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Felix Teitelbaum interviews Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey and Ellen Grady of the Ithaca Catholic Worker. Casey will be performing a benefit for the Catholic Worker on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Community School of Music and Arts. Casey is a founding member of the American/Irish supergroup Solas and has released 9 albums of her…Read More
This week’s episode of The Scene features an interview with artist and photography professor Al-An deSouza. The Scene’s Chantal Thomas speaks with Professor deSouza about their exhibition, Elegies of Futures Past, at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art, and its meditations on family memory, colonial empire and diasporic identity. (original air date: November 4, 2022) The Scene airs every…Read More
Stevie Eve Chaneles and Bea Bornstein speak with Pontypool director Jeff Hodges and actors Mike Chen and Ivony Whiteley. HOI is proud to present Pontypool (running November 18-December 3, 2022) by Tony Burgess as an audio horror drama directed by HOI co-founder Jeff Hodges. The show centers on disgraced radio DJ Grant Mazzy, who finds himself…Read More
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Local News for Friday, February 17, 2023
Elmira Denies Info on Police Chief Dismissal The city of Elmira has denied a Freedom of Information Act request for disciplinary records of the city’s former police chief. Anthony Alvernaz, who served on the force for 27 years was suddenly dismissed in January without explanation. According to WETM the city responded to the station’s request…Read More
Local News for Thursday, February 16, 2023
Brock to Run for 5th Term Ithaca First Ward Alderperson Cynthia Brock says she is running for re-election in November. New ward boundaries have been drawn and the new First Ward will include part of the current Second Ward represented by Phoebe Brown and Ducson Nguyen. The Ithaca Voice reports that Brock is being challenged…Read More
Local News for Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Kitchen Theater Lays Off Staff The Kitchen Theater in Ithaca is laying off its entire administrative staff including the artistic and creative directors. The Ithaca Voice reports that Board chair Matt Carcella says the mid-season changes are necessary due to low ticket sales and donations. Board member and actor Karl Gregory will serve as the…Read More
Local News for Tuesday, February 14th, 2023
Three Named to Prosecutorial Watchdog After two years of delays, Governor Hochul has named 3 of 4 potential nominees to the state’s Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct. The commission has been inactive since former Governor Cuomo resigned. He signed legislation creating the commission shortly before he left office. According to the Times Union, the commission is…Read More
Local News for Monday, February 13, 2023
Tompkins Provides Incentive to First Responders At its meeting last week, the Tompkins County legislature approved a measure giving a tax break to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who own real estate. According to the Ithaca Voice, the move is aimed to boost Ithaca’s emergency service volunteer rates, which have dwindled over recent years as…Read More
Local News for Friday, February 10, 2023
Tompkins Gets $600K for Road Safety Planning Tompkins County is getting $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to create a road safety plan. The money is part of the federal infrastructure bill passed last November. The Ithaca Voice reports that the grant will be matched by $150,000 from the 10 municipalities that are part…Read More