Cornell gets $4.2M for apple growing research

Cornell University has been awarded more than $4.2 million in new federal funding to support agriculture research into apple growing, according to a joint news release from U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Cornell will use the funds for research in the commercial apple industry, including studying new rootstock and identifying new genetic makers to select improved plant traits…... more

One seriously injured in Ithaca accident

One seriously injured in Ithaca accident
A serious accident in Ithaca left two hospitalized with minor and serious injuries. Lt. Jacob Young, of the Ithaca Police Department says that a three car crash on Elmira Road at Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. Young says on Thursday afternoon around 1:24 pm officers were called to the scene of an accident on Elmira Road with serious injuries. It was determined... more

Ithaca native grew up watching Watkins Glen races; now he helps run them with NASCAR

When Jusan Hamilton was growing up, spending a weekend at the Watkins Glen International track with his family to watch the races was like a yearly mini-vacation. A lifelong racing fan, Hamilton now gets to play a direct role in the races he grew up watching. Read more below from the Ithaca Voice. Read More more

Wegmans targets North Carolina for expansion

Wegmans Food Markets plans to make a greater push into North Carolina, a move that would put it up against some of the largest grocery store chains in the country trying to take advantage of a weak market. A successful foray into the Tar Heel State — already targeted by The Kroger Co., Publix Inc. and others — would serve... more

Ithaca’s drought explained: City officials answer questions

Drought has wreaked havoc on communities throughout the Finger Lakes, as the southern portions of Seneca County, as well as Tompkins County in it’s entirety have experienced the worst conditions. In late-July officials in the City of Ithaca issued a warning that if significant rainfall was not encountered – the city could run out by the end of August. While... more

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
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