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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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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Finger Lakes, Central New York, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier will all be entering phase three of reopening tomorrow, June 12th. Phase three allows indoor restaurants and food services to reopen at 50% capacity, and allows personal care services, such as tattoo and piercing shops and…Read More
On Thursday, June 11, WRFI News’ main feature was a selection of a new local podcast Unexpected Undertaking. Monique and Aaron have been dating for two years, and are raising their kids together in Upstate New York. They are an interracial couple, and in this pilot episode of the podcast the pair discuss how that…Read More
New York state has released guidelines for phase three of the Southern Tier’s reopening, which should begin this Friday. The Southern tier is among select regions that are able to consider moving on to the next phase this week. State officials say the decision of whether or not to move forward will take place about…Read More
In Tompkins County the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 165, with no new positives. According to the Tompkins county health department, 3 more of the positive cases have recovered. Over 11,700 people have been tested in total. There were no new confirmed cases of the virus in Schuyler County Tuesday. According to…Read More