Dryden girl’s suspension for dress code violation lessened after mom’s Facebook video

Twenty-four hours after Freeville mom Erin Kidney posted a live video asking Facebook users how she should react to her 17-year-old daughter’s two-day suspension from school due to a dress code violation, she was inundated with opinions. And the suspension, the Kidneys were later told after the video had been posted, was lessened to one day, the school said the... more

Watkins Glen teacher wins $2,500 grant, finishes second on Jeopardy!

Rachel Niegelberg, a Watkins Glen Elementary School teacher walked off the set of Jeopardy! with a $2,500 educational grant to help fund some projects in the district she teaches on Tuesday. She finished second on Tuesday’s semi-final round game of the gameshow, which featured educators from around the U.S. The Trumansburg resident was a winner in last week’s quarterfinal game.... more

Tioga rallies for walk-off win over Trumansburg in IAC Small School final

Tioga got its offense going just in time Wednesday, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning rallying the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Trumansburg in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School baseball final at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden. Mitch Taylor delivered the final blow, capping the comeback with a sacrifice fly to right field... more

Trumansburg man tried to have $125K worth of drugs delivered to Romulus residence

Sheriff Tim Luce says investigators arrested a 48-year-old Trumansburg man on felony drug charges after attempting to arrange for a large quantity of drugs to be delivered to a home in Romulus. Timothy J. Coffey, age 48, of Trumansburg was charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony, Attempted Criminal Possession... more

Grassroots releases extensive 2018 performance schedule

This summer’s GrassRoots Music & Dance festival in Trumansburg is set for July 19-22 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds on the west side of Cayuga Lake.  The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages, which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80, some bands that play the festival. On Monday, Grassroots organizers announced their full line-up for... more

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads guilty to lower-level felony

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker last year pleaded guilty to a low-level felony Monday in Seneca County Court. A more serious rape charge was dismissed. Jesse Farina-Geiger, 25, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison. Judge Dennis Bender sentenced Farina-Geiger to 10 years’ probation, and Farina-Geiger... more

Encore Players Community Theatre presents ‘Artifice’

Encore Players Community Theatre is delighted to announce upcoming production dates for their Spring comedy/farce. Artifice is a hilarious romp packed with intrigue, relationships, near disaster, and, well, art. For her work on Artifice, playwright Anne Flanagan won the Reva Shiner Award, the McLaren Memorial Comedy Award, and the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Award. The story takes place at a... more

Schuyler Sheriff: Trumansburg faces felony burglary charge after investigation

A Trumansburg man has been charged with burglary after breaking into a Hector residence in February — stealing property along the way. Justin L. Georgia, 29, was charged with second-degree burglary — a Class C felony. The charge alleges that Georgia broke into the residence in Hector, stole property, and exited. He was arraigned in Hector Town Court and remanded... more

Trumansburg schools enforce lockout for 45 minutes because of video showing handgun

Trumansburg schools enforced a lockout and a hold-in-place for 45 minutes on Wednesday because of an alleged school threat. Kimberly Bell, superintendent of the Trumansburg Central School District, said officials from a neighboring school district told Trumasburg school officials Wednesday morning that a post on social media contained a video of a student with a handgun in a school restroom.... more

Trumansburg school district residents to vote on $24.9 million capital project

Residents living in the Trumansburg Central School District will be voting on a $24.9 million project is designed to bring, among many things, science, technology, engineering and math spaces to TCSD schools. Voting hours for the "no additional tax impact" project are scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. March 13 at the Ulysses Historical Society, located at 39 South Street... more

Trumansburg boys basketball gets first win in late-January

The Trumansburg Blue Raiders notched their first victory of the season with a 54-44 win over the Groton Indians in a conference matchup at home Friday, Jan. 27. In its last IAC matchup Jan. 23, Trumansburg stayed within four points of now North Large Division leading Lansing on the road and then were blown out 62-32 on the road by... more

Man accused of raping outlet mall co-worker pleads not guilty

The Trumansburg man accused of raping an underage co-worker at Waterloo Premium Outlets last year pleaded not guilty to numerous felony charges during his arraignment Tuesday in Seneca County Court. Jesse M. Farina-Geiger, 24, was arraigned on one count of first-degree rape and five counts of third-degree rape, as well as a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a... more

Trumansburg man facing charges after attempting to sell crack cocaine to undercover cop

A Trumansburg man was indicted in Tompkins County Court on Thursday morning on charges related to the sale of crack cocaine. Alonzo J. Fair, 34, was arrested on Nov. 6 after allegedly trying to sell crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Former Trumansburg officer sentenced to prison time

Former Trumansburg police officer and Marine veteran Andrew Jacobsen was sentenced to two to four years of prison time following his arrest in September on charges of theft and parole violation. Jacobsen, 32, was surrounded in his home and taken into police custody on Sept. 26th, accused of stealing $4,000 worth of jewelry from a Trumansburg home, which he then... more

Trumansburg teacher under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

Christine Ibert, an English teacher at Charles. O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, is currently under investigation by state police after allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of her students for at least a year. Ibert, who is in her mid-40s, was put on paid administrative leave on Oct. 6 of this year, according to the minutes of... more

Update: Trumansburg firefighters spend 3 hours handling overturned propane truck

Several law enforcement officials responded to a scene in Trumansburg on Thursday afternoon after a propane truck crash which caused the vehicle to tip over. First responders reported to the scene on Seneca Road in Trumansburg shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday. According to Lieutenant Dan Scherer at the Trumansburg Fire Department, Trumansburg firefighters were among first responders, along with... more
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