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Kendal at Ithaca retirement community announces that it will reopen to visitors as early as next week following nearly 3 weeks of closure due to residents and staff testing positive for COVID-19. The Ithaca Voice reports that during the three-week shutdown, Kendal administrators published daily updates on positive tests and steps being taken to reduce…

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The Tompkins County Health Department recently received a $40,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation, according to the Ithaca Times. The money was given as part of a rapid response effort to support local health departments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Department said that they are using the money to fund a mobile COVID-19 testing…

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Looking at the local COVID-19 caseload, the latest numbers, released today by the Tompkins County health department, indicate that there is 1 additional positive case, and 10 new recoveries. According to the County Health Department, that leaves 47 active cases of COVID-19 in Tompkins. In Schuyler County, there are 6 new cases of COVID-19 and…

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The Tompkins County Health Department says an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and works at the Dryden VFW organization located at 2272 Dryden Rd in the Town of Dryden may have transmitted the virus to persons who were at the VFW last week. This person is a resident of another County, according to a…

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Several Groton Junior-Senior High School teachers and students are in quarantine, following the news that a student at the school tested positive for COVID-19. The Tompkins County Health Department confirmed the case on Monday, and notes that the student with novel coronavirus was not in school when they were symptomatic. Additionally, Groton Central School District…

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Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian, talks about a proposed new garbage transfer facility to be constructed in the Town of Cayuta, in Schuyler County. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has determined that the facility poses no environmental impact to the surrounding area. Campbell discusses why his organization disagrees with the DEC’s…

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Adam Zonder, Production Manager of the Hangar Theatre talks about a special virtual rally taking place Tuesday, September 1st, called “The Red Alert Solidarity Movement”.   This movement is being put on by the National Independent Venue Association, or NIVA, and is promoted on social media with #SaveOurStages. NIVA is also posting information at http://wemakeevents.org. DJ…

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