Thomas Knipe is a senior planner and the tourism coordinator for Tompkins County. As such he in charge of the comprehensive plan for strategic planning in tourism. The public review of the plan has just been completed and it will now go through committee and then to the legislature for approval and adoption.
The cover of Dos Santos
Fernando de Aragon is the executive director of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, but he is also a novelist. De Aragon was born and brought up in Puerto Rico, and his new book Dos Santos chronicles the early history of that island. His protagonist encounters the Taino people while scouting for Ponce de Leon, the first governor, and he essentially “goes native.” The book is meticulously researched and the story told without sentimentality.