There are 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of today in Tompkins County, 167 of 172 people infected with the virus in Tompkins County have recovered, according to the County Health department. According to Tompkins Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, the new positive COVID-19 cases are related to Fourth of July social gatherings and out-of-state…

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NASCAR has announced that they will not be racing at Watkins Glen International this year. Instead of Watkins Glen, NASCAR will race at the Daytona Road Course. Fingerlakes1 reports that the announcement comes after New York State released guidance last week on professional sporting events that made it impossible for crowds to attend in person.…

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Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has agreed to draft an executive order for the State Department of Health to approve, forgiving three month’s worth of rent in the city of ithaca. This comes after a protest by members of the Ithaca Tenants Union on Monday night. Members of the union marched from Mayor Myrick’s home to…

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Cornell University will still be increasing their tuition for the upcoming academic year, even though its re-opening on a mixed in-person and online basis this fall.  The Cornell Daily Sun reports that the tuition raise was approved in January, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools across the country. The raise will increase tuition by…

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Following the holiday weekend, New York Governor Cuomo held a press conference in Albany to address a number of COVID-19 related announcements. Included was an announcement that the New York State Department of Health is finishing plans for their guidance on maybe opening school districts this fall. All school districts have been directed to develop…

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