Mayor Myrick and RelightNY founder announce energy initiative for Ithaca Housing Authority

Mayor Myrick and RelightNY founder announce energy initiative for Ithaca Housing Authority

This weekend, Mayor Svante Myrick joined Avery Hairston, a recent Cornell graduate, at Titus Towers 1 to announce a major initiative to bring energy-efficient lighting to residents of the City of Ithaca. Hairston is the founder of RelightNY, the organization responsible for this year's $4,642.00 donation to the Ithaca Housing Authority that will enable the IHA to purchase a large supply of energy-efficient light bulbs. Myrick and Hairston hope the Titus Towers senior apartment complex will be the first of many similar housing areas positively changed by the initiative.

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Deadline this Friday to register to vote in November general election

Deadline this Friday to register to vote in November general election

With election day just under a month away, we'd like to remind Ithaca and Tompkins County residents that the deadline for voter registration in New York State is this Friday, October 10th. Anyone who registers by that date may vote in the November 4th general election.

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Suspicious man approaches teen in Collegetown, police say

Suspicious man approaches teen in Collegetown, police say

A teenager waiting to be picked up by a parent was approached in Collegetown by a "suspicious" man on Thursday afternoon, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Can you help police identify the individual?

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Hundreds in Cayuga Heights and Ithaca's northeast without power after thunderstorm

Hundreds in Cayuga Heights and Ithaca's northeast without power after thunderstorm

Nearly 2,000 customers of New York State Electric & Gas are without power on Tuesday evening in the wake of a quick but dramatic thunderstorm that swept across the area. NYSEG says customers can expect power back around 10pm.

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Detour: Judd Falls Road on Cornell's east campus closing Tuesday through Thursday

Detour: Judd Falls Road on Cornell's east campus closing Tuesday through Thursday

A portion of Judd Falls Road on the Cornell University campus that was to be reduced to one lane through Wednesday, October 1st, will be entirely closed to through traffic this coming Tuesday through Thursday. Crews will be completing utility work for the Stocking Hall and Campus Road substation projects.

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Ithaca Dog Fest this Saturday will benefit local rescues and shelters

Ithaca Dog Fest this Saturday will benefit local rescues and shelters

Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply and Bo's Bones are co-hosting the "first annual" Ithaca Dog Fest this Saturday, September 27th, from 9am-2pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit local rescue and shelter operations, who will be on hand with dogs available for adoption.

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Dryden Police say missing Dryden teen may be in or heading to Ithaca

Dryden Police say missing Dryden teen may be in or heading to Ithaca

A teenager missing from his Dryden home may be heading to the Ithaca area, or may already be in the area, according to the Village of Dryden Police Department. 16-year-old Tyler Adams may be depressed and in need of medical care.

Tyler Adams, reported missing in Dryden.Tyler Adams, reported missing in Dryden.The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services says Dryden police reported Tyler missing on Thursday, but he has apparently been away from his home since Monday.

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Detour: Pleasant Grove Road closing for two weeks in northeast Ithaca

Detour: Pleasant Grove Road closing for two weeks in northeast Ithaca

The Tompkins County Highway Division is closing a short stretch of Pleasant Grove Road for most of the next two weeks for road work. The work will begin at 6am on Monday, September 29th.

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Shop Downtown! Chamber of Commerce hosting networking event at Center Ithaca

Shop Downtown! Chamber of Commerce hosting networking event at Center Ithaca

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, which holds regular networking events for its members, is inviting the community to join them this Thursday. They're throwing a "Commons Cash Mob" to bring area residents downtown to shop and dine.

Scheduled from 5-7:30pm on Thursday, September 25th, the Commons Cash Mob -- a play on the "flash mob" concept that brings people together for brief events -- will feature a networking event with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar in Center Ithaca.

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SPCA says two-year-old dog shot by Newfield man is in stable condition

SPCA says two-year-old dog shot by Newfield man is in stable condition

A two-year-old German Shepherd mix shot by a Newfield man last week is in stable condition and the SPCA of Tompkins County is "optimistic that she will recover," says executive director Jim Bouderau. The dog was rescued last Thursday by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department after a neighbor discovered the dog had been left outside overnight.

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