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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

Cornell hockey looking for magic in Lake Placid

The Cornell men’s hockey team can forget about its plans leading up to the ECAC Hockey semifinals in Lake Placid on Friday going smoothly. Thanks to the snowstorm terrorizing the Southern Tier and central New York, the Big Red’s itinerary needed to shift. But coach Mike Schafer is not worried at all about the changes impacting his team’s preparation or... more

Newfield man found with heroin after Ithaca crash

A 23-year-old Newfield man is facing numerous traffic and drug charges after he caused an accident in Ithaca while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Police say Dylan T. Vincent, 23, of Newfield crashed his vehicle around 4:30 pm on March 4th near the 400 block of Bostwick Rd. and during the subsequent investigation — was found to be... 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

Reed will meet with local constituents this weekend (dates & locations)

Republican Rep. Tom Reed will sit down with constituents this weekend to address the wealth of concerns many have with the state of politics in the region. After several requests from those constituents — Reed scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings, which would all take place on Saturday. Starting at 8 am — Rep. Reed will begin his day... more

FORTUNE 100: Wegmans takes #2 on ‘Best Companies’ list

For the 20th year running, Wegmans made the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This year, it sits at number two on the list. The 2017 list marks the 20th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans is just one of 12 companies that have appeared on the list for all 20 years.... more

Retiring IPD Chief John Barber says farewell

Officers and staff at the Ithaca Police Department lined both sides of the small parking lot off East Clinton Street on Thursday afternoon to salute their retiring chief as he walked out the department’s doors for the final time. Chief John Barber walked toward the street as officers remained in salute on both sides, then he turned and saluted the... more
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