Southern Tier AIDS Program Wants To Operate Ithaca’s Proposed Safe Injection Site

ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – STAP said they would be a good fit to run Ithaca’s proposed supervised injection site because they already have the staff and resources in place. The group runs three syringe exchange programs in Ithaca, Johnson City and Norwich. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, who proposed the injection facility in 2016, said approval for it would need to come from the state.

Protesters, Religious Leaders Support Syracuse Man Detained By Immigration Agents


(Batavia, NY) – In January, people in downtown Ithaca witnessed three public daytime immigration arrests. As federal immigration arrests have increased across New York, so has activism against immigration policies. In Syracuse, Hector and Arely Navarro’s three kids worry every day that their mother won’t come home from work. That’s because federal agents picked up their dad one morning after he dropped her off just before Christmas. He’s been held at the federal detention center in Batavia – between Rochester and Buffalo.

Tompkins County Overnight Outreach Seeks To Identify Homeless People


Since 2015, the number of homeless people in New York State has increased. Monday night, local teams of volunteers worked with law enforcement agencies to conduct an annual count of the homeless population across the nation. It is a federal requirement for commu nities receiving funds to help homeless people and reduce homelessness from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The count happens overnight. It has two parts: counting those living in shelters and also, those who are described as “unsheltered.”

Ithaca Photography Project Produces Over 1,200 Portraits


The community portrait project, We Are Ithaca, held its final photo session Thursday. The project was created by two local photographers in collaboration with the Community Arts Partnership. One of them is Robyn Wishna. The project began last fall, she says, to offer the community something positive in a year that had so much negativity. “We came up with this project to celebrate the community through portraits.