Headlines for Friday, October 7th 2022

The median price for a home in Tompkins County is now $319,475 down from the median last week which was little over $333,700. According to the Ithaca Journal, median price was down month-over-month, but up year-over-year. Median price has risen by a little under 16 percent since September, 2021. Homes also spent a median of 53 days on the market with 74 new home listings in September. While the median home price in Tompkins is higher than surrounding counties like Tioga, Cayuga, and Schuyler it is still lower than the statewide median home price which is over $582,000.


Schuyler County Public Health is offering flu and COVID vaccine clinics this month. Clinics will be held on Thursday October 20th and Friday October 21st at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The clinic will offer the flu vaccine to anyone 12 and older, the Moderna covid vaccine to anyone 18 and older, and the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 and older. Patients can receive the COVID and Flu vaccines at the same time.


The Home Dairy building on the Ithaca Commons will receive a historic designation after approval from the Common Council. According to the Ithaca Voice, the designation will make the building immune to certain changes that could come with the evolution of Ithaca’s downtown. The building hosted Firebrand Books, a lesbian and feminist publishing house founded in 1984. While the building’s storefront has been closed for several years, the controversial owners of the building, Twelve Tribes, plans to open their Yellow Deli in the space this fall. 

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