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Jazz activist Roxy Coss to perform with jazz ensemble

It’s not every day that songs like “Nasty Women Grab Back” and “Feminist AF” are performed in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble and guest saxophonist Roxy Coss will play these songs and more Feb. 27.


Offices closed, recycling as scheduled for Presidents Day

Municipal offices in the Ithaca area are closed Monday for the Presidents Day federal holiday, and public schools are on February break, but curbside recycling pickup will take place as scheduled this Monday in Tompkins County.


BASKETBALL: SUNY Geneseo women hold off SUNY Cortland

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo senior McKenna Brooks totaled 22 points and seven rebounds while sophomore guard Lindsay Halpin added 20 points and six assists to lead the Knights to a 68-65 victory over visiting Cortland, Friday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference women’s basketball action.


Jazz at Domus Fare hits halfway point

“Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand,” sings Stevie Wonder in his 1976 hit “Sir Duke,” though he may as well be singing about Jazz at Domus Fare, for great music — like great food — is a universal pleasure.


Cornell Center of Immunology Debuts

In the hopes of fostering interdisciplinary cooperation and innovation, the new Cornell Center for Immunology will bring together faculty and researchers to continue the University’s immunological research.


Budget Battle time in Albany, and here

"We understand there's brinkmanship that goes on in the budget process," Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon told us Tuesday morning. "We kinda do it ourselves." This, as the County Executive gathered mayors and town supervisors from around the county for a news conference, protesting state plans


Three hospitalized after electrical fire at milk plant in Cayuga County

Several departments were called to an electrical fire at an Aurelius milk processing plant on Thursday. The Auburn Citizen reports that around 10:20 a.m. crews were called to Cayuga Milk Ingredients for what Chief Operations Officer Keven Bucklin described as an electrical problem that injured two c


“Do We Need Another Movie about Two White Kids in Brooklyn?” DP Ashley Connor on Madeline’s Madeline, Shooting Commercials and Diversity

Ashley Connor, Josephine Decker, Madeline's Madeline. I screened the amorphous Madeline’s Madeline twice in preparation for my interview with DP Ashley Connor; on the second go-around, I realized I’d be as nonplussed on a third or forth. I didn’t write any questions because I couldn’t. But perhaps a


Former Air Force colonel ordered to pay $150,000 to victim

A former U.S. Air Force colonel from the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory has been ordered to pay $150,000 to his victim following a lawsuit regarding sexual abuse, according to published reports.


Lint buildup leads to East Hill apartment fire, IFD says

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca firefighters extinguished a blaze at an East Hill apartment Saturday that started in the laundry room. The Ithaca Fire Department responded to the reported fire at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday at 204 Summerhill Drive in Ithaca. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming fro


Board of trustees hosts forum with college community

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees held an open forum Feb. 15 to discuss the board of trustees’ winter session and to take questions about their work from members of the college community.


Local Roundup: Weedsport's Sterling dives his way to state championship meet

Weedsport's David Sterling was among numerous Section III swimmers trying one last time to qualify for the state championship meet at the section's state qualifiers at Nottingham High School Saturday.


Springfield College women’s gymnastics places third in tri-meet with Ithaca and Southern Connecticut

SPRINGFIELD — Tradition of Excellence. A motto that has been ingrained in the minds of every Springfield College gymnast to come through the program. A part of that tradition was celebrated in front of an electric crowd that included members of the men’s gymnastics program wearing body paint that sp


Angular brick volumes form nArchitects' Equal Rights Heritage Center in New York

Three red brickwork volumes form this cultural centre in New York, which Brooklyn-based studio nArchitects designed to commemorate the state's fight for social equality. The New York Equal Rights Heritage Center is located in Auburn – a city in Cayuga County, New York.


Exclusive: $100 million plan would turn Syracuse public housing into neighborhood for all

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse’s public and private leaders are planning a $100 million reinvention of three big public housing projects and the neighborhood around them. It’s a historic effort to turn worn-out, depressing stacks of apartments for the poor into a place of opportunity.


Skidmore treks to Ithaca for league championships

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Skidmore College swimming and diving teams makes its annual trip to Ithaca, competing in the Liberty League Championships this Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 20-23. The four-day championship event will be held at Ithaca College's Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium. Each


Experience Cortland Wraps Two Brand-New Transit Busses

The Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau says two brand-new Cortland Transit buses now feature Experience Cortland bus wraps that also promote their free mobile app. CVB Executive Director Meghan Lawton says the new 28-passenger buses will feature that wrap for the next two years.


Macier: Who advocates for Auburn's senior residents?

Many organizations, agencies and governments have some sort of ombudsman programs. The word itself comes from the Swedish language and, loosely translated, means “grievance person.”


Apply now for Ithaca Festival Parade, now back on Thursday

The Ithaca Festival Parade has returned to Thursday evening, and applications are open for groups who want to participate in the parade. “How does your contingent celebrate this year’s theme, ‘Full STEAM Ahead!?’” organizers ask.


Democrats choose Vera House attorney to fill vacant Syracuse council seat

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Democrats picked the newest member of the Syracuse Common Council Saturday and designated more than a dozen people to run for open positions in city and county government this year.