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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.…

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ITHACA -- This October and two presidential debates under our belts, Americans have two things on their minds —pumpkin spice and the upcoming election.

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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.

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Day-by-day the world grapples with the desire to re-open, and the benefits that would come with doing so, while trying to balance and understand the sheer magnitude of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the lethal risks that still exist. 

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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 …