Coronavirus Update, April 22, 2021

Cornell University is holding its first student Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, April 23.  The clinic will administer the moderna vaccine and will be held in Bartels Hall on campus. This announcement comes just one week after the first clinic was announced. This original first clinic was canceled because of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine…

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Cornell Engaged Grant to support opioid use research project

Each year, Cornell University awards engaged research grants to community centered projects. This year, they awarded four grants totaling 192,000 dollars to community centered projects. One of the projects that received this public service grant is working to address opioid use in the greater Ithaca community. WRFI news intern, Maia Noah reports.     

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With Code Blue Coming to an End, Homeless Services Shift Gears

The warm days of mid-April bring a new feeling of assurance and excitement to many, but it also spells uncertainty for New York’s Homeless. In New York State, Code Blue is in effect anytime the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower. December 1st through April 15th is considered a mandatory Code Blue period. During these…

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Coronavirus Update, April 13th, 2021

New York State will allow commencement events in 2021, including those hosting more than 500 guests. According to the Albany Times-Union, state public health directives will provide strict guidelines for schools that are planning their celebrations.  Indoor and outdoor events will have capacity limits that will vary depending on the location and size of the…

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Coronavirus Update, April 12, 2021

On Wednesday, Schuyler County Public Health is holding a vaccine drive. They will be administering the first dose of the moderna vaccine to all adults 18 and older. Anyone who lives, works, or studies in New York state is eligible.  The drive will take place between 4 and 6pm on Wednesday at the Watkins Glen…

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Which Way Forward: What the Plan is Made of

On April 1st, Ithaca and Tompkins County submitted their plans for reforming public safety. Although the Common Council and the County Legislature have committed to the points of their plans, they still have a long way to go before they’re realized. The recommendations don’t have the mechanics and power of policy behind them yet, and…

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Golden Opportunity – Providing Equitable Education

Since 2005, Golden Opportunity has been providing free professional tutoring to students in the Ithaca City School District who would not otherwise have access to this kind of help. Starting in second grade, students performing below grade level are paired with a tutor who will stay with them till eighth grade. Listen to learn more…

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