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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: February 26, 2024

– Tompkins County property values go up almost 20% – Tompkins County has started mailing out this…

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Features and Interviews

FEATURE: Governor’s budget plan could cost rural schools millions of dollars in state aid

By Celia Clarke | February 8, 2024

Rural school districts across New York face a significant loss in state funding this year. Governor Hochul’s 2024 executive budget proposal would change the allocation of “foundation aid”. That’s the money the state gives each school district…

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The value of rural libraries: A look inside Odessa’s public library

By Celia Clarke | February 1, 2024

Public libraries have been in the news a lot over the past few years. There have been calls to ban books, pull funding, or cancel certain events. But not all events or books are controversial and not…

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FEATURE: A new call to address harmful algal blooms in Cayuga Lake and beyond

By Celia Clarke | December 14, 2023

This interview has been edited for clarity. Harmful algal blooms, HABS, occur in the summer months in waterbodies across the country. But winter is when researchers and activists review the data and assess the impact of the…

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Local Headlines

May 31, 2022 Daily Headlines

By Griffin Frechette | May 31, 2022 | Comments Off on May 31, 2022 Daily Headlines

State Assemblymember Anna Kelles has endorsed Josh Riley in New York’s 19th congressional district. According to the Ithaca Voice, Kelles, who represents Tompkins and Cortland counties in the State Assembly, called Riley a “champion for working families.” Riley, an Ithaca resident, initially mounted his campaign in New York’s 22nd congressional district, but switched to the…

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May 27th, 2022 Daily Headlines

By George Christopher | May 27, 2022 | Comments Off on May 27th, 2022 Daily Headlines

On Tuesday, questions were raised by students, parents, and staff about the absence of Northeast Elementary School principal Liddy Coyle at the Ithaca City School Board meeting. According to the Ithaca Voice, on Monday ICSD announced a new administrator in place of Coyle. Coyle’s employment status remains unclear, however she is still listed on the…

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