Local News, July 14, 2023

Ithaca Wins Court Case To Restore Over 1600 Property Maintenance Violation Tickets

The City of Ithaca has won a court case about the dismissal of over 1600 tickets issued for violations of the city’s External Property Maintenance Order. Violations include overgrown grass, garbage removal, and failing to clear snow or ice from sidewalks. In January 2022, City court Judge Seth Peacock dismissed over 1600 tickets for violations. The Ithaca Voice reports that even before Peacock’s ruling the city court had stopped accepting payments for the tickets. But, the city continued to issue tickets as the case was going through appeals. The county judge’s ruling this June says the city court must review each dismissed case individually and allow for all parties to be heard. It’s now known if Judge Peacock plans to appeal the ruling.

New Tompkins County ‘I Voted’ Sticker Selected

A design by a recent New Roots Charter School graduate will become the new ‘I Voted’ sticker in Tompkins County. The county announced that Dakota Tseng’s cat surrounded by flowers will be on 30,000 stickers distributed for this November’s general election. Tseng’s design beat out 7 others with 2100 votes.

Jim Murphy Memorial Calls

We at WRFI are missing Jim Murphy and we know a lot of you are too.  Many of you knew him and some were just loyal listeners to his morning program for years. We’d like to hear your favorite memory of Jim. Here’s what to do — Call us at 607-319-5445 extension 6. Tell us who you are and a way we can reach you. Then tell us your favorite memory of Jim. We may want to contact you to get permission to share your message on the air. Again, call us at 607-319-5445 extension 6 to share your story about Jim Murphy.

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