Several school districts canceling after-school and evening activities due to snow

Several school districts canceling after-school and evening activities due to snow

School districts, colleges, government offices, and businesses closer to the east coast are sending people home early today and have already decided to close tomorrow, but here in Central New York, we're hearing from just a few school districts that they're canceling after-school and evening activities due to today's snow.

The following school districts have canceled all after-school and evening activities on Monday:

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Pedestrian struck and killed by TCAT bus on Cornell's north campus

Pedestrian struck and killed by TCAT bus on Cornell's north campus

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a TCAT bus on Jessup Road on Monday morning as Cornell University staff were heading to work, and students were heading to classes, at around 7:30am.

Update: Cornell University has identified the victim of this morning's fatal accident as Angela Stedwell, a staff member in the College of Human Ecology's Department of Human Development.

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All three airlines serving Ithaca Tompkins Airport waiving change fees as blizzard approaches northeast

All three airlines serving Ithaca Tompkins Airport waiving change fees as blizzard approaches northeast

If you're planning to travel in the next few days, a blizzard that forecasters say could dump a couple of feet of snow from the New Jersey coast up through New England could interfere. Airlines serving the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport have all issued exception notices saying they'll waive change fees for affected travelers.

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As NYC and New England residents scramble for french toast ingredients, Ithaca should escape the worst

As NYC and New England residents scramble for french toast ingredients, Ithaca should escape the worst

If your friends from New York City and New Jersey make fun of you for living in the Central New York snow belt, karma may be catching up to them. A blizzard warning has been issued for coastal areas from New Jersey up through New England for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

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Pedestrian killed in west hill accident Saturday morning identified as Cornell senior

Pedestrian killed in west hill accident Saturday morning identified as Cornell senior

Cornell University says a pedestrian who was struck by a car on Route 96 early Saturday morning, sustaining fatal injuries, was senior Oluchukwu Onuora. The 23-year-old Olu, as he was known, had been studying in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Head Chef: Cornell Hotel School alum wins in finale of ABC's The Taste

Head Chef: Cornell Hotel School alum wins in finale of ABC's The Taste

A 24-year-old alum of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration was the last chef standing after the latest season of "The Taste," a cooking competition show on ABC. Gabe Kennedy, who started in restaurant jobs as a teenager in Boulder before attending the Culinary Institute of America and then Cornell, wins a $100,000 prize and gets his own cooking web series on ABC.com.

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Mayor Myrick is first speaker of 2015 Soup & Hope series at Cornell

Mayor Myrick is first speaker of 2015 Soup & Hope series at Cornell

The idea is simple, and it happens all the time: a speaker series paired with refreshments. But as the eighth season of the Soup & Hope series begins at Cornell this week, it sets out to do a little more, by "nourishing the body and the spirit at the same time."

Mayor Myrick speaking to a local group. 14850 Photo.Mayor Myrick speaking to a local group. 14850 Photo.

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Third of four monthly meetings next Wednesday to discuss plans for Neighborhood Pride grocery site

Third of four monthly meetings next 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 third of four monthly open-house meetings will take place next Wednesday, January 21st.

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Slick roads likely this afternoon as temperatures drop and slush freezes

Slick roads likely this afternoon as temperatures drop and slush freezes

The Ithaca Fire Department was busy this morning with car accidents on Ithaca's east hill, and today's weather hovering around the freezing mark means conditions are ripe for more slippery roads.

One car rolled over on Valley Road at about 8am Monday, near the Belle Sherman elementary school. Police and firefighters responded to the scene to find a car on its side and the driver outside, "shaken but uninjured." 

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Several school districts delay opening on Thursday morning due to extreme cold in the forecast

Several school districts delay opening on Thursday morning due to extreme cold in the forecast

Extreme cold and significant wind chill effects in the forecast for Thursday morning have prompted several school districts in the Ithaca area to announce delayed openings as of this afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory that's in effect until 10am Thursday. Temperatures in the morning will range from a few degrees below to a few degrees above zero, and gusts up to 35mph will produce a wind chill effect that makes it feel like 20 below.

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