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IC hosts weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca College will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with a week of events including workshops, lectures and performances. The MLK Campus-wide Celebration will run from Jan. 21 to 27 and features several events that are free and open to the public.
SNAP benefits distributed early, and other Tompkins shutdown impacts
TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, effects are trickling down to states, counties and cities across the country. About 800,000 workers have been furloughed nationwide since Dec. 21, and federal government functions from national park mai
Storm threatens to disrupt students’ travel back to campus
Ithaca College students returning for the Spring semester could face an icy reception on their journey back to campus as Winter Storm Harper threatens to disrupt travel the weekend before classes begin.
Trial nearing for woman charged in 2013 Cortland shooting
CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland County Judge Julie Campbell ruled Friday the extensive criminal history of a woman indicted for shooting a man in 2013 on South Main Street—including her August sentencing to 20 years in Virginia prison for stealing a vehicle—cannot be introduced by the prosecution at her u
Governor Cuomo Proposes Ban On Stretched Limos in New York State
What will you do for weddings? What are you going to do next time you go on a wine tour?. Andrew Cuomo wants to pass a bill that will ban manufactured limousines AKA stretch limos in New York State.
Hear from local peace activist at 'Faith and Practice' event
This is a community announcement. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, email email@example.com. ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithacan Clare Grady was one of seven Plowshares activists who took part in non-violent “sacramental action” at the Kings Bay Trident Submarine Base
Cortland man faces meth manufacturing charges after crash, deputies say
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A Cortland man faces manufacturing meth charges after an one-vehicle crash Monday night in the town of Cortlandville, according to Cortland County sheriff’s deputies.
The Play Whisperer: Kate Hamill returns home with August production
In adapting plays, many writers stay close to the original source material. Kate Hamill is not most writers. Hamill takes a different approach to older works that allows them to thrive and develop into somewhat unique works of their own. Hamill, an Ithaca native, has been in the national spotlight f
Lansing residents speak out against proposed DOT facility move
TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – Plans have been in motion for years to move the county's New York Department of Transportation facility from its current waterfront site in Ithaca. After a proposal to move the facility to Dryden was dropped, a 15-acre site at the edge of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
Cortland Parolee Arrested For Assaulting, Restraining Woman On Rickard Street
A Cortland man and parolee was arrested Saturday (January 12) after he assaulted a 38-year-old female at a residence on Rickard Street and prevented her from leaving or calling for help.
Tompkins to create Veterans Services Agency to support 4,100 local vets
TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – Tompkins County is moving forward with plans to establish a Veterans Services Agency, with the legislature's Health and Human Services Committee expressing unanimous support Monday. The standalone agency will be headed by a director of veterans services tasked with connecting
Most Parents Say Hands-on, Intensive Parenting Is Best
All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Family and Parenting. Newswise — ITHACA, N.Y. – Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.
Gymnastics starts season with win over Rhode Island College
The Ithaca College women’s gymnastics team opened up the 2019 season with a road visit to Rhode Island College for a dual meet. The Bombers won the meet in convincing fashion 187.000–176.275 making the Bombers record 1–0. Ithaca outscored RIC in each of the four events and easily pulled ahead in the
Convicted killer, sexual offender Shrubsall set to return to New York State
He first gained notoriety after killing his mother on the eve of his high school graduation. Niagara Falls native William Shrubsall later fled to Canada to dodge a sexual assault conviction but got in trouble there for numerous crimes. He will soon be heading back to the United States but local auth
Changes coming to Tioga County fairgrounds
OWEGO (WBNG) — Part of Marvin Park in Owego is getting a makeover several months ahead of the Tioga County Fair. The fair has announced, this year, it will be hosting a professionally-sanctioned rodeo for the first time ever.
Cayuga County DSS looking to hire 'outstanding' psychiatrist, other staff
AUBURN — Cayuga County's Department of Social Services is hoping to hire a new psychiatrist previously described as a significant recruitment for the Community Mental Health Center.
Travis Hyde continues pursuit of tax abatements for Old Library redevelopment
As the transformation of the former Tompkins County Public Library building continues, developers Travis Hyde Properties are looking to secure a tax abatement to help stabilize looming financial costs, giving them a tax break as the property's value increases.
Green Street gets a green building with Press Bay Court
ITHACA, N.Y. – The building at 108-110 W. Green St. housed a service garage in the 1920s, car dealerships through the mid-century, and a photo processing shop until the 2000s, so "environmentally friendly" might not be the first thing that comes to mind for passersby. As construction on the Press Ba
Jewelry giant to pay $11 million in settlement with New York State
New York State says some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers
Log it or Leave it?
Log it or leave it? That is the question before the Tompkins County Legislature right now. Tompkins County owns 550 acres of forest in Newfield and Caroline. These trees have been growing for 80 years. Unfortunately, the County plans to log this publicly-owned land, thereby destroying the beauty and