Town considers cutting off fire protection funding for Ithaca College

The question of whether or not Cornell pays its fair share is a well-worn one in Ithaca — but it’s less often that the same question comes up in regarding Ithaca College. In recent years, the Town of Ithaca has been in talks with IC about paying a contribution to the town for fire protection services. Read More more

Ithaca gears up for 34th annual Apple Festival

Ithaca’s premiere autumn event is only a couple of weeks away. The 34th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company will take place Friday, Sept 30, noon to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. This much-anticipated community celebration, featuring fresh local food, handmade crafts, games,... more

Cornell football fends off late Bucknell rally in opener

Just like last year, Cornell football (1-0) started slow against Bucknell (1-2), falling into an early hole. Just like last year, the Red eventually found its groove and built a lead. Just like last year, the Bison stormed back, threatening to steal a miraculous victory. But unlike last year, the men of Cornell football did not let the game get... more

Hobart to host Ithaca on Homecoming Weekend

The 25th-ranked Hobart College football team will host Ithaca College on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Homecoming and Family Weekend game is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. on Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. Fans unable to attend the game can follow all of the action with All-Access Video and Live Stats. The game will also... more

Cornell Big Red football 2016 season preview

Cornell opens their 2016 football campaign at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon. Hear what The Roger J. Weiss ’61 Head Coach of Football, David Archer ’05, has to say leading up to kick-off of first game of the season. Part 1: Overall thoughts on the 2016 season. Part 2: Breaking down each of the position... more

Cornell breeds flavor-packed mega-strawberry the size of a plum

Strawberry fans, rejoice. The newest Cornell strawberry variety concentrates intense flavor in a berry big enough to fill the palm of your hand. Topping out at over 50 grams, Archer, the latest creation from Cornell berry breeder Courtney Weber, is comparable in size to a plum or small peach. But this behemoth stands out in ways beyond just its proportions:... more

9-year-old boy officially joins ranks with Ithaca police

About 72 students from Ithaca’s Northeast Elementary school sat cross-legged in the Monday afternoon sunshine chanting for their 9-year-old classmate Colin Toland. To their right, more than 100 officers and first responders saluted at the young boy was driven toward the pavilion in a police SUV, with flashing lights blinking. Joined by his parents Ian Hayward and Tamika Toland, as... more

Injuries, overdose at scene of barricaded individual on Spencer Road in Ithaca

On Monday at 11:43 AM, Ithaca Police Officers responded to the report of a possible intentional overdose at the 500 block of Spencer Road in Ithaca. Upon arrival Officers were advised by two people on-scene that the subject attempting to overdose has a large knife and is barricaded in the bedroom of the apartment. One witness also had a serious injury... more

Ithaca police officers highest paid in southern tier with average salary of $85K

Officers at the Ithaca Police Department are the highest paid in the Southern Tier with the average pay of $85, 414, according to new information released by the Empire Center Tuesday. “The latest county and municipal payroll database includes 2015-16 fiscal year payroll information for full-time and part-time workers actively enrolled in the pension system as of August 2016,” the... more

Seneca Falls teen & Cornell student going for Miss New York crown

The journey to the Miss America pageant began this past weekend for Neetu Chandak ’18, who was crowned Miss Seneca Falls 2016. Chandak will compete for the state crown at the Miss New York Pageant this coming May and hopes to eventually win a national title. Chandak said her interest in the competition was sparked while she was searching for... more

Ithaca PD seeks videos of August 28th homicide

Ithaca Police Department Deputy Chief Vince Monticello confirms that the Police Department is still accepting videos that captured the homicide in Ithaca on August 28th. Deputy Chief Monticello stated “Crucial video evidence has been submitted to IPD already, and Investigators are confident that more videos exist but have not been submitted as of yet. Today I am renewing our request... more

Girls Mean Business to host intensive entrepreneurship workshops for Ithaca teens

Do you have a teenage girl who is a born leader? A new series of programs in Ithaca may be a great opportunity for her. Girls Mean Business will host eight workshops starting Sunday, September 18 at the Tompkins County Public Library. Workshops will be from 3­ – 5 p.m. each Sunday, and participants are encouraged to attend all eight... more
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