Category: Tompkins County

Infant dies at camping site in Cortland County

Infant dies at camping site in Cortland County

Deputies say an infant camping with family in Cortland County has died. Deputies were dispatched to the Tri-County Pond located on Lacey Road in Harford on July 2nd around 12:15 p.m. Family members of the 3-month-old infant say the child became unresponsive ... MORE
News, Tompkins County
Wegmans says it cannot force customers to wear a mask, as complaints about the grocer stack up

Wegmans says it cannot force customers to wear a mask, as complaints about the grocer stack up

Is Wegmans doing enough to enforce masking requirements? It’s been debated on social media, and recently that question was posed to the company. Even though New York is mandating face coverings in public spaces, Wegmans says it cannot discriminate against those who ... MORE
Several cars towed, drivers ticketed after emergency crews respond to fall at First Dam in Ithaca

Several cars towed, drivers ticketed after emergency crews respond to fall at First Dam in Ithaca

A 21-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries after a fall in the area of First Dam in Ithaca on Thursday. Police, firefighters, and ambulance personnel all responded to the 300 block of Giles Street for the reported fall. First responders say they found ... MORE
INHS continues rental assistance program, still accepting applications for pandemic assistance

INHS continues rental assistance program, still accepting applications for pandemic assistance

INHS, a local affordable housing organization, launched its COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program in June, is still accepting applications. The program is designed to provide relief up to three months to eligible households who have experienced a loss of income related to the ... MORE
Ivy League cancels 2020 fall sports

Ivy League cancels 2020 fall sports

Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall semester. With the safety and well-being of students as their highest ... MORE
Two restaurants in Ithaca close permanently due to COVID-19

Two restaurants in Ithaca close permanently due to COVID-19

A pair of restaurants in Ithaca will not reopen after the Coronavirus Pandemic, and it appears that largely due to the virus itself. Ten Forward Cafe and John Thomas Steakhouse will remain closed after struggling over the last several months. “At the ... MORE
Police search for suspects after paint dumped on IPD HQ doors

Police search for suspects after paint dumped on IPD HQ doors

The Ithaca Police Department is looking for the person or persons responsible for dumping red paint on the front entrance doors of their headquarters last week. The incident happened on Thursday, according to a press release from IPD. The paint was also ... MORE
Ithaca, News, Tompkins County
Finger Lakes based Rheonix adapts and innovates to aid COVID-19 response

Finger Lakes based Rheonix adapts and innovates to aid COVID-19 response

Last fall, high-tech diagnostics maker Rheonix applied to the Food and Drug Administration for clearance of its molecular test for certain transmissible infections. It would have been the Lansing-based company’s first foray into the clinical market. Then COVID-19 hit and Rheonix faced ... MORE
Shooting investigation underway in Ithaca

Shooting investigation underway in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department reports a shooting investigation, which was launched during the evening hours on Saturday. Around 9:17 p.m. a person arrived at Cayuga Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Police say the victim was not cooperating with investigators. However, the ... MORE
Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

Finger Lakes enters ‘Phase 4’, but how many active COVID-19 cases are there right now?

The Finger Lakes and Central New York have entered ‘Phase 4’. While other states and parts of the U.S. see massive spikes in COVID-19 caseload – the regions in Upstate New York continue on a positive trend line. For the Finger Lakes ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY LIVE AT 12:30 PM: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, High School Graduations and here comes Phase 4 (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Ciders of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, High School Graduations and here comes Phase 4 (podcast)

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail executive director Katherine Chase is back in-studio for the last Wednesday of June and she is bringing locally produced ciders to sample. We’ll also look ahead to the weekend which includes commencement ceremonies at high schools across the ... MORE
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Finger Lakes Land Trust releases “Our Forever Work” video

Finger Lakes Land Trust releases “Our Forever Work” video

The Finger Lakes Land Trust has bee supporting conservation in the Finger Lakes since 1989. They recently produced a stunning short video highlighting the natural beauty of the region which originally was debuted at the group’s Annual Meeting. Watch in the player ... MORE
Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

Malls may not open in ‘Phase 4’ leaving many operators wondering when they will get the green light

It looks like ‘Phase 4’ is coming for the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York, but don’t expect malls to be part of that phase. Officials with Eastview Mall posted to Facebook this week that local malls still haven’t been ... MORE
Can small businesses survive in college towns if students don’t go back this fall?

What’s next for small businesses in college towns if campuses don’t reopen fully?

When the students disappear – what happens to a college town? That question will likely be tested to some degree this fall in communities across New York and the U.S., as universities open slowly to prevent a super-spreader scenario on campuses. The ... MORE
Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

On Saturday around 7 a.m. two Ithaca residents called for police to assist with a person found to be burglarizing their home. Officers responded to the residence in the 100 block of North Plain Street. A description of the suspect was provided ... MORE