June 1st, 2022 Daily Headlines

Last week, Tompkins County legislator Mike Sigler ended his campaign for Congress. According to Syracuse.com, Sigler dropped out after the approval of the State’s new Congressional maps. Sigler, a Republican, launched his campaign in the proposed 22nd congressional district. However, the new maps will place Tompkins into the 19th congressional district. Sigler has chosen not…

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May 27th, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Tuesday, questions were raised by students, parents, and staff about the absence of Northeast Elementary School principal Liddy Coyle at the Ithaca City School Board meeting. According to the Ithaca Voice, on Monday ICSD announced a new administrator in place of Coyle. Coyle’s employment status remains unclear, however she is still listed on the…

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May 26th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Yesterday, Ithaca’s Acting Police Chief John Joly announced that the IPD would take a “proactive approach” to increase its presence at Ithaca schools in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Joly cited anxiety among parents and students as the reason for the increased presence but said the department was not aware of any…

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May 25th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Beginning this Sunday TCAT will begin offering free rides to all youth 17 and under and those still enrolled in High School. According to the Ithaca Voice, for now, the city is not requiring students to present a pass to board TCAT buses. However, starting in the Fall 14 to 17 year-olds will be required…

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May 24th, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Sunday Congressional candidate Vanessa Fajans-Turner ended her campaign. Fajans-Turner, an Ithaca native, initially ran in the 22nd district before the state’s congressional maps were thrown out. Ithaca is now being placed in the 19th district, a competitive, but less solidly Democratic district. Fajans-Turner said the district had become too different from the one where…

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May 23rd, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Friday, New York State finalized its congressional and state senate maps. The final congressional map will place Tompkins into the new 19th Congressional district, a district that voted for Joe Biden by a little under 5 points. Ithaca and Syracuse were originally in the same district with several candidates from both communities mounting bids.…

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May 20th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Yesterday, the results of the Ithaca City School district election were certified by the Board of Education. 4 Board members were elected: incumbents Erin Croyle and Eldred Harris and newcomers Karen Yearwood and Jill Tripp. Board President, Robert Ainslie, who’s been on the board since 2007, was the only incumbent seeking re-election who failed to…

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May 19th, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Tuesday, the Ithaca City School district election came with some confusion. According to the Ithaca Voice, some voters were confused by the layout of the Board of Education’s webpage. The webpage listed polling locations for the school district vote along with other locations where those voters would typically vote in a General election. Some…

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