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TCAT Changes

From Jennifer Dotson:

There is new information about upcoming proposed TCAT changes: rural fare increase (similar to the former “zone” system) and some fairly minor route cuts affecting routes 14 (West Hill), 52 (Newark Valley), 53/54 (outer Varna/Turkey Hill area), and 68 (southern Elmira Rd “strip” area). They are accompanied by other financial tightening, of […]

From our Public Servants

Since we’re approaching an election that will give us a new mayor of Ithaca and Common Council member for the first ward, it seemed appropriate to ask the candidates for those positions to weigh in on West Hill matters. We’ve sent invitations to each of the candidates, asking them to send a summary (or longer, […]

Video on hydrilla in the inlet

Owl Gorge Productions has made a new video regarding the invasive plant in the Cayuga Lake Inlet. It’s good to see exactly where it is and what it looks like inthe water. It runs about 15 minutes and concludes with suggestions on what each of us can do to respond to this threat. This video […]

More invasives: Pale Swallow-wort

While the foot of West Hill is threatened by the aquatic plant Hydrilla, up on the slopes a very serious invasion comes from the pale swallow-wort, a Euroopean that has gained a foothold in New York State. We’ll be posting details about where it has been found and what we can do about it. For […]