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The YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County to offer new Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

This summer, the YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County will begin offering the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following a program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education and personalized support ... MORE
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ITH seeks to retain American Airlines following its announcement to suspend area flights

Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is seeking to retain American Airlines’ service following the recent announcement from the legacy carrier that it will be suspending flights to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) from ITH effective September 6. In addition to retaining the longstanding partnership, ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Toy Library celebrates five year anniversary with free event on June 25

The Finger Lakes Toy Library (FLTL) will be celebrating five years of operation this Saturday, June 25th from 10am-2pm with a free event at the Shops of Ithaca Mall. The event will include a storytime with Family Reading Partnership at 10am; a ... MORE
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Tompkins County will test unarmed response from law enforcement to select incidents

What happens if police officers respond to incidents unarmed? That question is being explored through a pilot program in Tompkins County. A virtual public forum will be held on the program next week. The forum will outline the elements of unarmed response, ... MORE
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Ithaca shooting under investigation: No injuries reported, but police seek SUV

Police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday in the city of Ithaca. The person who reported the shooting said they were walking near the intersection of South Albany Street and Wood Street when a dark colored Honda SUV fired a gun ... MORE
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Ithaca police: Irate man threatens people, then shoves officer after being escorted out of building

Police say an irate subject call resulted in one arrest on minor charges after the individual made threats towards officers and workers. On Monday around 4:47 p.m. officers were called to the 300 block of West State Street for an irate subject ... MORE
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Two arrested after person sprayed with pepper spray, threatened with what appeared like a handgun in Ithaca

On Monday around 7:18 p.m. police responded to the 300 block of Elmira Road for an assault involving a weapon. The victim in this case was allegedly sprayed with pepper spray by Zhyana Masker, who was arrested after investigation. The victim also ... MORE
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Tompkins County drops mask advisory: Community spread not as bad now

The Tompkins County Health Department has suspended its COVID-19 mask advisory. Tompkins is now listed at ‘medium’ community spread level, which is a decline from its categorization in April. At that point, Omicron was causing cases to surge, and transmission level was ... MORE
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PRI will host Family Day at the Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center on June 25

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), will host Family Day on Saturday, June 25th at its venues, Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center. Family Day is insect-themed this year, in celebration of International Insect Week and the new insect-themed exhibit at ... MORE
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New community dashboard gives Ithaca residents insight into calls received by police

The City of Ithaca has a new interactive Community Dashboard that tracks calls received by the Ithaca Police Department. “This is an interactive dashboard that allows members of the public to gain a better understanding of the types and volume of calls ... MORE
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NYS: Average price of gas highest on record at $5, says AAA

The average price of gas in New York State soared past $5 on Thursday, according to data from the American Automobile Association. That’s the highest average price on record for the state and three cents higher than the national average at $4.97 ... MORE
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Callyn Pyhtila appointed AVP, Branch Manager of Tompkins’ Main Office

Tompkins Community Bank announced Callyn Pyhtila has assumed the role of AVP, Branch Manager of its Main Office Branch in Ithaca. Pyhtila, who formerly managed the West End location, brings 11 years of experience to her new role and will be focused ... MORE
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STARBUCKS: Reps, workers say it’s ‘clear retaliation’ after Ithaca store shut down following unionization effort

A Starbucks store in Ithaca, New York is shutting down after unionization efforts. On Friday, Starbucks told its employees at an Ithaca location near Cornell University that the store would close in a week. All three locations in Ithaca recently voted to ... MORE
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Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) celebrates its 90th anniversary with 18 months of special events

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is celebrating its 90th anniversary starting in June 2022, with a series of events throughout 2022 and 2023. In addition to PRI’s anniversary, the events will also recognize the 10th anniversary of PRI’s merger with the Cayuga ... MORE
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Ithaca stabbing victim expected to survive after incident leaves them with multiple wounds

The Ithaca Police Department responded to the 300 Block of West State Street on Monday for a stabbing. The victim was located with multiple stab wounds and transported to a trauma center for treatment. Police say the victim is in stable condition ... MORE