Category: Ithaca

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
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
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
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Police investigate robbery after two enter vehicle while operator was inside

Police investigate robbery after two enter vehicle while operator was inside

Police in Ithaca are investigating a robbery that occurred during the evening hours on Thursday. Police say they were called to a reported dispute at the intersection of South Cayuga Street and South Titus Avenue. Upon arrival, police located a victim who ... MORE
City of Ithaca announces massive program cuts as pandemic deficit grows

City of Ithaca announces massive program cuts as pandemic deficit grows

As a result of the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 that started in March, the City of Ithaca is facing an unprecedented loss of revenues as a result of lower sales taxes, parking fees, and state aid, while at the same time ... MORE
Ithaca Festival canceled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Ithaca Festival canceled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 Ithaca Festival has been canceled. That came as uncertainty loomed regarding the status of mass gatherings. Large festivals like the Ithaca Festival are likely to bring in a large crowd. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce ... MORE
One person treated at local hospital after incident at Ithaca Falls

One person treated at local hospital after incident at Ithaca Falls

On Tuesday around 4:26 p.m. the Ithaca Police Department responded to Ithaca Falls for the report of an injured person. Police say that it was reported a person had fallen from the cliff area and injured several people below. Upon arrival, officers ... MORE
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Police investigate suspicious fire in Ithaca

Police investigate suspicious fire in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department says they are investigating a suspicious fire that occurred on Catherine Street on Tuesday. Around 6:45 p.m. police responded to assist the Ithaca Fire Department at the scene of the fire. Firefighters were initially called for the report ... MORE
Police: Assault investigation underway in Ithaca

Police: Assault investigation underway in Ithaca after stabbing

Police say an assault investigation is underway in Ithaca after an incident on Monday in the area of 138 West State Street. Upon arrival, officers located a victim, who reported being stabbed. The person had non-life threatening injuries consistent with the information ... MORE
Police: Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

Police: Suspicious fire under investigation in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department says it’s investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in the 100 block of Llenoroc Court. Around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday officers responded to the report of a structure fire in that area. They say it’s still under investigation, ... MORE
Police: Ithaca man arrested on multiple rape counts after investigation

Police: Ithaca man arrested on multiple rape counts after investigation

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 35-year-old city resident following a rape investigation. Police say Demetrius Goree, 35, of Ithaca was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, and first-degree criminal sex act after an incident during the early-morning hours ... MORE
Police: Gunshots reported in Ithaca overnight, investigation underway

Police: Gunshots reported in Ithaca overnight, investigation underway

On Tuesday at approximately 10:28 p.m. police were dispatched to several reports of gunshots fired in the area of Elm and Chestnuts streets in Ithaca. Upon arrival, officers spoke with several witnesses who reported hearing gunfire. Witnesses also told police that they ... MORE