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Lansing man arrested for robbing Tompkins Trust Company branch

Lansing man arrested for robbing Tompkins Trust Company branch
Deputies said they arrested a 48-year-old Lansing man who robbed the Tompkins Trust Company branch in Lansing Wednesday morning. Tompkins County sheriff's deputies said they responded to the report of the bank robbery at the branch located at 2251 North Triphammer Road around 11:10 a.m. The suspect, Maurice Marshall, did not display a weapon during the robbery, authorities said. He... more

Cornell debuts updated rental property database

Cornell debuts updated rental property database
Accountability measures are crucial for a rental market as large and robust as Ithaca’s, fueled by out-of-area students who come to the area for an education at Cornell University or Ithaca College. One of the easiest methods to hopefully help students make good rental decisions is to equip them with as much information as possible. This is the mantra of... more

Former Cornell student sentenced to 2 years in prison

Former Cornell student sentenced to 2 years in prison
A former Cornell University student learns his fate in Court on Tuesday. Investigators in Ithaca were stunned by the stash of weapons and other supplies they found in his home. 21-year-old Maximilien Reynolds, of Rumson, New Jersey, will spend 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of making false statements when buying several firearms. Police first got... more

Police investigating robbery of Tops gas station in Lansing

Police investigating robbery of Tops gas station in Lansing
Law enforcement officers say they are searching for two males who robbed Tops gas station at 2300 North Triphammer Road in Lansing Saturday night. Tompkins County sheriff’s deputies, Cayuga Heights Police Department, Ithaca Police Department, and the New York State Police responded to a robbery complaint around 9:50 p.m. Saturday, deputies said. Deputies said they were told two black males... more

Cornell gets $1.4M for transportation research

Cornell gets $1.4M for transportation research
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand on Thursday announced $1.4 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for Cornell University to continue leading the Transportation, Environment, and Community Health Center. “This grant will enable Cornell University and its new transportation center to continue producing game-changing research on the technology that could preserve our environment and protect our communities from... more

Shakey Graves, John Popper among 12 announced acts coming to Ithaca

Shakey Graves, John Popper among 12 announced acts coming to Ithaca
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, rising Americana star Shakey Graves and Grammy-nominated rockers NEEDTOBREATHE are among the dozen acts that announced upcoming shows in Ithaca. The shows, announced today by promoter DSP Shows, will be held at either the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd.; The Haunt, located at 702 Willow Ave. or at the State Theatre of Ithaca,... more

Injury bug bites again as Cornell clinches Ivy hockey title

Injury bug bites again as Cornell clinches Ivy hockey title
For the second straight game, an injury cast a shadow over an otherwise positive result for a Cornell men’s hockey team which has ascended to the top spot in the ECAC and a top-10 national ranking despite being plagued by injuries all season. Moments before freshman forward Michael Regush’s power-play goal gave the Red an early lead 5:39 into its... more

Schumer calls for FAA to fund Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion

Schumer calls for FAA to fund Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer joined other local officials from Tompkins County on Friday at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to call for $10 million in federal funding for the $24.7 million renovation that will allow the airport to receive international flights. Schumer, D-N,Y., was joined by a number of Tompkins legislators, and representatives from local business and Cornell University. “This airport... more

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University has named Jessica Levin Martinez, head of the the Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums, as the new director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The Cornell University Board of Trustees approved her appointment as the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the museum during a meeting Jan. 31 in New York... more

Outlaw Speedway announces dates for annual Arnot Mall Car Show

Outlaw Speedway announces dates for annual Arnot Mall Car Show
Representatives of the Outlaw Speedway are pleased to announce the dates for the Annual Arnot Mall Car Show. Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, 2019 are the two days designated for the annual affair. Cars will roll in the Big Flats facility on Friday night, March 29 at the completion of regular business hours. The show will run all... more

Woman extricated from car after collision with garbage truck in Ithaca

Woman extricated from car after collision with garbage truck in Ithaca
A woman was extricated from her car and airlifted to the hospital Thursday morning after crashing into the side of a garbage truck in the Town of Ithaca. The crash happened at about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Hayts and Hopkins roads. When responders from the Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene,... more

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night

Dryden pedestrian struck by car, killed Tuesday night
A 54-year-old Dryden man was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday night on Turkey Hill Road in Dryden. New York state troopers were dispatched to the area of Turkey Hill Road near Stevenson Road to investigate the accident, which occurred at approximately 7:09 p.m. Members of Varna Fire and Rescue were already performing CPR when police arrived at the... more

One way or another, Maguire aims to expand dealerships in Ithaca

One way or another, Maguire aims to expand dealerships in Ithaca
Phil Maguire, CEO of the Maguire Family of Dealerships, is the entrepreneurial example of the old proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” The first attempt back in 2014 was an “artisanal” car dealership campus in the Town of Ithaca, which was halted by disagreements over zoning. The second attempt was a trio of dealerships proposed for... more

Inside one of Cornell’s most competitive music tryouts

Inside one of Cornell’s most competitive music tryouts
For well over a hundred years, McGraw Tower’s 21 bells have set the mood for an entire campus and town, performing everything from the iconic “Alma Mater” on fall evenings to elaborate renditions of the Grateful Dead. But 161 steps above Ho Plaza, it is easy to take for granted the source of the thrice daily, boisterous melody. According to... more

Big Red welcomes defending Ivy champ Penn Friday on ESPNU

Big Red welcomes defending Ivy champ Penn Friday on ESPNU
The Cornell men’s basketball team will have an early chance to make a statement to the rest of the conference when defending Ivy champion Penn visits Newman Arena on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. The contest, the first game of a doubleheader with the women’s team, will be broadcast on ESPNU with Jon Meterparel and Noah Savage on the... more

Ithaca firefighters extinguish fire and rescue two cats from South Hill home

Ithaca firefighters extinguish fire and rescue two cats from South Hill home
Ithaca firefighters extinguished a house fire and rescued two cats from a home in the Town of Ithaca Sunday night. Firefighters responded to a one-story duplex home at 220 Coddington Road in South Hill and located a fire in a back bedroom, firefighters said. Firefighters ensured the residents were out and had the fire under control within 20 minutes. Bangs... more

Courts uphold ruling that Cayuga Medical Center violated federal labor law

DECISION: Cayuga Medical Center violated federal labor law
This week, Cayuga Medical Center read and posted a notice for employees that states they violated federal labor law. The notice was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals after the National Labor Relations Board found the hospital unlawfully disciplined nurses who were trying to form a union. The NLRB recently upheld two cases involving Cayuga Medical Center. In one,... more
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