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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

Cornell tops Colgate, 4-0, Gillam notches 10th Shutout

A game in hand is only useful in the playoff picture if it’s won, and the Cornell men’s hockey team made sure it took care of business Tuesday night. The Big Red struck early and often in the nation’s only Division I men’s game to thump Colgate, 4-0, and move into fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings with three... more

Cornell: fraternity on interim suspension after “serious violation”

After a "serious violation" of its Recognition Policy announced by the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Cornell University placed Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on interim suspension status as of February 2, according to a statement issued Friday. The statement elaborates that interim suspension indicates "a pause in the operations of a chapter during which the chapter may not engage... more

Power restored in Tompkins County after significant outage

Thousands were without power on Saturday as NYSEG contended with an outage of over 7,000 in Tompkins County. A Tompkins County 911 dispatcher said the first reports of outages happened around 5:10 p.m. and have been reported primarily in the East Hill area, Ellis Hollow area and Cornell University. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithaca airport receives $250K marketing grant (video)

State Sens. Pamela Helming, James Seward and Tom O’Mara agree the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is vital to growing local businesses and colleges, and on Friday announced they secured a $250,000 grant to promote and market the airport. “These state resources will help (the airport) expand its presence in the competitive air travel industry, and will help this important regional... more

Finger Lakes Land Trust conserves 470-acre West Hill farm

The Finger Lakes Land Trust today announced that it has accepted the donation of perpetual conservation easements that will conserve the 470-acre Sheffield Farm on Ithaca’s West Hill. This extensive property is one of the largest remaining privately owned parcels within the town of Ithaca and features extensive fields and woodlands as well as frontage on State Route 79, Bundy,... more

Cornell hockey looks to get back on track at #4 Union

The 16th-ranked Cornell men’s hockey team opens the final month of the regular season tonight with a trip to #4/5 Union, ECAC Hockey’s top team in the Pairwise Rankings. The game against the Dutchmen features a special 8:30 p.m. start time and will be televised by American Sports Network and TSN2 among many other channels, and it can also be streamed through... more

Bears, Bulldogs next up for Cornell hoops

The Cornell men’s basketball team will be challenged by the league’s top two scoring offenses when Brown (Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.) and defending Ivy League champion Yale (Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.) visit Newman Arena this weekend. Barry Leonard and Eric Taylor ’05 will provide the play-by-play locally on 96.3 FM The Buzzer, while live video of... more

Cornell wrestling extends Ivy Win streak to 75

Following an action-packed day of competition in New England, Cornell wrestling returned home with two more wins in its pocket. The Red handled Brown and Harvard by substantial margins to extend its Ivy win streak to 75 matches. Cornell (9-2) improved its all-time record to 54-2 and 55-9 against the Bears (4-6) and Crimson (2-5), respectively. The Red continued its... more

Ithaca officially declared a sanctuary city

During a Common Council meeting in Ithaca on Wednesday night, it was voted unanimously that Ithaca would become the state's newest sanctuary city. It was a packed out meeting with people of all ages voicing the same opinion: To make Ithaca a sanctuary city. Neighbors became emotional as immigrants shared their stories. Mayor Svante Myrick said it's crucial to make... more

TRAFFIC: Exceptionally long truckload coming through Ithaca on Saturday

On Saturday February 4th, 2017 a commercial truck towing an exceptionally long commercial load is scheduled to travel through Ithaca in a southerly direction. Combined, the truck and trailer are over 380 feet long and twenty feet wide. Traffic patterns in Ithaca will be changed to accommodate this load. The load is scheduled to enter Ithaca on New York State... more

Myrick, Lifton support program that could help families facing homelessness

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton have put their support behind a program that aims to reduce homelessness locally and across New York. On Wednesday, Myrick and Lifton joined Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, D-Queens, and Ithaca Rescue Mission Regional Director Richard Bennett to endorse Home Stability Support at a press conference. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

After Years of Complaints and Litigation, Cornell’s Policy 6.4 Still Stands

When a Cornellian noticed that 10 undergarments were missing from her room, she claimed that she had been sexually harassed under Policy 6.4 — Cornell’s policies and guidelines for handling issues of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault and violence. Based solely on her intuition, the student blamed one of her male classmates for the theft, according to a report drafted... more
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