Dozens of technology vendors and seminars as Ithaca College marks 25th annual Educational Technology Day

Dozens of technology vendors and seminars as Ithaca College marks 25th annual Educational Technology Day

Over 60 "national and regional vendors," including such Central New York businesses as Rosie, Seneca Data Distributors, and All-Mode Communications, as well as multinational corporations like Apple, AT&T, Epson, Scantron, and Staples, will be on hand to talk about technology with attendees of Ithaca College's Educational Technology Day. The 24th annual event, which runs from 9am-4pm this Thursday, is free and open to the public.

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Mayor Svante Myrick seeks donations as he considers a re-election run

Mayor Svante Myrick seeks donations as he considers a re-election run

"Four years ago this week," Mayor Svante Myrick says, is when he decided to run for mayor of the City of Ithaca. Today, he's "gauging support for a re-election campaign."

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Dr. Francis H. Fox, iconic Cornell veterinarian and teacher, has died at 92

Dr. Francis H. Fox, iconic Cornell veterinarian and teacher, has died at 92

Dr. Francis H. Fox, who may be best known to the Ithaca community as the man whose age is painted on an old railroad bridge over Route 366 on Varna each year, passed away Friday at the age of 92. 

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City of Ithaca ready and watching for signs of flooding, say officials

City of Ithaca ready and watching for signs of flooding, say officials

Flood Awareness Week is the week of March 15th, but Ithaca residents need no reminder. Last January and March, ice jams and warm weather creating a rapid snow melt resulted in flooding for some low-lying areas of town.

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Trumansburg elementary school evacuated after someone pulls the fire alarm

Trumansburg elementary school evacuated after someone pulls the fire alarm

The Trumansburg Elementary School was evacuated late Monday morning after someone activated a fire alarm in the building, according to a call to parents early this afternoon.

The automated phone call, from district superintendent Michael McGuire, told parents that students were evacuated to the middle school building according to the district's safety plan. McGuire's message says students were returning to their classes for the rest of the day.

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

As Daylight Saving Time begins, firefighters push for 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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Another pipe-thawing mishap leads to a house fire, says Ithaca Fire Department

Another pipe-thawing mishap leads to a house fire, says Ithaca Fire Department

"The Ithaca Fire Department again reminds everyone to not use open flames to thaw pipes," says a statement from IFD, understandably exasperated after what seems like another attempt to thaw a frozen pipe resulted in a fire that shut down North Cayuga Street earlier this afternoon.

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Weekend preview: ECAC playoffs for Cornell men at Lynah and women on the road

Weekend preview: ECAC playoffs for Cornell men at Lynah and women on the road

Both men's and women's Big Red hockey teams are in action this weekend in the ECAC playoffs. The men host a best-of-three first-round series against Union College, while the women, who knocked off St. Lawrence in their first round last weekend, are in Potsdam for the ECAC semifinals.

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Parents upset at hearing about Trumansburg school lock-out hours later

Parents upset at hearing about Trumansburg school lock-out hours later

Some parents of kids in the Trumansburg Central School District say they're keeping their kids at home on Thursday, unsatisfied with the school's handling of a situation Wednesday morning. The district had instituted a "lock-out" after what they believed was a senior prank included a statement "that could be interpreted as a threat." 

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No dogs allowed: Common Council keeps dog prohibition in new Commons legislation

No dogs allowed: Common Council keeps dog prohibition in new Commons legislation

The City of Ithaca's Common Council approved a revision to the section of the City of Ithaca's municipal code that pertains to the Ithaca Commons on Wednesday night, but a proposed change that would have removed the prohibition on dogs was dropped.

Remaining intact is the paragraph that states licensed dogs are allowed on the Commons only with a permit, and only with written permission of a business or residence owner on the Commons.

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