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How To Deal With Overcrowding At The Tompkins County Jail

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The Tompkins County Jail is overcrowded. The firm doing a study on how to bring the numbers down is presenting their findings Thursday evening. For a long time, the state granted the jail a waiver to go overcapacity, but last year told them to find a long term solution. So, the legislature hired a Rochester consulting company – the Center for Governmental Research – to analyze the programs inside and outside the jail – programs like substance abuse treatment, house arrest bracelets, and drug courts. The major finding of the study: don’t add more beds to the jail, instead, expand the programs. Overall, Paula Ioanide, Assistant Professor at Ithaca College and member of the criminal justice reform group, Decarcerate Tompkins, appreciated how comprehensive the study is.

Won't You be my Neighbor | Chords of Memory

In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Verne Morton, a photographer from Groton, New York. Joanna Patchett sings the theme from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, “Won’t You be my Neighbor”. Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liAGx7MkyUM

Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives.

The Photography of Sol Goldberg | Chords of Memory

In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Sol Goldberg, a photographer from Ithaca, New York. Joanna Patchett sings “Mister Sun”. Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://youtu.be/oIfsrP0ii94

Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives.

The Photography of Verne Morton | Chords of Memory

In this episode of Chords of Memory we highlight the photography of Verne Morton, a photographer from Groton, New York. Brian Hyland provides the music, playing the traditional Irish tune “The South Wind”. Photographs courtesy of the History Center in Tompkins County. https://youtu.be/2CDSl2dANz0

Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives.

Trumansburg

In 1792, Abner Treman was awarded 600 acres of land in New York State for his service in the Revolutionary War. Located on the western rim of the Cayuga Valley, Treman’s parcel had been occupied for centuries by the Haudenosaunee. Abundant with timber and fertile farmland, Treman, his brother-in law John McLallan and their families settled in the area, cleared land, planted crops and built a grist mill. A small community developed and quickly grew. Incorporated in 1872 as “Tremain’s Village,” it was later renamed “Trumansburg.”

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.

Ithaca

In 1794, Simeon DeWitt received 1,400 acres located along the southern banks of Cayuga Lake from his father-in-law. DeWitt divided the land into lots and in 1807 he named the new community Ithaca. Ithaca incorporated as a village and became the county seat in 1817. https://youtu.be/6yVimUgsNlY

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development. Links:
Path Through History: http://paththroughhistory.iloveny.com/
WSKG’s Path Through History: http://www.wskg.org/pth

Dryden

In 1787, the first settlers arrived to form a new Tompkins County community named for English poet John Dryden. Dryden, New York was established on land set aside as the Central New York Military Tract, and the land was to be used in place of pay for Revolutionary War veterans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkyCX4osQbI

Funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development.

Simeon De Witt

At the close of the American Revolution, settlers flooded into the frontier regions of New York looking for a fresh start and new opportunities. The task of mapping and surveying the uncharted wilderness of the new nation fell upon intrepid surveyors like Simeon De Witt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcB8yAuMIwg

‘Uniquely New York’ is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Links:
Path Through History
WSKG’s Path Through History
The History Center in Tompkins County

Photos Courtesy of:
The History Center in Tompkins County
Library of Congress
Wikimedia Commons