Local News for May 9, 2023

A hearing about Ithaca school district budget set for Tuesday

A hearing about the Ithaca school district budget is set for today at 5:30 at Ithaca High School. Members of the public can attend in person or by Zoom. The Ithaca Times reports the school board adopted a $158.5 million budget last month. Residents can vote on the budget and new board members on May 16. If the budget is defeated it may be resubmitted or revised before another vote. A link to the Zoom registration can be found here

Starbucks closing all Ithaca locations

Starbucks will close its last 2 Ithaca locations by May 26. The Ithaca Voice reports that workers were notified of the closings last Friday. Starbucks has been fighting unionization of its shops across the country for over a year. It closed another Ithaca shop in Collegetown after workers successfully voted to unionize. The company says the decision to close all Ithaca shops is not in retaliation for workers’ efforts to unionize.

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