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Cayuga Sound Festival is here: X Ambassadors frontman talks curating his new music festival in Ithaca

If you're not much of a Paul McCartney fan, you can always make a quick jaunt over to Ithaca tomorrow for the inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival, a music festival founded by the native Ithacans in rock band X Ambassadors. X Ambassadors will co-headline the festival at Stewart Park tomorrow night with T

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-22 20:37:12

Company fires employees who didn't work during Irma. Then, rehires them

Lee Health fired Patricia Ney because she left when Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. Thursday, a supervisor called her, asking if she'd take her job back. Lee Health, the largest employer in Lee County, Fla., is scrambling to rehire the employees it decided to release from duty after they fail

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:23:52

Review: Singles for the week of 9/23

Life and Culture Editor Jake Leary listened to some of the singles that came out this week, here's what he thought of them. "Changes" DeJ Loaf Released Sept. 22 Columbia Records "Changes" was going so well until DeJ Loaf started rapping. The intro is a jazzy '70s showcase of big brass instruments an

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-23 02:01:52

Review: Comics for the week of 9/20

Staff Writers Aidan Lentz and Colin Tessier read a few of the latest comic releases, here's what they thought of them. Avengers #11: Written by Mark Waid Drawn by Mike Del Mundo It's time for the Avengers to regroup. Following the events of "Secret Empire," the Avengers have lost their headquarters.

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-23 15:00:03

Q&A: Meet IC's new vice president of student affairs and campus life

Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado announced Sept. 21 the creation of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life and the appointment of a vice president to head that division. This is the first time in six years that the Division of Student Affairs will be a standalone office at the co

THEITHACAN.ORG - 2017-09-23 18:06:04

2 Connecticut officers shot by man suspected of shooting wife

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first. New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman says two officers responded to an apparent domestic shooting at a home in the city Saturday morning. When the officers arri

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-23 19:39:04

Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

In preparation for the midterms, some states are ditching electronic voting machines for paper ballots, and it's all thanks to Russia. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) reports. Buzz60 MADISON, Wis. - Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year's pres

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 21:00:29

Explorer and educator to give presentation on global warming and polar thawing

As climate change pushes ice farther north each year, it is spurring talk of a gold rush in the Arctic for natural resources, shipping routes, tourism and fishing in one of earth's last largely unexplored regions. (Aug. 23) AP Will Steger, a polar explorer, educator and environmentalist will give a

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:13:17

Ask Amy: She wants adult son to step up at home

Dear Amy: My 30-year-old son returned to live at home from several states away. He has a college degree, is handsome charming, and quick-witted. His position with a well-known insurance company ended when the contract ran out. Initially I thought he would be living at home for two or three weeks, bu

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-23 05:24:06

Ask Amy: They shun stepfather after he attacks 8-year-old

Dear Amy: I am a dad with two children, ages 11 and 8. Three months ago, we were at my mother and stepfather's house for a family cookout. My 8-year-old son was throwing "pops" on the ground (you know - those firecracker things that pop on cement). Well, apparently, my stepfather became angry and lu

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-23 05:19:04

NY leaders head to ravaged Puerto Rico with supplies and 'love' after Hurricane Maria

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at JFK Airport with state leaders and his daughter before they left for Puerto Rico to view the damage from Hurricane Maria. Joseph Spector, Albany Bureau ALBANY - New York leaders on Friday headed to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, bringing a plane full o

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 15:10:32

HOT, HOT, HOT: Southern Tier enjoying summer-like weather as highs go well into the 80s

As harvest time begins in France, wineries are worried about their output as extreme and unpredictable weather becomes the new 'normal.' Nathan Frandino reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook Keep the golf clubs in the trunk and consider yanking the swimsuits from the plastic storage cases you

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 13:17:24

Enfield resident declares candidacy for Congress

Brian Clasby has officially announced his candidacy for the New York 23rd Congressional District's House of Representatives seat, challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed. He is running as an independent. Clasby's release states he has lived in Enfield for the majority of his life, went to school

ITHACA.COM - 2017-09-22 17:45:00

How one student outsmarted her teacher, was able to use tons of notes on test

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. - Never underestimate the smarts of a determined college student. Tuesday was the first test day of the semester for assistant college professor Reb Beatty and his accounting class at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. As always, he let students cram as much informa

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:35:26

How NY is making it easier to save for college

ALBANY -- New York is improving its savings program for college. On Friday, the state's 529 College Savings Program reduced fees, offered more investment options, raised the maximum savings balance allowed and got rid of the minimum contribution required for some of the plans offered. "Now's the tim

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 19:07:28

Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules

WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance intended to better protect victims of sexual misconduct on college campuses, replacing it with an interim rule she says is meant to strike a more appropriate balance between those accused of sexual misdeeds and their

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 18:42:32

Cashless tolling on Thruway causes friction among leaders

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he would switch to a cashless tolling system on the Thruway tomorrow, if he could. Thruway leaders say it's the future. There's only one problem: They're struggling to figure out how to pay for it. Last week, Cuomo reiterated his support for automatic electronic tolli

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 17:05:56

Experts: Pregnant women should get a flu shot, despite miscarriage study

A new government-funded study appears to show a link between flu shots in pregnant women and miscarriage, but experts warn families not to jump to conclusions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention argues the study has shortcomings and is doubling down on its call that pregnant women o

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 16:47:17

Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn't actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all. "The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending," he told The Washington Post. "A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October." Meade, Christian and self-publi

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 16:10:35

Harmful algae blooms found in Seneca Lake samples

Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as harmful algae blooms or blue-green algae, have been identified for the first time this year in water samples taken from Seneca Lake. Harmful algae blooms, also known as HABs, can be harmful to people and animals. All 11 water samples collected on Sept. 16 and

ITHACAJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-22 14:52:07