Regional GOP representatives ‘on notice’ after continued protests

Congressman Tom Reed said in a Fox News interview he didn’t know why protesters gathered at his Ithaca office on Valentine’s Day for a 24-hour sit-in, despite numerous public statements, through traditional media outlets and on social media, about their intentions. “I don’t know what they are protesting other than they are taking over the office,” Reed said in the... more

Seniors lead, Sweany follows as Big Red wrestlers upset #4 Ohio State

Senior Brian Realbuto beat top-ranked Bo Jordan at 174 pounds and No. 1 Gabe Dean defeated defending NCAA champion Myles Martin at 184, but it was sophomore Jeramy Sweany’s victory at heavyweight that lifted Cornell to a 19-18 upset win over No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday afternoon. The eighth-ranked Big Red closed its regular season with a 13-2 record... more

Ithaca Walmart shooter has complicated history

The Ithaca man accused of fatally shooting a UPS driver at a Walmart parking lot had a lengthy history with law enforcement, despite the fact that he worked as a master social worker from September 2008 until May 2016 at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Massena. According to reporting by the Ithaca Voice, “he attacked a man in Lansing, had... more

Cornell Big Red clinch bye with wild 3-3 tie

Whether it’s a point gained or a point lost depends on the perspective, but the one certainty from the Cornell men’s hockey team’s 3-3 deadlock with Clarkson on Saturday night is that it wasn’t dull. Sophomore forward Mitch Vanderlaan and sophomore defenseman Matt Nuttle scored goals in the final half of the third period to give the Big Red a... more

Police: Student raped on-campus at Ithaca College

A student was raped on-campus at Ithaca College and police are still looking for the suspect, an official confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The crime happened between 1:15 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Jan. 22 in the wooded area near the Recreation Trails south of Boothroyd Hall. A news release about the incident states, “The victim reported sexual intercourse without consent.” Read... more

Cornell undergrad tuition to rise 3.75 percent, sticker price now $52,612

The Cornell Board of Trustees voted to increase the price of undergraduate tuition, housing contracts, meal plans and health fees for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the University announced Monday. The sticker price for undergraduate students enrolling in one of the endowed schools and for out-of-state students enrolling in a contract college will rise by $1,900 next year, from $50,712 to... more

Ithaca organization encourages people to participate in National Random Acts of Kindness Week

In honor of its 50th Year Anniversary, the Child Development Council (1967-2017), which serves Cortland and Tompkins Counties, will unveil a series of celebratory programs and events designed to entertain, engage, educate, and appreciate the children, families, and communities it serves. One such program launches next week and will run throughout 2017. That program is “Random (and International) Acts of... more

Cornell hockey faces pivotal north country trip

The penultimate regular-season weekend of ECAC Hockey play will take the #12/13 men’s hockey team to the North Country for games against St. Lawrence at 7 p.m. Friday and Clarkson at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Saints and the Big Red are among the four teams in contention for the Cleary Cup, which is awarded to the league’s regular-season champion. CornellBigRed.com:... more

Ithaca man charged after assault in Dryden

On February 11th at about 1:21 am, New York State Police at Ithaca arrested Patrick R. Smuda, 59, of Ithaca was charge with felony of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. This arrest occurred after troopers responded to a Tompkins County 911 report of an assault at a home on Delong Avenue in the Town of Dryden.... more

Crash involving vehicle, two pedestrians in Ithaca under investigation

The Ithaca Police Department reports that they responded to the 700 block of South Meadow Street around noon for a crash involving two pedestrians and a car. The accident happened near DiBella’s and happened when the two pedestrians were crossing from east to west on South Meadow Street when they were struck by a vehicle traveling south. One pedestrian was... more

No place to call home: for middle-class seniors aging in place, a dilemma

Forty-two years ago, David and Joan Brumberg traveled to Ithaca from their home in Geneva to have dinner at Moosewood Restaurant for the first time. Joan, who had visited Ithaca several times before, loved the city. She thought that Ithaca was “more liberal and more sophisticated, with better restaurants” than Geneva. “It wasn’t like it is now,” Joan said, “but... more

Terminated nurses secure unemployment benefits; judge says misconduct didn’t meet threshold

A nurse terminated by Cayuga Medical Center has succeeded securing unemployment benefits after a judge found her actions did not “rise to the level of misconduct” regarding a blood transfusion. This comes as the National Labor Relations Board is investigating why two nurses were terminated at Cayuga Medical Center. The hospital claims it fired two Intensive Care Unit nurses —... more

The rise of Cornell’s two-time NCAA wrestling champion Gabe Dean

The summer before his senior year, Dean attended what he thought was a football camp at Georgia Tech, but as it turned out, the camp was a scouting combine. This was Dean’s big chance to show off his talent and win the attention of some Division I programs, but it did not go anything like he had imagined it would.... more

Man dies in ER waiting room at Cayuga Medical; one staffer fired as investigation unfolds

One nurse at Cayuga Medical Center has had her contract terminated and the hospital is reviewing it’s practices after a patient died in the emergency room waiting area on January 19th. The 52-year-old, who was originally found unresponsive at a convenience store in Ithaca, was transported to the hospital after police and Bangs Ambulance arrived at the scene. When he... more

Former Cornell fraternity president accepts plea deal after sexual assault accusation

The former Cornell fraternity president who was accused of attempted rape, pleaded guilty to forcible touching, a misdemeanor, in court Tuesday. Wolfgang Ballinger, 22, was arrested back in February 2016. Court documents alleged he led a female student to his bedroom at the Psi Upsilon fraternity house and tried to force her into having sex with him. CNY Central: Read... more
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