Please join me in voting for Pamela Bleiwas for County Court Judge in the Democratic Primary on September 10. Pam not only has experience, she’s a compassionate advocate for all members of our community. Giving her our support will allow her to take the fight to the next level. Deb Mohlenhoff Ithaca, NY
Dear Editor: Having practiced law across the hall from Pam Bleiwas over the past 13 years, I write to endorse her candidacy for County Judge. Throughout years representing both individuals and children, Pam Bleiwas has gained valuable experience, insight, knowledge and skills, which will provide a clear benefit for our entire community. Richard P. Urda Ithaca
Dear Editor: As a former litigator I’m deeply dismayed to see an advertisement where a small portion of local attorneys endorse a judicial candidate. It is unfortunate that lawyers who may receive assignments, fees, or otherwise appear before the judge were convinced by the campaign to climb this ethically slippery slope. Thank you, Michael S. […]
Editor: As the race for county court judge draws near, we write in support of Pamela Bleiwas. Pam has the experience and objectivity that is necessary to hold a position of this magnitude. The ability to make life-altering decisions for families should not be left to those with agendas or current ties to the Department […]
“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, From up and down, and still somehow It’s cloud illusions i recall. I really don’t know clouds at all.” –Joni Mitchell In the clouds of the digital age—those benign-sounding virtual spaces where our YouTube videos, family photos, and Google-docs live—we find one of the greatest examples of the illusory […]
To the Editor, With the election season upon us, many feel overwhelmed by the commotion. The ads, political calls and obsessive news coverage leaves many feeling either alienated or annoyed. While understandable, do not let this be a deterrent from getting involved in your democracy. With help, we can show the world that our democracy […]
The Ithaca Independent is expanding. We are looking for area bloggers able to comment on Ithaca and Tompkins County. No formal journalism training required — just bring a passion to the subject. We currently have openings for bloggers in our Indy:Green section, as well as Indy:Metro. (Others will soon be announced.) Just follow the link […]
Just some housekeeping notes: We’ve moved the crime and life sections under the Metro desk.