City of Ithaca ready and watching for signs of flooding, say officials

City of Ithaca ready and watching for signs of flooding, say officials

Flood Awareness Week is the week of March 15th, but Ithaca residents need no reminder. Last January and March, ice jams and warm weather creating a rapid snow melt resulted in flooding for some low-lying areas of town.

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Trumansburg elementary school evacuated after someone pulls the fire alarm

Trumansburg elementary school evacuated after someone pulls the fire alarm

The Trumansburg Elementary School was evacuated late Monday morning after someone activated a fire alarm in the building, according to a call to parents early this afternoon.

The automated phone call, from district superintendent Michael McGuire, told parents that students were evacuated to the middle school building according to the district's safety plan. McGuire's message says students were returning to their classes for the rest of the day.

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As Daylight Saving Time begins, firefighters push for legislation requiring ten-year smoke detector batteries

As Daylight Saving Time begins, firefighters push for legislation requiring ten-year smoke detector batteries

"Change your clocks, change your batteries," goes the helpful reminder from fire departments. The Ithaca Fire Department reminds area residents that the beginning of Daylight Saving Time also provides an easy-to-remember opportunity to change batteries in home smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Another pipe-thawing mishap leads to a house fire, says Ithaca Fire Department

Another pipe-thawing mishap leads to a house fire, says Ithaca Fire Department

"The Ithaca Fire Department again reminds everyone to not use open flames to thaw pipes," says a statement from IFD, understandably exasperated after what seems like another attempt to thaw a frozen pipe resulted in a fire that shut down North Cayuga Street earlier this afternoon.

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Weekend preview: ECAC playoffs for Cornell men at Lynah and women on the road

Weekend preview: ECAC playoffs for Cornell men at Lynah and women on the road

Both men's and women's Big Red hockey teams are in action this weekend in the ECAC playoffs. The men host a best-of-three first-round series against Union College, while the women, who knocked off St. Lawrence in their first round last weekend, are in Potsdam for the ECAC semifinals.

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Parents upset at hearing about Trumansburg school lock-out hours later

Parents upset at hearing about Trumansburg school lock-out hours later

Some parents of kids in the Trumansburg Central School District say they're keeping their kids at home on Thursday, unsatisfied with the school's handling of a situation Wednesday morning. The district had instituted a "lock-out" after what they believed was a senior prank included a statement "that could be interpreted as a threat." 

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No dogs allowed: Common Council keeps dog prohibition in new Commons legislation

No dogs allowed: Common Council keeps dog prohibition in new Commons legislation

The City of Ithaca's Common Council approved a revision to the section of the City of Ithaca's municipal code that pertains to the Ithaca Commons on Wednesday night, but a proposed change that would have removed the prohibition on dogs was dropped.

Remaining intact is the paragraph that states licensed dogs are allowed on the Commons only with a permit, and only with written permission of a business or residence owner on the Commons.

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Trumansburg police called to investigate a seeming threat that may have been a school prank

Trumansburg police called to investigate a seeming threat that may have been a school prank

The Trumansburg Central School District says they instituted a "lock-out" this morning after what they believe was a senior prank included a statement "that could be interpreted as a threat." 

"At this point, we do not believe there is a threat and no students’ health, safety or welfare is or has been in jeopardy," the school district says in a statement.

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Common Council will vote tonight on allowing dogs on Ithaca Commons

Common Council will vote tonight on allowing dogs on Ithaca Commons

"Should we allow dogs on the Commons?" That simple question on Mayor Svante Myrick's Facebook page sparked a lively discussion last week, with vocal proponents both for and against the idea. The Mayor says Ithaca's Common Council will vote on the question at tonight's meeting, scheduled for 6pm at City Hall.

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Wintry mix this afternoon and evening for Central New York, starting with snow

Wintry mix this afternoon and evening for Central New York, starting with snow

With temperatures heading up towards the freezing mark, we can expect a few inches of snow this afternoon to turn to sleet and freezing rain in Central New York this evening. This could make for icy travel conditions tonight.

Update: The National Weather Service forecast now shows snow turning to sleet or freezing rain around 5pm in the Ithaca area.

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