May 1 :: Shin Hollow Radio :: WVBR-FM 93.5 :: 6 p.m

Superintendent Cheryl Thomas and business offical Joanne James of Newfield Central Schools will be in the studio to talk about the effect of cuts in state aid on the budget of their district. Staff is being laid off, reserves are being used, and the tax levy must be raised. In couple of years the reserves will run out …

Superintendent Steve Grimm and business official Mary June King of Lansing Central Schools will visit to describe the effect of the reassessment of the AES Cayuga power plant on their tax levy.

Groton Central Schools‘ superintendent Jim Abrams will call in to tell us about the drastic effect Albany budget cuts have had on his district.

We will be inviting administrators from other districts in the region to appear on this show and on our May 15 broadcast, which will air two days before the public votes on this year’s budget, school board candidates, capital expenditures and any requests for funding from public libraries.


April 17 :: Shin Hollow Radio :: WVBR-FM 93.5 :: 6 p.m

Adam Michaelides, the compost manager for Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be in the studio to talk abou the dos and don’ts of composting. CCE will be holding a “compost fair” on May 1 at the Willow Avenue office. You can get advice and buy bins.

Ed Gottlieb, the industrial pre-treatment director at the Ithaca wastewater treatment plant, phones in to tell us about their successful prescription pharmaceutical collection days and to assure us that his treatment has not and will not accept fracking wastewater.

Next show May 1: school budget time