Alison Lurie at Buffalo Street Books and Megan Shull at Hangar Theatre in two big Ithaca book events

Alison Lurie at Buffalo Street Books and Megan Shull at Hangar Theatre in two big Ithaca book events

Local author Alison Lurie has followed up her 1981 book "The Language of Clothes" with a fresh look at architecture and interior design reflect and affect the people who live in and use the buildings. She'll be at Buffalo Street Books today to talk about it.

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New York governor and local judge election the highlights for Tuesday's primary

New York governor and local judge election the highlights for Tuesday's primary

Polls are open from noon to 9pm in Tompkins County for Tuesday's primary election. The races under consideration are for New York State's governor and lieutenant governor positions, and a City Court Judge position in the City of Ithaca.

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No injuries in Newfield blaze that shut down Route 13 for two hours Saturday

No injuries in Newfield blaze that shut down Route 13 for two hours Saturday

Newfield fire officials say an electrical short may be responsible for an equipment fire at the Casella waste management facility on Route 13 south of Ithaca Saturday afternoon. Multiple fire departments responded to put out the blaze, which forced officials to close Route 13 in both directions.

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Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: Southside streets are closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive event

Bike, walk, and roll, but don't drive: Southside streets are closed this Sunday for car-free Streets Alive event

Several blocks on Ithaca's southside will be transformed tomorrow from thoroughfare to street fair. The sixth "Streets Alive" event will close parts of Plain Street, West Clinton Street, and Wood Street to drivers from 1-5pm on Sunday, September 7th.

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Ellis Hollow Fair, postponed to Sunday, is in its seventh decade

Ellis Hollow Fair, postponed to Sunday, is in its seventh decade

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 Saturday afternoon but postponed to Sunday due to a stormy forecast, 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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Classes resume at Ithaca High School nearly three hours after suspicious item triggers a lockdown

Classes resume at Ithaca High School nearly three hours after suspicious item triggers a lockdown

Students and staff members at Ithaca High School say a lockdown has lifted early this afternoon following a three-hour search of the campus. No weapon was found in the search. Ithaca City School District officials say students' schedules returned to normal at about 12:45pm.

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Police searching lockers and backpacks at Ithaca High School after BB gun packaging found on campus

Police searching lockers and backpacks at Ithaca High School after BB gun packaging found on campus

The first day of school for most high school students has been interrupted, and buildings on the IHS campus are locked down, while the Ithaca Police Department investigates after packaging from a BB gun was found on the Ithaca High School campus. 

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Great Northeast Brewery Tour comes to Ithaca via downtown book event

Great Northeast Brewery Tour comes to Ithaca via downtown book event

Ben Keene, the managing editor of Beer Advocate, has traveled all over the east coast to taste some of the best beers around, and this week he's in Ithaca to talk about his new book, "The Great Northeast Brewery Tour." He's speaking at Buffalo Street Books this evening.

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As Ithaca residents push for a living wage, a nationwide fast food strike aims to deliver it

As Ithaca residents push for a living wage, a nationwide fast food strike aims to deliver it

Fast food workers around the country and around the globe are planning a strike this Thursday to push for a significant wage increase in that job sector. It's another in a series of strikes like one this May, which saw protests scheduled in Ithaca and Binghamton.

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Sheriff's deputies arrest burglars they say are connected with recent spree in and around Ithaca

Sheriff's deputies arrest burglars they say are connected with recent spree in and around Ithaca

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department says the two people they arrested late Monday night have admitted their connection with recent commercial burglaries across Ithaca's west end and northside, as well as in surrounding communities.

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