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Cornell University awarded $980K to boost oats

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday $980,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support research and programs that help specialty crop growers, the senators said. Specifically, Cornell will use the funding to advance research in the genetics and seed composition of oats; developing and evaluating new methods for... more

Cornell seeks first Ivy win vs. Dartmouth on Saturday

The Big Red men’s lacrosse team will look to secure its first Ivy League win this weekend when it welcomes Dartmouth to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Penn last weekend, while the Quakers fell to Harvard, 14-7. Both teams are 1-6 on the year and winless in... more

Cornell to introduce off-campus housing rating system

Two weeks after a rental home caught on fire, displacing several students, Cornell University is revealing a plan to introduce a safety-focused ratings system in its online database of off-campus housing. The system is being created by the university in collaboration with the City of Ithaca and will include information such as whether a home is equipped with sprinklers and... more

Union and Ithaca College agree on contract, strike canceled

Ithaca College and the Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract after representatives from both parties met from 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. In a tweet, the union canceled a strike originally scheduled for March 28 and 29, because of the agreement. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

X Ambassadors announce fall festival in Ithaca’s Stewart Park

X Ambassadors — the popular rock band led by Ithaca natives Sam and Casey Harris — announced Monday morning that it will host a new hometown festival in September. Cayuga Sound: A Festival for the City of Ithaca will take place Sept. 22-23, with a daylong concert in Stewart Park serving as the centerpiece of the event. Curated by X... more

Cornell hockey season ends with NCAA loss

Less than a minute into the NCAA Tournament, the Cornell University men’s hockey team celebrated the first goal in its regional semifinal against UMass Lowell. The early advantage vanished quickly, though, as referees disallowed the goal following a video review. UMass Lowell then took the lead minutes later and the Big Red failed to recover in a 5-0 loss to... more

CMC, staff hit with lawsuit after patient dies in waiting room

A rare event that took place at the Cayuga Medical Center in January has resulted in a lawsuit being filed against three nurses, a doctor, as well as the entire hospital. On January 19th Lloyd Phelps, a 52-year-old Ithaca man was incorrectly prioritized while visiting the emergency room. He arrived around 6 pm and would be found dead in the... more

Court orders reinstatement of fired CMC nurses

Cayuga Medical Center was ordered to reinstate two registered nurses by United States District Judge Thomas McAvoy on Wednesday in U.S. District Court after he granted an injunction requested by the National Labor Relations Board. The nurses – Anne Marshall and Loran Lamb – are to be given back their former jobs while the NLRB continues to hear their case... more

Newt Gingrich ‘delighted’ with Cornell appearance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admitted he was concerned about how his visit to Cornell University would play out. Prominent Republicans visiting campuses in progressive cities can sometimes cause a stir, but everything was civil and respectful Wednesday night in Call Auditorium. “I cannot tell you how delighted I am with the attitude, the tone and the willingness... more

ELECTION RESULTS: Winners and losers from village contests (full-coverage)

The surprise from Tuesday’s slate of village elections was the loss of incumbent Waterloo Trustee David Duprey who has served on the board since 1996. In races that generated very few votes — Democrat Gina Suffredini and Republican John Butlak both secured seats on the Village Board. Butlak received 250 votes, while Suffredini secured 213. While there are still 44... more

Cornell welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf on Saturday

The Big Red returns to Ivy League play and continues its three-game home stand when it welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off its first win of the season, a 15-6 victory over instate rival Colgate, while the Quakers dropped its last outing, a 17-8 decision to Princeton to slip to... more

Cornell lax opens three-game homestand vs. Colgate tonight

After playing just one home game through the first five weeks of the season, the Big Red men’s lacrosse team opens up a three-game home-stand on Tuesday evening when it welcomes instate rival Colgate to Schoellkopf Field at 5 p.m. Cornell is still seeking its first win of the season after falling in its Ivy League opener at Yale this... more

Officials plan next moves after string of overdoses in Ithaca

Three overdoses in four days. That’s what the Ithaca Police Department, and community as a whole is contending with as even more overdoses are reported. According to reporting by the Ithaca Voice the overdoses are possibly tied to heroin — but nothing official has been named. No arrests have been made, either. One of those overdoses happened on Thursday around... more

Cornell men’s hockey makes NCAA Tournament

The Cornell men’s hockey team fell short of an ECAC Hockey title, but its hope for a national championship remains intact as the Big Red received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Cornell received the No. 3 seed in the Northeast Regional and will play Hockey East champion UMass Lowell, which is the No. 2 seed, at... more

J.C. Penney locations Ontario, Cayuga counties will not close

It came to as a surprise to some. Others were relieved. On Friday, J.C. Penney named the 138 stores that would close due to poor performance, and a variety of other factors. No location between Syracuse and Rochester was included in the list of cuts. In fact, only three stores overall were in New York. A report last week indicated... more

Latest test results: Lead levels still elevated in Ithaca City School District

According to the latest test results, lead levels are still coming back elevated in Ithaca City School District. The most recent results were from samplings taken in late 2016. It's a problem that the community has been hearing officials talk about for some time now. As those throughout the district start to raise greater concerns about the district's ability to... more

NOT GUILTY: Man accused of murder at Ithaca Walmart ruled ‘competent enough’ to stand trial

He’s competent to stand trial and has pleaded not guilty. Justin Barkley, who is accused of killing a man in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot in December has been found competent to stand trial, according to the Ithaca Voice. The 38-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and menacing a police officer after he allegedly shot at officers. He did... more

‘Exceptionally large load’ being hauled through Ithaca on Friday

The Ithaca Police Department reports that a commercial truck, towing an exceptionally long load is scheduled to travel through the Ithaca area in a southerly direction on Friday. The truck and trailer are over 380 feet long and twenty feet wide, according to police. It’s the same commercial load that came through the area in February, which was a GE... more
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