Local News for April 20, 2023

- Schuyler County Hold Medication Collection On Saturday - 

Schuyler County will be collecting unwanted medications on Saturday. Expired, or unused medications can be dropped off at the Hector Fire Department or the Beaver Dams Fire Department from 10 to 2. Ointments, sprays, pills, and tobacco products will be accepted. E-cigarettes and needles will not be accepted. Saturday’s event is special but Schuyler and Tompkins counties have drop boxes available year round. 


Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office in Watkins Glen

Schuyler County Human Services Complex in Montour Falls


Tompkins County Sheriff, Public Safety Building 779 Warren Rd., Ithaca 

257-1345   24/ 7/ 365 

Ithaca Police Dept. 120 E. Clinton St., Ithaca 272-9973 M-F 8am-4pm 

Cayuga Heights Police Dept. 836 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca 257-1011 M-F, 9am-4:30pm 

Groton Police Dept. 108 E. Cortland St., Groton 898-3131 M, W, F, 8am-4pm 

Trumansburg Police Dept. 5 Elm St., Trumansburg 387-6505 M-F 10am-2pm 

Cornell University Police Dept. G2 Barton Hall, between Statler Dr. & Garden Ave., Ithaca 255-1113 24/7/365 

Tompkins Cortland Community College Police Dept. 170 North St. (main bldg., room 118), Dryden 844-6511 M-Sa, 7am-10pm; Su 10am-6pm 

Tompkins County Dept. of Probation (HSB Bldg.) 320 W. State St., Ithaca 274-5367 

By appointment only Call: 274-5367 

Dryden Police Dept. 16 South St., Dryden 844-8119 M-F 9am-3pm

- After Internal Conflicts, State Senate Confirms New York’s First Black Chief Judge -

On Tuesday, the New York State Senate confirmed Rowan Wilson as the state’s new Chief Judge. Wilson will be the first Black judge to head the state’s highest court. Wilson succeeds Janet DiFiore who resigned last August. His confirmation follows months of internal conflict between Governor Hochul and fellow Democrats. In February, the State Senate’s Judiciary Committee rejected her first choice, Hector LaSalle. According to the Albany Times Union, Democrats and Progressives considered him too conservative.

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