Ithaca Generator's pop-up design studio will let you play with their laser cutter

Ithaca Generator's pop-up design studio will let you play with their laser cutter

Ithaca Generator’s new laser cutter gets a second outing this Friday at the Pop-Up Design Studio. Consultants and volunteers from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communications will be on hand to help attendees with creating and manufacturing their own designs on paper. 

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City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

The City of Ithaca has eleven vehicles for sale this week pursuant to New York State's "abandoned vehicles" law. Sales will take place at three towing lots the morning of Wednesday, December 3rd.

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Cayuga Heights Police arrest 32-year-old man in death of Cornell engineering student

Cayuga Heights Police arrest 32-year-old man in death of Cornell engineering student

Cayuga Heights police chief James M. Steinmetz says officers arrested a 32-year-old resident of the village on one count of murder in the second degree, following a domestic incident that occurred early Thursday evening. Benjamin A. Cayea is being held without bail.

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That low-flying helicopter you see is just doing a routine infrared scan

That low-flying helicopter you see is just doing a routine infrared scan

Cornell University says a helicopter will be flying low over and around campus on Saturday evening, but it's nothing to worry about.

According to university officials, the Cornell Utilities Department has scheduled the helicopter flight to conduct an infrared survey of the campus's steam distribution system as part of its regular system maintenance plans. The infrared scans help to ensure there are no leaks or weak spots in the steam pipes.

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Traveling Wednesday for Thanksgiving? A nor'easter may have other ideas.

Traveling Wednesday for Thanksgiving? A nor'easter may have other ideas.

Central New Yorkers planning to travel for Thanksgiving, especially east or south, may need to rearrange their plans. The National Weather Service says a snowstorm on Wednesday will make travel diffiult.

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Cass Park ice skating canceled for today due to unseasonably warm weather

Cass Park ice skating canceled for today due to unseasonably warm weather

This afternoon's public ice skating sessions at Cass Park have been canceled due to the unseasonably warm weather, as well as mechanical difficulties. The 68-degree temperature recorded at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport sets a new record. The previous record high for November 24th was 67 degrees, set in 1931.

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Late-night fire at east hill hotel displaces guests to other area lodging

Late-night fire at east hill hotel displaces guests to other area lodging

About 100 guests were displaced to other area hotels after a laundry room fire forced the Best Western University Inn to evacuate its guests into the cold Thursday night at about 11:15pm. The Ithaca Fire Department tells us firefighters were called to the scene as smoke filled the facility at the east end of East Hill Plaza.

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Avoid travel through Wednesday morning in lake-effect snow bands, warns Finger Lakes Weather

Avoid travel through Wednesday morning in lake-effect snow bands, warns Finger Lakes Weather

It's not over! This morning's snow, turning to rain, turing to sleet is just one of two storm systems meteorologist Drew Montreuil of Finger Lakes Weather has been talking about, and the other one could make travel messy.

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Public meeting Tuesday for scope review of Morse Chain and Emerson Power property on Ithaca's South Hill

Public meeting Tuesday for scope review of Morse Chain and Emerson Power property on Ithaca's South Hill

A long-awaited project to redevelop a large swath of Ithaca's South Hill is ready to take the next step forward, and developers will be on hand at a public scoping meeting this Tuesday. The Chain Works District plan looks to create a mixed-use development on a 95-acre property west of Route 96B on the hill overlooking Downtown Ithaca.

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Home weekend for Big Red women's hockey features Mayoral proclamation and United Way fundraiser

Home weekend for Big Red women's hockey features Mayoral proclamation and United Way fundraiser

Cornell University's women's hockey team is still looking for their first win after a tough start to the season, but the upcoming home weekend will have a festive atmosphere. As the Big Red faces Yale and Brown, they'll be welcoming back a contingent that represented Team Canada at the 4 Nations Cup, celebrating Cornell Women's Hockey Day in the City of Ithaca, and hosting a family-friendly fundraiser for United Way of Tompkins County.

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