City of Ithaca hosting community meetings to discuss sidewalk replacement plans

City of Ithaca hosting community meetings to discuss sidewalk replacement plans

Maybe the t-shirts should say "Ithaca is Sidewalks." The City of Ithaca has a new Sidewalk Improvement District plan that takes sidewalk repair and rebuilding responsibilities out of homeowners' and business owners' hands, while charging set fees to property owners.

Ithaca Sidewalk Improvement District 1.Ithaca Sidewalk Improvement District 1.The City is hosting a series of meetings to get input on how the sidewalk repair process will work, and there are two meetings this Monday and Tuesday evening. 

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One cat has died due to Ithaca area pet poisonings, says SPCA

One cat has died due to Ithaca area pet poisonings, says SPCA

Four cats have been affected and one has died after being brought in with what the SPCA of Tompkins County says are "symptoms pointing towards an intentional poisoning." In a warning to the community on Sunday night, they urged area residents to "Keep your pets indoors when not supervised."

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Someone may be intentionally poisoning cats in Ithaca, says Tompkins SPCA

Someone may be intentionally poisoning cats in Ithaca, says Tompkins SPCA

"Keep your pets indoors when not supervised," warns the SPCA of Tompkins County in an alert to the community. "A number of cats have come in over the last couple of days with symptoms pointing towards an intentional poisoning," they say.

> Monday update: One cat has died and more details

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IFD will be training in Cornell parking garage Saturday morning

IFD will be training in Cornell parking garage Saturday morning

Crews from the Ithaca Fire Department will be conducting training exercises in Cornell University's parking garage on Saturday morning, according to an advisory from Cornell. 

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Cornell Police identify and charge suspect in bathroom camera case

Cornell Police identify and charge suspect in bathroom camera case

Cornell University says CUPD investigators have filed charges in last spring's case where a camera was found in a women's bathroom. An arrest warrant was issued on May 21st for 34-year-old Jae Seok Lee.

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No injuries reported in freight train derailment in Marathon

No injuries reported in freight train derailment in Marathon

A freight train derailed at about 7:15 this morning in the Cortland County village of Marathon, New York, but there were no reported injuries, according to the New York State Police.

Photos courtesy of Michael Sovocool.Photos courtesy of Michael Sovocool.Witness Michael Sovocool, a Marathon resident, says a train wheel reportedly seized on the northbound freight train somewhere south of Marathon, and there may be track damage as far south as Whitney Point.

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Open house Wednesday for Ellis Hollow Road reconstruction phase 2

Open house Wednesday for Ellis Hollow Road reconstruction phase 2

There's an open house Wednesday for area residents who'd like to discuss phase two of the Ellis Hollow Road reconstruction project with municipal leaders. The meeting is from 6-7pm on May 20th at the Ellis Hollow Community Center on Genung Road.

The first phase of the project, completed in 2011, rebuilt a 1.5 mile length of Ellis Hollow Road from Thomas Road west almost as far as Genung Road. The second phase will rebuild from there almost as far west as Dodge Road, another 1.1 miles.

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Cat rescued and no one injured as firefighters battle south hill fire in the wee hours

Cat rescued and no one injured as firefighters battle south hill fire in the wee hours

The fire erupted in the wee hours of Monday morning, after a day of Ithaca College graduation celebrations on Ithaca's south hill. Ithaca Fire Department says no one was injured in the blaze.

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Police identify Tuesday's gorge fatality as 60-year-old Pennsylvania man

Police identify Tuesday's gorge fatality as 60-year-old Pennsylvania man

The Ithaca Police Department says the man who died after jumping into the Fall Creek gorge on Tuesday afternoon has beeen identified. The man, 60-year-old William Ruoff, was in town visiting relatives.

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Ithaca police believe man who jumped into Fall Creek is deceased

Ithaca police believe man who jumped into Fall Creek is deceased

Ithaca police believe a man who jumped into Fall Creek earlier today is deceased. "We have not yet located him," IPD public information officer Jamie Williamson tells us.

Ithaca Falls. 14850 file photo.Ithaca Falls. 14850 file photo.The unidentified man "jumped from a ledge near a bridge in the 800 block of Stewart Avenue," Williamson says, after "an Ithaca police officer and two Cornell University employees" observed him standing near the ledge.

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