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Tompkins County will force City of Ithaca to clean up part of Jungle

Tompkins County will force City of Ithaca to clean up part of Jungle
The City of Ithaca has been mandated by Tompkins County Environmental Health to clean up a section of homeless encampments known as “the Jungle,” after the area was declared a public health hazard. The city ... more
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New York sees job growth in March: What’s unemployment in each county?

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In March 2024, New York State's private sector employment saw an increase of 19,300 jobs, a growth of 0.2%, bringing the total to 8,348,300, according to preliminary data from the New York State Department of ... more
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Cortland residents warned about skimming devices found at grocery stores

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The Cortland County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning to residents about the discovery of skimming devices at local supermarkets, designed to steal credit card information. On Tuesday, investigations led to the identification of skimmers ... more
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Charges against two dozen Cornell students expected to be dismissed

Cornell AgriTech to receive state funding, resources as newly-certified NYSTAR Business Incubator
Charges against two dozen Cornell University students and staff arrested during a sit-in protest last month are likely to be dismissed, provided they avoid further arrests. The group, which protested Cornell's affiliations with Israeli organizations, ... more
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Taughannock Falls celebration postponed to protect endangered falcons

VIDEO: Snowy day at Taughannock Falls State Park
A special event planned at Taughannock Falls State Park was postponed after concerns arose about its impact on endangered Peregrine falcons. The celebration, intended to mark the 100th anniversary of the New York State Park ... more
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Newfield man convicted of firing shotgun near deputies

Abortion: Doctor investigated over privacy laws and 10-year-old rape victim cleared
Richard A. Marks Jr., a 39-year-old from Newfield, has been found guilty of several charges after he fired a shotgun close to sheriff's deputies last year. The incident occurred as deputies responded to a domestic ... more
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Bomb threat targets Ithaca bookstore’s LGBTQIA+ event, increases community resolve

Bomb threat targets Ithaca bookstore’s LGBTQIA+ event, increases community resolve
A bomb threat last Sunday led to the evacuation of Dewitt Mall, with Buffalo Street Books and five individuals linked to the bookstore specifically targeted. The Ithaca Police Department, alongside the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, ... more
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Cornell students head to court over protest, sparking campus divestment vote

Cornell plans $30M addition
Twenty-four Cornell University students and employees, who were arrested during a protest against the university’s financial ties to companies accused of involvement in human rights abuses in Gaza, are set to appear in court on ... more
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Ithaca bar will not reopen, ending three-year run in west end

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The Modern Alchemy Game Bar in Ithaca's west end has permanently closed, co-owner Jonathan Westerling announced on Sunday. Initially deemed a temporary shutdown due to unforeseen circumstances in early April, the bar will not reopen ... more
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Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?

Finger Lakes residents report loud booms: Was it thunder? Was it an earthquake?
What was that loud boom? It was the most-frequently asked question on social media after a series of loud rumbles were reported across the central Finger Lakes on Sunday. The reports streamed in as some ... more
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One hospitalized after fire at apartment building in Ithaca

Shortsville home destroyed by fire; family being assisted by Red Cross
A fire broke out in an Ithaca apartment building on Lake Street around 1:00 pm Sunday, causing significant damage and leading to one hospitalization. The Ithaca Fire Department, supported by units from Lansing, Newfield, and ... more
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Drunk driver arrested in Tompkins County on several charges

Crash on Rt. 96A leads to DWI charge for Romulus man
In the early hours of April 8, 2024, Tompkins County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lacey J. Saucier, 26, of Central Square, NY, after stopping her for speeding on State Route 13 near Stewart Park in the ... more
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Former Cornell student admits to making threats online targeting Jewish students: Now faces up to 5 years in prison

Former Cornell student admits to making threats online targeting Jewish students: Now faces up to 5 years in prison
Patrick Dai, a 21-year-old former Cornell University student, admitted to making online threats targeting Jewish students at the university. His guilty plea acknowledges the serious nature of his actions, which included threats of violence and ... more
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Inn at Taughannock Falls welcomes new executive chef

Inn at Taughannock Falls welcomes new executive chef
The Inn at Taughannock Falls recently announced the appointment of Richard Calton as the new Executive Chef for the 2024 season. Having honed his culinary skills under the guidance of renowned Chef David Burke, Calton ... more
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East Lake Cottages proposal for Lansing Lakefront will be phased over years

East Lake Cottages proposal for Lansing Lakefront will be phased over years
A new "leisure village" community, East Lake Cottages, is on the horizon for the Lansing lakefront, promising a serene living space amidst farm fields and scenic views of Cayuga Lake. Submitted by the Jonson-Bonniwell family, ... more
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Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes

Solar Eclipse 2024: Photos and video from around the Finger Lakes
The total solar eclipse has come to a conclusion across the Finger Lakes. While the weather wasn't perfect, a few folks in the western portion of the region saw breaks of sun. While most others ... more
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Two building projects vandalized in Ithaca: Damage ranges from $50K to $100K

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Two significant building projects in Ithaca suffered considerable damage due to vandalism on March 23. The Library Place building on Cayuga Street and the Asteri Ithaca project on Green Street encountered tens of thousands of ... more
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Report: Cornell University has massive, $78M impact on local economy

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Cornell University's influence on Ithaca's local economy and community was highlighted in a recent Local Economic Snapshot, showcasing the university's substantial financial contributions and volunteer efforts. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, visitors ... more
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Hearing today for Patrick Dai, Cornell student who made threats last fall

Hearing today for Patrick Dai, Cornell student who made threats last fall
The Department of Justice announced a hearing for Patrick Dai, the Cornell student accused of issuing threats in October, is set for Wednesday afternoon at the Syracuse Federal Courthouse. Dai faces charges of using interstate ... more
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