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Federal funding boosts healthcare in the Finger Lakes

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The Finger Lakes area is set to receive over $3 million in federal funds aimed at enhancing healthcare services and emergency operations, as announced by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The investment is ... more
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New youth mental health program launches in Tompkins County

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In a significant step toward improving youth mental health services, Tompkins and Tioga counties have introduced the Youth Assertive Community Treatment (Youth ACT) program, spearheaded by The Children’s Home. The initiative, which was officially inaugurated ... more
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Ithaca Farmers Market welcomes spring with 2024 season opening

Ithaca Farmers Market welcomes spring with 2024 season opening
The Ithaca Farmers Market is set to usher in the spring season with its opening day on April 6th, marking the return of a cherished weekly event at Steamboat Landing. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, ... more
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Ithaca College hosts 30th Annual Educational Technology Day

Armed robbery on Ithaca College campus on Thursday
Ithaca College celebrated the return of its Educational Technology Day on Thursday, March 21, after a brief hiatus. Held at the Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event marked its 30th anniversary, ... more
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Ithaca explores ‘just cause’ employment law in new working group

People who repaid state’s unemployment overpayments having wages garnished anyway as DOL errors stack up
The City of Ithaca is contemplating a significant shift in employment law, moving towards requiring a "just cause" for firing employees, a move that could position Ithaca as the first city in New York State ... more
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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow into overnight, leaving slick travel through Saturday AM

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The calendar might say spring, but it's going to feel like winter for the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for an area-wide snow event that is now ... more
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Tompkins County man sentenced to 12 years for trying to entice minor

Tompkins County man sentenced to 12 years for trying to entice minor
Joel Cook, a 49-year-old man from Tompkins County, has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison after admitting to sending sexually explicit text messages to a 14-year-old child in March 2023. Cook attempted to ... more
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Cornell University protest leads to 24 arrests amid demonstrations

Cornell University protest leads to 24 arrests amid demonstrations
At Cornell University, a protest demanding divestment from Israeli organizations and companies culminated in the arrest of 24 individuals. The demonstration, organized by the Cornell Coalition for Mutual Liberation, targeted the university's Board of Trustees ... more
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Wegmans shutting down stores in Finger Lakes for 30 mins during total solar eclipse

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Wegmans announced that its stores in the path of totality for the 2024 total solar eclipse will briefly close on April 8, from 3 to 3:30 p.m., to allow employees a unique opportunity to witness ... more
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Cayuga Health opens new medical facilities at Ithaca Mall

Cayuga Health opens new medical facilities at Ithaca Mall
Cayuga Health announced the upcoming opening of three new medical facilities within a single building at the Ithaca Mall, set to enhance healthcare access in the region. The expansive space, exceeding the size of a ... more
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Ithaca unveils new downtown development strategy for public review

Downtown Ithaca invites CU, IC and TC3 students to ‘Welcome Student Weekend’ celebration
The City of Ithaca is set to present its latest neighborhood development plan, targeting the revitalization of the downtown area. Announced during a Common Council meeting on Wednesday night, the Downtown Plan emerges as a ... more
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Sun glare causes two-car crash in Enfield: Minor injuries reported

Sun glare causes two-car crash in Enfield: Minor injuries reported
A two-car crash in Enfield on Wednesday evening resulted in minor injuries for two individuals, following a collision attributed to road glare. The incident, which occurred just after 6:30 p.m. on Route 79/Mecklenburg Road near ... more
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House fire prompts heavy response from Cayuga, Tompkins counties

House fire prompts heavy response from Cayuga, Tompkins counties
Firefighters from Cayuga and Tompkins Counties were dispatched to a significant house fire on Lansingville Road in Tompkins County Wednesday night. The Lansing Fire Department Inc. spearheaded the response efforts after receiving an emergency call ... more
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Tompkins County sees sharp rise in overdoses

Opioid overdose deaths are down in New York State for the first time since 2009
Recent data highlights a concerning trend in Tompkins County, with reports indicating that unintentional drug overdoses have almost doubled since 2019. Tompkins County Whole Health revealed that the number of overdoses rose from 12 to ... more
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Ithaca moves to regulate short-term rentals

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The Ithaca Common Council has directed city planners to prepare a short-term rental regulation ordinance, marking a significant step in efforts to manage the impact of services like AirBnB on the local housing market. The ... more
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Tompkins County schools brace for reduced state aid

Tompkins County schools brace for reduced state aid
School districts throughout Tompkins County are preparing for a decrease in state funding next year, influenced by declining student enrollment and changes to New York State's aid allocation formula. The anticipation of less aid comes ... more
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Cornell president issues statement after Muslim student spat on in collegetown

Cornell AgriTech to receive state funding, resources as newly-certified NYSTAR Business Incubator
Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack expressed her horror upon learning that a Muslim student from Cornell was spat upon in Collegetown. In a firm statement issued Tuesday, she emphasized the university's zero tolerance for ... more
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Trumansburg schools face severe budget and staff cuts

Widow of fallen Trumansburg soldier prepares for motherhood
The Trumansburg Central School District announced an approaching $2 million budget shortfall for the 2024-2025 academic year, necessitating significant financial adjustments and staff reductions. The district plans to bridge the gap by increasing the appropriate ... more
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IAED launches free manufacturing training program

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Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED) is now accepting applications for its Pathways to Manufacturing program, set to commence on April 8th at the TC3–Ithaca Extension Center. Interested candidates must register by this Friday, March 22, ... more
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