Students will be required to undergo regular screening and testing for COVID-19.
Students will be required to undergo regular screening and testing for COVID-19.
“We’re in uncharted waters.”
“That’s not a responsible way to handle a problem.”
The candidates were opponents in a case last year that involved the arrest of two young black people. Now, that is part of the election.
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
The mayor called the process a reinvention of public safety that will include town hall meetings, canvassing, and outreach to a variety of organizations.
“It’s right back to hiding and ducking and worrying about everything, especially right now.”
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
“In the sense that you can waive rent and you can not have consequences that are going to impact those same people that you are trying to help.”
“Now is the time when true leaders will emerge to roll up their sleeves, stay in the room and have the passionate debate.”
“We also saw a significant increase, for us, in calls from adults who were sexually assaulted or rape,” Campbell said.
“Understand Ithaca, you’re not innocent. You are guilty, too.”
“It is time for community, for colleagues, who are white, who have the ability and the privilege to be heard — to take action.”
“I’m a mother of two black sons and this is enough. So, we came to make some noise.”
“The twice per week is not based in any scientific recommendation and counters what the CDC is asking for.”
“It would just be a disaster. It’s, it would just be awful in every area.”
“It’s a beautiful day, we’re not stuck in the house, you know, driving each other bonkers.”
“What we found on Cornell campus is really three degrees of separation”
The processing time of COVID-19 tests depends on what’s happening that day at Cayuga Medical Systems in Tompkins County.
The normal start date for fall classes would have been August 24.
“It takes that one person walking through the door. That one person being curbside that happens to cough on me, then who knows.”
Four regional counties were allowed to restart the procedures on Wednesday.
The candidates were asked a range of questions including what lessons they learned from a case last year which gained public attention and drew protests against the prosecution of two young people of color after an incident with police on the Ithaca Commons.
“This is not about government. Government can offer suggestions, advice and guidance.”
The Southern Tier region includes Broome, Delaware, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins, Chenango, Schuyler and Steuben counties.
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
The tests were conducted after an employee was found to have the virus on April 27.
Some senior staff people volunteered to be furloughed so that others could keep their jobs.
“The plan is for us to continue to get dairy into the county through the food pantries and other food programs as long as the donations keep flowing.”
The Council also passed a resolution to reduce the type of health insurance plan for the mayor, Common Council and other managerial staff.
Brian Miller represents parts of Otsego and Delaware Counties
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
Even after the closure is over, specialists say many students with special needs still won’t be in the classroom.
As need has increased, donations have decreased.
“I have to facilitate everything and doing that on top of the physical care taking of Oliver is almost impossible.”
“It is incredibly unfair that local governments serving populations under 500,000 or less were not given direct access to funding in the CARES Act”
Nurses in Tompkins County talk about their work during the ongoing pandemic.
“I will tell you, I believe the state has the authority to issue such a thing.”
As of Tuesday, 16 residents have died of COVID-19
A hospital official identified the person as a man with an underlying issue that contributed to his death.
“I’m just super proud of her”
Volunteers are now helping people to set up new shelters and move belongings.
“The measurement of density on our masks being produced here cannot be matched with cloth”
The Republican said New York’s budget deficit was around $6 billion even before the pandemic started
“I don’t know when the next time I’ll be able to hug her is, because of this virus”
The 68-year-old is also undergoing cancer treatment.
Brian Miller represents New York’s 101st Assembly District, which includes parts of Otsego and Delaware counties
Testing through the new site is now free, regardless of health insurance.
“They may not be getting a meal at home, that’s heartbreaking.”
You must have an appointment to be seen at the screening center.
A statement from the Ithaca Police said no suspicious items were found.
Reed also said that Congress is keeping an eye on the needs of families while schools are closed.
“Being there in the flesh, being able to see a face looking bored or looking confused or looking intrigued or looking fascinated, is part of teaching,” Law said.
As of Friday night, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins, but several are in isolation.
Other colleges and universities have made similar decisions.
The decision is a response to concern over exposure to COVID-19
Kelles is in a seven-way Democratic race in New York’s 125th District.
39 people in Tompkins County are under quarantine.
All international travel by students for Cornell-related reasons is banned. Faculty and staff must now get special approval for any international travel for University-related reasons.
The response was due to the recent destruction buildings and subsequent brawl that occurred days later.
The money be used to create a state-wide program for weatherization, insulation, and other energy efficiency measures.
Some of the travelers will serve out their quarantine off-campus at an undisclosed location in Ithaca. Others will stay at their own homes or with family.
The cause of Saturday’s conflict goes back over a decade and involves the site of several buildings.
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
Myrick said Murtagh is the best candidate to further the interests of Ithaca, the largest city in the Assembly district.
The group said it occupied the bank to protest its investment in the fossil fuel industry.
Elmira was awarded $1 million. Binghamton was awarded $585,000.
After the vote, she said her election is evidence that the legislature is not color-blind and respects what members of working families can contribute in elected office.
There are now seven Democrats running for the 125th Assembly seat currently held by Barbar Lifton.
“It did change how I look at people because they’re not, like, all criminals. There are more of, like, people who maybe, like, just had bad luck.”
The Count lasts four days from Friday through Monday, February 14-17, 2020. You don’t even have to have a backyard to participate.
A Democrat has represented the district for over thirty years.
Governor Cuomo is scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday to discuss the situation.
Harbin is the first person from Cortland County to enter the race. The other three announced candidates are all from Tompkins County.
The four officials say fear over coronavirus has incited acts of bias against Asians and Asian Americans.
There have been no confirmed cases in New York.
Kelles is the third candidate to join the race for Democratic nomination.
The decision comes in the wake of a New York law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license.
Jason Leifer said he intends to continue a tradition of progressive representation in the district.
“We should definitely be careful and cautious but it has all the makings of a situation that could spiral out of control in terms of public panic.”
“We govern in service to our constituents with respect and transparency, which is exactly the approach I will bring to this race and, if elected, to this seat.”
“Critical work remains on climate and education and health care among other issues about which I care deeply.”
The Green Light Law allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses.
“So what are we getting for those really high taxes? Not enough.”
“I think overall it’s a very positive outcome that we’ve had based on the concerns that we’ve expressed.”
Republican Tom Reed said some of his constituents are students and staff at the University.
The Republican believes the President had the right to violate the law by freezing the funds
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability and job performance rating also improved slightly.
“It’s a hard topic and it’s a simple topic all at the same time.”
He said Barksdale asked for help to complete investigations of cases she was assigned but the City and police department didn’t provide the support she needed. Barksdale is accused by the City of mishandling dozens of cases, including sex offenses.
Congressman Tom Reed says the decision to not recite the Pledge is an example of what he calls an “extreme liberal agenda”
Southern Tier Congressman Tom Reed is one of over a dozen current and former members of Congress who wrote letters.
Alderperson Seph Murtagh said the e-bikes fit in a gray area of the law.
“I am shocked and saddened by these revelations, which can easily erode public confidence in the IPD.”
An FBI spokesperson said people should always report scams to local law enforcement.
He has been mayor since 2012.
“This isn’t just Mr. O’Mara who neglects upstate New York,” she said.
Korchak prevailed in November but not before Battisti challenged the results in court.
It’s the first time the county has added a judge in 50 years.
Reed questions the fairness of SUNY-system procedures around political express and free speech.
Governor wants the law to require riders to wear a helmet.
Police say the attack appears to have been random and that the specific officer was not targeted.
The Green Light Law in New York went into effect this week. Some county clerks criticize the changes to allowable proofs of identity.
Laurel “Sherrie” Eriksen, refused to issue the license because she had religious objections to same-sex marriage.
Former clear admitted to writing checks worth $4, 788 to herself from village funds.
ITHACA, NY – New York’s temporary ban on flavored vaping liquids is set to expire Sunday. It was never enforced because vaping industry groups challenged it in court.
The ban was a response to an increase in vaping related illnesses among New Yorkers. Public health officials are expected to extend the ban but reports not all of the region’s lawmakers agree there should be a state imposed ban. The 90-day ban is an emergency measure put in place by the New York Department of Health. A more permanent ban on flavored vaping liquids would require legislative approval.
The law has been on the books for over ten years, but it’s getting new attention thanks to recent snowfall.
“Common sources of contamination include plastic bags, Styrofoam, padded envelopes, coffee cups, and cigarette butts.”
Jim Barber is a Schoharie County farmer
“Repeal this criminal justice reform effort in New York, go back to the drawing board and engage in real criminal justice reform where the rights of victims.”
Under the new Pennsylvania law, a judge is required to order a person to surrender firearms if they are the subject of a PFA order entered after a contested hearing.
Until the new regulation went into effect, therapists regularly worked with children one-on-one in another room of the childcare center.
The state Office of Children and Family Services refuses to recognized their existing background clearances and won’t allow therapists to get new ones through their agency.
The funds will pay for improvements to the airport’s taxiways.
The fee will not apply to people using SNAP or WIC
Several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his home during the investigation into the calls
Former ACLU President says cancelling lecture may have sent the wrong message.
Without the fee, Dawson said there is a risk Tompkins County will just swap one trash problem for another.
The new bill will allow visas for year-round workers and it provides a path to legal status for current farm workers already in the U.S.
Reed has been consistent in his support of the president and his opposition to any impeachment investigations.
PFAS chemicals are synthetic compounds used in many household products, including food packaging, household cleaners and nonstick cookware.
The Capital Plan is part of the county’s long term effort to bring down it’s carbon emissions to almost zero by 2035.
Several other counties have criticized these reforms as another unfunded mandate.
The compromise comes after cries for more of an investment to fight climate change.
The Democrat faced a challenge from an independent candidate.
“People who are worrying about affordable housing can’t live in the City of Ithaca so they’re not voting in Ithaca.”
Ithaca residents have two choices for mayor this election. Incumbent Svante Myrick is running against challenger Adam Levine.
The vote went along party lines.
Ithaca residents have two choices for mayor this election. Adam Levine is running against two-term incumbent Svante Myrick. Levine has lived in Ithaca for almost 20 years.
“I do view this vote here coming up this week as an impeachment vote in regards to do you approve impeachment, do you disapprove of impeachment.”
If you or someone you know has an urgent mental health concern please call the national suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
“The amount of preparation we’ve put into preparing for early voting is like, I would say equal to the amount of preparation you put into preparing for a general election.”
They want two more full-time staff members, more money and a longer commitment to funding.
Challenger Adam Levine says more should be done to help residents who are being pushed out of Ithaca by new housing developments, which he blames for driving up costs.
Reed described those who voted against the president as showing a “political cowardice” that was “appalling.”
“The timeline was too short and it was yet another unfunded mandate.”
Polish opposition critics worry that the ruling party’s changes to courts and press freedom are a threat to their democracy.
Earlier this year, the state’s health department issued changes to a program known as CDPA, that helps pay the wages for in-home assistance. The reductions totaled $150 million.
Still, he called some of Schiff’s overall rhetoric “dangerous” and “divisive”.
The D.A. said it was never his desire that either of the two young African-Americans arrested have criminal records or go to prison.
He called criticism Trump’s decision cowardly
The Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Service Community Land Trust plans to use it on two developments that will result in 18 affordable homes.
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said the Trump Administration’s efforts to block subpoenas and witnesses in the impeachment inquiry are unprecedented.
Over the last three months, a report from District Attorney Steve Cornwell finds there were nine overdose deaths in Broome County.
The governor signed a bill which allows the district to create an insurance reserve fund to help manage health insurance costs.
The Southern Tier AIDS Program wants to open a research pilot site in Ithaca.
The shop now offers over 100 flavors, but with the new ban it will only be able to sell eight.
Tompkins is one of five counties in the state that do not allow rifle hunting for deer and bears.
Reed said that nuclear energy has to be part of the transition away from fossil fuels even with its risks.
Myrick sat down with Celia Clark at WSKG’s Ithaca studio.
“I’m not asking for anyone to lose their job. I wish that they would just realize that there’s some sort of consequence to their actions.”
“We urge Governor Cuomo to waste no time in calling for a special election to ensure the people of New York’s 27th Congressional District have proper representation in Washington.”
The judge said police didn’t properly handle situaton.
Nayor has been acting chief since June.
Opioid prescription abuse is the focus of Dr. Scott Noren’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 23rd congressional district.
Reed’s statement came after the release of a summary of a call between Trump and Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Many in crowd called incident example of police brutality
The company and DEC disagree with Hang’s claims
The devices have been linked to eight deaths across the country.
The Finger Lakes Independence Center in Ithaca is among those agencies suing the New York Department of Health over cuts to a program that assists the elderly and people with disabilities.
Over time, the extension is expected to save the company about $159,000.
“During the course of the bloom you’ll get different odors. It doesn’t always smell the same way. But it will go through different phases where it smells like different chemicals.”
These cows don’t go out on pastures. That’s becoming more common, unless the farm is certified organic.
The new high energy x-ray beams will also be available to manufacturers.
Mitrano first announced her intent to again challenge Reed shortly after her defeat in the 2018 mid-term elections.
Appointment needs approval from the Ithaca Common Council.
Army Corps of Engineers surveys the lake, looking for noxious weed.
The Republican reaffirmed his opposition to an assault rifle ban and described it as a slippery slope that might lead to the repeal of the Second Amendment.
The 26-year-old Ithaca man was arrested in April after an altercation on the Ithaca Commons. The judge ruled Friday.
Most at the hearing oppose a proposed mixed income housing development.
The most recent HABs were in the northern part of Cayuga Lake.
State Senator Pamela Helming calls them a money grab
Democrat Debbie Shannon will be running against incumbent Alison Hunt.
Incident stems from arrest of two black people in April
New York’s Red Flag Law went into effect on Saturday.
The county wants anyone who might drink untreated water or who swims in the lake to be aware of the discharge.
Officials debated the best way to inform potential residents.
The county offers tips to stay safe.
The town has to wait for the completion of state environmental review before it can move forward.
Protestors want to know why it’s being done.
Activists plan to take to Cayuga Lake early this morning to protest seismic tests by Cargill. The company has salt mines below the lake.
Cayuga County Health Department officials went door-to-door in part of Genoa on Thursday to warn people to not swim in Cayuga Lake near their property until Friday.
Over 50 people at a public hearing called on the Public Service Commission to deny rate increase.
“My concern is that a lot of people who are not citizens might have been spooked by the back and forth and it is going to be very difficult for people to trust that they will not be asked (a citizenship) question.”
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently announced that the project will get $500,000 of federal funding. The new seed bank will be located at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York.
Residents and visitors to the Finger Lakes have the opportunity this weekend to visit working farms.
“I can vote and do all the stuff a citizen can do. No more restriction.”
Nobel Laureate and novelist Toni Morrison is being remembered on Cornell’s campus as a graduate and a professor. Morrison died earlier this week at the age of 88.
Charges will be dropped against one of the two young black people arrested after an altercation on the Ithaca Commons in April.
“If Daryl were here, she would tell you, just as I and others have been doing for years now. Don’t mess with cancer. It is insidious and relentless.”
“I think the sentiment can be interpreted, rightfully, as offensive and I think it’s, it was inappropriate.”
“The need is it let the public know that we are deeply concerned about this issue.”
Emergency responders found unconscious body Sunday evening.
“This is a life saving intervention. This is an intervention that steers people into medical treatment and to substance use treatment.”
In Tompkins County, educational activities and games were organized by FORCES, Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – The 2019 New York legislative session saw the passage of a raft of legislation that has been blocked in previous years. Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton spoke with WSKG’s Celia Clarke in the Ithaca studio. She represents Tompkins County and part of Cortland County in the state Assembly. Lifton spoke about the new farm labor rights, legalization of electrically-assisted bicycles and scooters, and why she thinks marijuana legalization is inevitable. The conversation begins with Lifton talking what she considers the most important accomplishment of the session.
Police body cam footage and surrounding security videos showed officers forcefully arresting the two.
He said Congress has more to do on immigration.
Acting Police Chief said officer behavior was not wrong
“I’m concerned about the coal ash landfill, I do think that that needs further remediation. It’s definitely old technology that was used.”
Advocates said the most urgent change is the one-year ‘look-back’ window. It allows adult survivors younger than age 55 to file civil suits against their abusers and any responsible institution.
Teachers in the Ithaca City School District have voted for a six-year contract. The contract covers the next five years and was ratified in an almost unanimous vote.
Electric-assisted bicycles and scooters are now legal on New York streets. As the session ended, the New York state legislature passed a bill to legalize the vehicles on Thursday.
“The cost of living in Ithaca is much different than elsewhere in the Southern Tier or even central New York.”
“There’s just been no response. So, I would like conversation. Whether you agree with it or don’t agree with it from their end. Conversation.”
“By removing e-scooters from the category of motor vehicle,” he said, “it would remove them also from the driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired law of the state.
“I would rather they had a license and had insurance, you know because, if say you get into an accident and you know, the other person is driving illegally and they don’t have insurance, you know it makes that whole thing more difficult.”
In his bid for a third term, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has an opponent The Tompkins County Board of Election confirmed that Adam Levine will be on the November ballot.
“The proposal itself would really discourage real estate investment at a time when New York state should be creating more incentives to attract people, grow businesses, and investment opportunities not only locally but in the entire state.”
“It’s pretty common that anyone who enters our jail is going to have a substance abuse issue, possible a mental health issue and a lot of times an issue with both. That’s always been a big problem.”
“Where I have to be concerned is when it comes into the public safety of everybody in our community. And, you know, things like driving while ability impaired, is a big thing for me…
“What am I going to do with this knowledge, not even what am I going to do, but how am I going to do what I want to do with this knowledge?”
Black Lives Matter Ithaca was present in Ithaca City Court Friday to support a young man facing charges after an incident on the Ithaca Commons.
“Our improvements in management which includes feeding and housing and veterinary care, disease control…we’ve been able to control infectious diseases to a greater extent than ever before.”
Solar energy is plentiful in the summer, but when cold winter mornings return, a Cornell researcher has found the Northeast will still rely on fossil fuels for heat.
“We’re starting to get inquiries from former clients regarding their former cases in which they plead or been convicted at trial seeking a review and that’s gonna require a review, in some cases, of what was the officers role in those cases.”
There’s a new solar project in Tompkins County that has farmers and solar companies helping each other.
A bill that would ban trash incinerators in the Finger Lakes is now law.
Erin Croyle, a write-in candidate, defeated Bradley Grainger to become the newest member of the Ithaca City School District school board.
The capital project plan was one of three propositions on the Ithaca ballot. All three passed with over 80% of the vote.
Voters in the Ithaca City School District will decide on a $120-million dollar capital project in today’s election.
The owners want to convert it into a 100 megawatt data center. Their proposal includes a seventy-five acre solar farm, and they will apply to the state for a 125 megawatt renewable energy allocation.
The New York Farm Bureau said farmers need more workers and it wants the President to consider an expansion of a visa program.
“That trauma leads them to make decisions that those of us with adult, non-traumatized brains might not make. And they end up facing prosecution and prison for those decisions. And, in that way it concretely criminalized their trauma.”
“When the customer goes back to the garage with the ticket, it’ll show they owe nothing or they’ll owe a less amount depending on what the discount was.”
“We’re trying to re-enter a person into the community so they fit in better, so they don’t come back here.”
During a lengthy and sometimes contentious public hearing, about 20 people spoke for and against e-scooters
Their main objection is the addition of a customs building and one customs inspector. Customs is part of the federal Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
Videos show a chaotic scene with police officers using force and Tasers in trying to subdue and handcuff an African American man and woman.