April 15th, 2022 Daily Headlines

The Tompkins County Health Department has issued COVID-19 precautions ahead of the holiday weekend. Residents are encouraged to wear high quality masks like KN-95s when around those who are ill, are not vaccinated, immunocompromised, at high risk of severe illness, or are on public transit. Residents are also urged to get tested if experiencing COVID…

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April 14th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Two republicans have filed enough signatures to appear on the Republican Primary Ballot for Ithaca’s Special Mayoral Election. According to the Ithaca Voice, conservative activist Zachary Winn and William Metro, better known as “Magic Man” are the only two republican candidates who have filed designating petitions with the Board of Elections. Winn has filed a…

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April 7th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Yesterday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its plan for the management of two area state forests and opened the plan for public comment. The so-called Newfield Unit Management Plan includes the Newfield and Cliffside State forests comprising over 2,500 acres of land in Tompkins and Schuyler counties. The…

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April 6th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Some Tompkins residents are now eligible for a second COVID vaccine booster dose. According to the Tompkins County Health Department the following residents are eligible for a second booster: anyone who is 50 and older,  anyone 18 or older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as their primary vaccine, and anyone 12 and older…

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April 4th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Tompkins County is unveiling a new mass notification system. According to 14850.com, Tompkins is switching over to the SIREN system which will allow residents to receive emergency notifications and updates. Tompkins previously used the Swift911 system. Residents can receive notifications via phone calls, emails, or text. Residents already enrolled in the Swift911 system will be…

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March 28th, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Friday local activists gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in downtown Ithaca to demand action on the city’s Green New Deal. According to the Ithaca Voice, the event was attended by multiple advocacy groups including Sunrise Ithaca, Ithaca High School’s Green Team, and the Ithaca DSA. Also in attendance was Luis Aguirre-Torres, the City…

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March 18th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Local Doctor Ammitai Worob has dropped out of the Democratic race for New York’s 53rd Senate District. According to the Ithaca Voice, Worob endorsed Former Binghamton City Councilor Lea Webb. Webb and attorney Leslie Danks-Burke are the only two candidates remaining in the race. Worob had struggled to establish himself in the race as Webb…

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March 17th, 2022 Daily Headlines

Republican Timothy Ko has dropped out of the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District. According to the Ithaca Voice, Ko has endorsed Tompkins County legislator Mike Sigler in the race. Sigler has also received support from the Tompkins and Onondaga County Republican committees. Sigler still faces another Republican challenger in Cayuga County entrepreneur Brandon…

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