Primary election Tuesday will select County Judge and County Legislator candidates

Primary election Tuesday will select County Judge and County Legislator candidates

Tompkins County voters registered in either the Democratic or Working Families parties will go to the polls this Tuesday to vote in party primaries. Polls will be open from noon to 9pm on Tuesday, September 10th.

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As Ithaca kids return to school, police promise speed patrols in area school zones

As Ithaca kids return to school, police promise speed patrols in area school zones

School begins tomorrow for the Ithaca City School District, and the Ithaca Police Department says they're ready to step up patrols in school zones. Classes start a few days later than for most area districts, and students in grades K-6, 9th grade, and all new entrants, are in school on Monday, September 9th. Tuesday the 10th is a full day for all grades.

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In its seventh decade, Ellis Hollow Fair is slated for Saturday

In its seventh decade, Ellis Hollow Fair is slated for Saturday

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 this 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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Flash flood warning for areas west of Ithaca on a rainy Labor Day

Flash flood warning for areas west of Ithaca on a rainy Labor Day

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Schuyler County, Seneca County, and Tompkins County, saying over three inches of rain has fallen in the area so far today. Another inch to two inches is expected over the next couple of hours.

Flooding has been reported in the Mecklenburg area, and Route 228 is closed at this time. The NWS urges residents near Taughannock Creek to watch for rising waters.

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Police investigating shots fired Saturday evening in Ithaca's southwest

Police investigating shots fired Saturday evening in Ithaca's southwest

Ithaca police officers responded to a neighborhood near the Tops shopping plaza in Ithaca's southwest on Saturday evening after 911 dispatchers received multiple calls reporting shots had been fired in the area. No shooting victims were found.

According to witnesses, two vehicles, a black SUV and a silver sedan, were stopped in the 300 block of Wood Street, an east-west street that ends at Meadow Street. A person was seen standing outside the SUV and firing several shots.

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As Chemung Canal Trust absorbs Central New York's Bank of America branches, Ithaca customers do have options

As Chemung Canal Trust absorbs Central New York's Bank of America branches, Ithaca customers do have options

Longtime Ithaca residents with Bank of America accounts are probably used to their bank changing names, though this may be the first time the institution has gotten smaller. Effective this fall, six Bank of America branches in Central New York will become Chemung Canal Trust Company branches, and accountholders will have their accounts transferred.

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Campus Road closed on Cornell campus due to gas leak

Campus Road closed on Cornell campus due to gas leak

UPDATE: Word from Cornell at 2:10pm is that the affected roads are reopening in a few minutes.

Crews repairing a natural gas leak on the Cornell campus have discovered the leak was worse than expected. Cornell University officials say Campus Road is closed between Ho Plaza (College Avenue) and East Avenue until repairs can be completed.

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Annual Dump and Run sale recycles student cast-offs and raises funds for local non-profits

Annual Dump and Run sale recycles student cast-offs and raises funds for local non-profits

When college students leave Ithaca each spring, they leave behind countless belongings they no longer need, no longer want, or don't consider worth moving. This weekend, some twenty tons of reusable items left behind in the spring will be offered for sale at Cornell's tenth annual Dump and Run Sale.

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All-way stop at corner of Mitchell Street and East State Street as Ithaca upgrades intersection

All-way stop at corner of Mitchell Street and East State Street as Ithaca upgrades intersection

With the familiar traffic island removed this week, all traffic must stop at the intersection of Mitchell Street and East State Street as work progresses on the City of Ithaca's plan to revamp the busy corner. Work this fall will include installation of traffic lights and a bicycle lane jughandle.

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Cornell offering free shuttle buses to Buttermilk Falls State Park for two weekends

Cornell offering free shuttle buses to Buttermilk Falls State Park for two weekends

With an eye toward getting students familiar with safe and legal places they can swim in hot weather, Cornell University is offering a free shuttle bus to Buttermilk Falls State Park this weekend and Labor Day weekend. The buses will offer four round trips per day, with campus pickups at the Baker Flagpole on West Campus and George Jameson Hall on North Campus.

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