“I think that our work moving forward is to dispel the sort of lies about Jewish people.”
“I think that our work moving forward is to dispel the sort of lies about Jewish people.”
The Ithaca Tenants Union has been sitting in on weekly city eviction proceedings for several weeks, to put pressure on landlords, as well as the court, to prevent or stall evictions.
“Because of the climate or the soil, there was a number of reasons that a number of people made assumptions it wouldn’t work, but no one had actually tried it.”
“We’re just bringing the vaccinations to them in a very low-threshold manner.”
“As the ash borer population increases and the tree health declines, they become a safety hazard.”
“I’m confident we’re going to get through the next 13 days in a safe and secure fashion”
“They’re leaving a place they consider to be their home and all of their belongings are in their home but their homes aren’t as secure as our homes are,” said Deb Wilke.
“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.”
Student gatherings are now restricted to no more than 10 people.
Students will be required to undergo regular screening and testing for COVID-19.
In a regular summer, up to a thousand kids from across Tompkins County participate.
39 people in Tompkins County are under quarantine.
There have been no confirmed cases in New York.
Reed described those who voted against the president as showing a “political cowardice” that was “appalling.”
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.
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said the Trump Administration’s efforts to block subpoenas and witnesses in the impeachment inquiry are unprecedented.
The governor signed a bill which allows the district to create an insurance reserve fund to help manage health insurance costs.
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.
The company and DEC disagree with Hang’s claims
Strikes are happening all over the world including in Delhi, Ithaca, Hamilton, Scranton, and Binghamton.
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.
Appointment needs approval from the Ithaca Common Council.
In Finger Lakes Mennonite communities, families have taken full advantage of the religious exemption for years.
Bishop Clark hopes to continue his ministry in the Diocese.”
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.
Stewart-Cousins spoke about how when her mother was born, she did not have the right to vote.
State Senator Pamela Helming calls them a money grab
It was seen on 2nd and Cascadilla Streets before it was captured by Tompkins County Animal Control.
The county offers tips to stay safe.
Over 50 people at a public hearing called on the Public Service Commission to deny rate increase.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – According to the World Health Organization, the most social acceptable prejudice in the world is ageism. Cornell University gerontologist Karl Pillemer said you don’t have to look hard to find it. “I can give you an easy example,” he said. “If you look at the presidential race, no one is comfortable using racist or sexist humor among the candidates, but they are very comfortable using ageist humor around the older candidates, and it is invariably asked if candidates are too old to serve.” One of the most fascinating — and sobering — findings to emerge from research is how damaging our own ageist attitudes are.
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.
“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.
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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
During a lengthy and sometimes contentious public hearing, about 20 people spoke for and against e-scooters
Videos show a chaotic scene with police officers using force and Tasers in trying to subdue and handcuff an African American man and woman.
Every day about 15,000 people travel into Tompkins County, mainly into Ithaca from neighboring counties. Most of them commute for work and most are alone in their cars.
A panel of public health, law enforcement and others will speak this evening in Tompkins County about the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Shanakia Gray got out of prison in October. She’s gotten those two jobs and even a promotion to help raise her two small children.
“With college professors, the notion that your students will become something more than you are is also something that you hope for.”
Cornell University has received over $68 million from the United States Department of Agriculture to build a new federal research facility for grape genetics. The site will be in Geneva, New York, home to ongoing collaborations between Cornell and the USDA.
Theresa Alt was one of two people who stopped by for a visit. Alt met Tuesday with staff at Congressman Tom Reed’s Ithaca office. That office last opened its doors two weeks ago, but there were no visitors. This time, people showed up.
In January, a group of Cornell Law students and one of their professors returned from working at the U.S. Mexico border. They were providing free legal help to families in Texas and Tijuana. Some of the children’s behavior was unsettling to the students.
About one hundred Cornell graduate students gathered outside the Cornell Health Center on campus Wednesday afternoon. They were calling for an external review of the mental health services at the University. Students shared their own mental health struggles. They described not being taken seriously by faculty and having to go off campus to find therapists. They say getting appointments is difficult unless they are in crisis, suicidal or in academic trouble.
The shortage of affordable housing is a serious problem across the Southern Tier. On Thursday night in Ithaca, people from different sectors came together to discuss one aspect of the problem — workforce housing.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Leaders in Ithaca City Schools say the water should be turned on by the end of the year.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Thursday’s primaries were dominated by Democratic primaries. Many people who voted are looking ahead to the mid-term elections in November. For Elizabeth Skapley, a sophomore studying chemistry at Cornell University, she’s concerned about the national consequences of the mid-terms.
“I think it’s very important for Democrats to take back the Senate and kinda help take down Donald Trump,” said Skapley. “So, yeah. I mean, I think that just equal rights for everyone are very important, working rights are very important and it’s important for the middle class to rise up and take control.”
ENFIELD, NY (WSKG) – The Enfield Food Pantry has re-opened. It was temporarily suspended by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier for potential rodent problems.
Enfield is about 6 miles from Ithaca. About three weeks ago, Food Bank of the Southern Tier stopped delivering food to the pantry until they did a few things to prevent rodents from getting in. The town owns the building where the pantry’s located. So, the Town Board, Pantry volunteers and the Food Bank came together to resolve the problems.
Now, the food pantry has freshly spackled and painted walls to keep rodents from getting in.