Local News: September 25, 2023

- Budget for Slope Day more than doubled for 2024 -

The Cornell Student Assembly voted to add $400,000 Slope Day budget making it $715,000 for 2024. That’s more than double the current budget. The day is an end-of-school-year celebration on the campus and headlines well-known musicians. The Cornell Daily Sun reports that the bump is partly because of student complaints about last year’s line-up and the rising cost of booking star talent.

- Reinventing Public Safety initiatives move forward in Enfield and Groton -

Tompkins County’s Reinventing Public Safety plans are moving forward. The county opened two Community Resource Hubs in Enfield and Groton. The hubs are staffed and open two hours each week. The Ithaca Times reports The goal is for them to provide access to information about various county services like transportation and housing. They’re a pilot program of the Community Justice Center. The director says the intention is to provide local access to information that makes communities safer overall.

- Trumansburg manufactured home community gets $5.7 million for improvements -

A mobile home community in Trumansburg has been awarded over $5 million dollars for improvements from the state’s Home and Community Renewal program. An affiliate of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing owns Compass Manufactured Home Community. Tompkins Weekly reports the improvements include installing street lighting, upgrading the water system, and replacing the septic system.

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