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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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Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in October there have been several separate rallies in Ithaca supporting Palestine or Israel. Public emotions ran high when the Tompkins County Legislature briefly considered a resolution in support of Israel and flying the Israeli flag in the legislative chamber. It was around that time,…Read More
We’re sorry to announce to our Watkins Glen listeners that we have gone off the air on 91.9FM as of Friday, November 10. This change will not affect our signals at 88.1FM in Ithaca, or 89.7FM across the Southern Finger Lakes. Nor will it affect our webstream heard here at WRFI.ORG. In fact many Watkins…Read More
WRFI Community Radio and The Ithaca Voice are bringing you conversations with candidates in the contested Ithaca Common Council races and the mayoral race. Tonight Matt Butler interviews Ward 5 candidate Jason Houghton. Houghton is running on the Ithacans for Progress ballot line. His opponent is Clyde Lederman, running on the Democratic Party and Working…Read More
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
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Nine of the new COVID-19 cases reported in Tompkins county this past week are related to a social gathering where participants did not wear masks or follow social distancing guidelines. The Tompkins County Health Department announced the news in a press release yesterday, adding that multiple attendees at said gathering had also travelled or returned…Read More
Over the weekend 7 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Tompkins County, and 1 new case was reported Monday by the County Health Department. There are now 35 active cases in Tompkins, and 184 recoveries. Close to 23,000 people have been tested for the virus. In Schuyler County, there were no new cases of…Read More
The Ithaca City School District has announced its proposed reactivation plans for the fall, ahead of the July 31st deadline to submit reopening plans to New York state. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered that schools can only reopen if their region is in Phase 4 of the state’s economic reopening stages, and is…Read More
The Tompkins County Health Department has released demographics on all recovered and active COVID-19 cases to date. According to the Ithaca Voice, people in their 20s make up nearly a third of the cases — larger than any other age range. People over the age of 60 make up 22 percent of the county’s cases.…Read More