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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

Tom Reed in Ithaca Saturday for his town hall meeting

Republican Rep. Tom Reed will hold a town hall meeting in Ithaca on Saturday amid a wave of similar events across the country where attendees have attacked legislators for plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The town hall — 8 a.m. Saturday at the Southside Community Center — comes five days after congressional Republicans released a replacement plan for... more

ITHACA MURDER: Records hint at Barkley’s mental issues

The anonymous Aug. 27 911 call to Tompkins County Sheriff's deputies was the second they fielded about Justin Barkley that day. The first was from his mother, to check on his welfare. The second call was coupled with a vague warning and, as a deputy later reported: insistence that Barkley was "not a bad guy." Barkley's mother had called on... more

Union files unfair labor charge against Ithaca College

Contingent faculty members at Ithaca College announced Wednesday they have filed an unfair labor practice charge against the school and have given the college’s bargaining committee 24 hours to show a “glimmer of hope” in labor negotiations. The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union/Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 United held a press conference outside the Peggy Ryan Williams Administration... more

Ithaca Police: Eight suspected heroin overdoses in two weeks

The Ithaca Police Department issued a plea to heroin users on Tuesday, asking users of the opioid drug to reach out for treatment. IPD has responded to eight calls for people suspected of overdosing on heroin in the last two weeks, Officer Jamie Williamson said in a statement. Those eight calls included one death “where the possibility that the person... more

Ithaca superintendent discusses evolving curriculum

During a question-and-answer session Tuesday night with community members, Ithaca City Schools Superintendent Dr. Luvelle Brown was asked which human rights concerns students in the district are most vocal about. Brown said one of the most common concerns younger students have is the availability of higher education and if they will have access to a diverse learning experience when they... more
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