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E State St project held up over height variance request

Tanner Harding ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- The proposed project at 401 E State St. hit a snag when it appeared before the Board of Zoning Appeals on June 1 to seek a height variance. McKinley Development Company is proposing a 340,000 square-foot apartment building that would be home to 267 parking spaces and 347 residential units. Read more

Ithaca

Hazmat called after person stabbed on west end of Commons in Ithaca

Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated

ITHACA, NY -- A person was transported to a hospital via helicopter with serious injuries after being stabbed at the west end of the Commons in the early morning of June 3. The police were called after the victim was able to walk to a gas station and have someone call 911 around 4:39 a.m.  Read more

Coronavirus Special Coverage

County has second highest vax rate in state, Ithaca area fifth best in country

Tanner Harding ​ | ​

In the first COVID town hall since February, county officials said that they’re feeling optimistic about where the community currently stands with disease prevalence and vaccination, and encouraged folks to get out and enjoy the summer. Read more

Ithaca

Fire Dept. rescues man from Buttermilk Falls gorge, puts out trailer fire in Ithaca

Staff Report ​ | ​ Updated

ITHACA, NY -- A man was rescued by the Ithaca Fire Department after he fell roughly 75 feet inside the gorge trail in Buttermilk Falls State Park. Read more

Ithaca

Man threatens woman with gun near West Village prompting 'stay inside' alert

Staff Report ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- Residents were warned to stay inside on Monday evening as Ithaca police searched for an armed subject in a two-block radius of West Village apartments on Abbott Lane.  Read more

Steve Lawrence

Beloved Blue

Steve Lawrence ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- Damn, I will miss him… When Sean Norman told me in 2017, regarding his umpiring, “I’ll do it as long as I can,” I had no idea that he would be gone four years later.  Read more

Business

15 Steps adds educational classes for hands-on activities downtown

Tanner Harding ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca institution 15 Steps is looking to bring something a little bit different to downtown — an experiential retail environment. The store recently celebrated the opening of its educational space in the back of its Center Ithaca storefront. Read more

Business

Salsas con amor

Tanner Harding ​ | ​ Updated

ITHACA, NY -- After growing up in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico and recently getting her master’s degree at Arizona State University, Herianna Valenzuela moved to Ithaca with her husband. Her brother-in-law lives here, her husband grew up nearby, and when she came to visit two years ago, she fell in love. Read more

Steve Lawrence

A Better Coach

Steve Lawrence ​ | ​

ITHACA, NY -- Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, famously told scouts to “try to leave this world a little better than you found it.”   Read more

Tompkins County

Legislature calls for moratorium on crypto mining

Staff Report ​ | ​

The County Legislature met June 1 and passed resolutions centered around cryptocurrency mining and a transition from fossil fuel for heating, as well as heard from the Emergency Operations Center on the latest in COVID response and from the Tompkins County History Center director about a project he’s working on. Read more

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