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On Sept. 11, the Ithaca Beer Company was granted a tax abatement freeze by the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), saving the company over $165,000 in the next seven years in an … more
Underestimate robots at your peril. The robot you know only as a lowly cleaner may also be an expert firefighter. A robot that clumsily fumbles an object may still have life-saving … more
Just off West State Street in Ithaca, over a one-lane bridge and at the end of Taber Street stands Ports of New York winery, owned and operated by Frédéric and Joanna Bouché. For … more
School is back in session, and kids all around the county are finding something different on their lunch trays – local foods and new recipes, all part of the county’s new Farm to School … more
The Ithaca Little Red girls soccer team is coming off a great season in which it won the Section IV Class AA tournament. The Little Red look to build on that result last year, and helping them … more
The Cancer Resource Center (CRC) in Ithaca has a lot to celebrate this year, with its 25th anniversary and a new executive director, showing the nonprofit is continuing to do good for the community. … more
On Aug. 15, 2017, Ithaca City School Superintendent (ICSD) Luvelle Brown guested on WHCU’s https://whcuradio.com “All Things Equal,” a weekly radio show produced by Cornell’s … more
On Sept. 7, hundreds of cyclists will gear up at Stewart Park in Ithaca to ride along and around Cayuga Lake for the Southern Tier AIDS Program’s (STAP) 21st annual AIDS Ride for Life, an event … more
It’s being called a miracle by staff, guests and volunteers alike – for the first time in its 36-year history, Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County has air conditioning, providing relief … more
Tompkins County is “the dream community for librarians,” according to Teresa Vadakin, and she should know. Head of Information and Learning Services at the Tompkins County Public … more
Is Ithaca really as progressive as we think? We have social justice ventures, green space and many sustainability-focused organizations, but are we prepared for the climate emergency? Sunrise Ithaca … more
The History Center, under one name or another, has been in Ithaca for nearly a century, and now, new executive director Ben Sandberg has taken up the mantel as leader of this long-standing and … more
Rabbi Scott Glass is so well-known in Ithaca and Tompkins County that a simple trip to the grocery store will inevitably lead to someone recognizing him and striking up a conversation – even if … more
Near the Ithaca Commons, right next to the Bickering Twins Restaurant on North Cayuga Street, stands a door with “IthacaSews” adorning its window. Walk inside, and one is greeted with the … more
Cornell University’s annual student-led Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST) program is being staged around Tompkins County this week. This fabulous rite of August is managed by Cornell’s … more
At the start of the summer, 10 Ithaca College students trekked to Washington D.C. to participate in a journalism bootcamp, where they created a detailed multimedia report on cybersecurity in the … more
Hikers can rejoice thanks to a recent 138-acre land donation to the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) by Dr. Anne Boyer, which secures a scenic stretch of the Finger Lakes Land Trail for public … more
For the first time since 1965, the Ithaca College baseball team is not under the direction of an IC graduate, but the Bombers’ new coach is hardly a stranger to the program. David Valesente, a … more
After 30 years of teaching and administration, including at New Roots charter school, Tim Turecek knew he was at his best and most fulfilled when he was helping others. He was later drawn to … more
On July 26, Ithaca High School 1997 graduate and Ithaca native Benjamin Pollock took command of the USS Wyoming, an Ohio-class ballistic-missile Navy submarine, at Naval Station Norfolk. Pollock … more
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