Ithaca's new Officer Next Door program will make residents feel safer, says Mayor Myrick

Ithaca's new Officer Next Door program will make residents feel safer, says Mayor Myrick

Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick says a new program that will help police officers live on the city's West Hill "will make residents feel safer." 

Common Council's City Administration Committee will discuss the "Officer Next Door" program at a meeting tonight. The program would subsidize rental costs for police officers who wanted to live in West Village, an apartment complex which the mayor says "has a higher than average crime rate and, as a result, a higher than average vacancy rate."

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North Cayuga Street closed near Gimme! Coffee due to water main break

North Cayuga Street closed near Gimme! Coffee due to water main break

It's the time of year for water main breaks, and the latest one closed North Cayuga Street in Fall Creek this morning as people were heading to work.

Update: City crews were able to get the water main repaired and the street reopened.

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Tompkins living wage activists will hold vigils at 15 area fast food restaurants

Tompkins living wage activists will hold vigils at 15 area fast food restaurants

New York State's minimum wage for fast food workers went up to $9.75 this month, and that's one of the reasons area living wage activists are planning vigils at 15 local fast food restaurants tomorrow.

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Taiwan's new president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, is a Cornell Law School alum

Taiwan's new president-elect, Tsai Ing-wen, is a Cornell Law School alum

Tsai Ing-wen has been elected as Taiwan's first female president, and she's just the second win for the country's Democratic Progressive Party. The Cornell Law School alumna visited Ithaca to deliver the Clarke Lecture in East Asian Law and Culture in 2008.

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Hat trick from senior Jess Brown propels Cornell women's hockey to Friday night win

Hat trick from senior Jess Brown propels Cornell women's hockey to Friday night win

Big Red women's ice hockey took a 3-0 lead to the locker room after the first period of Friday night's ECAC and Ivy League game against Yale, but the Bulldogs ate up the deficit in the second.

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Friday Big Red women's hockey game vs Yale will support injured NWHL player

Friday Big Red women's hockey game vs Yale will support injured NWHL player

It's just the latest inspiring example of the way the women's hockey world comes together as a family, and we've seen a lot of those examples in the two weeks since Boston Pride skater Denna Laing was injured.

Laing is a Princeton alum, so until recently you wouldn't expect to find a lot of her fans at Lynah Rink. But she's also on the Boston Pride, in its first season with the new National Women's Hockey League, and her teammates include Cornell alums Alyssa Gagliardi and Lauren Slebodnick.

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GIAC invites Ithaca community to annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast

GIAC invites Ithaca community to annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community breakfast

GIAC hosts an annual community breakfast to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ithaca, and this year's breakfast is Saturday morning.

The theme for this year's community MLK breakfast follows a Dr. King quote: "If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving." Community leader Cal Walker will be the guest speaker at the event, which runs from 9-11:30am, with breakfast served from 9-10:30.

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Tom Rochon to step down as president of Ithaca College

Tom Rochon to step down as president of Ithaca College

President Tom Rochon says he will step down at the end of Ithaca College's 2016-2017 academic year "after much reflection over the winter break."

Ithaca College president Tom Rochon. Photo courtesy of Ithaca College.Ithaca College president Tom Rochon. Photo courtesy of Ithaca College.In a message to "students, staff, faculty, parents, alumni, and friends," Rochon says retiring effective July 1st, 2017 "will enable the board of trustees the necessary time to organize and execute a thoughtful and comprehensive search for my successor."

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Rally for Bernie Sanders supporters this Thursday in Ithaca's west end

Rally for Bernie Sanders supporters this Thursday in Ithaca's west end

Central New York's Bernie Sanders supporters, or those interested in learning about the candidate, have a chance to meet a national campaign rep this week.

A rally scheduled for Thursday evening at the Space at GreenStar in Ithaca's west end will be an opportunity to hear about progress on getting Senator Sanders on New York's ballot, and learn about the national and local campaigns.

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Firefighters find smoke detector with battery removed after putting out early morning fire

Firefighters find smoke detector with battery removed after putting out early morning fire

Residents of an East Spencer Street house were lucky this morning. Firefighters discovered a smoke detector with no battery after putting out a fire.

The Ithaca Fire Department says firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire on East Spencer Street, a very narrow one-way downtown street at the base of South Hill, just before 7am on Tuesday, and observed smoke coming from the rear of the house.

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