Ithaca City playgrounds are slated to reopen this week after the city received an anonymous $25,000 donation, according to the Ithaca Voice. Mayor Svante Myrick announced the news of the generous donation on Friday. He says the donor was concerned about children and families having a place to go, to get out of the house…

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Juneteeth commemorates the June 19th 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and the emancipation of enslaved black people throughout America. Every year Ithaca’s Southside Community Center holds a festival to celebrate Juneteenth, and this year the festival will be held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt spoke…

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In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 165, with no new positives. According to the Tompkins county health department, 3 more of the positive cases have recovered. Over 11,700 people have been tested in total. There were no new confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County Tuesday. According to…

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The city of Ithaca has approved closing down the 100 block of Aurora Street for restaurants to use as extra space for outdoor seating. As the region transitions into the second phase of reopening, restaurants have the option to open their outdoor dining areas, the Ithaca Voice reports. Shutting down a portion of Aurora street…

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Jason Leifer, Dryden Town Supervisor called into WRFI Community Radio News at 6 on Tuesday June 3. He spoke with WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt about how his campaign had adapted in the midst of social distancing, and also discusses issues of economic development in terms of tax reform, education funding, universal healthcare, rural broadband…

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In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 grew by 1, and the total number of cases stands at 162. According to the Tompkins county health department, no people are hospitalized for the virus. 141 of the positive cases have recovered, and over 10,000 people have been tested in total.  In Schuyler county,…

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