Headlines for September 27, 2022

Ithaca’s Health and Human Services Committee has begun discussing policies to combat the growing opioid crisis including the creation of a special task force. Other forms of assistance discussed include  providing addiction services and fentanyl testing strips. According to the Ithaca Voice, the committee intends on asking the Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature about…

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Headlines for September 20, 2022

The Ithaca Democratic Socialists has outlined its plans to make TCAT free and fund the potential loss in revenue. The campaign, called FreeCAT, argues that free mass transit would help address issues of “systemic marginalization and racism, systemic classism, [and] the climate catastrophe.” According to the Ithacan, the campaign further argues that Cornell should fund…

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Headlines for September 19, 2022

The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is looking to expand the number of daily flights in the coming years. According to WHCU, the airport’s goal is to triple the number of daily flights, and double the number of destinations served. Currently the airport offers daily flights to Newark, New Jersey through United Airlines and Detroit through…

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Headlines for Tuesday September 13th, 2022

The Cliff Street Retreat Proposal—planned for 407 Cliff Street in Ithaca—is seeking financial support from the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency. According to the Ithaca Voice the plan seeks to redevelop the former Incodema industrial facility into a mix of smaller retail, residential, office, and hospitality spaces. Because the project is intended to serve as…

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Headlines for September 12th, 2022

Governor Hochul announced on Thursday that qualified New Yorkers would receive tax relief checks in the coming weeks. According to the Ithaca Times, those who claimed the Empire State Child Credit or the Earned Income Credit on their 2021 tax returns are eligible. The spending was approved as a way to help New Yorkers with…

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Headlines for September 6, 2022

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced on Thursday that it would add Josh Riley to its “Red to Blue” program. Riley—who recently moved to Ithaca and grew up in Endicott—won the Democratic nomination for New York’s new 19th Congressional District. According to the Times Union, the announcement indicates that the DCCC will invest heavily in…

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