Extinction Rebellion (XR) Ithaca – Informational Talk and Social Gathering

The recently formed local chapter of the Extinction Rebellion movement will be holding its first large public gathering and informational talk on Thursday August 29th from 7:30pm to 9:15pm in the BorgWarner Community Room of the Tompkins County Public Library at 101 East Green St. in Ithaca. The informational talk is entitled “Heading For Extinction (And What To Do About It)” and will be given by Dr. Art Weaver, a local coordinator with Extinction Rebellion. The talk will be followed by Q&A and informal socializing.

Tompkins/Cortland Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton On 2019 Legislative Session

ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – The 2019 New York legislative session saw the passage of a raft of legislation that has been blocked in previous years. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke with WSKG’s Celia Clarke in the Ithaca studio. She represents Tompkins County and part of Cortland County in the state Assembly. Lifton spoke about the new farm labor rights, legalization of electrically-assisted bicycles and scooters, and why she thinks marijuana legalization is inevitable. The conversation begins with Lifton talking what she considers the most important accomplishment of the session.