Carelessly discarded cigarette blamed for an early morning fire on Ithaca's northside

Carelessly discarded cigarette blamed for an early morning fire on Ithaca's northside

Lt. Thomas T. basher Jr. of the Ithaca Fire Department says all the occupants were out of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene of an early morning fire in the 800 block of North Aurora Street on Wednesday.

The call came in around 5:15 Wednesday morning to alert the Ithaca Fire Department that a fire was burning in the house on Ithaca's northside. Firefighters arrived to find a burning mattress in a first floor bedroom, quickly extinguished it, and removed it from the house.

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Route 366 closed due to accident this morning adds to road closures near Cornell campus

Route 366 closed due to accident this morning adds to road closures near Cornell campus

Route 366, Dryden Road, is closed east of Ithaca and the Cornell University campus on Friday morning due to a motor vehicle collision, according to Tompkins County authorities. The road is closed in the Varna area from Forest Home Drive to the Mount Pleasant and Freese Road intersection until further notice.

Authorities say Route 366 will be closed until about 3pm today while the scene is investigated and cleared. New York State Electric & Gas is working to repair power poles and power lines damaged by the collision.

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United Way kicks off 2015-16 Tompkins County campaign with Day of Caring at Stewart Park

United Way kicks off 2015-16 Tompkins County campaign with Day of Caring at Stewart Park

The United Way of Tompkins County's 19th annual day-long event at Stewart Park on Wednesday served as a pep rally as well as a work session, as volunteers helped box up donated items to be distributed to members of the community.

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Vulnerable adult missing from Southern Tier town of Narrowsburg

Vulnerable adult missing from Southern Tier town of Narrowsburg

New York State Police in Liberty have issued a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for 87-year-old Louise E. Scheurich. 

Louise E. Scheurich, missing from Narrowsburg. Photo courtesy NYSP.Louise E. Scheurich, missing from Narrowsburg. Photo courtesy NYSP.The 87-year-old woman, from Narrowsburg, New York, was last seen getting fuel near exit 79 on Route 17, southeast of Binghamton, on Tuesday night. 

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Herrera's departure a tough and sad loss for working people; special election in November

Herrera's departure a tough and sad loss for working people; special election in November

Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera's resignation this week from the Tompkins County Legislature is "a tough and sad loss for working people in Tompkins County," according to Pete Meyers, coordinator of the Tompkins County Workers' Center.

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Ellis Hollow Fair, in its seventh decade, this Saturday east of Ithaca

Ellis Hollow Fair, in its seventh decade, this Saturday east of Ithaca

It's not the oldest fair in the area, not by a long shot, but the Ellis Hollow Country Fair has a lot of things going for it. The annual event, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has hay rides, a dunking booth, music, games, face painting, and food and crafts vendors, and perhaps best of all, admission is free.

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Primary results: Ducson Nguyen and Edward LaVigne win for Ithaca and Lansing

Primary results: Ducson Nguyen and Edward LaVigne win for Ithaca and Lansing

Preliminary results are in for today's primary contests leading up to the November 2015 general elections. The primary, usually the Tuesday after the second Monday of September, was rescheduled today to avoid the conflict with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Learn more: Open house and info session for State Street Triangle project this Thursday afternoon

Learn more: Open house and info session for State Street Triangle project this Thursday afternoon

Ithaca needs more housing, that's for sure, and a controversial planned development project at the corner of East State and Aurora Streets would bring 240 new units to Downtown Ithaca. Developers are holding an Open House this Thursday.

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Tompkins County primary elections Thursday for Ithaca 2nd ward Democrats and Lansing Republicans

Tompkins County primary elections Thursday for Ithaca 2nd ward Democrats and Lansing Republicans

New York State's primary election day, usually the Tuesday after the second Monday of September, has been moved to Thursday, September 10 this year. The primary was moved to avoid the conflict with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which is next Tuesday, September 15.

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A little over a year after tragic downtown crash, work has started to rebuild Simeon's on the Commons

A little over a year after tragic downtown crash, work has started to rebuild Simeon's on the Commons

It's been almost a year and a quarter since the tragic truck collision that took the life of bartender Amanda Bush and shattered Simeon's on the Commons. For most of that time, the building has sat boarded up -- but today, the plans to rebuild have visible signs.

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