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Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says

Upstate NY hospitals would suffer from federal funding cuts, Schumer says
Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for a federal prescription pricing program to be maintained for rural hospitals after plans were announced that would cut funding. The cuts are being proposed for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which assists hospitals in prescribing prescription medication for low-income patients at reduced costs. When the hospitals prescribe the medications, they can file the transaction... more

Ithaca Police searching for vandals

Ithaca Police searching for vandals
Ithaca Police is asking for your help identifying several suspects. Investigators say there have been graffiti and vandalism complaints in businesses across the city. The crimes happened during the evening and night-time hours of Saturday September 29 into Sunday the 30th. Any information regarding the identities of the people pictures are asked to contact Ithaca Police (607)330-0000. CNYCentral.com: Read More more

Cornell tabbed 6th in Ivy League basketball media poll

Cornell tabbed 6th in Ivy League basketball media poll
A year ago, Cornell men’s basketball was picked sixth in the Ivy League Media Preseason Poll and went on a run that saw the Big Red reach the conference tournament for the first time. Will history repeat itself? The Big Red was again chosen to place sixth in the preseason poll, but this time returns four starters, including three-time All-Ivy... more

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was in Lansing on Tuesday celebrating the start of construction on the $24.7 million expansion of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The project, set to be complete in late 2019, will expand the terminal by nearly 50 percent, including the addition of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection building that will transform the airport into... more

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna

Regulators investigating compliance after bus crash that killed Cornell alumna
Federal investigators are reviewing an Ithaca bus company’s compliance with transportation regulations after its bus crashed on the way to New York City on Sunday night, killing a Cornell alumna and injuring several passengers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week opened a compliance investigation into Big Red Bullet, the Ithaca-based private charter bus company whose bus veered off... more

State funding will help complete Wharton Studio Museum in Ithaca

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State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) will join representatives of the Wharton Studio Museum and Friends of Stewart Park, and City of Ithaca officials, to announce new state funding to assist the development and completion of the Wharton Studio Museum and Park Visitor Center in Ithaca’s Stewart Park. O’Mara secured the funding as part of the 2018-2019 New York State... more

Cornell University graduate killed in bus crash and several others injured

Cornell University graduate killed in bus crash and several others injured
A Cornell alumna was one of the people killed in a deadly bus crash on Sunday. The bus was traveling from Ithaca to New York City Sunday, when it crashed on interstate 380. Officials said the bus crashed around 9 p.m. in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police said the private charter bus was traveling south when it went off the road... more

Cayuga Medical Center will have new CEO come Jan. 1, 2019

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Last Tuesday it was announced that current CEO of Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), John Rudd, will be retiring in the fall of 2019. In the same release, it was announced that Dr. Martin Stallone, vice president of physician operations at CMC and president of Cayuga Medical Associates, will be succeeding Rudd starting Jan. 1, 2019. The transition will be final... more

Governor Cuomo to attend groundbreaking ceremony at Tompkins Regional Airport

Governor Cuomo to attend groundbreaking ceremony at Tompkins Regional Airport
New York Governor Andrew is expected to attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the Tompkins Regional Airport in Ithaca Tuesday. The groundbreaking is part of the airport’s $30 million expansion project. Governor Cuomo announced the funding for the project in the spring. The airport is expected to get multiple upgrades including 6 new gates. Renovations also come as the airport gets... more

Unbeaten Colgate shuts out Cornell in lopsided affair

Unbeaten Colgate shuts out Cornell in lopsided affair
Colgate entered Saturday having allowed just six points since week two of the season. After 60 minutes against Cornell football, that number stayed the exact same. Colgate’s defense proved why it’s the nation’s best on Saturday, shutting out the Red and giving the Raiders a decisive 31-0 victory. “If my quote from two years ago was a day I’ll never... more

Big Red looks to keep it rolling at Colgate

Big Red looks to keep it rolling at Colgate
For the 100th time, the Cornell and Colgate football teams will renew their rivalry when the two quads meet on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 12:00 p.m. at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton. The contest will be broadcast live on WHCU 870 AM/97.7 FM with Barry Leonard and Buck Briggs ‘76 on the call, with live video on the Patriot League... more

Man arrested on felony charges after incident at homeless camp in Ithaca

Ithaca Police: Stabbing victim fled into Walmart, taken to trauma center
On Saturday at approximately 9:25 pm police responded to a homeless encampment known as ‘The Jungle’ regarding the report of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived on-scene and spoke to the female complainant, who advised that she and a subject – later identified as Terrance Jones, had gotten into an argument and that during the argument – he... more

BID RED VICTORIOUS: Fourth quarter rally lifts Cornell over Harvard, 28-24

Fourth quarter rally lifts Cornell over Harvard, 28-24
Staring at a double-digit deficit at home against Harvard for the second straight year, the Cornell football team was again undaunted. The result – the Big Red’s first win streak over the Crimson this century. Harold Coles rushed for a 34-yard touchdown, then Dalton Banks hit Owen Peters with a 33-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes later to lead... more

Kirschgessner faces domestic violence claims from ex-wife amid campaign to challenge Sen. O’Mara

Amanda Kirchgessner, challenging Sen. O’Mara accused of domestic violence
The Ithaca Times reports that Amanda Kirchgessner, a progressive Democratic candidate contending for a seat in the New York State Senate representing the 58th District, has been accused of several instances of domestic violence and abuse during her last marriage. According to the Times, Kirchgessner’s ex-wife, Brandi Morgan said an abusive pattern in the latter years of their marriage. That... more

Cornell prepares to host Harvard in key Ivy matchup

Cornell prepares to host Harvard in key Ivy matchup
The Cornell football team will play a pivotal early Ivy League game hen traditional conference power Harvard visits Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+ with Jason Weinstein and Buck Briggs ‘76 on the call, or locally on WHCU 870 AM/97.7 FM with Barry Leonard and Terry Cullen. Coming off... more

Fast start powers Cornell past Sacred Heart, 43-24

Fast start powers Cornell past Sacred Heart, 43-24
Cornell scored on every first half offensive possession and once on defense and cruised to a 43-24 victory over previously unbeaten Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field to pick up its first win of the season. The Big Red improved to 1-2 on the year, while the Pioneers fell to 3-1. Playing against a defense ranked eighth nationally,... more

Man arrested doing twice the speed limit in Waterloo, also possessed drugs

Man arrested doing twice the speed limit in Waterloo; found to possess Suboxone
Deputies arrested a 39-year-old Ithaca man in Waterloo after a traffic stop. Joseph A. Fenton, 39, is accused of possessing Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, after a traffic stop where he is accused of traveling 60 mph in a 30 mph zone. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as ticketed on the traffic violations.... more
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