Headlines for September 1, 2022

TCAT is facing a $3.7 million budget deficit. The bus operator is funded in part by three local underwriters: the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County, and Cornell. TCAT has had an agreement with the underwriters that if it were to face a budget shortfall, they would step in and provide additional funds. However, according to…

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Headlines for August 31, 2022

Following an election in May, the Ithaca City School Board was left one member short of their usual nine members. School board member Rob Ainslie was controversially voted out and replaced by new member Karen Yearwood and Kelly Evans vacated her seat  and was replaced by Jill Tripp. However, member Nicole LaFave, who was not…

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Headlines for August 30, 2022

A Trumansburg committee has released a draft of its Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Revision for public comment. The village adopted its Comprehensive Plan at the end of 2021 and is taking a staged approach to revising zoning to encourage feedback from residents and adapt to changes in the community. The proposed revision is based on…

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Headlines for August 29, 2022

A years-long movement to require all employers in Tompkins County to pay a living wage took a small step forward last week. The Ithaca Voice is reporting that a working group exploring the feasibility of a county-wide increase to the minimum wage made a presentation to the Tompkins County Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Though…

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Headlines for August 25, 2022

The Ithaca Voice is reporting that, for now, the spotted lantern fly isn’t posing as big a risk to area vineyards as had been expected. So far the invasive pest hasn’t spread to Finger Lakes vineyards at the same destructive level seen in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Brian Eshenaur of the New York State Integrated…

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Headlines for August 24, 2022 (Election Results)

Unofficial election results are in for yesterday’s primaries and special elections. Former Binghamton councilperson Lea Webb will be the Democratic nominee in November’s race in the new 52nd State Senate district. As of last night, she had taken 61% of the vote with more than 95% of districts reporting. She’s favored to win over Republican…

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Headlines for August 23, 2022

Today is election day. According to the Ithaca Voice, as of late July, Leslie Danks Burke had outraised Lea Webb by more than 2-1. However, Webb has garnered an impressive list of endorsements including the Civil Service Employee Association of NY,  Service Employees International Union, the Working Families Party as well as a host of…

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Headlines for August 22, 2022

Early voting ended Sunday and tomorrow is election day. Voters will be headed to polls to vote in Democratic primaries for the new 52nd State Senate district and the new 19th Congressional district as well as a special election to fill the seat in the old 23rd Congressional district vacated by Tom Reed who resigned…

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