poets @ The Downstairs at The Downstairs | 7 p.m., 5/24 Tuesday | The Down-

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Art Unfolding - A Timeline of Sexual Assault Activism in Tompkins County | 10 a.m., 5/18 Wednesday | CAP ArtSpace/Gallery, 110 N Tioga St. | Honors the voices of local survivors and the organizations that have supported them. Wings, Petals and Leaves Exhibition at State Of The Art Gallery | 12 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | State of the Art Gallery, 120 West State Street | Artists: Margy Nelson, Carla DeMello, and Diana Ozolins State of the Art Gallery show dates: May 5-29, 2022. Guided Tour - A Downtown History of Ithaca College | 2 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | The History Center in Tompkins County, 110 North Tioga St | This one-hour walking tour will connect Ithaca College families and soon-to-be graduates with the history of their school in the community, and the expansion of a one-building music conservatory as it evolved into Ithaca College in the first half of the twentieth century. | $15.00 Pop In Studio Night | 4 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | Artist Alley at South Hill Business Campus, 950 Danby Road | Several artists studios and the gallery will be open to the public every third Thursday from 4-7pm. Ithaca College and Cornell Printmakers | I See You at The Ink Shop | 1 p.m., 5/20 Friday | The Ink Shop, 330 E. MLK/State St | The Ink Shop acknowledges Ithaca

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Film Screening & Discussion of ‘Our Founding Mothers’ | 5:30 p.m., 5/18 Wednesday | CAP ArtSpace/Gallery, 110 N Tioga St. | Screening & Discussion of ‘Our Founding Mothers’, Q&A with Advocacy Center staff following screening. Blackbird Film Festival 2022 | 2 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | SUNY Cortland, 21 Graham Avenue | Join the Blackbird Film Festival in Cortland, NY from May 19th to the 22nd for the 8th annual festival weekend packed full of film screenings, movie-making workshop, and artist parties! | Free Cinemapolis 120 E. Green St., Ithaca May 20- May 26, 2022. Contact Cinemapolis for showtimes. New films listed first. * Downton Abbey: A New Era* | From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes much-anticipated cinematic

return of the global phenomenon that reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. | 124 mins PG Lux Aeterna* | Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the shoot into chaos.| 60 mins NR Men* | In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears. | 100 mins R Pleasure* | Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature film PLEASURE is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel). Strong, self-confident and determined, Bella embarks on a mission to become the best at any cost. A stunning first time performance by Kappel, who anchors an ensemble of adult industry actors.| 109 mins NR The Duke | In 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. | 96 mins R Everything Everywhere All At Once | A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes. | 140 mins R The Northman | An action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.| 137 mins R

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14th annual Spring Writes Literary Festival! at Downtown Ithaca, and Zoom Events | 5/20 Friday | The 14th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival starts on May 5th! Over 40 events. 100 Local Writers. Some on Zoom, Some Live. All Free! BAG DAY: Friends of the Library BOOK SALE | 10 a.m., 5/24 Tuesday | Regina Lennox Book Sale Building, 509 Esty St | “Bag Day” is the final day of the spring Book Sale! BYO reusable shopping bag and fill it up for $1. For more information, visit www. booksale.org. Hidden Voices: Stories From the Margins: An Adult Reading & Discussion Series | 6:30 p.m., 5/24 Tuesday | Southworth Library, 24 W. Main St. | Immigrant Stories with Dr. David Flaten, Professor of Political Science and American History at Tompkins Cortland Community College (SUNY) to discus A Nation of Nations: A Great Immigration Story by Tom Gjelten. | Free

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birth to age 2 and their caregivers. Registration is limited and is required each week. LGBTQ Youth Group | 4 p.m., 5/25 Wednesday | Tompkins County Public Library, 101 East Green Street |

Notices Pearls of Wisdom Senior Group | 11 a.m., 5/18 Wednesday | Online, Center Ithaca | Pearls of Wisdom Online Senior Support Group | Free Trumansburg Farmers Market | 4 p.m., 5/18 Wednesday | Farmers Market, Hector St. | Weekly music: 5/18: Lynn Wiles & Jessica Bindel; Hula Hut Polynesian Dance at Just Be Cause Center | 6:30 p.m., 5/18 Wednesday | Kids hula dance lessons Learn basic hula dance steps, a few hulas, dance implements, hula costumes, Hawaiian culture and language too. View on site | Email this event Indoor Cornhole at Cortland Beer Co. | 7 p.m., 5/18 Wednesday | Cortland Beer Co., 16 Court Street | Bring your finds, grab a pint, it’s indoor cornhole tournaments every Wednesday at Cortland Beer Co. Marijuana Anonymous Meeting | 7 p.m., 5/18 Wednesday | Ithaca Community Recovery (518 W. Seneca

| 12 p.m., 5/22 Sunday | Bernie Milton Pavilion, Center Commons | Ithaca’s Youth Entrepreneurship Market (YEM), will be holding their celebration event along with the student-run musical festival Rootstock at the Bernie Milton Pavilion. There will be 20+ vendors / booths selling crafts, games, food and drinks. | Free Ithaca Sunday Squares at Lansing Community Center | 7 p.m., 5/22 Sunday | Square Dancing is a lowimpact aerobic activity that stimulates both mind and body. Dryden Senior Citizens Lunch | 11:45 a.m., 5/23 Monday | Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, Route 13 | The Dryden Senior Citizens will meet on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, Route 13, Dryden. Lunch is served at 12:15 pm.. Tree “Buds”: Weekly Tree Phenology | 3 p.m., 5/23 Monday | Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd | Be our tree “buds” and join our weekly citizen science walk to observe and collect data on seasonal changes in trees. | Free The Landlords Association of Tompkins County | 4 p.m., 5/23 Monday | Virtual, Ithaca | The LATC now holds virtual meetings on the 4th Monday of each month. Events are for members only. Rental property owners interested in these meetings are invited to join. For more information go to https://landlordsassociation. com or email LATC@LandlordsAssociation.com Social Knitting | 6 p.m., 5/23 Monday | Cortland Free Library, 32 Church St | Why work alone when you can work with others? Knitting, crocheting, sewing – bring whatever it is you are working on! Open to all skill levels (ages 12 and up). Mid-Week Mindfulness Meditation | 12 p.m., 5/25 Wednesday | Virtual | Sessions are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early Visit www. tcpl.org/events/ for Zoom Link. | Free People of Tioga County--Some Stuff You Didn’t Know About Some People You Never Heard Of. | 7 p.m., 5/25 Wednesday | Candor Fire Hall | Tom McEnteer will recount a few stories about people with a Tioga County connection that had an impact far beyond our local area. | Free

ROOTSTOCK 2022 YOUTH MUSIC CELEBRATION

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SUNDAY, MAY 22 FROM 11:00AM-8:00PM

First Unitarian Society, 306 N. Aurora St. Ithaca | NYS Baroque presents a foray into the Classical and Romantic repertoire. Their program includes string quartets of Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as more unusual offerings such as a German lieder by Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Brahms. (Photo: Provided)

Bernie Milton Pavilion, Ithaca Commons | A triumphant return after two years! Rootstock is a one-day celebration of youth musicians and performers from around the Finger Lakes region with 13 acts ranging from solo artists, teen bands, music producers, dance troupes, CUMEP, and more performing on stage.(Photo: Provided)

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DIDEROT STRING QUARTET WITH BARITONE JESSE BLUMBERG

St), 518 West Seneca St | Marijuana Anonymous in-person meeting every Wednesday @ 7pm at Ithaca Community Recovery, 518 West Seneca St, 2nd floor in Room #2. Enter from back door of building. For more info: maithacany@gmail.com | Free Weekly Nutrition Information Session | 3 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | Virtual | A weekly virtual nutrition information session with staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. The sessions begin Learn more and register at https:// www.tcpl.org/event/nutrition-workshop-series-holi | Free Ithaca Night Bazaar at Steamboat Landing, Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion | 6 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | A monthly festival of musicians, makers, artists, performers, doers and dreamers. CCE Master Composting Class May 19 at the Newfield Public Library | 6:30 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | Newfield Public Library, 198 Main Street | Adam Michaelides of Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a compost education class. A short walk to a nearby garden will give a practical application. Location: Pavilion behind the Library.| Free Hula Hut Polynesian Dance | 7 p.m., 5/19 Thursday | Just Be Cause Center, 1013 State Street | Hula dance lessons - in person and virtual options for adults and children. Ithaca Farmers Market Saturdays! at Steamboat Landing | 9 a.m., 5/21 Saturday | Visit the farmers market every Saturday, rain or shine, at the pavilion. HistoryForge Transcription Sessions for Ithaca (Volunteer) | 11 a.m., 5/21 Saturday | The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 East State Street | Help build the HistoryForge database! We hold community transcription sessions twice a month on Saturdays from 11-1. Join us to help finish transcribing the 1880 census for the City of Ithaca! Seeds of Hope - MHA Mental Health Awareness Month | 3 p.m., 5/21 Saturday | Rose Hall, 19 Church Street , Cortland | $10.00 Sunday Morning Meditation | 10 a.m., 5/22 Sunday | Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road | Sunday morning meditation, free and open to all. YEM & Rootstock : Youth Entrepreneurship Market & Music Festival

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CASH FOR CARS!

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CHICKEN BBQ MEMORIAL DAY Halsey Valley Fire Department will be holding a Chicken BBQ on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 from 12 noon until gone at 506 Hamilton Valley Road, Spencer, NY 14883

FOR PRIVATE COLLECTION. Old Signs, Griswold, Hay Trollys, Salesman Samle, Hog Oilers, Axes, Large Bells, Cast Iron Items, one or whole collection, Dave: 608-632-2955 (NYSCAN)

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Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County is now open for inside meal service! Free hot meals are served every weekday at St. John’s, 210 N. Cayuga St: Lunch: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12 noon -1:00 pm. Dinner: Tuesday, Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm. Interested in volunteering? email info@loaves. org, or go to www.loaves.org All are Welcome!

Wheels For Wishes benefiting MakeA-Wish Northeast New York. Your Car Donations Matter NOW More Than Ever! Free Vehicle Pick Up ANYWHERE. We Accept Most Vehicles Running or Not. 100% Tax Deductible. Minimal To No Human Contact. Call: (877) 798-9474. Car Donation Foundation dba Wheels For Wishes. www. wheelsforwishes.org. (NYSCAN)

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The Bolton Point Municipal Water System in accordance with US EPA regulations and NYS Public Health Law have prepared their Annual Water Quality Report for the year 2022. The report is available on the Internet at www.boltonpoint.org. Comments or questions regarding this notice, the Annual Water Quality Report, or to request a paper copy, please contact Glenn Ratajczak, Production Manager at 607-277-0660.

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400/Employment Assistant Systems Consultant (x2) Financial Services OCM BOCES CNY RIC located in Syracuse. Successful candidates will provide support to school districts utilizing integrated school financial management systems such as Infinite Visions, nVisions, and WinCap. A strong accounting background and payroll knowledge is required. Knowledge of NYS school accounting is preferred. Various duties include classroom training, one on one training and phone support in areas such as ledger, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll and personnel. Preparing training manuals and documenting release notes are also included. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Computer Science with 1 year of experience; or Associates degree in Accounting, Business, or Computer Science with 3 years of experience. This is a Civil Service class position and continued employment is contingent on successfully passing the required exam. Send letter of interest and resume to: OCM BOCES, Recruitment/Personnel Department, PO Box 4754, Syracuse, NY 13221. For more information, please visit our website at: www.ocmboces. org EOE

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Itinerant Farm to School Teachers - 2 YEAR TEMP (.8 FTE), P/T 10-month positions working for Regional School Success at T-S-T BOCES, Ithaca New York. This educator will be essential for connecting the work of the school cafeteria to a wide variety of studentcentered environmental educational programs and school gardening programs. NYS Certification required in one of the following: Agriculture, Ag. Production, Science, & Business, Plant Science, Home Economics, Natural Resources & Ecology, or Ag. Engineering & Mechanics. Detailed posting/qualifications: www. tstboces.org . Apply online by 5/31/22 to: www.olasjobs.org/central TST BOCES, 555 Warren Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850, (607) 257-1551, Fax: (607) 697-8273, Email: hr@tstboces.org

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F/T, 12-month Maintenance Worker, position available 7/11/22 at T-S-T BOCES! Performs semi-skilled work in masonry, carpentry, electrical or painting operations; repairs wiring systems and electric fixtures; operates trucks, buses, and other motorized equipment. Must meet county residency and position requirements. View job posting: www. tstboces.org . Apply online by 6/6/22 at: www.tompkinscountyny.gov/ personnel


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Southern Cayuga Central School announces the following openings for the 2022/2023 school year, effective September 1, 2022, Teaching Assistants, Jr/Sr High School Health & Physical Education Teacher, Special Education Teachers, Elementary Teacher(s). Applicants must apply through OLAS. Include application, letter of interest, resume, copy of certification, transcripts, proof of fingerprint clearance and employment references. SCCS EOE

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The Ithaca Times is seeking a parttime photographer to work on a per assignment basis. Please send letter of interest, and indicate photography experience to: jbilinski@ithacatimes. com

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SCHOOL NURSE School Nurse, F/T, Permanent, 11-month School Nurse positions available immediately with T- S-T BOCES, Exceptional Education. Provide routine nursing services for students with special needs and/or students in general education. NYS RN License and a valid driver’s license required. Covid-19 vaccination is not required for this position. Apply online by 5/31/22. www.tompkinscountyny.gov/personnel. Detailed posting: www.tstboces.org TST BOCES, 555 Warren Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850, Phone (607) 257-1551, Fax: (607) 697- 8273, Email: hr@tstboces.org

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