TC3 and all of SUNY to require students to get Vaccinated

Tompkins Cortland Community College (Provided) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — TC3 is following SUNY’s student vaccination mandate made after the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine earlier this week. Now all institutions of higher education in Tompkins County have vaccine requirements for students starting class this for Fall 2021.  Students attending TC3 must complete their vaccination shots…

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Stand-Off Ends in Arrest at Chestnut Hill Apartment Complex

(Provided) ITHACA, NY —  An hours-long stand-off between police and a suspect barricaded in an apartment ended in arrest on Saturday. Bruce Mead is being charged with two felonies, the criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees. The Ithaca Police department reported that two Ithaca Police Officers were dispatched to the…

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Invasive Box Tree Moth Found in Western New York

(Boxwood plants grown to form a hedge / Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture) (Box Tree Moth / New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets) ITHACA, NY — The Box Tree Moth has been found in parts of Western New York. This invasive pest is a serious threat to boxwood plants, which are important in the…

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2021 Sales Tax Improves in Tompkins and Schuyler Counties

(Mike Petrucci / Unsplash) ITHACA, NY —  Across New York State, 2021 local government sales tax revenue is up by 21 percent on average. That’s compared to sales tax revenue generated between January and July of 2020. Tompkins and Schuyler Counties are a bit above that 21 percent state average. Tompkins County has seen a…

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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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Tompkins 4-H Fair Hosts Family Fun Day

Front Entrance to 4-H Acres at 418 Lower Creek Rd, Ithaca. (Cornell Cooperative Extension) This is a press release from Tompkins County 4-H. To submit Community Announcements to WRFI Community Radio News, email [email protected]. ITHACA, NY– The public is invited to attend “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, July 31st from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the 2021 Tompkins County 4-H Fair,…

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