Headlines for Tuesday, November 9, 2022

Today is election day. New York representatives from both parties are hoping to secure votes based on core issues including abortion, crime, economic uncertainty, and threats to democracy. Polls are open today from 6 am to 9 pm across the state. There are tightly competitive races in the 17th, 18th, and 19th Congressional districts as…

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Headlines for November 1, 2022

Ithaca’s Streets and Facilities Division is requesting that residents not pile their leaves in the street. The city municipal code forbids leaf piling, since leaves can act as slipping hazards, cover potholes, and cause floods by clogging storm sewers. Leaves should instead be placed in bags or waste bins, and labeled with yard waste tags…

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Headlines for October 31, 2022

On Tuesday, The Tompkins County Board of Health sanctioned Dream Vape and Smoke more than $70,000 for violating state laws. On Thursday the department issued a warning to local retailers against increased illegal sales of flavored vape and nicotine products. The Department warned local businesses of potential fines for violating the New York State laws,…

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Headlines for October 25, 2022

The Coalition for Snow-free Sidewalks and Crosswalks has banded together with Bike Walk Tompkins, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Tompkins County Office for the Aging, and some city residents. They’re pressuring the local government to take pedestrian snow removal more seriously. In the city of Ithaca, property owners are responsible for clearing snow from adjoining sidewalks.…

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Headlines for October 24, 2022

There will probably be no debates in the Ithaca special Mayoral election. The development follows two failed efforts to schedule a debate between the candidates, Democratic incumbent Acting Mayor Laura Lewis, Republican challenger Zachary Winn, and independent Katie Sims. According to the Ithaca Voice, This included a proposed three person debate hosted by the Ithaca…

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Headlines for October 18, 2022

The Ithaca Voice reports that tense negotiations have begun between United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2300, which represents TCAT bus operators, and the TCAT organization, which operates buses for Ithaca, Tompkins County, and Cornell. The union is attempting to address the discontentment many of TCAT’s drivers feel with their terms of employment. Drivers’ grievances include…

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Headlines for October 17, 2022

Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler has been re-elected as chairman of the Tompkins County Republican party. The Ithaca Voice reports that Sigler’s immediate focus would be on the upcoming elections, where he says Republican victories could “[change] the direction of the state.” The Tompkins County Republicans have so far endorsed Republican Lee Zeldin for Governor,…

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Headlines for October 11, 2022

The shrinking market for office space in Downtown Ithaca has prompted numerous Ithaca office buildings to convert to residential sites. The Gateway Center on East State Street is the second property in two months to submit plans for conversion. The Ithaca Voice reports that trends towards remote work and the post-Covid economy have contributed to…

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