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SPCA will close Annex location at Ithaca Mall this winter

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 10 months ago.

The SPCA of Tompkins County plans to close the SPCA Annex at the Shops at Ithaca Mall effective January 1st, 2018, according to executive director Jim Bouderau. The Annex opened in 2009 “in response to overcrowding at the Pet Adoption Center on Hanshaw Road,” Bouderau says. “The Annex has been...

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State police issue alert for missing Brooktondale woman

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 10 months ago.

The New York State Police have issued a “missing vulnerable adult alert” for Beverly B. Cleveland, 92, from Brooktondale. She was last seen Sunday afternoon driving east on Slaterville Road, east of Ithaca, and then on I-81 in Binghamton. The 92-year-old white woman “may appear confused and di...

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Trey Anastasio tickets for State Theatre show sell out in minutes

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 10 months ago.

Tickets available for February’s Trey Anastasio show at Ithaca’s State Theatre sold out in minutes, in both Thursday’s presale and Friday’s general sale, leaving would-be buyers frustrated. Tickets for the mid-winter show went on sale to subscribers of the DSP Shows mailing list at 10am Thursd...

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Odd-even parking back in effect in City of Ithaca with snow approaching

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 10 months ago.

The City of Ithaca suspended seasonal odd-even parking regulations earlier this fall, but they’re back in effect “until further notice” with snow expected this week. “When we have snow on the way we will activate Odd/Even parking,” Mayor Myrick announced at the end of October. “When we’ve clea...

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Pay what you like for new Ithaca song to benefit Planned Parenthood

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 9 months ago.

Several Ithaca musicians have collaborated on “I Won’t Give Up,” a song released on New Year’s Day to benefit Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes. The track features Maddy Walsh, Mike Suave, and Mike Parker of the Blind Spots, Dan Lisbe of the Gunpoets, Richie Stearns of the Horse Fli...

How to thaw frozen pipes, or keep them from freezing in the first place

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 9 months ago.

The Ithaca Fire Department has wise words for area residents who are experiencing frozen water pipes in their houses and apartments due to the frigid weather: never use anything but a hair dryer to thaw them! A hair dryer on hot, aimed at pipes from a few inches away, might take a while, but t...

Family Reading Partnership Announces New Executive Director

Anna Kryczka | Posted over 2 years ago.
Content of this article provided by Liz Kinast (Development and Public Relations Manager of Family Reading Partnership)

ITHACA, NY–Sherri Koski, president of Family Reading Partnership’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alyson Evans as the organization’s new executive director. Aly brings over 25 years of experience in non-profit education leadership, where she has worked to develop, f...

Schools are closed due to wintry weather on Monday

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted almost 2 years ago.

Quite a few area school districts are closed this Monday morning, November 21st. Check back to or for updates. Closed for the day on November 21st: Ithaca City School District Lansing Central School District Dryden Central School District Trumansburg Central School Dis...

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Wreath ceremony will mark anniversary of Ithaca police officer’s death

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 10 months ago.

A wreath laying ceremony at 11am today will mark the 21st anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Ithaca Police Department investigator Michael A. Padula. The ceremony will be at his grave site at the Calvary Cemetery on Five Mile Drive. Inv. Padula died of a stab wound to the neck when he an...

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City of Ithaca suspending Odd-Even winter parking restrictions

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 11 months ago.

Mayor Svante Myrick announced on Tuesday afternoon that the City of Ithaca is suspending its long-derided seasonal Odd-Even Parking regulations, hours before the policy would go into effect at midnight. The development is thanks to the implementation of Tompkins County’s new Swift911 system. “...

Ithaca area schools closed Wednesday due to snowstorm

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 8 months ago.

Most area school districts are closed on Wednesday, and several made the call on Tuesday night. Drew Montreuil from Finger Lakes Weather says, “Snow should quickly spread from west to east across the Finger Lakes between 7-9 am on Wednesday.” <li><a href="">Ithaca...

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Area schools, Cornell, and Ithaca College are all closed on Friday

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 7 months ago.

Most area school districts made the decision to close for the day on Thursday afternoon, and Cornell University took the unusual step of joining the list the night before as well. Ithaca College closed at 5:30am. TC3 is already closed for its mid-winter break. <li><a href="

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Two Stoneman Douglas students speak at Cornell March for our Lives gathering

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 6 months ago.

Two Cornell students who are alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are among the speakers at the gathering on Cornell’s Arts Quad that will be heading downtown to the Ithaca March for our Lives rally. Chloe Cabrera and Samantha Nirenberg, both Cornell students who...

Recovery effort under way after report of body in water

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 4 months ago.

Cornell University says Cornell Police “joined with the Ithaca Police and Fire Departments in a search of Fall Creek after the report of a body in the water” at about 1:30 on Friday afternoon. Chief of Police Pete Tyler of the Ithaca Police Department confirms IPD officers are on the scene. A ...

Too close to call: Della Pia and Mitrano neck and neck for NY23 Democratic Primary

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 3 months ago.

Just 26 votes separate the two leading candidates with all of the regular ballots counted in Tuesday’s primary for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Final results are likely to take several days, if not weeks, as absentee ballots are counted. Early and incomplete election results on Tues...

Bus terminal isn’t closing just yet, say Ithaca officials

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted 2 months ago.

The Ithaca Bus Terminal was slated to close at the end of July, but City of Ithaca officials tell us the facility will stay open for now. <a href="">14850 Today reported a few weeks ago</a> that, after serving passengers traveling to and from the ...

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Upper stretch of East State Street reopening Wednesday

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted about 2 months ago.

The stretch of East State Street from Mitchell Street to Cornell Street, which closed in mid May for gas main work, will reopen on Wednesday, August 1st, according to the City of Ithaca. The road was originally slated to reopen “approximately July 7,” and a delay in starting the project changed t...

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After a year, no progress on vandalism at Ithaca alderperson’s home

Mark H. Anbinder | Posted about 2 months ago.

Three distinct cases of early morning vandalism at the home of an Ithaca alderperson, stretching from May 2017 to just last month, have been under investigation by the Ithaca Police Department for over a year with no progress. In all three cases, an unknown individual or individuals spray-painted...

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INTERVIEW: X Ambassadors Talks Cayuga Sound Festival and Favorite Spots in Ithaca

Kevin Gao | Posted 6 days ago.

The Cayuga Sound music festival returns to Stewart Park in Ithaca this weekend, with a lineup featuring Young the Giant, Matt & Kim, Ithaca’s own X Ambassadors, and more. We got the chance to talk with Casey Harris, the keyboardist of the X Ambassadors, about how and why the festival came toget...

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