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Fresh at 5pm every weekday we bring you local news headlines from across our listening community—all in about 2 minutes. Listen live (88.1FM in Ithaca, 91.9FM Watkins Glen, and 89.7FM across the southern Finger Lakes) or wherever you get your podcasts.

Local News: May 28, 2024

Mass Evictions and Rent Hikes at West Hill Apartments Residents at a West Hill apartment complex in…

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Features and Interviews

Alcance Latino: Cornell Small Farms Program [in Spanish]

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 15, 2024

Spanish Farm Field Day at West Haven Farm (Photo: Jamie Johnson) Carlos Gutiérrez habla con Mildred Alvarado, María José Oviedo y Tim Shenk, quienes forman parte del programa Futuro en Ag en Cornell. Hablan sobre oportunidades educativas…

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Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches In Ithaca

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 14, 2024

The buy local movement isn’t new. But now, an initiative in Ithaca is offering a different kind of opportunity: to invest in local businesses. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and GoFundMe are nothing new and are donation based.…

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Student Protestors Occupy Cornell’s Arts Quad (Local News: April 25, 2024)

By Felix Teitelbaum | April 25, 2024

Student Protestors Occupy Cornell’s Arts Quad- Activists at Cornell set up an encampment Thursday morning in the university’s arts quad. The Coalition for Mutual Liberation (or CML) called the encampment a “liberated zone” meant to further pressure…

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Local Headlines

Local News: May 28, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 28, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: May 28, 2024

Mass Evictions and Rent Hikes at West Hill Apartments Residents at a West Hill apartment complex in Ithaca are facing eviction. According to the Ithaca Times, the Delaware-based new owners of Cayuga Gardens Apartments plan to raise the rent in all units by $600 a month. In February they served every resident in the complex…

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Local News: May 27, 2024

By Felix Teitelbaum | May 27, 2024 | Comments Off on Local News: May 27, 2024

Protests Interrupt Cornell Commencement Cornell’s class of 2024 graduated Saturday. Like commencement ceremonies at many universities this year, the event was disrupted by pro-Palestinian student protestors. According to WSKG, about 12 people chanted and then walked out. Others wore black and white keffiyehs but stayed seated throughout the proceedings. Kelly’s Dockside for Sale A storied…

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