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Refuge of Visionaries: Ithaca City of Asylum’s 15th anniversary

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Yi Ping and his wife, Lin Zhou, boarded a bus for Ithaca at the Port Authority in Manhattan. Ping had recently been selected as the Ithaca City of Asylum’s (ICOA) first exiled writer-in-residence and was on his way with Zhou to their new home. Yet when their bus reached the Lincoln Tunnel, it... more

Erosion shuts down part of Cascadilla Gorge Trail in Ithaca

The wonky weather from the summer and start of fall has affected several of the natural areas in and around Ithaca, and has now claimed another victim — the Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Cornell Plantations announced Friday the trail between Treman Triangle at Linn Street and College Avenue has been closed for maintenance until further notice. No one was available for... more

Brockport knocks off Ithaca at home

The College at Brockport football team earned a crucial win in the Empire 8 Saturday, beating Ithaca College, 42-28, behind quarterback Joe Germinerio’s 185-yards passing and Austin Dean’s four and a half sacks. The Golden Eagles improve to 4-2 on the season, and 3-1 in the Empire 8 while the Bombers fall to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference.... more

Tompkins approves $640k tax abatement for Cargill mine

On Thursday, the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) voted 6-1 in favor of a $640,000 sales tax abatement for the Cargill salt mine. Cargill had asked for the abatement to help fund a new mine $32 million shaft. Cargill says that without the shaft, it would have to cease operations within a decade. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

FLX Weekly: Foliage on the wine trail & your October weekend ahead

Join Jessica Lahr, Jim Sinicropi, Jessamy Uticone and Josh Durso as we round-up your week in the Finger Lakes and look ahead to a great October weekend. The top news, sports, weather and events outlooks and our favorite digital photos from the past few days in the Finger Lakes. more

Wings Over Ithaca owner owes NY $200K in sales taxes, charged with 26 felonies

A Massachusetts man who runs Wings Over Ithaca was charged with 26 felonies involving sales tax evasion, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Bruce McPherson, 47, of West Springfield, underpaid his sales taxes by at least $221,601, according to state officials. McPherson was arraigned today in Albany City Court and pleaded not guilty. He’s been... more

Burglary and petit larceny arrests made in Watkins Glen

A series of arrests were made in the Village of Watkins Glen by Watkins Glen Police over the last several days. Authorities say that the following arrests occurred in the village: Amber L. Stillwell, 25, of Ithaca was arrested by Watkins Glen Police on October 9th and charged with Petit Larceny. She will appear in the Village of Watkins Glen Court to... more

Ithaca’s Miller far-and-away best in STAC golf

Most striking number to come out of Tuesday’s Southern Tier Athletic Conference golf championships? Six, as in the imposing margin of victory for Ithaca High senior Nicholas Miller on the strength of a 1-over-par 72 across the eminently familiar terrain of Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. Ithaca Journal – Sports: Read More more

Cornell football falls to Harvard in Ivy League battle

Cornell suffered its first loss the football season Saturday as host Harvard won a battle of Ivy League unbeatens, 29-13, at Harvard Stadium. Semar Smith ran for three touchdowns and Joseph Viviano III threw for 229 yards and a score for the Crimson (4-0, 2-0), the preseason favorites to win the conference. Cornell (3-1, 1-1), which has more wins this... more

Bombers win big in football; soccer teams sweep

Ithaca College scored 50 points in a football game for the first time in eight years Saturday as the Bombers downed visiting Hartwick College, 50-27, in an Empire 8 Conference game. Ithaca, which defeated Frostburg State, 51-27, in 2008, pulled away from a 13-all halftime tie with 30 straight points. Ithaca Journal – Sports: Read More more

Ithaca mulls paid parking on evenings, weekends

The City of Ithaca is losing money each year on parking and, as a way to increase revenue, is exploring the idea of paid parking on nights and weekends. Ithaca brings in slightly more than $3 million a year in parking revenue, city Chief of Staff Dan Cogan said. However, when factoring in costs like the debt for parking garages,... more

Undefeated Cornell big underdog vs. rival Harvard

Cornell University football fans felt something special in the works during a satisfying 14-point victory homecoming weekend against Yale two weeks ago. After a thrilling 23-point comeback on Saturday against then No. 25-ranked Colgate, fans are feeling like the program has turned the corner. The Big Red will have another stiff test facing them this week when they travel to... more

Ithaca PD: Suspect ID’d, still seeking additional information

Update from Ithaca Police on October 4th: On September 28, 2016 at about 7:41 pm IPD officers responded to a stabbing in the 400 block of Stewart Avenue. Investigators have developed information that during that incident a subject named Khaliq Gale and another male became involved in a dispute with two other people. Investigators have determined that during the dispute... more

Negotiations break down between Ithaca College faculty and administrators

While it’s not as prominent as last year’s protests, Ithaca College is still dealing with some turmoil between the administration and faculty. In May of last year, IC’s part-time faculty voted to form a union, citing complaints about compensation and job security that are being faced by adjunct professors at Ithaca College and across the nation. Ithaca Voice: Read More more

Around the Ivy: Cornell and Harvard sit atop early conference standings

After three weeks of regular season play, Cornell and No. 22 Harvard are the last standing undefeated teams in the Ivy League. Saturday’s clash between the two teams assures that only one will continue its bid for an undefeated season. Around the league, Princeton and Dartmouth both have posted two wins, while Penn and Brown have 1-2 records. Columbia and... more
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