Late-night fire at east hill hotel displaces guests to other area lodging

Late-night fire at east hill hotel displaces guests to other area lodging

About 100 guests were displaced to other area hotels after a laundry room fire forced the Best Western University Inn to evacuate its guests into the cold Thursday night at about 11:15pm. The Ithaca Fire Department tells us firefighters were called to the scene as smoke filled the facility at the east end of East Hill Plaza.

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Avoid travel through Wednesday morning in lake-effect snow bands, warns Finger Lakes Weather

Avoid travel through Wednesday morning in lake-effect snow bands, warns Finger Lakes Weather

It's not over! This morning's snow, turning to rain, turing to sleet is just one of two storm systems meteorologist Drew Montreuil of Finger Lakes Weather has been talking about, and the other one could make travel messy.

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Public meeting Tuesday for scope review of Morse Chain and Emerson Power property on Ithaca's South Hill

Public meeting Tuesday for scope review of Morse Chain and Emerson Power property on Ithaca's South Hill

A long-awaited project to redevelop a large swath of Ithaca's South Hill is ready to take the next step forward, and developers will be on hand at a public scoping meeting this Tuesday. The Chain Works District plan looks to create a mixed-use development on a 95-acre property west of Route 96B on the hill overlooking Downtown Ithaca.

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Home weekend for Big Red women's hockey features Mayoral proclamation and United Way fundraiser

Home weekend for Big Red women's hockey features Mayoral proclamation and United Way fundraiser

Cornell University's women's hockey team is still looking for their first win after a tough start to the season, but the upcoming home weekend will have a festive atmosphere. As the Big Red faces Yale and Brown, they'll be welcoming back a contingent that represented Team Canada at the 4 Nations Cup, celebrating Cornell Women's Hockey Day in the City of Ithaca, and hosting a family-friendly fundraiser for United Way of Tompkins County.

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First of four monthly meetings this Wednesday to discuss plans for Neighborhood Pride grocery site

First of four monthly meetings this Wednesday to discuss plans for Neighborhood Pride grocery site

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services has purchased the Fall Creek property that was the site of the Neighborhood Pride grocery store, and they're engaging the community to decide how to use it. The first of four monthly open-house meetings will take place this Wednesday.

"The purpose of the open houses is to get community input before we get into the real design work," says Scott Reynolds from INHS. The organization intends to develop a mixture of rental and for-sale housing, retail and other commercial uses, and open space for the site. 

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Tompkins Sheriff's Department looking for man who stole from northeast Ithaca store

Tompkins Sheriff's Department looking for man who stole from northeast Ithaca store

Do you know this man? The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department hopes to identify a man caught on store surveillance video to talk to him about larcenies that took place late last month.

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Wegmans reopens after small fire in entryway on Friday evening

Wegmans reopens after small fire in entryway on Friday evening

No one was injured and the Wegmans supermarket in Ithaca's southwest opened again on Friday evening after a small fire in the store's entryway forced everyone to evacuate.

The Ithaca Fire Department says a malfunctioning heating unit in the entryway caught fire. Firefighters were called to the scene just past 6pm, and "found flames coming from the infrared gas-fired heater in the ceiling of the main entrance," according to a statement from IFD public information officer Lt. Thomas T. Basher Jr.

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U.S. Navy's first female four-star admiral is keynote speaker for Cornell's Veterans Day observance

U.S. Navy's first female four-star admiral is keynote speaker for Cornell's Veterans Day observance

Admiral Michelle Howard, the first woman promoted to the rank of four-star Admiral in the United States Navy, will be the keynote speaker next week at Cornell University's Veterans Day observance. Admiral Howard also holds the highest rank ever of any African-American woman in the U.S. military.

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Strong wins for Wallace and Lifton in Tuesday night election results, and Robertson concedes to Reed in NY-23

Strong wins for Wallace and Lifton in Tuesday night election results, and Robertson concedes to Reed in NY-23

Early election results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show Rick Wallace won a commanding victory in the race for City Court Judge in the City of Ithaca. Incumbent Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton appears to have held onto her seat in the 125th District.

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Adjunct Professors at TC3 seek to unionize to secure their jobs

Adjunct Professors at TC3 seek to unionize to secure their jobs

On October 22nd, the adjunct instructors of Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) took their stand and sent a letter to president Carl Haynes expressing their desire to form a union. The Tompkins County Workers Center is encouraging the community to help.

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