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Coronavirus Update, October 16, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 16, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting potential public exposures at 3 Businesses in Ithaca: Ithaca Ale House: 10/9: 7-8:30pm,…

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Mother Jones at the Izzy Awards on 4/17

By katrina

Tune in to WRFI at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 4/17, for a special live broadcast of the 2013 Izzy Awards from Ithaca College’s Park Center for Independent Media.  This year’s winner is nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.  Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, publisher Steve Katz, and environmental reporter Kate Sheppard (IC Park School of Communications alumna)…

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A big thank you to our supporters

By katrina

WRFI Community Radio is on the air thanks to the support of our listeners, like Anne Posel, Nancy Norton, Susan Smith, Brian Bartholomew and Louise Yavelow, who gave in honor of our very own Morning Show!  To learn how you can join them in keeping our local independent community radio station on the air, go…

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Hello world indeed!

By katrina

Welcome to the new WRFI Community Radio website.  You can see our schedule and listen live to our online stream (click Listen in the menu).  In the next weeks and months we’ll be adding more information to the site, as well as adding new local shows to our program schedule, so check back in often.…

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Coronavirus Update, October 16, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 16, 2020

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting potential public exposures at 3 Businesses in Ithaca: Ithaca Ale House: 10/9: 7-8:30pm, 10/10: 2:30-4pm Liquid State Brewing Company: 10/10: 4-7pm Wegmans: 10/7: 5-8:30pm, 10/8: 5-8:45, 10/10: 4:45-9:15pm, 10/11: 2-8pm. Anyone who thinks they’ve been exposed should get tested and monitor symptoms. More at tompkinscountyny.gov/health. — The local…

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Coronavirus Update, October 15, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 15, 2020

Three workers at the US Postal Service facility on Warren Road in Ithaca have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ithaca Voice reports. Desai Abdul-Razzaaq, the US Postal service strategic communications coordinator for Western New York and Central Pennsylvania districts, confirmed the news Wednesday morning. The Tompkins County Health Department stated that it would not be…

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Coronavirus Update, October 14, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 14, 2020

Kendal at Ithaca, a retirement community near Triphammer marketplace, has reported 4 new positive cases of COVID-19, according to the Ithaca Voice.  The new positive cases were revealed to be three health center staff members and one resident. All of them spent extended amounts of time in the health center. Kendal announced on Facebook that…

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Coronavirus Update, October 13, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 13, 2020

There is concern that funding for two community outreach workers in downtown Ithaca might be threatened due to economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ithaca Times reports that during a Downtown Ithaca Alliance meeting last month, there was a discussion about the possibility that Tompkins County might not make its yearly contribution for the…

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Coronavirus Update, October 12, 2020

By WRFI News Staff | October 12, 2020

The first death of a Tompkins County resident due to complications from COVID-19 occurred on Monday, according to the County Health Department.  A press release from the county notes that the individual was an elderly hospitalized patient, who was admitted to Cayuga Medical Center on Monday October 6th. Prior to this patient, two other individuals…

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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.…

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