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Former Cayuga Heights teacher pleads guilty to having inappropriate sexual conversations with child

A former Cayuga Heights teacher is being required to surrender his teaching certificate after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child by having multiple sexual conversations with the boy. Ryan Harrington pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in Ithaca City Court Wednesday morning as part of a plea deal that requires him to submit to three years of probation,... more

Study finds wealthiest students dominate Cornell; while low-income students remain under-represented

Cornell enrolls about the same number of students from the top one percent income bracket as it does from the bottom 40 percent, according to a new study. While Cornell enrolls a smaller percentage of students from the top one percent income bracket than any other Ivy League school, those students from the top one percent are still vastly overrepresented... more

New dean at Cornell aims to ‘transform student experience’

Vijay Pendakur, who took over as the new Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students earlier this month, said he wanted to become a high school history teacher when he was in college. “I grew up in a community where some of the smartest people I knew never got a shot at higher education,” Pendakur said. “In college,... more

Bail set for man charged in Newfield homicide case

Bail was set Friday afternoon at the Tompkins County Courthouse for a man charged with murdering a person in Newfield last month. Roy Clements Jr., 39 — who is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree conspiracy — was previously being held at Tompkins County Jail without bail for allegedly murdering Cameron Rundell, 30, on December 2nd. Read more... more

Tompkins County Library closing for renovations in February

Tompkins County Public Library Director Susan Currie has announced the tentative renovation schedule for phase one of the Library’s comprehensive facility upgrade. Noting the importance of community access to the essential services provided by the Library, Currie said TCPL will be closed for ten days, from February 10 through February 19, to allow construction crews to expedite the completion of... more

Man charged with DWI after speeding in Ithaca

On January 21st around 1:50 am deputies in Tompkins County arrested a Spencer resident after he was found to be driving while intoxicated. Corbin E. Boisvert, 29, of Spencer was stopped in his Toyota Prius on Danby Road in Ithaca for speeding. When deputies investigated they found that the vehicle was suspended and had no insurance. Boisvert was charged with... more

The History Center seeks $35.5K for Heritage Center plans

The History Center has submitted the first phase of plans for a Tompkins County Heritage Education Center on the Commons. In a filing last week, The History Center (THC), in partnership with several other local non-profits, submitted an application requesting $35,500 from the County Tourism Program. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Cornell hockey eyes Schafer’s 400th career win

At this point last year, things were looking up for Cornell men’s hockey. With an 11-2-2 record, the team was ranked No. 9 in the country and poised to finish the regular season with the NCAA tournament around the corner. Then the team took a nosedive. Following a sweep against Merrimack on the road, the Red failed to secure a... more

Defenseman’s first goal leads Big Red men to victory

Sophomore defenseman Brendan Smith scored his first collegiate goal late in the second period Saturday to lift host Cornell University’s men to a 3-2 ECAC Hockey victory over St. Lawrence University at Lynah Rink. Cornell is unbeaten in its past five games. Read More HIGHLIGHTS: POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE:   more

Ithaca homicide, standoff suspect found unfit to stand trial

The Dryden man accused of shooting a UPS driver in a Walmart parking lot and running over his body last month has been found incompetent by a Tompkins County judge. Judge John Rowley ruled Thursday morning that Justin Barkley, 38, will go to a secure hospital for treatment. His ruling came after just a five minute hearing, during which two... more

NLRB hearing continues with testimony from nurse and patient’s sister

As testimony in the National Labor Relations Board case involving Cayuga Medical Center continued into a third day. After a patient being treated at Cayuga Medical Center complained about a blood transfusion she received in September, the hospital investigated the incident and terminated two nurses – Anne Marshall and Lauren Lamb. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Psychiatric examiners split on Ithaca murder suspect’s competency

Psychiatric examiners are split on whether an Ithaca murder suspect is competent enough to plead guilty to killing a man. Justin Barkley, 38, is charged with second-degree murder after police say he admitted to shooting and killing Candor man William E. Schumacher on Dec. 8 in the Ithaca Walmart parking lot. IthacaVoice.com: Read More more

Ithacan dies after being hit by wave in Florida

A 58-year-old Ithaca man died Dec. 29 from a wave in Vero Beach, Fla. that broke his neck, according to an autopsy. Stanley Quinn, a BorgWarner senior staff engineer in the Advanced Engineering Group, was on vacation with his family when he was struck by the wave on Dec. 28, according to Treasure Coast Newspapers. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Ithaca mayor targets Trump, Cornell in state of city address

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick made two things clear during his state of the city address to the Common Council on Wednesday night: He will fight potential unconstitutional practices by President-elect Donald Trump and will work to address Cornell University’s “scandalously small investment” in the community. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Ithaca Little Red hockey lives NHL Winter Classics’ nostalgia

The beauty of a Winter Classic is the nostalgia and the pureness, even though those particular rinks have to be built and carefully curated. Hockey started here on ice by Mother Nature, who likes to have her hands in whatever she can. It’s that fondness at play when the Ithaca Little Red hockey teams take the ice at Cass Park,... more
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