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posticon Congressman Reed Visits Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport

Around Town | Friday, January 24, 2020 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Reed Visits Ithaca AirportCongressman Tom Reed (center) with Tompkins County Acting Legislature Chairman Mike Sigler (left) and airport manager Mike Hall

Congressman Tom Reed was in the Village of Lansing Thursday to tour the Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport.  Yesterday was the 'after' tour following Reed's 'before' tour last August, when he viewed the airport expansion while it was under construction and highlighted a $10 million federal investment in the project.

"Obviously it was a great partnership between us at the federal level and our state partners and local investors," Reed said. "When you see public money being deployed, like General Hall has done, here is exactly what it's all about. This is improving the community, providing access to our great area and exposing it to the world in a first-class way."

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posticon 'Miracle' Breakthrough To Shape Future Of Particle Accelerators

Around Town | Friday, January 24, 2020 | By Cornell University Print
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In the early morning of Dec. 24, 2019 – days ahead of a critical deadline, and just hours before Cornell closed its facilities for winter break – the physicists developing an energy-conserving particle accelerator that was first envisioned more than 50 years ago achieved something they'd hardly dared to imagine: success.

"We could not believe it," said Georg Hoffstaetter, professor of physics and a principal investigator for the Cornell-BNL ELR Test Accelerator Facility, known as CBETA. "The team had been in the control room for weeks until often 2 or 3 a.m., and then things finally came together on the last day before vacation – it was just a miracle. None of us could sleep."

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posticon Human Rights Arts Competition Winners Announced

Around Town | Friday, January 24, 2020 | By Geoff Dunn Print
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Since 1988 the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights’ Annual Arts Competition has engaged K-12 students in classrooms across the County. In advance of International Human Rights Day in December, students learn about the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted in 1948 by the UN General Assembly.

The UDHR is comprised of 30 articles. Students entering the contest can express themselves with visual art, poetry, short film or recorded performance (dance or spoken word) addressing one or more articles of the Declaration. Students—428 in all—submitted entries to this year’s Competition from three districts and seven schools, guided by 21 teachers.

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posticon Helming Attends New York State Wine Grape Growers Meeting

Around Town | Friday, January 24, 2020 | By Office of NYS Senator Pam Helming Print
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Senator Pam Helming attended and spoke at the New York State Wine Grape Growers 2020 Annual Members Meeting on Friday, January 17 at Anthony Road Wine Company. The meeting recapped the organization’s achievements over the past year and their priorities for 2020 were discussed.

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