Beginning this Sunday TCAT will begin offering free rides to all youth 17 and under and those still enrolled in High School. According to the Ithaca Voice, for now, the city is not requiring students to present a pass to board TCAT buses. However, starting in the Fall 14 to 17 year-olds will be required to present a pass.
Yesterday, the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) announced the purchase of 480 acres in the Town of Lansing. The property was purchased from New York State Electric and Gas and includes 3,400 feet of Cayuga Lake shoreline. The property was the largest privately owned parcel of shoreline in the Finger Lakes. The FLLT said the purchase would enhance public access to the east shore of the lake, and prevent residential developments on steep hillsides bordering the lake.
On Monday the New York State Assembly passed the Adult Survivors Act. The bill will allow adult victims of abuse to file civil suits against individuals or institutions even if the statute of limitations has run out. According to the New York Times, the bill was passed in the State Senate by a unanimous vote in April and passed in Assembly by a vote of 140-3. A version of the bill for childhood victims was passed by the legislature in 2019. Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to sign the measure.
Today, Congressman Antonio Delgado will officially resign from the House of Representatives and be sworn in as New York’s Lieutenant Governor. According to the Hill, Delgado submitted his resignation yesterday, but it does not go into effect until 4 this afternoon. Governor Hochul appointed Delgado earlier this month. His predecessor Brian Benjamin resigned following his arrest in relation to a bribery scheme. Delgado’s 19th district will host a special election ahead of November’s midterms.
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