Local News: November 13, 2023

- National milk carton shortage affects local schools -

A nationwide milk carton shortage is changing the way area schools are giving milk to students. Milk is in ample supply but U.S. suppliers of half-pint milk cartons is having a supply chain problem. The reason for the shortage is unknown according to Fast Company and The New York Times. Upstate Farms is affected by this shortage. They supply milk to some school districts in the Finger Lakes region. Schools are responding to the shortage in various ways like pouring from larger containers and offering other alternatives like cheese. Some suppliers say the shortage may last into 2024.

- Syracuse University investigates “reckless and incendiary” statements at a student demonstration -

Syracuse University officials are investigating comments made during a peaceful demonstration on campus last Thursday. An administration statement says one of the speakers accused student Jewish organizations of being “complicit” in genocide. WRVO Public Radio reports University leaders say there have been no actual threats of violence but the statement puts a group of students at risk of potential violence. Campus police have increased patrols and visibility. A campus investigation is trying to identify the person who made the statement. 

- Ithaca Common Council member’s car vandalized, hostile note left -

The car of Ithaca Common Council member Tiffany Kumar was vandalized last Thursday. A note was left on the windshield telling her to resign and using an obscene word. Kumar told The Ithaca Voice she has no intentions of resigning. Kumar was unopposed in her recent reelection to represent the Fourth Ward.

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