Sheriff's investigation concludes police officer was speeding in Groton accident

Sheriff's investigation concludes police officer was speeding in Groton accident

A Tompkins County Sheriff's Department investigation into a motor vehicle collision that occurred in Groton last month concluded that a police officer involved had been speeding.

The accident, which occurred on Sunday, February 28 on Route 222 in the Village of Groton, sent another driver, Ventura D. Atkinson, to the hospital. The Groton man was transported to Cayuga Medical Center by Groton Ambulance, treated for "a non life-threatening injury," and released.

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Runway project will force Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to close for two weeks this summer

Runway project will force Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to close for two weeks this summer

Got flights scheduled in or out of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport this July? Don't be so sure. A runway resurfacing project will force the airport to close for two weeks.

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. 14850 file photo.Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. 14850 file photo."The runway has not been resurfaced in 22 years, and we want to create the safest, best experience for you," said airport officials in a statement this afternoon.

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Memorial gathering for Cornell President Garrett planned for next Thursday

Memorial gathering for Cornell President Garrett planned for next Thursday

A memorial gathering for Cornell University president Elizabeth Garrett, who died late Sunday night, will be held next Thursday afternoon, according to the university. The event is scheduled for 3pm at Cornell's Bailey Hall.

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As Daylight Saving Time begins, firefighters celebrate legislation requiring ten-year smoke detector batteries

As Daylight Saving Time begins, firefighters celebrate legislation requiring ten-year smoke detector batteries

"Change your clocks, change your batteries," goes the helpful reminder from fire departments. The Ithaca Fire Department reminds area residents that the beginning of Daylight Saving Time also provides an easy-to-remember opportunity to change batteries in home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Trumansburg school district is seeking board members for spring election

Trumansburg school district is seeking board members for spring election

Trumansburg residents, do you want to be a school board member? Three seats are up for election this spring for three-year terms.

"School board members make up the largest body of elected officials in the United States," according to Trumansburg Central School District officials. "We entrust them to set the policies of our most treasured institutions:  our public elementary, middle and high schools."

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Funds raised at vigil for Cornell President Garrett will go to cancer fund in her name

Funds raised at vigil for Cornell President Garrett will go to cancer fund in her name

Students who organized a candlelight vigil in memory of Cornell president Elizabeth Garrett, who died Sunday night, are donating funds raised at the vigil to a cancer research fund in her name.

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Minimize the “spring forward” stress of Daylight Saving Time by planning ahead, says sleep expert Maas

Minimize the “spring forward” stress of Daylight Saving Time by planning ahead, says sleep expert Maas

"One hour forward isn't too much of a switch," says Cornell professor emeritus James B. Maas, but planning ahead can minimize the stress "for those who can't adjust quickly."

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Just over two weeks left to register to vote for New York primary election

Just over two weeks left to register to vote for New York primary election

New York State's presidential primary election is coming up on April 19th, and the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the primary is March 25.

Governor Andrew Cuomo reminded residents this morning that the deadline is coming up to register as a new voter in the State of New York in time to vote in the primary. The deadline to change party affiliation for existing New York registered voters was October 9.

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Cornell president Elizabeth Garrett has died following treatment for colon cancer

Cornell president Elizabeth Garrett has died following treatment for colon cancer

Cornell University has confirmed that president Elizabeth Garrett died last night following treatment last month for colon cancer.

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Lee Reherman, Cornell Football alum and Hawk on “American Gladiators,” dies at 49

Lee Reherman, Cornell Football alum and Hawk on “American Gladiators,” dies at 49

Cornell University says Lee Reherman, a member of the Big Red Football team in the 1980s and a star of "American Gladiators" in the 1990s, died at his Manhattan Beach home earlier this week.

"Lee was a standout offensive lineman on the gridiron and will be always remembered as a very tough, smart and affable guy who was loved by all those who knew him," said Marty Rauch, the chairman of the Cornell Football Association, in a statement.

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