July 25, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Sunday, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency. The classification is the highest alert the WHO can declare. According to the BBC, the WHO declared an emergency due to the outbreak and rapid spreading worldwide. As of Saturday, 16,000 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported from 75 countries. Symptoms…

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July 22, 2022 Daily Headlines

Construction is complete on the replacement of the Route 34B bridge in Lansing. According to the Governor’s website, the new bridge replaces the old structure which was built in 1930. The $18.4 million project includes a new steel frame and expanded eight-foot shoulders to better accommodate stopped vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. State Route 34B follows…

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July 21, 2022 Daily Headlines

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Tompkins County yesterday morning. The advisory was in effect on Wednesday from 11 am to 8 pm. With the anticipated temperature increase throughout the state, the Department of Health has provided a list of free cooling centers, including multiple areas in Ithaca. The Appel Commons Community…

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July 20, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Monday, the Town of Ithaca launched its new OpenGov portal. According to the Ithaca Voice, the portal allows for residents to initiate and track different types of requests to various departments, like zoning and public works. The website also lets applicants interact with these departments outside of normal business hours.  ——- The Tompkins County…

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July 19, 2022 Daily Headlines

TCAT is reducing its bus services due to labor and equipment shortages. The company is proposing reducing services by 20% from August 21st through January 21st. Routes proposed to be reduced include routes 11, 13, 20, 82, 90, and 92. On Monday, August 15th, a virtual public hearing will be held for public input from…

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July 18, 2022 Daily Headlines

Katie Sims is now the third candidate running in the Ithaca mayoral election. Sims, who is running to the left of incumbent Laura Lewis and Republican Zachary Winn, will be on the ballot as an independent aligned with Ithaca’s Solidarity Slate. According to the Ithaca Voice, Sims was considered for appointment to the 4th Ward…

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July 15, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Wednesday, Governor Hochul announced that $10 million was awarded in the first round of the Abortion Provider Support Fund. The money goes towards 13 programs covering 63 sites, including Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, which covers Ithaca. Applications for the second round of funds open next week. In the second round, $15 million…

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July 14, 2022 Daily Headlines

Ithaca police arrested Michael J. Thomas early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple robberies over the past month. According to the Ithaca Voice, Thomas had been arrested last Thursday in connection with break-ins that occurred from June 20th-29th, and was subsequently released of his own recognizance. However, after a string of further burglaries this weekend,…

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