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Taxi Driver Robbed of Vehicle at Gun Point

By WRFI News Staff | August 30, 2021

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 fled…

COVID Cases Continue to Rise, Tompkins Co. Health Department to Host Community Update

By WRFI News Staff | August 30, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY – COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Tompkins County.  The Health Department reported 92 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, and a total of 268 active cases for Monday, August 30th. The last time Tompkins County saw cases this high was January 25th. A significant amount of community spread seems to…

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

By Jimmy Jordan | August 26, 2021

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 the lack of detail…

TC3 and all of SUNY to require students to get Vaccinated

By WRFI News Staff | August 26, 2021

TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY — TC3 is following SUNY’s student vaccination mandate made after the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine earlier this week. Now all institutions of higher education in Tompkins County have vaccine requirements for students starting class this for Fall 2021.  Students attending TC3 must complete their vaccination shots before September 27 or…

Silent Movies Under The Stars Return with 1916’s Sherlock Holmes

By Esther Racoosin | August 23, 2021

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca-based Wharton Studio Museum will present the 1916 silent film version of “Sherlock Holmes”, as its the 11th annual “Silent Film Under the Stars”. Diana Reisman is the Executive Director of Wharton Studio Museum (WSM). The Ithaca-based organization promotes the role played by Ithaca in the development of filmmaking in the…

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