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Tickets on sale for 40th Anniversary Spiedie Fest concerts

Tickets on sale for 40th Anniversary Spiedie Fest concerts
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the 40th annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, featuring concerts by Niko Moon, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Chris Young, plus appearances by Trish Stratus. The festival will ... more
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Ithaca city schools prepare for second budget vote after first one fails

Some CNY schools looking at later start times for schools
The Ithaca City School District will revisit its 2024-25 budget after voters rejected the initial $168 million proposal, which included an 8.42% tax levy increase, the purchase of four electric school buses, and a $125 ... more
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Person dressed as Spider-Man removed from Cornell’s McGraw Tower during late-night incident

Person dressed as Spider-Man removed from Cornell's McGraw Tower during late-night incident
A person dressed as Spider-Man was spotted on the scaffolding of Cornell University’s McGraw Tower on Monday evening, prompting a response from the Cornell University Police Department. The individual, who was accompanied by a drone, ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the mental health crisis & 988 hotline with Deb Turner (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Discussing the mental health crisis & 988 hotline with Deb Turner (podcast)
On episode #497 of Inside the FLX, we sit down with Deb Turner, Program Director for the Finger Lakes region's 988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Line. Join us as we delve into the inner workings ... more
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Cornell researchers bet on rhubarb for NY craft beverage industry

Cornell researchers bet on rhubarb for NY craft beverage industry
Cornell University researchers believe rhubarb could become New York state’s next big thing in the craft beverage industry. With its unique combination of sour, sweet, and vegetal flavors, rhubarb has the potential to significantly enhance ... more
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TRAILBLAZER: Finger Lakes Land Trust founder leads mission to protect lakes, streams, fields, and forests

TRAILBLAZER: Finger Lakes Land Trust founder leads mission to protect lakes, streams, fields, and forests
On patrol with his red-handled pruning shears, Andy Zepp snips overgrown branches as he walks a trail within Cayuga Cliffs, a 267-acre nature preserve set to open to the public in June. The Finger Lakes ... more
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Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain possible today: Timing out the scattered storms

Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain possible today: Timing out the scattered storms
Consider this the Finger Lakes and Central New York's first solid chance at strong to severe weather this afternoon. The National Weather Service says strong to severe thunderstorms could develop during the afternoon and evening ... more
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Trumansburg man pleads guilty to felony burglary and arson charges

Trumansburg man pleads guilty to felony burglary and arson charges
Zane M. Seubert, 46, of Trumansburg, pleaded guilty to several felony charges in Schuyler County Court on May 9. The Schuyler County District Attorney's Office stated that Seubert was responsible for breaking into several campers ... more
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Five Star Bank honored at Business of the Month

Five Star Bank honored at Business of the Month
Five-Star Bank was honored as the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for May 2024. The award was presented during the Chamber’s Business After Hours event on May 15, held at Wagner ... more
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Portion of South Rim Trail at Taughannock Falls rerouted to protect falcons

GOOD SPOTS: Taughannock Falls State Park; easy hike with a beautiful view
A section of the South Rim Trail at Taughannock Falls State Park has been rerouted to protect nesting peregrine falcons, the park announced Saturday. The 1.2-mile trail along the gorge's south edge, near Cayuga Lake, ... more
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Ithaca shooting under investigation: Multiple shots fired before suspect flees

Ithaca shooting under investigation: Multiple shots fired before suspect flees
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning on the 100 block of North Aurora Street. Witnesses reported that an individual on foot fired multiple shots at a white Jeep ... more
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Two Ithaca residents arrested after narcotics investigation

Two Ithaca residents arrested after narcotics investigation
On May 16 at approximately 5:19 p.m., a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Southwest Park Road in the City of Ithaca. The vehicle's occupants, John M. Panek, 27, and Kandida M. Owens, 32, were ... more
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Three hurt after motorcycle crash in Ithaca

Three hurt after motorcycle crash in Ithaca
On Friday around 11:30 p.m., Ithaca emergency services responded to a motorcycle accident on Elmira Road. The Ithaca Police Department, Bangs Ambulance, and the Ithaca Fire Department found three injured people: the motorcycle operator, a ... more
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Home destroyed by fire in Freeville; no injuries reported

Woman rescued from gorge in Ithaca
A house at 10 Groton Ave. in Freeville was reduced to rubble following a fire that broke out early Friday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 12:19 a.m., according to the Freeville Fire Department ... more
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Ithaca elementary school repairs will exceed $168K after police chase, crash into building

Ithaca approves overhauling policing in the city, votes to create ‘Public Safety Department’
The Ithaca City School District (ICSD) will incur costs exceeding $168,000 to repair Fall Creek Elementary after a police chase in February ended with a parked car crashing through an exterior wall. Initial estimates were ... more
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Multiple police agencies in Tompkins County make series of arrests after 8-hour GIVE operation

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Deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with a member of the Tompkins County Probation Department, conducted an 8-hour operation under the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) program, resulting in multiple arrests in ... more
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Ithaca Area Economic Development holds annual meeting, highlighting regional growth

Ithaca Area Economic Development holds annual meeting, highlighting regional growth
Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) held its annual meeting on May 15 at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons. Nearly 100 business leaders, community partners, and elected officials gathered to review IAED’s 2023 achievements ... more
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Owner of 13 Finger Lakes area McDonald’s restaurants honored as Woman of the Year by Sen. Helming

Owner of 13 Finger Lakes area McDonald's restaurants honored as Woman of the Year by Sen. Helming
Senator Pam Helming announced that Mari Potter, a small business owner, has been named the 2024 Woman of Distinction for the 54th Senate District. The honor is part of the New York State Senate Women ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: URMC brings healthcare to Five Star Bank branches in rural communities (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: URMC brings healthcare to Five Star Bank branches in rural communities (podcast)
Today on the show we are talking about rural healthcare. According to the National Institute for Healthcare Management -- 12.6 of the 19.6 million people who live in New York are considered medically underserved. Which ... more
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