Homicide in Ithaca, Police Investigating

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca Police Department are reporting a homicide in Ithaca. According to the IPD, a man died of gunshot wounds on the 200 Block of Taughannock Belvedere at around 12:45am on Tuesday. The man’s identity is not being released.  This is perhaps the most public, gruesome, and most upsetting instance of a…

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New Yorkers Tepid on Cuomo Reelection, New Poll Shows

  ITHACA, NY — A new Siena College Research Institute poll reveals what New Yorkers think about Governor Andrew Cuomo. The numbers are similar to another Siena poll from May. 23 percent think he should resign immediately while 39 percent say he should serve out his term, but not seek re-election. 33 percent say he…

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Stewart Park Centennial Celebration Postponed Due to Storm Damage

(Friends of Stewart Park) ITHACA, NY — Friends of Stewart Bark are postponing the park’s centennial birthday celebration until Sunday, July 11th. It was originally scheduled for July 4th, but Stewart Park is closed after being battered by two recent storms.  Downed trees and limbs are currently being cleaned up by Ithaca’s Department of Public…

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TCAT Changing it’s Routes, Hosting Focus Groups

This is a press release Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). To submit Community Announcements to WRFI Community Radio News, email news@ithacaradio.org. The public is invited to attend any of five virtual focus groups this month to weigh in on a proposed system redesign resulting from TCAT’s Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2020-2021. Focus groups are either divided among all…

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Stabbing on Ithaca Commons Under Investigation

A stabbing occurred on the west end of the Ithaca Commons at approximately 4:39am. The Ithaca Police Department is reporting that the victim sustained serious injuries and significant blood loss. The victim was able to walk to a nearby gas station, call 911, and was transported by helicopter to a regional hospital. The IPD press…

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Tompkins County Public Library Expanding Hours

Beginning today, the Tompkins County Public Library is making a big expansion to its hours.  They will now be open Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 8pm. On Friday, from 9 to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 5. Browsing and internet sessions will still be limited to 30 minutes, and the Library is still…

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