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Tom Reed will host town hall in Groton this weekend

GROTON, N.Y. – Rep. Tom Reed will make an appearance in Tompkins County this weekend, hosting a meeting 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Groton Town Hall, 101 Conger Blvd. Reed, who was first elected to the House in 2010, won about 24 percent of the vote in Tompkins County and 54 percent of the vote distri


Harrington Wins on Day Two of Liberty Leagues

ITHACA, N.Y. – — SophomoreDavis Harrington won the one-meter boards as the Union College men's swimming and diving team remains in fourth place after day two of the Liberty League Championship.


Tompkins to consider resolution urging state to grant driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – The Public Safety Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature voted unanimously Thursday to advance a resolution supporting access to driver's licenses for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.


Police: Man who robbed bank in Tompkins County arrested in an 'hours time'

TOWN OF LANSING, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department arrested Maurice Marshall, 48, on Wednesday after he robbed the Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing.


NY judge sentences sex offender to weekends in jail

SCHUYLER COUNTY, N.Y. (WETM) - Shawn M. Wheeler of Tyrone, N.Y. was sentenced in Schuyler County Court by Honorable Dennis J. Morris to weekends in jail and 10 years’ probation, and he will have to register as a sex offender after being found guilty of sexually abusing his 13-year-old mentally disab


Ithaca police investigating recent rash of car windows being smashed

ITHACA, N.Y. — Several people in Ithaca have reported that their car windows were smashed this week, and a car was stolen. No arrests have been made in connection with the incidents yet, but Ithaca police are investigating.


Lansing Schools Want Students to 'Be The One'

Have you had someone that you connected with and made a real difference in your life? It seems obvious, but not everyone does. On February 11th meeting Superintendent Chris Pettograsso updated the Lansing Board Of Education on how the district is implementing the county-wide 'Be The One' campaign.


NY lawmakers concerned about flooding as Lake Ontario water levels rise

The two state legislators who represent shoreline communities in Cayuga and Wayne counties worry that there will be a repeat of 2017 as Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise.


Cortland Couple Arrested in Kingsley Avenue Drug Raid

A Cortland couple faces several felony counts following a narcotics search. Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say the investigation is continuing but a search February 15 of a home on Kingsley Avenue in the Town of Cortlandville has turned up 10 grams of heroin, a gram of crack cocaine, a gram of


Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man walking on I-690

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man Wednesday walking outside a vehicle on Interstate 690 shortly before midnight, authorities said.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Cortland man pleads guilty to manslaughter in August stabbing

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A city man pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of Damian S. Grant on Thursday morning in Cortland County in exchange for a sentence of no worse than four to 12 years in state prison.


Agava: Southwestern staple provides light dining enjoyment

If you have lived in Ithaca for a while, you’ve likely become inured to restaurants opening and closing on the same site, sometimes quite frequently. Agava is an apt example. Its first incarnation was The Depot, followed by Coyote Loco, Olivia’s and then, in April 2012, changed to its current name.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Wegmans Cuts Food Prices in Light of Endangered SNAP Funding

Pasta, potatoes, eggs and bread are just a few of the items that Wegmans chose to discount from Feb. 16 to March 2 in response to a shortage in national food stamp funding and lingering food insecurity after the government shutdown.


Triphammer Road Sees 2 Robberies in Less Than A Week

Two separate robberies plagued Tompkins County in the last week, one at a Tops gas station on Saturday and one at the Tompkins Trust Company on Wednesday. Both are located on Triphammer Road.


High wind warning, watch issued for Cayuga County

Weather alerts have been issued for all of Cayuga County due a wind storm that's expected to move through the area Sunday and early Monday. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for northern Cayuga County beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday.


Community School of Music and Arts benefit to be held

Ithaca area musicians will perform at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Martha Hamblin Hall, 330 E State St., Ithaca. The event is to benefit the arts education programs of the Community School of Music and Arts. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door, with proceeds benefiti


March SNAP benefits will be issued early

ITHACA, N.Y. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue March 2019 Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early. This is to mitigate any difficulties that people may experience due to the early disbursal of February SNAP benefits due to the federal shutdown.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.