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ITHACA, NY -- With the opening of Botanist Coffeehouse, Matti Sgrecci accomplished a longtime dream. And all it took was a little help from a friend.

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ITHACA, NY -- After getting into rock climbing while living in Boston, Keith Liao thought bringing the activity to the Ithaca area would be a natural fit. Liao is currently preparing to open Cayuga Climbs, a bouldering only gym with 15-foot walls for climbing.

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ITHACA, NY -- Located in a chic office overlooking the Ithaca Commons, Galvanic is a medical spa run by a mother-daughter duo trying to bring holistic health and beauty to Ithacans.

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ITHACA, NY -- Things have been changing rapidly over the past few months as more and more people are being vaccinated in Tompkins County and throughout the state and country. As it stands currently, about 36% of people in the county are fully vaccinated, and nearly 60% of people have receive…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Board of Education has revealed the proposed 2021–22 Ithaca City School District Budget. The total budget comes out to $145,179,885, which is up 6.09% from the year prior, an unusually large jump for the district.

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Ithaca Police Department recovered a loaded firearm from the 700 block of Spencer Road after a resident called and reported it on April 19. Officers secured the firearm and found that in addition to being loaded, the safety was off.?

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-ITHACA, NY -- A year after Sen. Chuck Schumer said he was going to get involved in keeping Ithaca’s North Tioga Street post office in service, he announced a victory. The U.S. Postal Service was able to reach an agreement with the town, keeping the post office open.

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The Tompkins County Board of Elections has issued MAILCHECK cards to registered voters in Tompkins County, which should be arriving now. These cards inform voters of important election dates and times in 2021, let voters know where their polling place is, and help the Board of Elections upda…

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca Police responded to shots fired in the 600 block of Spencer Road late on Friday night. The investigation revealed that someone fired a number of shots from a gun at a house on the same block in a drive-by shooting. Bullets were found to have struck a multiple-dwelling ho…

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ITHACA, NY -- Downtown is your runway as Fashion Week returns to Ithaca after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, from April 18-25, won’t look quite the same in years past, but Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s Business Development Director Kristina Thelen said they’re still t…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca Ballet offers an inside view of the choreographer’s creative process in the time of COVID with original pieces by Kristina Hilliard, Amy Walker O’Brien, Amanda Moretti, Kara Skrubis and Maria Valencia Alvarez with one vintage clip by Lawrence Brantley. This year the …

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ITHACA, NY -- Though the warmer days have brought the return of outdoor dining to Ithaca, it’s still April in the northeast which means the weather remains unpredictable at best. A sunny 75-degree day can just as easily be followed by a rainy 50-degree one — so what’s a person to do? If you’…

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ITHACA, NY -- Over the past few months, we’ve covered the affordable housing projects in the works and the challenges that come with creating them. But one thing that hasn’t been touched on is the disparity between for-sale housing and rental units in Ithaca.?

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca is on a mission to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, and a group of students at Cornell University are trying to figure out how to get there. Sponsored by the Systems Engineering Program, the Ithaca Carbon Neutrality project aims to help the city, town and county consider…

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca College is recruiting the first class for its new?Master of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies?program. Located within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), the program has received provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Co…