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Coronavirus Update, October 9, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 9, 2020

Ithaca College announced this week that they plan to cut over 100 faculty positions in response to a $30 million budget shortfall from decreased enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. The Ithacan reports that Provost and Senior Vice President for faculty affairs, LeVerne Cornish made the statement at the Faculty Council meeting on October 6.…

2020 Greater Ithaca Art Trail Offers In-Person and Virtual Visits

By Esther Racoosin | October 7, 2020

Robin Schwartz, Program and Grant Director of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County talks about the 2020 Greater Ithaca Art Trail.  This fall, the art trail takes place the weekends of October 10 and 11, and October 17 and 18.  Visitors can take part in virtual or in-person visits, or both!  Information can be…

Coronavirus Update, October 7, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 7, 2020

Results from COVID-19 tests conducted among Ithaca City School District members show that all students tested negative for the virus, and one teacher tested positive. The testing of both students and school staff was put in place to ensure maximum safety as in person learning starts, according to the Ithaca Voice. 615 COVID-19 tests were…

Coronavirus Update, October 6, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 7, 2020

A recent study out of Cornell shows that over a third of the misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been fueled by President Trump. The study published last week analyzed 38 million articles from news organizations from all over the world, that publish their works in English. Researchers with the Cornell Alliance for Science studied…

Coronavirus Update, October 5, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 5, 2020

Northeast Pizza and the Scale House Brewpub at the small mall in Lansing has closed its doors for business. Luke Fazzary, son of the restaurant’s founder, Stephen Fazzary, has decided not to continue operating the eatery and brewery. Stephen Fazzary managed the Lansing business until he passed away earlier this year. His son found it…


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