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Tompkins Bank extends deadline for Awards for Excellence nominations until September 30

Tompkins Financial Corporation reports second quarter earnings
Tompkins Community Bank has announced it will accept nominations for the 2022 James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence, an annual program that recognizes outstanding individuals and volunteer-based non-profit organizations for their contributions in Tompkins County, ... more
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Police cruiser, businesses, and residential homes among targets of recent graffiti in Ithaca

Police cruiser, businesses, and residential homes among targets of recent graffiti in Ithaca
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a string of incidents of graffiti in the city. Numerous businesses and residential houses have been targeted, including an IPD car. IPD is following a number of leads, asking ... more
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Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?

Why are so many place names in New York Greek or Roman?
Why are there so many Greek and Roman place names in New York State? And what influenced early colonizers to name them so? That is the question a lot of people ask when they explore ... more
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Cornell football holds off VMI in season opener

Cornell football holds off VMI in season opener
The Cornell Big Red football team opened its season with a 28-22 victory over Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday afternoon at Foster Field. Cornell's defense dominated for the first three quarters, forcing three turnovers ... more
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Man arrested in Ithaca for bringing loaded gun into hospital waiting room

Lyons man arrested on bench warrants in Wayne County
A man was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun into the emergency room at Cayuga Medical Center on Tuesday, September 13. The Tompkins County Sheriff's deputies responded to the medical center at 101 Harris ... more
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Man arrested in Seneca Falls after skipping court

Man arrested in Seneca Falls after skipping court
Police report that a Newfield man was taken into custody on a bench warrant. The Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Jaimy F. Allen, 43, for failure to appear in court. The arrest stems from a ... more
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Sempolinski sworn-in to Congress after winning special election to fill out rest of Reed’s term in 23rd

Sempolinski sworn-in to Congress after winning special election to fill out rest of Reed’s term in 23rd
New York's current 23rd District has new representation. Congressman Joe Sempolinski was sworn-in to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. He won a special election in August to fill the remainder of Rep. Tom Reed's ... more
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20-year-old Ithaca College student dies in one-car crash

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New York State Police at Ithaca are investigating a fatal crash that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 10. Shea T. Colbert, 20, of Bridgewater, New Jersey was traveling southeast on Coddington Road ... more
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Police: One hospitalized, numerous vehicles and home hit in Ithaca shooting

Police investigate after bullet goes through window frame at Ithaca home
On Saturday around 11:30 p.m. the Tompkins County 911 Center received numerous reports of shots fired in the North Side neighborhood in the city of Ithaca. Responding officers located the scene of a shooting in ... more
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Ithaca TCAT driver punched, spit on by intoxicated riders

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
On Wednesday around 9:48 p.m. officers were dispatched to East Green Street for the report of a dispute between a TCAT bus driver and two passengers. It was reported that the two passengers were fleeing ... more
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Not all Ithaca residents support reimagine public safety plan: Especially as crime ticks upward

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
Not all Ithaca residents are pleased with the Reimagining Public Safety Plan that has been unveiled and touted by local officials to date. The county says the goal of the plan is simple: Increase transparency ... more
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Cortland named one of ‘best college towns’ in New York

Cortland named one of ‘best college towns’ in New York
The city of Cortland has been selected by Bestcolleges.com as one of "The Best College Towns in New York" — ranking near the top of the list at No. 5. The ranking lauds Cortland as ... more
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Driver flees after crashing into tree head-on: Ithaca man caught and charged with DWI

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On Sunday around 8:40 p.m. police in Ithaca responded to the report of a pickup truck that crashed head-on into a tree in front of Diane's Automotive on West State Street. Initial reports indicated the ... more
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Labor Day soaker: Waves of moderate, heavy rain expected through Tuesday morning

Labor Day soaker: Waves of moderate, heavy rain expected through Tuesday morning
A much needed rainy day is here. The Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier are in for a soaker, with the only bad news being that it arrived at the end of a ... more
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Large parking garage set to reopen in Ithaca this week

Large parking garage set to reopen in Ithaca this week
In a few days the Green Street Garage will reopen in Ithaca. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be hosted by the City of Ithaca and Downtown Ithaca Alliance on September 6. Acting Mayor Laura Lewis ... more
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Shots fired in middle of day: Police seek two in Ithaca

‘DEEPLY TROUBLING’: Report finds that IPD failed to properly investigate a decade worth of cases
Police were called to a report of shots fired on North Plain Street on Friday around 12:30 p.m. According to a news release, officers found there was an altercation between two people, one of which ... more
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Fire departments across Finger Lakes, Central New York will collect millions in federal aid for equipment and training

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Thanks to significant federal funding a number of local fire departments will benefit. According to Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program will result in millions ... more
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RAIN COMING: Holiday weekend heat is over for Finger Lakes, soggy with showers through Labor Day

RAIN COMING: Holiday weekend heat is over for Finger Lakes, soggy with showers through Labor Day
The Labor Day Weekend heat is over. Now that Saturday has passed, the summer-like temperatures will come to an end. While things will be comfortable, with high temperatures in the mid-70s, the focus shifts to ... more
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Police respond to mental health crisis at Ithaca Commons

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
Police say they responded to a mental health situation around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The report came in as a person threatening another individual with a knife at the Ithaca Commons. Upon arrival, officers located ... more
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