20th annual Share the Warmth drive kicks off this weekend

20th annual Share the Warmth drive kicks off this weekend

We've been inspired by the number and variety of collections over the last week or so, as determined members of the community have gathered warm clothing, toiletries, canned goods, and emergency supplies for donation to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, in some cases delivering items at their own expense. Those efforts, though, don't change the fact that our own region has as many residents in need of warm clothing and outerwear as ever.

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Meat Loaf show at State Theatre canceled in Sandy's wake

Meat Loaf show at State Theatre canceled in Sandy's wake

Dan Smalls Presents says the Meat Loaf concert originally scheduled for November 5th, and postponed in the wake of the storm that struck the east coast last week, has been canceled. The show was originally postponed because other dates on the northeast leg of the tour had included venues in affected areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Shinagawa loss a sour note on an otherwise rosy night for Ithaca area Democrats

Shinagawa loss a sour note on an otherwise rosy night for Ithaca area Democrats

"Despite being outspent 3 to 1, we turned this race into one of the most competitive in the country with the tally so far at 51-48," said Nate Shinagawa as he conceded an improbably tight Congressional race to incumbent Tom Reed. The New York 23rd, created in this year's redistricting process with a solid Reed re-election in mind, covers Tompkins County and a rural and industrial swath of Southern Tier and Western New York counties.

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Some New Yorkers using affidavit ballots aren't necessarily displaced voters

Some New Yorkers using affidavit ballots aren't necessarily displaced voters

Yesterday's executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo saying displaced New York voters could vote anywhere in the state may be bringing out voters who aren't necessarily displaced. Ithaca area poll workers are seeing voters come in who live in areas affected by Sandy, but who wouldn't have been there to vote regardless.

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Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers affected by Sandy can vote anywhere in the state

Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers affected by Sandy can vote anywhere in the state

New York residents displaced from their homes by the effects of last week's storm can vote anywhere in the state, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Residents of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland are included, and may vote by affidavit this Tuesday at any New York polling place.

While the New York City Board of Elections is working overtime today to make polling places available, many residents are staying elsewhere with friends and relatives.

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Tompkins County polls will be open 6am-9pm on Tuesday

Tompkins County polls will be open 6am-9pm on Tuesday

Polls in the Ithaca area will be open on Tuesday, Election Day, from 6am to 9pm. The Tompkins County Board of Elections web site offers information on polling sites, as well as sample ballots for each region of the county.

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Info session tonight at site of proposed Collegetown Crossing building and GreenStar store

Info session tonight at site of proposed Collegetown Crossing building and GreenStar store

Developers and GreenStar Coop representatives are holding an information session tonight at the site of the proposed Collegetown Crossing development. The building, at 307 College Avenue, would offer fifty residential units for up to 103 people, as well as retail space that would include a GreenStar Cooperative Market branch store serving the east hill neighborhoods.

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Annual election day pancake breakfast finds a new home at Ithaca VFW

Annual election day pancake breakfast finds a new home at Ithaca VFW

For the 39th year in a row, Ithaca's Rotary Clubs will host the annual election day pancake breakfast, but for the first time, it's being held at Ithaca's VFW hall on West State Street. The move was needed because the pancake breakfast's longtime home, the Women's Community Building, was demolished this year to make way for a new residential development.

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Ithaca police arrest suspect in Commons bomb scare

Ithaca police arrest suspect in Commons bomb scare

Ithaca Police Department Lieutenant Vincent P. Monticello says an investigation in conjunction with the FBI has led to the arrest of a suspect in the bomb scare that occurred earlier this month. Matthew Whitney, age 37, of Ithaca, has been charged with a Class E felony, placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the second degree.

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Odd-Even parking returns to City of Ithaca streets tonight

Odd-Even parking returns to City of Ithaca streets tonight

Trick-or-Treating on the Commons isn't just a fun afternoon for kids, it's a reminder that the City of Ithaca's odd-even parking regulations go into effect at midnight tonight. From November 1st through April 1st, parking is prohibited on city streets from 2am-6am on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days, and the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days.

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