Enfield votes against saying the pledge at Town Board meetings

Enfield votes against saying the pledge at Town Board meetings
The town of Enfield, located in Tompkins County has made a move that some feel is controversial. They will not recite the pledge of allegiance at the start of meetings any more. It started as a discussion about removing the phrasing ‘under God’ from the pledge, which then turned into a broader debate around its necessity. The board ultimately passed... more

Enfield woman dies in structure fire on North Applegate Rd.

One dead after fire in Tompkins County
State Police say that on Sunday at approximately 12:40 p.m. firefighters were called to 344 North Applegate Road for a structure fire. Trumansburg Fire Company, Mecklenburg Fire Company, Newfield Fire Company, and Ithaca Fire Department assisted, according to Troopers, who say that a 72-year-old female perished in the fire. Troopers said a neighbor called 911, but was not sure if... more

Tompkins residents upset after polling site runs out of ballots two hours before polls closed

Tompkins residents upset after polling site runs out of ballots two hours before polls closed
The polling site in the Town of Enfield ran out of ballots more than two hours before polls closed at 9 p.m. on Election Day, leaving some residents unhappy about possibly losing the opportunity to vote. Stephen Dewitt, the Democratic commissioner for the Tompkins County Board of Elections, said his office received a phone call around 6 p.m. from poll workers who said... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Troopers still looking for driver that fled after pursuit in Enfield

Troopers still looking for driver that fled after pursuit in Enfield
State Police are searching for a driver who fled authorities when they tried to pull him over. Prior to the attempted traffic stop, the driver also hit a car. It all happened on Tuesday around 6:30 pm on Enfield Main Road. The Dodge Caravan led police on a four-mile pursuit, during which the driver struck another vehicle traveling the same... more

Enfield Food Distribution closure had impact, but back open for business

When the Enfield Food Distribution center was forced to close in early June for mandatory repairs and upgrades, hundreds of residents were forced to find another way to get the food they needed for close to a month. While other local pantries helped to take on the load, gaps were inevitable. Other pantries were farther away, had different hours, or... more

Tompkins County authorities seek help finding missing vulnerable teen

Authorities in Tompkins County are asking for help finding a missing vulnerable person. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office says Alice Fenton, 16, was last seen at 5 a.m. Monday on North Van Dorn Road in the Town of Enfield. Fenton is described as 5′ 2″ tall, about 147 pounds with blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call 607-272-2444.... more

Enfield food pantry closes temporarily; needs to raise $17K to reopen

The Enfield Food Pantry has temporarily closed after not passing a recent inspection by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Enfield's food pantry has been continuously operating for nearly 40 years and is a member of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Typically, volunteers distribute food on Mondays and Sundays. It was closed June 5 until improvements can... more

Man in custody following police search in Enfield

Following a search for a person in Enfield beginning on Monday afternoon, the New York State Police say they have a man in custody as of 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Senior Investigator Rick Haas say officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute at a residence on Van Dorn Road in Enfield just after 2:30 p.m. on Monday. IthacaVoice.com: Read... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Dollar General coming to Enfield

If you live in the hills west of Ithaca, your shopping options are limited. The folks behind Dollar General see that as an opening. The Broadway Group of Huntsville, Alabama will be building the prefabricated metal building will replace a single-family home at 2124 Mecklenburg Road, north of Enfield Elementary. The $998,000 project is being funded by Southern States Bank,... more

Enfield solar projects gain IDA’s final approval

Two solar projects planned for the Town of Enfield gained final approval from the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday. Mecklenburg Solar will construct and equip a 1.8-megawatt solar array on about 13 acres of property on 1732 Mecklenburg Road that will be leased by the business. The array will allow 200 to 300 residential subscribers to receive renewable... more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more

Search warrant leads to drug, firearm charges in Enfield

On Monday around 5:08 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Ithaca Police Department Investigations Division, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police served a narcotics search warrant at 1718 Mecklenburg Rd. in Enfield. The SWAT team secured the residence and two occupants, one being the defendant — later identified as Carl L. Williams. The residence... more

Tompkins Co. dealing with more overdoses by the day

After officials released information outlining the possibility of eight overdoses in a short period of time — Ithaca and Tompkins County added another potential two overdoses to that list. Heroin has become one of the biggest, if not the outright biggest fight that local and state officials are trying to combat. The Ithaca Voice has extended coverage on the recent... more

AUDIT: Enfield purchases needed more oversight

An audit released Tuesday by the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli reveals the Enfield Town Board did not provide adequate oversight of some town purchases in 2016. The audit said town officials did not seek competition for some professional services, and did not follow the town’s procurement policy on the purchase of heat oil and sand,... more
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