Tompkins County Health Department Clarifies COVID-19 Testing Recommendations

(Dominick Recckio / Tompkins County) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — The Tompkins County Health Department is clarifying its recommendations around COVID-19 testing. First off, the Health Department recommends getting a PCR test whenever possible. They are the most sensitive and reliable way to test for COVID-19. They are available through the Cayuga Health System. All Tompkins…

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Official Primary Results are in for Tompkins County

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — Official primary election results are in for the City of Ithaca Common Council races, the Tompkins County Legislature races, as well as races for elected town officials in Groton and Danby. These results added absentee and affidavit ballots. Tallying those votes didn’t lead to changing the victors in any of the…

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IPD Responds to Shots Fired on Floral Ave

ITHACA, NY — Ithaca police responded to gunshots at Floral Avenue Sunday June 27th around 8:08pm. The Ithaca Police Department is reporting that officers did not find a victim or evidence of a shooting upon arrival. Police were notified that a person had gone into the Cayuga Medical Center with a gunshot wound around 8:40pm…

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Unofficial Primary Results Are in for Schuyler County

Unofficial primary election results are in for the Schuyler County sheriff race, as well as races for elected town officials in Orange. These results don’t include absentee ballots, and the official count will likely be completed sometime next week. There’s no clear indication of how many absentee ballots might be coming in. These votes could be…

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2021 Izzy Award Winner: Tim Schwab

One of the largest figures in the American economy and culture, Bill Gates, has only improved his reputation throughout the pandemic.  Gates. and the Gates Foundation, are a point of leadership throughout this global health crisis. Although, Tim Schwab’s reporting paints a picture that is not so singularly benevolent. Schwab is a recipient of the…

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Coronavirus Update, June 11, 2021

Tompkins County is reporting no cases of the Coronavirus, and a total of 12 active cases. There have been no new cases for the past two days. This is the first time since August 2020. There are 2 patients currently hospitalized for COVID in Tompkins County. Schuyler County is reporting no new cases of the…

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TCAT Changing it’s Routes, Hosting Focus Groups

This is a press release Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). To submit Community Announcements to WRFI Community Radio News, email news@ithacaradio.org. The public is invited to attend any of five virtual focus groups this month to weigh in on a proposed system redesign resulting from TCAT’s Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2020-2021. Focus groups are either divided among all…

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