“And across the country we prioritize bars and restaurants over young people. How dare we do that.”
“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.”
“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.
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.”
“I think we still need to keep our foot on the gas, fight for freedoms that we can’t just assume they are going to come.”
“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.”
“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.
Four regional counties were allowed to restart the procedures on Wednesday.
“This is not about government. Government can offer suggestions, advice and guidance.”
“I’m trying to look at the positive side of things with everything going on.”
Some senior staff people volunteered to be furloughed so that others could keep their jobs.
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.
Nurses in Tompkins County talk about their work during the ongoing pandemic.
Seward and his wife, Cindy, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in late March.
A hospital official identified the person as a man with an underlying issue that contributed to his death.
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”
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.
Tompkins announced 3rd positive test on Tuesday.
Number of positive cases across New York jumps, as testing ramps up.
Reed also said that Congress is keeping an eye on the needs of families while schools are closed.
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would waive the 180-day school year requirement for districts to receive state aid.
“While this is the first case of COVID-19 in Tompkins County, we are prepared to respond to limit future exposures and community spread of the virus”
“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
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.
Emotions quickly spilled over when Lifton opened the floor to discussion.
The group said it occupied the bank to protest its investment in the fossil fuel industry.
Matt Van Houten is running for a second term.
Kopko is running as a Democrat. Current D.A. Matt Van Houten is also a Democrat.
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.”
Harbin is the first person from Cortland County to enter the race. The other three announced candidates are all from Tompkins County.
There have been no confirmed cases in New York.
Kelles is the third candidate to join the race for Democratic nomination.
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.”
“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.”
“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.
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.
It’s the first time the county has added a judge in 50 years.
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.
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.”
Until the new regulation went into effect, therapists regularly worked with children one-on-one in another room of the childcare center.
The fee will not apply to people using SNAP or WIC
Without the fee, Dawson said there is a risk Tompkins County will just swap one trash problem for another.
Several other counties have criticized these reforms as another unfunded mandate.
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.”
“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.”
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.
The states also agreed to take more steps to discourage minors from vaping any type of products, including nicotine.
“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.
Still, he called some of Schiff’s overall rhetoric “dangerous” and “divisive”.
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.
The governor signed a bill which allows the district to create an insurance reserve fund to help manage health insurance costs.
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.
“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.”
The judge said police didn’t properly handle situaton.
Congressman was the keynote speaker at recent event with Tompkins Democrats
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.
Over time, the extension is expected to save the company about $159,000.
These cows don’t go out on pastures. That’s becoming more common, unless the farm is certified organic.
Most at the hearing oppose a proposed mixed income housing development.
Incident stems from arrest of two black people in April
It was seen on 2nd and Cascadilla Streets before it was captured by Tompkins County Animal Control.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.”
It’s expected to be up and running next year.
“This is a life saving intervention. This is an intervention that steers people into medical treatment and to substance use treatment.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
It’s been over three years since water fountains in some Ithaca area schools could offer students a drink. In 2015, water systems in all 12 Ithaca City Schools were shut off after tests showed elevated lead levels. However, within two weeks, the water will be turned on again at some elementary schools.
The Tompkins County Legislature passed a resolution Tuesday urging the New York DEC to reject a proposal that would convert an old coal fired power plant to natural gas.
In December, we brought you the story of a historic church in Jacksonville, New York that had been abandoned after a gas spill in the 1970s. Now, the building is sold and about to be revitalized. The hope is to revitalize the hamlet, as well.
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.
Tompkins County Solid Waste Division rolled out their traveling compost drop spot Saturday. Shishir Nair, a senior at Cornell, came to drop off his food scraps. “Yeah, we have a small compost bin at my house that my dad started, but we don’t really use that very often and it’s hard to get to in the winter,” he said. Convenience is one thing the county is hoping to accomplish. They already have a few static sites.