Record for New and Active COVID Cases Broken in Tompkins Co.

(Dominick Recckio / Tompkins County) TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — Tompkins County’s record for new cases of COVID-19 has been broken. The Health Department is reporting 130 new positive cases of COVID today, and a total of 364 active cases. The rise in cases is largely being attributed to the arrival of college students. In response to…

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Taxi Driver Robbed of Vehicle at Gun Point

(Provided) ITHACA, NY — An Ithaca taxi driver was robbed of their vehicle on Saturday.  The Ithaca Police department reported two suspects in the robbery. The victim told police that one of the suspects pointed a rifle at them, demanding the keys to their taxi while they were sitting in the vehicle. The two suspects…

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Gov. Hochul is Investing $1M to Speed up Rent Relief

(Jimmy Jordan / WRFI) ITHACA, NY — New York is putting $1 million dollars into marketing and outreach efforts for the State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).  The $2.7 billion dollar Rental Assistance Program was dubbed ‘poorly managed’ by the State Comptroller’s Office two weeks ago, namely for it’s poor outreach, sluggish application approvals, and…

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