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IC’s Mike Welch to retire after 2016 football season

Ithaca College’s head football coach, Mike Welch ’73, has announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2016 campaign. “With Bomber pride in my heart and great consideration for the program I love, my wife Sue and I have decided that it is time to begin a new chapter in our lives at the end of this academic... more

Ithaca College football coach to retire after 22 years

After more than two decades at the helm, Ithaca College alum Mike Welch announced late Wednesday evening this year as leader of the football program will be his last. With the program 38 years, the IC Athletics Hall of Famer led the team through 22 seasons, highlighted by eight Empire 8 Conference Championships, conference coach of the year honors eight... more

TCAT East Ave and Collegetown Detours Lifted on 8/15

TCAT is pleased to announce that College Ave. and East Ave. will be open to traffic in both directions and buses will return to normal routing on numerous routes effective Mon., Aug. 15. The detours were prompted by utility replacement work at the intersection of Campus Rd. and East Ave., as well as a major construction project on College Ave.... more

Cornell Store robbed over weekend

Cornell University police are investigating a larceny reported at the Cornell Store on campus over the weekend. Employees of the Cornell Store, located at 135 Ho Plaza, notified Cornell Police on Monday that over the weekend someone had entered the vault area, tampered with surveillance cameras and stole cash, according to a news release from the Cornell University Police Department.... more

Lifton urges New Market pipeline hearing in Ithaca

Lifton urges New Market pipeline hearing in Ithaca
State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and an Ithaca environmental activist are calling on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to hold a hearing in Ithaca regarding the proposed Dominion New Market Pipeline expansion. Last week, the DEC agreed to extend the comment public period from Aug. 5 to Sept. 12 on the air quality discharge permit. Read More more

Cornell specialists to present Soil Health Center Seminars at 2016 Empire Farm Days

The New York State Working Group for Improved Soil Health has set its Empire Farm Days Soil Health Center Seminars, demonstrations, and panel discussions for Aug. 9, 10, and 11 at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls. The lead presenters for the seminars are Cornell University specialists Dr. Matthew Ryan, an agroecologist and sustainable cropping systems specialist; Dr.... more

Ithaca team, including city councilman, wins $1,000,000 in computer hacking competition

Last week, Ithaca tech company GrammaTech, along with partners from University of Virginia, took home 2nd place — and $1,000,000 — in the Cyber Grand . Read more on this story from the Ithaca Voice, who looked at what this means for the City of Ithaca and those living in the Finger Lakes as a whole. Read More more

Flood threat persists: Ithaca dredging awaited

Five years after a study found Ithaca's flood control system would fail during the type of rain storm engineers designed it to protect against — remedies for the potential flooding remain years away and underfunded. Sediment has filled so much of the flood control system the waterway would fail during a 100-year storm, sending floodwater pouring through the city, according... more

Man flown to trauma center after being stabbed in Ithaca fight

The Ithaca Police Department reports that during the early-morning hours of Sunday, officers responded to reports of a large group of people fighting at the 400 Block of Eddy Street. Officers say that when they arrived there was no active dispute, but that a large group of people began dispersing and fleeing the scene. Officers then identified a patient, who... more

Cornell gets $4.2M for apple growing research

Cornell University has been awarded more than $4.2 million in new federal funding to support agriculture research into apple growing, according to a joint news release from U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Cornell will use the funds for research in the commercial apple industry, including studying new rootstock and identifying new genetic makers to select improved plant traits…... more

One seriously injured in Ithaca accident

One seriously injured in Ithaca accident
A serious accident in Ithaca left two hospitalized with minor and serious injuries. Lt. Jacob Young, of the Ithaca Police Department says that a three car crash on Elmira Road at Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. Young says on Thursday afternoon around 1:24 pm officers were called to the scene of an accident on Elmira Road with serious injuries. It was determined... more

Ithaca native grew up watching Watkins Glen races; now he helps run them with NASCAR

When Jusan Hamilton was growing up, spending a weekend at the Watkins Glen International track with his family to watch the races was like a yearly mini-vacation. A lifelong racing fan, Hamilton now gets to play a direct role in the races he grew up watching. Read more below from the Ithaca Voice. Read More more

Wegmans targets North Carolina for expansion

Wegmans Food Markets plans to make a greater push into North Carolina, a move that would put it up against some of the largest grocery store chains in the country trying to take advantage of a weak market. A successful foray into the Tar Heel State — already targeted by The Kroger Co., Publix Inc. and others — would serve... more
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