ITHACA, NY -- City of Ithaca and Tompkins County officials and law enforcement are discouraging people from attending the planned rally in downtown Ithaca on Saturday.
ITHACA, NY -- Tompkins County Legislature approved amendments to the proposed 2021 budget that will add $262,911 to budget and increase the tax levy by .51%, yielding a proposed rate of 5.49% overall.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino presented the results of a survey on Oct. 15 to figure out the next steps toward police reform. In June Gov. Andrew Cuomo enacted an executive order that all municipalities in the state must have police reform plans by April 1, 2021.…
Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino will host a public forum to discuss police reform Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. The forum will be streamed on the County's Youtube channel and the public is invited to actively participate through Youtube's live-interactive chat features.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The first Tompkins County resident has died from COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic. The patient was considered high-risk at 95 years old, and was being treated at Cayuga Medical Center since Oct. 6. The patient died on Oct. 12. The Health Department will not be releasi…
ITHACA, N.Y. -- United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC) welcomed six new members to its 2020-21 Board of Directors: Alex Adelewitz of Wegmans; Kevin Mietlicki of Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Jean McPheeters of Jean McPheeters Consulting, LLC; Michael Perehinec of Coughlin & Gerhart, L…
TOMPKINS COUNTY -- Business First has released its academic rankings for 54 schools in the Syracuse area, and two Tompkins County schools made the top 10.
Incumbent Sen. Tom O’Mara (R) faced off with challenger Leslie Danks Burke (D) in a debate on Oct. 1 that ran the gamut from systemic racism to property taxes. The virtual debate was streamed via Zoom, and moderated by Alexandra Cirone and Sabrina Karim, both assistant professors of governme…
Cornell University is hosting a debate between Republican incumbent Sen. Thomas O'Mara and Democratic candidate Leslie Danks Burke on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
ITHACA -- The Tompkins County Health Department is seeking the owner of a dog who bit a person at the Ithaca Dog Park on Saturday, Sept. 26. Around 4 p.m., a person was bit when picking up their smaller dog when the dog in question approached it.
Due to a lengthy bout of hot and dry weather causing moderate drought conditions, Tompkins County has issued a water conservation advisory. The City of Ithaca also issued a limited water use advisory as drinking water sources like Fall Creek and Six Mile Creek are well below normal.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to reopen starting Aug. 24, so long as the follow the safety guidelines set in place.
Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick was one of 27 mayors from small and large cities across the nation to sign an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on July 24 that proposed restructuring the country's housing system as a starting point for ending systemic racism.
No new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Tompkins County Health Department on July 16 after the county has seen a significant increase in positive cases since the beginning of the week.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced on July 16 that the start date for the fall sports season has been pushed back to Sept. 21 and the regional and state championship tournaments are cancelled as well.
The Tompkins County Health Department reported on July 11 that a non-customer facing employee at GreenStar has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Tompkins County Health Department issued a health advisory stating that new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from social gatherings during the Fourth of July weekend.
Senior Farmer’s Market Coupons will be available for pickup from the Office for the Aging starting Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the office announced on Thursday. A table will be set up outside the office at 214 West Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Ithaca every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9…
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Even while playing out in the shadow of the larger State Assembly primary, the District Attorney’s race has been the far more fiery of the two contests— and in fairness, has crossed the line into rather ugly territory on more than one occasion. Perhaps that could have been predicted, as the …