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Ithaca Releases Protest Guidance for Police and Citizens

By WRFI News Staff | June 2, 2021

The Ithaca Police Department has revealed protest guidelines in collaboration with the City’s Community Police Board (CPB). The City previously didn’t have any official ones. These new guidelines stem from  a protest in front of the Ithaca Police Department on October 22nd. Six people were arrested and protestors were pepper sprayed.  Confusion in the public…

Tompkins County Public Library Expanding Hours

By WRFI News Staff | June 1, 2021

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…

EPA is Building Wall To Contain Lead at Ithaca Falls – But is it Enough?

By WRFI News Staff | May 28, 2021

Ithaca Falls is a popular destination for Ithacans and tourists alike, but it’s also the site of a serious lead contamination. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked over the years to address the issue, but are hoping to finally put it to rest by building a containment wall. The lead is a result of…

Police Reform Skips School

By WRFI News Staff | May 28, 2021

While the most ambitions Reimagination of Public Safety in New York might be happening in Ithaca, the surrounding college’s police and safety departments will be continuing as they were. This Episode of Which Way Forward is all about that dynamic. This story comes to us from Ithaca Park Scholars Maia Noah and Lauren Leone. The…

Gillibrand and Schumer Call for More Pandemic Relief to go to Dairy Farmers

By WRFI News Staff | May 27, 2021

New York State Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are calling for more direct relief for New York’s hard hit dairy farmers. Dairy is the largest sector of New York’s agriculture industry, and the fourth largest producer of milk in the U.S.. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, dairy farmers suffered under volatile prices, and an unstable…

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