School board member and former county court candidate Seth Peacock named Ithaca City Court Judge

School board member and former county court candidate Seth Peacock named Ithaca City Court Judge

Seth Peacock, a fourth-term member of the Ithaca City School District school board, was appointed this morning by Mayor Svante Myrick to fill the City Court Judge vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Judith Rossiter. The Mayor selected Mr. Peacock after interviewing five applicants for the position.

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Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire chief

Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire chief

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Ithaca and New York State authorities are reaching out to remind residents that state law restricts possession and use of fireworks to certified pyrotechnics operators. According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people are injured while using consumer fireworks every 4th of July holiday, and more fires are reported on July 4th in the U.S. than any other day of the year.

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Do you need help in the wake of the Simeon's tragedy? Do you have something you can supply?

Do you need help in the wake of the Simeon's tragedy? Do you have something you can supply?

Simeon's staff members and their families, Titus Gallery and Cornell Barbershop staff, building residents, and others were affected by the June 20th crash that damaged the iconic Downtown Ithaca restaurant and took the life of 27-year-old bartender Amanda Bush. Community leaders are working to cover these people's needs.

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Micro retail comes to Downtown Ithaca with ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Wednesday

Micro retail comes to Downtown Ithaca with ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Wednesday

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance is inviting the community to a trio of ribbon cuttings late Wednesday morning to welcome a new form of business -- micro-retail stores. The new Press Bay Alley complex is on West Green Street in what used to be the alley next to the Ithaca Journal's press facility.

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Ithaca fireworks event on July 3rd will offer VIP parking and viewing tents for generous donors

Ithaca fireworks event on July 3rd will offer VIP parking and viewing tents for generous donors

Parking is limited at Stewart Park for this Thursday evening's Ithaca community fireworks show, but generous donors can earn a parking space and other perks. The event begins at 6pm on July 3rd, and culminates with fireworks starting at 9:45.

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Town of Ithaca: If you can't stop illegal gorge swimmers, tow 'em

Town of Ithaca: If you can't stop illegal gorge swimmers, tow 'em

Just two weeks ago, a man had to be rescued while swimming illegally in Six Mile Creek gorge near Second Dam, but despite warnings and reminders that it's illegal and dangerous, people haven't stopped. The Town of Ithaca has started trying another approach: towing the swimmers' illegally parked cars.

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Ithaca's YMCA tries crowdfunding for new community playground

Ithaca's YMCA tries crowdfunding for new community playground

An area at the north end of the YMCA building on North Triphammer Road is already being used for outdoor play, but it could soon be a top-notch playground for the whole community. The YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County is holding a "crowdfunding" campaign to raise the $23,000 needed.

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With freshly laid-down ice and freshly painted lines at Lynah Rink, Cornell starts thinking about 2014-15 hockey season

With freshly laid-down ice and freshly painted lines at Lynah Rink, Cornell starts thinking about 2014-15 hockey season

In a process that lasts several days, Cornell Athletics has put down fresh ice in Lynah Rink, the legendary barn that's home to the Big Red men's and women's hockey teams. At the same time, Cornell has announced the schedule for the upcoming men's hockey season.

Lynah has a concrete floor for several weeks each spring, and is used for events such as commencement weekend festivities. Fresh ice goes down early in the summer so Cornell can host its annual summer hockey camps.

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Simeon's owners reach out for community help for displaced restaurant staff

Simeon's owners reach out for community help for displaced restaurant staff

The owners of Simeon's on the Commons, Dean Zervos and Richard Avery, say the countless offers of help for the family of Amanda Bush and other Simeon's staff members are "most appreciated." They say they'll accept material donations to help the staff on a Fall Creek porch.

There will be boxes and coolers on the covered porch at 215 King Street, across from Fall Creek Elementary School.

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Ithaca police swear in their latest officer: a Czech German Shepherd named Bert

Ithaca police swear in their latest officer: a Czech German Shepherd named Bert

The Ithaca Police Department’s newest member stands on four legs. 

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