Majority of Last Week’s COVID Cases are in Fully Vaccinated People; Total Number of Positive Cases Represent 0.2 Percent of Tompkins County Resident

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Tompkins County Health department published data on Thursday regarding cases of COVID-19 by vaccination status. Between May 1st and July 31st, 27 percent of COVID cases detected in Tompkins County were in fully vaccinated people. That’s 84 reported cases out of a total of 315 known cases for those 3…

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State Grants Bring in $100,000 for Local Arts Organizations

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra performing on January 13th, 2018. (Cayuga Chamber Orchestra) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The arts in Tompkins County have received  $100,000 in State grants to date. The money is for putting on a show and revitalizing live performances in New York state. It’s coming from $105 Million dollar fund, “Restart…

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Spotted Lanternfly has Finger Lakes on Edge

Grape vines infested with spotted lanternfly. (Heather Leach) ITHACA, NY — The Spotted Lanternfly is raising alarm bells in the Finger Lakes. The invasive pest is a threat to the region’s wine industry with a serious appetite for grapes. The lanternfly has devastated vineyards in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, but it also poses a larger ecological…

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COVID-19 Cases Tick Up in Tompkins County; Mask Guidance Reinstated

Tompkins County Health Department front entrance (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — In response to a recent uptick in cases, the Tompkins County Health Department is reinstating masking guidance and resuming daily updates of it’s COVID-19 data tables. As of posting this story, there are 59 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins County.  The daily COVID…

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