Local News for Wednesday, May 10, 2023

-Ithaca’s State Theater Gets Over $100,000 in New York Budget-

The State Theater in Ithaca is getting $103,000 allocated in the newly-passed state budget. The Ithaca Voice reports the money is from a $5 million program for over thirteen historic upstate theaters. The State Theater’s attendance has dropped about 38% since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive Director Doug Levine says the new cash will go to improving the theater and staff expenses.

-School District Budget Votes Are Next Week-

Next Tuesday voters around the region will cast ballots on next year’s school district budgets. Over the next few days WRFI will be posting links to budget proposals for districts in the listening area. Yesterday we posted information about the Ithaca district budget. The Lansing, Dryden and Newfield school districts have also posted budget information for voters. Newfield is having some budget presentations before Tuesday’s vote. Residents can attend one at the Newfield Public Library this Thursday, at 6 PM or via Zoom. Another session will be held this Friday, at 11:30 at the Covered Bridge Market. 

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