“Throughout this pandemic I think mental illness, depression, anxiety has increased.”
“Throughout this pandemic I think mental illness, depression, anxiety has increased.”
“By showing up here today you have sent a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words. We will not be run by a mob of thugs and criminals.”
“Certainly, we are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure we can get people in contact with doctors if they need it and things like that, if they need it.”
“The numbers are probably going to obscure some real misery, a sort of invisible misery in this community. We still have almost 10% unemployment.”
Catherine Huang, a Cornell senior, said some of the work of educating students is being done by students on social media.
The false claims amounted to 272 hours of sick and leave time, equivalent to over $6,000.
“We just have to make sure that these early indications of some isolated misbehaviors don’t become larger.”
Myrick said police “cannot be everywhere and our safety is ultimately in our hands.”
Student gatherings are now restricted to no more than 10 people.
Reed described the vandalism was an act of extremism.
Amy Molloy with the association said mental health and social-emotional learning should be top priorities for schools as they reopen.
Teachers have been given the choice of returning to in-person teaching or teaching virtually. Teaching aides have not been given the same option.
Resident Advisors cite positive dialogue with Cornell officials.
Earlier this month the college stepped back it’s initial plans and announced that students in states on the New York travel advisory list could not return to campus this fall.
“We have legislators in office that aren’t representing the people and don’t necessarily care about certain precautions.”
“It’s, it’s awful. And it’s not for a lack of the teachers doing an amazing job. And it’s not for a lack of everyone trying their hardest and their best.”
“It can’t just fall on the teachers to figure it out, or even the local school districts,” said Griffin.
“We’d really encourage you to stay at your permanent residence until your state is lifted from the New York State advisory. We’re not going to dictate what you do but that’s our strong encouragement.”
“And across the country we prioritize bars and restaurants over young people. How dare we do that.”
“Stepping back for a moment does not mean you’ve lost interest in the cause.”
“I don’t live in a fairy tale world of this is the idea, let’s put it into practice. Well, no I’ve put it into practice and we’ve seen things that do and don’t work.”
“It’s not like we don’t know what needs to be done. He could make a list of things that needed to be done and start putting them in place.”
Malina said students are being “encouraged” to quarantine for 14 days at home before returning to Ithaca.
During their most recent online session, participants made art while talking about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Sometimes abusing privilege in service of justice can be a very sacred thing,” he said.
“Right now, in New York, the middle class is subsidizing the top. Most of the top lives in New York City.”
Anna Kelles faced six other candidates to become the Democratic nominee.
The Democrat is unopposed in the November election.
“What we want to avoid is providing data in a manner that would cause people to jump to potentially false conclusions about the disease or about any individual in our community.”
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.”