Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Ithaca and New York State authorities are reaching out to remind residents that state law restricts possession and use of fireworks. For the first time in more than a century, New York State residents can light up more than sparklers legally, but under strict conditions.

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Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

"Fireworks are definitely on track for Wednesday!" That's the word from Deborah Mohlenhoff, an Ithaca Common Council member and an organizer of the Ithaca Community Fireworks. 

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Do you know this man? The Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

Do you know this man? The Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

Can you identify the man in these photos? The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department wants to talk to him.

The Sheriff's Department is looking for this man, who entered the Newfield school after hours. Photo provided.The Sheriff's Department is looking for this man, who entered the Newfield school after hours. Photo provided.The Sheriff's Department says "The male subject entered the Newfield School on two separate occasions after business hours in June."

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Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Police responded at about 3:30 this morning to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on Ithaca's West Hill, and they say they are looking for two "persons of interest" in connection with the incident.

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Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

With just a few days left before the Ithaca Community Fireworks, organizers say they're within $3,000 of a $20,000 fundraising goal to cover the cost of the annual show.

For the first time this year, fundraising efforts will include a beer tasting at Agava Restaurant on East Hill. The tasting is from 3-6pm on Sunday, June 28th, and $10 tickets include tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Three Heads Brewing, Goose Island Beer, and Shock Top.

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Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Girls will have an opportunity to learn how to make their entrepreneurial ideas profitable thanks to an exciting new Business Program sponsored by the Johnson School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University. Local entrepreneurs, along with Cornell faculty and students, will teach girls 13 to 18 years old how to start their own business and make it successful.

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United Way invites Ithaca community to come together for photo to support Charleston

United Way invites Ithaca community to come together for photo to support Charleston

The United Way of Tompkins County says "Ithaca ♥️ Charleston," and they're inviting the whole community to join together to show it, "by making a human message of love, caring and support." They're organizing an aerial photo on Friday morning at Ithaca High School.

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St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca will hold Vigil of Remembrance for Charleston victims

St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca will hold Vigil of Remembrance for Charleston victims

The St. James African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church in Ithaca's west end invites the community to "A Vigil of Remembrance for the Charleston Nine," calling to memory the nine churchgoers slain in Charleston, South Carolina last Wednesday night. The gathering will begin at 6pm this Thursday evening, June 25th.

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No new leads in cat poisoning investigation, in which 12 cats have died, says SPCA

No new leads in cat poisoning investigation, in which 12 cats have died, says SPCA

A total of twelve cats have died as a result of what the SPCA of Tompkins County calls "intentional" poisoning, says SPCA executive director Jim Bouderau. "We have no new leads in the case, and the investigation is ongoing," he tells us.

A member of Collegetown's cat population. 14850 file photo.A member of Collegetown's cat population. 14850 file photo.

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Ithaca parents seek signatures for open letter to school district on limiting screen time

Ithaca parents seek signatures for open letter to school district on limiting screen time

Digital devices can be a big distraction for kids, and Ithaca parents are urging educators in the Ithaca City School District to respect their preferences when it comes to screen time. A local group is reaching out to fellow parents interested in signing their open letter to the district.

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