The city of Ithaca will receive over $24,500 from the pharmaceutical company Allergan, as part of a settlement with New York State. According to the Ithaca Voice, the city announced the funds during last week’s Common Council meeting. New York state came to a settlement with Allergan over its contribution to the opioid epidemic late last year. As a whole, New York state will receive $200 Million as part of the settlement.
Candidate Josh Riley, has announced he will run for congress in New York’s new 22nd Congressional District. According to Binghamton Homepage, Riley initially ran in the old 22nd district that included his hometown of Binghamton. However, the state’s recently approved congressional district map removed Binghamton from the 22nd. The new 22nd District will instead run from Ithaca up to Syracuse. According to Ballotpedia, two other candidates launched bids in the old New York 22 before redistricting.
Hopkins Place in the Town of Ithaca will be closed for the next three days. In a press release the town said the closure was due to “rough road conditions.” The road was closed yesterday at 2 P.M., and is scheduled to reopen on Friday at 3 P.M.
On Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $64 Million in aid for struggling families. According to WIVB, the funds will assist households with children, seniors, and survivors of domestic abuse. The funds are expected to aid well over 100,000 households in New York State. Aid will be dispersed through one-time payments paid through the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.