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Man accepts plea deal to pay Ithaca cemetery back $99K

Man accepts plea deal to pay Ithaca cemetery back $99K
A man who spent about a year on the lam and later turned himself in to police after spending time “out west,” accepted a deal Thursday, pleading guilty to grand larceny. Scott E. Goodrich confessed to stealing cash and equipment from the Lake View Cemetery from Dec. 1, 2012 to Jan. 31, 2014. He stole about $50,000 worth of money... more

Ithaca Officials: Conservation necessary as water shortage grows ‘critical’

Throughout the region, drought has challenged residents, farmers, business owners and wildlife as an unusually dry weather pattern has made this summer among the driest on record for a vast majority of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is nearing a breaking point, as their water supply is dangerously low – prompting city officials to release a statement on Wednesday, asking residents,... more

No daytime access to TCAT/Gadabout facility starting 8/1 possibly through 8/3

Due to construction, Norfolk Southern’s railroad tracks at Willow Avenue will be closed effective Monday, August 1, Tuesday, August 2, and possibly Wednesday, August 3, from 9 am to 4 pm. Vehicular traffic, including TCAT’s Route 13, will not be able to access TCAT’s and Gadabout Transportation Services, Inc.’s facility at 737 Willow Avenue from Willow Avenue during those time... more

IPD locates mobile meth lab, hazardous liquid on Cherry St.

IPD locates mobile meth lab, hazardous liquid on Cherry St.
The Ithaca Police Department reports that on Wednesday at 3:14 pm officers and Ithaca Fire Department personnel responded to the 100 block of Cherry Street regarding the report of a mobile meth lab inside of a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers and fire personnel observed a large amount of an unknown liquid spilling from the inside of a vehicle. Emergency personnel... more

Height, zoning, lawsuit: Why Collegetown complex is delayed

After some uncertainty by the planning board due to zoning concerns, 201 College Ave will be delayed by technicalities. It’s not the news that everyone wants to hear, but it’s a part of the process. While the delay doesn’t appear it will be that lengthy, readers can find out more about this story by following the link below. Read More more

Route 15 Detour from 8/1/16 tentatively through 9/30/16

Route 15 Detour from 8/1/16 tentatively through 9/30/16
Due to paving, Plain St., between Clinton St. and N. Titus Ave., will be closed effective Mon., Aug. 1, prompting the detour of TCAT’s Route 15. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September. Outbound: Route 15 will use Geneva St. to N. Titus Ave. to Plain St. (back onto normal route.) Inbound: Route 15 will... more

Construction expected to cause Route 30 delays until further notice

Construction expected to cause Route 30 delays until further notice
Due to milling and paving in the vicinity of both Triphammer Mall and Cayuga Mall, passengers should expect delays on the Route 30 until further notice. TCAT apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks passengers for their patience. TCAT, Inc. (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc.) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides public transportation for Tompkins County.  TCAT’s annual ridership is nearly... more

Graffiti goes up in downtown Ithaca disparaging police days after about 100 people protested IPD

Graffiti was spray painted on the side of a building in downtown Ithaca days after a crowd of about 100 people protested police brutality in front of the Ithaca Police Department headquarters. The graffiti is on the side of 126 W. State St., along the wall where the Medusa Tattoo Studio is located. Read More more

Djug Django closes out Cornell’s free concerts on the Arts Quad on August 5

Djug Django closes out Cornell’s free concerts on the Arts Quad on August 5
Central New York's premier gypsy swing band will close out Cornell’s free summer events series with a concert on the Cornell Arts Quad on Friday.Central New York's premier gypsy swing band will close out Cornell’s free summer events series with a concert on the Cornell Arts Quad on Friday. Read More more

IPD searching for suspect after robbery

IPD searching for suspect after robbery
On Thursday, around 1:37 am the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 100 block of East State Street for the report of a robbery that had occurred around 1:20 am. Officers say they responded and interviewed the victim, who had minor injuries. Police say that victim was walking west on East Buffalo Street when he was grabbed from behind by... more
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