Category: Tompkins County

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

National news editor speaks about covering Biden’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on WRFI

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Editor Gabriel Pietrorazio returns as a guest on the Human Rights and Social Justice Program with Ute Ritz-Deutch on WRFI Community Radio, which is stationed out of Ithaca. Today, on this edition, Pietrorazio speaks with Ritz-Deutch from ... MORE
$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says

$1M grant will help low-income tenants in Ithaca, city says

A public-private collaboration has won a $1 million dollar grant to prevent displacement of low-income tenants in Ithaca. Partners include the City of Ithaca, Cornell Law School, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. and the ... MORE
Cortland outlines plan for welcoming students back, starting weekly COVID testing

Cortland outlines plan for welcoming students back, starting weekly COVID testing

SUNY Cortland will require students to test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus and will test every student, faculty and staff member once a week throughout the spring semester, according to re-opening plan recently approved by SUNY Administration. The plan, which ... MORE
Local entrepreneur reflects on local development of Rheonix COVID test

Local entrepreneur reflects on local development of Rheonix COVID test

Entrepreneur Greg Galvin was the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s the founder of the company Rheonix, which is an Ithaca-based biotech company. His COVID-19 test is the one that enabled Cayuga Health System to open one of the first drive-thru ... MORE
New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

New UK variant of COVID-19 found in Tompkins County case

The Tompkins County Health Department says they have now found a positive case of the “UK variant” of COVID-19. The case was sequenced through Cornell University’s COVID-19 testing lab as part of that lab’s testing services for Cayuga Health System and the ... MORE
Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden

Municipal broadband in the works for town of Dryden

A community in Tompkins County is working on bringing municipal broadband to town. It’s the town of Dryden and an undertaking that started in 2019 is continuing. The Tompkins Weekly reports that the goal, according to local officials, is to bring fiber ... MORE
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SUNY Cortland will serve as vaccination hub for part of region

SUNY Cortland has partnered with Cortland County and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center to host a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination center to serve eligible populations in the region. The center, located in SUNY Cortland’s Park Center Alumni Ice Arena, could open as early as next week. It is needed to meet ... MORE
Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

Looking for the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are the ways you can sign-up for public events

How can you sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? The federal government determines how much vaccine New York State receives and has given New York approximately 300,000 vaccines per week for over 7 million people who are eligible. Officials have said repeatedly ... MORE
Armed home invasion under investigation in Ithaca

Armed home invasion under investigation in Ithaca

Police say that on Saturday a little before 5 p.m. officers received a walk-in complaint of a robbery at a residence on North Cayuga Street in Ithaca. Two victims reported being in a residence in the 300 block of North Cayuga Street ... MORE
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Investigation underway, two hospitalized following shooting in Ithaca

Police are investigating a shooting that took place at a parking lot on W. State Street in Ithaca. An officer on patrol heard gunshots coming from the general area of a parking lot at 540 W. State Street. Tompkins County 911 also ... MORE
Trumansburg

Trumansburg school board leader steps down after comments about Capitol riot

Scott Sherwood, who before this week served as the president of the Trumansburg Central School District Board of Education, resigned after giving an emotional speech. It came at a meeting on Monday, which was reported by The Ithaca Voice. Sherwood had posted ... MORE
Water rescue in Tompkins County after man flees police

Water rescue in Tompkins County after man flees police

Police say a 32-year-old was taken into custody after fleeing officers and jumping into the inlet in Ithaca. Joshua Seaman, 32, of Ithaca was charged with resisting arrest, as well as violating probation, after being identified by officers. Seaman was seen around ... MORE
Vaccine rollout will hit next phase by mid-week in Central New York

Vaccine rollout will hit next phase by mid-week in Central New York

Vaccine rollout in Central New York will reach its next phase on Wednesday, according to Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon. He told CNYCentral that phase 1B will begin there on January 13th. “When you think about vaccines a new week is really ... MORE
Man threatened victim inside Wegmans store, hate crime charges filed after investigation

Man threatened victim inside Ithaca Wegmans, hate crime charges filed after investigation

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an incident that happened at the Wegmans on S. Meadow Street as a hate crime. Police said in a press release that they responded to the Wegmans supermarket after a person was threatened in a bathroom ... MORE
Local fund supporters elders, job seekers in wake of pandemic in Tompkin

Fund supports elders, job seekers in wake of pandemic in Tompkins County

A grant from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County has enabled Challenge Workforce Solutions to provide enhanced cleaning services to Foodnet Meals on Wheels as they ramp up food delivery to seniors in need. Established in 1967, Foodnet has provided meals and ... MORE