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How Ithaca Businesses Are Adapting to COVID-19

Although necessary to reduce infections, Papachryssanthou compared such [health department] bulletins to “Scarlet Letters,” which have significant long-term impacts because “people just won’t forget that someone was infected there.”

After receiving an unprecedented volume of ballots, the Board of Elections named the official victors.

Primary Results: Van Houten Comes From Behind to Win D.A. Race, Kelles Clinches Assembly Seat

Incumbent Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten (D) won the Democratic D.A. primary in a comeback victory over Edward Kopko, who led election night returns with 57.5 percent of the vote. Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles (D-2nd District) maintained her election night lead, cruising to victory in the primary race for New York State assembly.

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GUEST ROOM | Eight Minutes and 46 Seconds, Plus 400 Years

It took eight minutes and 46 seconds for Officer Chauvin to murder George Floyd, but it has taken 400 years for America to face brutality by rogue police. This tragic, repulsive murder presents yet another opportunity to address police accountability. Police officers are often not held accountable for their actions, because their departments rarely conduct internal investigations. When they do, in my experience, the nature and scope of the investigation is never publicly disclosed, and almost always results in exoneration.  In most accusations of abuse by police, just as in the April 2019 incident on the Ithaca Commons, the District Attorney never even investigates. As a candidate for Tompkins County District Attorney, here is an outline of how I will address police misconduct:

A Police Misconduct Board will be established within the Office of the District Attorney.