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Man accused of setting fire that killed 30 horses at Tioga Downs pleads not guilty The man charged with setting a fire that killed 30 racehorses in Tioga County was in court on Friday. Fenton Boyd is charged with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, and assault for the fire at Tioga Downs race track in November. One person who tried to save the horses received second-degree burns. Boyd pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Tioga County Court. Bail is set at $250,000. Ulysses residents defeat town plan to pay $210,000 for land for recreational fields Voters in the town of Ulysses rejected a land purchase in a special election held on Wednesday. Residents…
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WRFI Community Radio and The Ithaca Voice are bringing you conversations with candidates in the contested Ithaca Common Council races and the mayoral race. I’m Celia Clarke, with Matt Butler Editor-in-Chief of The Ithaca Voice. Today, Ward 3 candidates Pat Sewell and Pierre Saint-Perez. Saint-Perez is the Democratic Party candidate. Sewell is an Independent running…Read More
WRFI Community Radio and The Ithaca Voice are bringing you conversations with candidates in the three contested Ithaca Common Council and the mayoral races. Matt Butler, Editor-in-Chief of The Ithaca Voice questions Ward 1 candidates. In the first half of the hour, you’ll hear from Phoebe Brown and Zach Winn who are running for a…Read More
On October 4th, 2023, a group of Cornell faculty condemned Cornell University’s proposed “payment in lieu of taxes” to the City of Ithaca for falling grievously short of Cornell’s obligations to the public interest. In this week’s episode of The Scene, Risa Lieberwitz, a professor at Cornell’s Industrial and Labor Relations School, places the MakeCornellPay campaign in the broader context…Read More
At fourteen, Julian Eagle started working at WRFI as the station’s very first Youth Radio volunteer. This week would have been his 21st birthday and this month was the one-year anniversary of his death from Fentanyl poisoning. WRFI’s JT Stone got his start in radio working with Julian. He filed a tribute to a young…Read More
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Man accused of setting fire that killed 30 horses at Tioga Downs pleads not guilty The man charged with setting a fire that killed 30 racehorses in Tioga County was in court on Friday. Fenton Boyd is charged with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, and assault for the fire at Tioga Downs race track in November.…Read More
– Republican businessman announces challenge to Gillibrand in 2024 election – A Republican businessman announced he is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024. WRVO Public Radio reports Josh Eisen previously ran for the House in 2020. He suspended his campaign after it was reported that he was sanctioned by judges twice for harassing…Read More
– Cornell changes admissions application essays because of overturn of affirmative action – Cornell University’s undergraduate application has changed. The Cornell Daily Sun reports the change was made in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action. But, Cornell officials did not give the paper a reason for the change. The application for…Read More
– Residents of Ulysses to vote in special election on land purchase for recreational area – Voters in the Town of Ulysses will decide whether to buy 30 acres to become a recreational area in a special election on December 6. The town includes Trumansburg and is a few miles north of Ithaca. The town’s…Read More