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Ithaca Police Chief John Barber to retire; sends letter making announcement

After working nearly 30 years in law enforcement, I have decided to hang up my duty belt and retire early next year. My last work day will be Thursday March 9th, 2017. As I’ve reflected on my career, I thought I’d take a look back over the years and share some of my experiences. In 1989 I began my career... more

Wyoming’s first half run does In Cornell, 97-78

Wyoming used a 35-10 run to close out the first half and run away with a 97-78 win over Cornell on Saturday evening at the Arena-Auditorium. The game, the Big Red’s first in nearly three weeks due to exams, is the first of four straight prior to Christmas as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

Ithaca man charged with theft, accused of multiple trespasses on Cornell Campus

An Ithaca man turned himself in to Cornell University Police on Wednesday, about a week after authorities named him a suspect in a theft and two trespassing incidents on campus. John S. Gould, 55, was arraigned this week in Ithaca City Court and charged with third degree burglary — a class D felony, attempted petit larceny — a misdemeanor —... more

Man indicted on Ithaca murder charge, facing new charge for shooting at police

Justin R. Barkley was indicted late Thursday for the homicide of a Candor UPS driver and for shooting at police officers when they tried to take him into custody, court records show. Barkley, 38, was indicted on felonies for second-degree murder and menacing a police officer or peace officer. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Roundup: Ithaca boys down M-E; Groton wins tight one

unior Jordanny Cuevas Marte scored a game-high 21 points Friday to lead visiting Ithaca to a 67-51 Southern Tier Athletic Conference boys basketball victory over Maine-Endwell. Marte scored 11 points in the second quarter, when Ithaca went on a 20-9 run to turn a two-point deficit after one period into a 35-26 halftime lead. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Habitat for Humanity eyes Ithaca South Hill site

It’s been something of a development dilemma at 402 South Cayuga Street in the city of Ithaca, just south of downtown. The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA), which owns the site, would like to see the vacant spear of land redeveloped, after an apartment building on the site was damaged in a fire and demolished in the early 2000s. IthacaVoice.com:... more

Downtown Ithaca welcomes three new businesses

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and city officials recently welcomed Cayuga Coins, Willow, and Escape Ithaca to downtown Ithaca during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at each site. “These three businesses illustrate how the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well here in Ithaca. Whether it be coins, women’s clothing, or entertainment, the owners of these new businesses are showing us that... more

Penn assistant succeeds Welch as IC football coach

Ithaca College has dipped into the staff of two-time defending Ivy League champion Pennsylvania for its 10th head football coach. Dan Swanstrom, a native Texan and 2005 graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., was introduced Tuesday as successor to recently retired Mike Welch. Welch retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season with 169 victories in 23 seasons. Swanstrom... more

Cornell kicks off post-finals road trip at Wyoming

The Cornell men’s basketball comes out of its annual exam break with a challenging five-game road swing that commences at Wyoming on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. ET at the Arena-Auditorium in the first game of the 2016 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The game will be available live on the Mountain West Network, though there will be no... more

Dryden man kills UPS driver; pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

Police have identified the victim in Thursday’s homicide, which happened in the Ithaca Walmart. The shooter, who has been charged with second-degree murder has also been identified. William Schumacher, 52, of Candor was killed in the incident. Police say that the defendant, who has been charged with second-degree murder is 38-year-old Justin Barkley, of Dryden. The two did not know... more

Ithaca couple gives historic house a new home

Bill and Susan Lesser always admired the architecture of the 1840s-era Greek Revival-style house at 341 Coddington Road while driving by it on the way to and from their own similar home about 200 yards down the road. The Lessers and other neighbors have watched the vacant historic house in the town of Ithaca deteriorate over the past 20 years... more

Troopers searching for three who stole shoes from Ithaca mall

State Police are looking for three people suspected of stealing shoes from a store in the Ithaca Mall in Lansing over the weekend. Troopers say four shoes worth about $380 were stolen from the Designer Shoe Warehouse on December 3rd. Three suspects were caught on security camera footage putting on new shoes and walking out of the store with them,... more

Cornell sweeps Miami in men’s Hockey

The Cornell men’s ice hockey team completed a weekend sweep of visiting Miami (Ohio) over the weekend, winning 4-3 Friday in comeback fashion and 2-1 Saturday with a teddy toss on top. Cornell (7-3-1) is on a five-game winning streak heading into the semester break. It’ll play in the Florida College Classic Dec. 28 against Northern Michigan University and Dec.... more

Cayuga Medical Center proposes addition on West Hill

At their meeting next week, the town of Ithaca planning board will be taking their first look at a proposed addition to the behavioral health unit of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC). The addition is only the latest in a series of renovations and expansions undertaken by the medical center over the past several years. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Morgan’s heroics lift Big Red over Northeastern

Sophomore Matt Morgan had a career-high 34 points, including the go-ahead basket with 19 seconds left, to lift the Big Red men’s basketball team to an 80-77 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday evening at Newman Arena. Cornell improved to 2-5 on the year, while the Huskies slipped to 4-3. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

A 16-year movement: Median Ithaca rent prices nearly double, people pushed out

The price of rent is going up. It’s a problem that many communities are having a difficult time keeping up with. As the price of rent goes up — the necessity of higher-paying jobs grows. It’s a trend that can’t always be kept up with, and as this Ithaca Voice report shows — the trend is becoming a mainstream problem... more

Bauld’s first career goal proves difference-maker in Big Red’s Frozen Apple win

Playing in front of the biggest crowd of your life in prime time at the World’s Most Famous Arena sounds like a lot for a 19-year-old college kid to handle. But freshman Noah Bauld seized the moment and had a night he will not soon forget. The freshman took the setting in stride and in the end, his second period... more
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