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– Tompkins County Considering A 2 Percent Tax Levy Increase – Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes is proposing a 2 percent tax levy increase in the 2024 budget. She says it’s necessary to cover rising energy costs and emergency services. It would cost the average homeowner about $50 more. To pay for it the county would have to make cuts like a temporary hiring freeze. The legislature’s in the early planning stages for next year’s budget. – Ithaca College Artificial Turf Field Faces Some Opposition After Getting Planning Approval – The Town of Ithaca approved renovation plans for Ithaca College’s Butterfield Stadium last month. The plan includes installing an artificial turf. Some students…
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It’s been over a week since Ithaca CarShare temporarily closed. The nonprofit stopped operating on May 19 because of an insurance problem that can only be solved with new state legislation. I called Ithaca CarShare members – Ellie Santoro, Jayne Soulman, and Marybeth Michelson-Theiry to find out how not having access to the car share…Read More
Ithaca CarShare is closing down today. They intend for this to be a pause but they are facing insurance problems that can only be solved by the state legislature. I spoke with Executive Director Liz Field about the situation, how it’s affecting their members, and what comes next. We talked on the day before the…Read More
In this week’s episode of The Scene, photographer and art professor Dan Torop discusses his recent work in the exhibitions Falling Water and Three Rainbows; the science and technology that he has used in rendering images of the physical world; and the social and cultural histories that accompany and shape tools of photography and other forms of visual rendering.Read More
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Daily features and interviews from our community
Michael Pinnisi of the Ithaca Shakespeare Company-July 19th 2016
Esther Racoosin speaks with Michael Pinnisi, President of the Board of Directors of the Ithaca Shakespeare Company, about the 2016 summer season in their new location at the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park on Cayuga Lake. They discuss the ISC’s current productions, Twelfth Night and Henry VI. This interview originally aired on the July…Read More
Dr. Maureen Hanson of Cornell about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-June 28th, 2016
Esther Racoosin speaks with Dr. Maureen Hanson of the Cornell University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics about her laboratory’s recent study about biomarkers in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or CFS/ME. Their research paper can be found at: https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-016-0171-4. More information about CFS/ME can be found at: http://solvecfs.org/ This interview originally aired on…Read More
Spending 99 hours swimming, biking, and cycling
WRFI’s Lori Sonken talks with Shane Eversfield about his 5-day-long, 500 mile, triathlon to raise money to support patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease. This interview aired on June 20, 2016Read More