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– Two Ithaca residents arrested at United Nations protest – Eighteen people were arrested at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Thursday. They were protesting the U.S. government’s failure to sign on to the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” Ithaca residents, Teresa and Ellen Grady were among those arrested. Both are long-time anti-war activists. Thursday’s protest was held while signatories to the treaty met. The U.S. did not participate in the meeting. Ellen Grady was briefly detained by German authorities this summer while protesting the U.S. storage of nuclear weapons in European Union countries. – Seneca County commits $500,000 to a new housing trust – Seneca County is putting…
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Pastry Chef and author Natasha Pickowicz chats with Felix Teitelbaum about her book “More than Cake,” cooking, recipe creation, and the fundraiser she’s hosting at South Hill Cider on Sunday, May 7, 2023 to benefit Khuba International‘s Quarter Acre for the People project. Photo: provided.Read More
Earlier this week, Ithaca CarShare announced it will be suspending its operations on May 19. The reason is that they are losing their insurance because of a regulatory issue unique to New York State. Assemblyperson Anna Kelles introduced legislation to remedy the problem. She spoke with me about the situation, the legislation and possible fate…Read More
Professor Robert Hockett of Cornell Law School discusses the Federal Deposit Insurance Completion Act of 2023, which contains his proposal for preventing future occurrences of the bank-run fueled collapse that led to the demise of Silicon Valley Bank and others. Listen to the episode: Bob Hockett Find about more about Bob Hockett’s policy proposals: Back…Read More
Felix Teitelbaum interviews Taili Mugambee about the upcoming community book read of “My Grandmother’s Hands” by Resmaa Menakem. The read begins on April 20, 2023 and will be hosted by the Ultimate Reentry Opportunity program. All are welcome to participate. Books will be available at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca. To learn more and get…Read More
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– Two Ithaca residents arrested at United Nations protest – Eighteen people were arrested at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on Thursday. They were protesting the U.S. government’s failure to sign on to the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.” Ithaca residents, Teresa and Ellen Grady were among those arrested. Both are…Read More
– Sierra Club raises concerns about proposed waste facility in Steuben County – A proposed waste facility in Bath would accept sludge and industrial waste. The Painted Post company, Momentum wants to build a facility in Bath that could accept over 100 tons of materials including construction debris, non-hazardous sludges, and contaminated soils. The Sierra…Read More
– Ithaca selects former Common Council member to become first City Manager – A former Ithaca Common Council member has been selected to become the city’s first City Manager. Deb Mohlenhoff was offered the position following a Common Council vote on November 16. She represented the Fifth Ward on the Common Council 2009-2021. Her appointment…Read More
– Some patients of Syracuse’s Crouse Health at risk of identity theft, here’s what you can do to protect yourself – Anyone who has been a patient of Northwell Health or Crouse Health need to take action to protect against identity threat. The state attorney general says about 4 million New Yorkers were affected by…Read More