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Here are the latest announcements and opportunities to get involved in WRFI, follow along with us on this journey of serving Ithaca and Watkins Glen with community radio. We love hearing from you! Contact us anytime.
On March 15, as the New York response to the coronavirus began to take form, we shut the station to all volunteers and the public. With over 80 active volunteers and countless guests, interns, and community members coming through the station on any given day, the risk was just too high to stay fully open. …Read More
So much has happened since I last wrote to you. But, with so many crises facing our communities and the world, WRFI has strived to rise to the occasion. From bolstering our steadfast commitment to local and independent news, to introducing our new Town Hall Meetings, to producing socially-distanced radio from our DJ living rooms,…Read More
Since I was hired in 2014 as WRFI’s first employee, it’s been my honor to serve the station as (more or less) it’s only administrative staff person. We’ve come a long way in that time, but there’s so much more we can become than one part-time employee can realistically manage–especially given the major undertakings before…Read More
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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More