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UPDATE:?Ithaca police arrested Richard Z. Andrews, 29, in relation to the robbery. He was charged with robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and burglary in the third degree. He was remanded to Tompkins County Jail without bail due to prior felony c…

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Assemblymember Anna Kelles announced that the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) has been allocated $15,092.00 in state aid for library construction funds. The funds will cover the cost of the TCPL’s replacement of the interior main lobby single automatic doors with two separate entrance …

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ITHACA, NY -- A man suffered serious, though not life-threatening, injuries during a robbery in Ithaca on Sept. 11. Ithaca police responded to Hotel Ithaca at 222 S Cayuga St. at 5 p.m. for a reported robbery. Upon arrival they spoke with a victim who said he was attacked by two men and robb…

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ITHACA, NY -- A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in the arm in the early morning hours of Sept. 12. Police responded to the stabbing on the 200 block of Eddy Street at 2:25 a.m. Witnesses told police the incident began when three party guests refused to leave a…

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Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) will be holding a Home Dedication Celebration for a recently completed house at 1930 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend and help welcome the Oliver family home. A simple ce…

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In 1945, five community-minded bankers, Paul Brainard, William Burns, Sherman Peer, George Rogalsky and Gerald Williams, decided they wanted to do something to give back to the community they loved. They established a non-profit, now called the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, that woul…

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On a September day last year, a hundred crossword enthusiasts both near and far (one participant was all the way in Australia) gathered to virtually compete in the Finger Lakes Crossword Competition. Each had received an envelope containing the crossword, a few other small games, and strict …

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ITHACA, NY -- A person died after drowning in the inlet in the area of 100 South Fulton St. on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m., according to the Ithaca Police Department. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was pronounced dead on the scene. The drowning appears to be accidental and not the resul…

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ITHACA, NY -- Ithaca police arrested Donald C. Little III on Sept. 1 for menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. According to police, they responded at 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 1 to Dandy Mini Mart at 805 W Buffalo St. for a report of a dispute.

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ITHACA, NY -- There’s a lot of fear, skepticism and misinformation going around about the COVID-19 vaccine. Despite scientists and experts assuring the public that the vaccine is safe and effective, many people are exposed to information online saying the exact opposite. One person trying to…

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ITHACA, NY -- As city officials continue their work to restructure city government, they’re eyeing 2024as the timeline for the city manager role to take effect. In a discussion at the City Administration Committee meeting on Aug. 25, committee chair Deb Mohlenhoff said it makes more sense fo…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca City School District Board of Education hears you — and they’re worried about COVID too. At the Aug. 24 meeting, members of the board empathized with worried parents who have myriad concerns about returning to school amid a surge in COVID cases in Tompkins County.

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Tompkins County has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a new vendor to operate the café, bar, and gift shop at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport.?Local businesses in the food service industry are encouraged to?respond and?join County staff for a?site visit.

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ITHACA, NY -- Two people stole a taxi from a gas station in Ithaca on Aug. 29 after threatening the driver with a rifle. Ithaca police responded to the Speedway at 366 Elmira Rd. at 2:43 a.m. and found that two suspects approached the taxi driver in the parking lot. According to police, one …

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ITHACA, NY -- Police are looking for a man who fled from a Schuyler County deputy and abandoned?his vehicle in the city of Ithaca. On Aug. 29, at 9:12 a.m., Ithaca Police Department was notified of a Schuyler County deputy in pursuit of a vehicle that was failing to yield. Ithaca police clea…

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The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the City of Ithaca on Sunday, Aug. 22, at approximately 9 a.m. The person bitten is unfamiliar with the area but believes the location to be on one of the blocks located between Meadow Street and North Plain St and …