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Driver ticketed for DWI after fleeing scene of head-on crash; second driver airlifted to hospital

Driver ticketed for DWI after fleeing scene of head-on crash; second driver airlifted to hospital
Deputies say the driver involved in a head-on crash in Tompkins County fled the scene on Friday around 4 p.m. The crash happened along the 8400 block of Perry City Road, near Waterburg Road. Deputies say a Markley Doane, 24, was operating a pickup truck when he collided with a Jeep Wrangler. Doane then took off from the scene, but... more

Main Street Market offers locally grown foods in Trumansburg

Main Street Market offers locally grown foods in Trumansburg
At a “soft” opening last Wednesday, Kevin and Lauren McKinzey introduced their new enterprise, Main Street Market, focused on locally grown and prepared foods, on Trumansburg’s thriving main drag. T’burgers took a break from their Thanksgiving preparations to celebrate, and the reception was enthusiastic. Locally grown herself, Lauren (née Paskin-Flerlage) was raised on a rural property, daughter of biology teacher Daniel... more

INHS receives nearly $1 million for green housing project in Trumansburg

INHS receives nearly $1 million for green housing project in Trumansburg
A 40-unit multi-family affordable housing proposal in Trumansburg took another step forward Tuesday with the announcement of nearly $1 million in funding awarded by New York State for its green, energy-efficient design. Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services was awarded $932,280 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as part of the first round of New York State’s Buildings... more

GrassRoots Festival’s vision for future grows

GrassRoots Festival’s vision for future grows
In an area that loves its festivals, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance is one of the most iconic. For nearly three decades, the celebration has featured a wide array of musical acts and drawn tens of thousands of people to Trumansburg every summer. It’s become such a staple and success, it’s hard to imagine it any... more

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg
This year, First Baptist Church is rejoicing in its 200th year of ministry in Trumansburg. The theme of the anniversary is “Shining the Light of Christ, 200 Years and Beyond.” The church celebrated its anniversary on the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 with an open house for the community at the Ulysses Historical Society on Saturday afternoon from 2... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)
The Finger Lakes region is home to dozens of waterfalls but none are more famous as the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, Taughannock Falls. Learn about the complete history of the State Park at Taughannock Falls from the origin of the name to the geology behind the formation of the three major falls within the park. Join Seneca... more

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone

Hundreds of kids impacted by vaccine requirements in Tompkins County alone
New York State passed legislation eliminating religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements in June. In Ithaca, where vaccination rates are low in several schools, public health advocates and school administrators are hopeful that the new law will improve community immunity. Some parents who were previously granted religious exemptions, however, say they may pull their kids out of school rather than... more

UPDATE: Deputies say speed, failure to negotiate intersection factors in rollover crash involving dump truck along SR 89

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on a rollover accident along State Route 89 – involving a dump truck in Covert. Deputies say the dump truck, which was hauling top soil, was traveling east on County Road 141 B when the driver, identified as 53-year-old Michael Williamson, failed to stop at the stop sign with Route 89. Witnesses... more

Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement

Calm GrassRoots Festival for law enforcement
While there was much music, partying and fun to be had during a hot Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, the festival was quite calm from the law enforcement perspective. As of Saturday, the Trumansburg Police Department covered 50 cases, none of which were criminal, said Trumansburg Police Chief Joe Nelson. These cases were for the whole village, not just... more

Firefighters respond to vehicle blaze at Trumansburg farm

Firefighters respond to vehicle blaze at Trumansburg farm
The Trumansburg Fire Department made quick work of a vehicle fire at Stick and Stone Farm, according to a posting to Facebook by the department. A car being used as a farm vehicle experienced an unknown mechanical failure in the engine compartment and caught fire. Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in flames, but quickly extinguished the fire, preventing... more
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