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Auburn, Ithaca rank among best places for young families in Upstate

The website NerdWallet ranked 75 places that offer the best combination of affordability, quality schools, future growth and prosperity — as well as family-friendliness in an analysis, which ranked the top-places in Upstate New York for young families. Locally, very few communities made the list — but that doesn’t mean the Finger Lakes wasn’t represented at all. Rochester and Syracuse... more

Bucknell bottles up Cornell, 26-18

John Burdick kicked a school-record four field goals, including three in the decisive third quarter, and Bucknell’s defense held strong to knock off Cornell 26-18 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red fell to 1-4, while the Bison evened its record at 3-3. Burdick kicked field goals of 38, 33 and 28 yards in the second half to... more

Former Cornell student awarded $71 million from lawsuit following August 2012 fatal crash

A former Cornell student won $71 million in September from a lawsuit following a fatal crash that caused her to become disabled. Myra Moran, a 94-year-old woman, died from injuries sustained in the two-car crash that occurred in August 2012 on Route 79 in Dryden. Morgan Wang, a former Cornell student from Brooklyn, suffered a fractured back and spinal cord... more

Ithaca tech firm awarded $9M for cyber security research

An Ithaca tech company has been awarded federal funds for research and development for protecting software from cyber attacks. GrammaTech has been given $9 million dollars in funding from the Office of Naval Research. The company will be transforming existing software applications so they are tailored for each specific new situation. This will reduce the time between detecting and fixing... more

Big Red gets big win over Harvard, 17-14 (full coverage)

For many years, David Archer ’05 has brought a simple gift for the women’s lacrosse coaching staff on Mondays after a win over Harvard – warm cups of coffee. After more than a decade, Jenny Graap and staff will have to return the favor. The Big Red dominated both lines of scrimmage against the preseason Ivy League favorite Crimson, rallying... more

del Lago gives over $2K for healthy food locally

From the very start, del Lago Resort & Casino has had a focused mission to strengthen the community by supporting local businesses and nonprofits. The resort and casino is sincerely committed to improving the quality of life in the community by forging strong partnerships with organizations that impact the surrounding Finger Lakes region. Through sponsorships, donation of in-kind services, and... more

Two overdoses reported within 10 minutes of each other on Ithaca block

Two overdoses were reported within 10 minutes of each other near the intersection of West State and South Plain streets in Ithaca Tuesday night. The first overdose was reported around 8:10 p.m. at the apartment building located at 100-108 S. Plain St. Ithaca Police, the Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance responded to the scene and a person was taken... more

Cornell students ‘stunned’ by use of N-Word at house dinner

Following two high-profile incidents in which Cornell students reported being targeted physically or verbally because of their race, a West Campus house community is “shattered” following the use of a slur last week at a house dinner. Students at the Carl Becker House’s weekly house dinner on Wednesday night were answering poll questions by anonymously texting responses to questions like... more

Ithaca Police investigate reports of males looking into, lingering around East Hill apartments

The Ithaca and Cornell University Police Departments are investigating multiple reports of “suspicious activity” taking place in the East Hill neighborhood. According to a news release by the Ithaca Police Department, multiple accounts of “males peering into windows of apartments, entering apartments, and lingering in and around the locked entryway of apartment buildings” have been reported. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Gallery: First day of Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

Ithaca’s annual Apple Harvest Festival is officially underway and people are gathered on the Commons for apples and fall festivities. This year marks the third year that Littletree Orchards has participated in the festival. Their apple cider donuts are a popular favorite with a line stretching through the Commons. IthacaVoice.com: Check out the Gallery more

Ithaca edges Hobart, 24-21

Senior quarterback Shane Sweeney broke the Hobart College career passing yards and career passing touchdowns records today, but Ithaca College scored a late touchdown to eke out a 24-21 Liberty League win at Butterfield Stadium this afternoon. Sweeney was 19-of-35 passing for 242 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Brandon Shed that gave Hobart a 21-17... more

Colgate trips up Cornell in home opener

Junior quarterback Dalton Banks passed for 239 yards and the football team had more total offense than Colgate on Saturday, but the visitors’ defense came up with four interceptions and nine sacks to power the Raiders to a 21-7 victory at Schoellkopf Field. Banks accounted for the day’s lone touchdown from Cornell (0-3) on a 1-yard keeper. He set up... more

NYS DEC ‘cleanup complete’ on Ithaca Falls

In a Record Of Decision released earlier this week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) announced that cleanup of the Ithaca Falls Overlook site is complete, and no further remedial action is needed. The DEC notice states the “No Further Action” decision was made based on their own investigations, public comment and interim remedial measures (IRMs)... more

Hobart heads to Ithaca for league opener

The Hobart College football team opens Liberty League play on Saturday, Sept. 30 at conference newcomer Ithaca College. Kickoff at Butterfield Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Statesmen (3-1, 0-0) have won three in a row entering the showdown with the Bombers. Hobart is coming off a 34-17 win over Endicott last week. Senior quarterback Shane Sweeney enters the... more

Tompkins County Jail will have to reduce beds sooner than anticipated

In recent years, Tompkins County has avoided boarding out too many inmates because of a variance allowing extra beds at the Tompkins County Jail. However, that variance is ending soon — much sooner than officials would like. The New York State Commission of Correction consented to a final three-month variance extension Tuesday. It expires after Dec. 31. Reducing the population... more

Cornell opens rare four-game homestand Saturday vs. Colgate

The Cornell football team will become the final Division I team to play a home game when it kicks off its five-game slate at Schoellkopf Field against longtime rival Colgate on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. The game can be heard locally on WHCU 95.9 FM/870 AM with Barry Leonard and Buck Briggs on the call. This will be... more

Cornell student charged in attack apologizes for behavior

A white Cornell University student charged with beating a black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated. Nineteen-year-old John Greenwood issued a statement Thursday saying that last Friday in Ithaca he was involved in a "verbal exchange" that he regrets. Greenwood's statement said he used language "that was... more

Big Red soccer upsets #11 Orange in OT

Cornell’s Ryan Hill scored the only goal of the game in the 98th minute to lead the Big Red to a 1-0 victory against No. 11/13 Syracuse at the SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night. “We had our opportunities tonight, we just didn’t take them,” said Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre. “Full credit to (Cornell). They kept us off (the... more
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