What’s in store for cab companies in Ithaca now that Lyft, Uber might move into …

Two local cab companies have responded to the possibility of Uber and Lyft moving into Tompkins County and their main takeaway was the same: the sparkle behind ridesharing services likely won’t last long. John Kadar, who has owned Ithaca Dispatch for 22 years and has about 80 drivers on the road in Ithaca and about 40 in Elmira, said, “I... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Tompkins Legislator Kelles seeks re-election

Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles has announced she is running for re-election. Kelles has represented District 2, which includes Fall Creek and Cornell Heights, since December 2015. Kelles chairs the Health and Human Services committee, vice-chairs the Jail Study committee, vice-chairs the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion committee, and sits as a member of the Public Safety committee. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Joe Biden delivers impassioned speech to Cornell students (full video)

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden came clean on why he decided to come to Cornell University during the start of his speech at the Senior Convocation ceremony Saturday. “I have to admit the real reason I came today – I love ice cream,” Biden said, referencing the new Big Red, White and Biden ice cream produced... more

State reviewing sexual-assault law compliance at colleges

Area colleges — including Hobart and William Smith, where an alleged sexual assault drew national attention — will be the subject of investigations by the Cuomo administration to see if they are complying with a state law addressing the issue. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a comprehensive review of compliance under the Enough is Enough law at all higher-education institutions... more

Experience! The Finger Lakes announces culinary festival in Ithaca to celebrate 10 year anniversary!

For the past 10 years, Experience! The Finger Lakes has produced some of best culinary tours and events in the Finger Lakes Region by vetting out the top food and beverage producers in the area. As a way to show their thanks to their partners and customers, this June, Experience! is bringing everyone together for a celebration in Ithaca to... more

Cornell basketball unveils 6-member incoming class

This will be one of the first full recruiting classes under second year head coach Brian Earl. The six incoming members of Cornell men’s basketball have been made clear. The list includes five incoming freshmen and one junior, who take the on the floor presence of four forwards and two guards. Follow the link below for tidbits about each of... more

Minors charged with gang assault in Ithaca

On May 20th at approximately 9:30 pm the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 400 block of Floral Ave and the 600 block of Chestnut St. for reports of assault victims. Two victims were located in nearby areas, according to IPD. Both victims were transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Police say two suspects were arrested... more

Trumansburg defeats Tioga 3-0, advances to semifinals

In what head coach Scott Voorhees called his team’s “best defensive game for the year,” the Trumansburg Blue Raiders defeated Tioga, 3-0, at home Monday afternoon to advance to the Section IV Class C semifinals. Junior Jake Shelley got the win on the mound, going six innings of three-hit ball while striking out 10 Tigers in a rematch of the... more

Ithaca woman charged with shoplifting

On May 19th at approximately 3:10 pm deputies in Tompkins County arrested an Ithaca woman following a larceny complaint. Deputies charged Seok Young Jo, 22, of Ithaca with petit larceny after a shoplifting complaint was filed with authorities. She posted bail and was released with an appearance ticket for Lansing Town Court on May 23rd. more

Ithaca’s Zhao, Horseheads duo reign supreme in Section 4 tennis

Ithaca High’s Michael Zhao won the singles title in Section 4 Tennis State Qualifiers on Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center and will be one of five Little Red players heading to the National Tennis Center in Flushing next month. Zhao cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Maine-Endwell’s Freddy Purpora for the sectional title. Both qualified for states after... more

Cornell student found dead at Ithaca Gorge

A missing Cornell student was found dead in a gorge underneath the Stewart Avenue bridge Friday morning. Law enforcement search teams recovered the body of Aalaap Narasipura, a 20-year-old senior electrical engineering student. Narasipura was reported missing since between 2 and 3 a.m. Wednesday. The circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected, said... more

Cornell ranks among nation’s best In NCAA APR

Cornell University ranks among the best according to the annual NCAA Division I Academic Progress Report (APR) for 2015-16. The APR measures semester-by-semester records for every individual team in Division I with regard to each team members’ continuing eligibility, retention and progress toward graduation. Cornell had seven teams honored and five with perfect scores. CornellBigRed.com: Read More more

IPD will have extra officers looking for seatbelt violators

The New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee has announced that May 22nd to June 4th is their Designated Seatbelt Mobilization Enforcement Period. As in years past, the Ithaca Police Department will have extra patrols on duty looking for seatbelt violations during this campaign. Police officers working these extra patrols will be patrolling during various hours throughout the day on... more

Cornell names research fund in honor of longtime state Sen. Michael Nozzolio

Former state Sen. Michael Nozzolio has received another honor from his alma mater. Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched the Senator Michael Nozzolio Fund for Viticulture and Enology, an endowment fund that will support the school’s wine and grape research. Nozzolio earned bachelor’s and master degrees at Cornell in the mid-1970s. During his career as a state... more

IPD executes search warrant; locates unknown drugs

On Tuesday at approximately 4:45 am members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, Ithaca Police Department Investigations Division, and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence located at 8 Shore Dr. IPD SWAT Team members secured the residence and three occupants, two of which were the defendants – identified as Taurean J. Matthews and... more

Tompkins Co. law enforcement will participate in torch run

On Wednesday members of local law enforcement will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the City of Ithaca to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, and the 2016 Special Olympics New York Summer Games, June 16th and 17th, at Siena College in the Capital District Region. Nearly 2,000 Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers... more

Attorney General: Massive heroin network busted up in the Finger Lakes

A massive 217-count indictment named 31 people in the Finger Lakes, and according to many state officials — could have taken a serious amount of heroin off the streets. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment on Wednesday, which included New York, Bronx, Queens, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. “Today’s arrests should send the message to those terrorizing and... more
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