Last-minute campaigns and write-in candidacies making Election Day interesting in Ithaca

Last-minute campaigns and write-in candidacies making Election Day interesting in Ithaca

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm in the State of New York for today's General Election. Ithaca and surrounding towns in Tompkins County have a few big uncontested races, with write-in candidates making things interesting, and a couple of races for unfinished terms.

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New home for Ithaca's annual Election Day pancake breakfast, a winner no matter your politics!

New home for Ithaca's annual Election Day pancake breakfast, a winner no matter your politics!

Tomorrow is Election Day, and for the 42nd straight year, Ithaca's Rotary Clubs team up to host the annual Election Day pancake breakfast. For the first time, the pancake breakfast moves to Coltivare, on South Cayuga Street.

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Smash success! Wizarding Weekend organizers say they rolled with Internet lightning strike

Smash success! Wizarding Weekend organizers say they rolled with Internet lightning strike

"Three weeks ago we began planning a simple Halloween event, expecting less than 200 attendees," says Boxy Bikes owner Laurence Clarkberg, who had the idea behind the Wizarding Weekend event that gave downtown Ithaca's Press Bay Alley the feel of Diagon Alley of "Harry Potter" fame on Saturday.

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This one weird old trick will help you avoid a parking ticket as Odd/Even parking returns to Ithaca

This one weird old trick will help you avoid a parking ticket as Odd/Even parking returns to Ithaca

Watch where you park! Ithaca's one weird old Odd/Even parking restriction returns on November 1st, but this year, there's a new twist in Fall Creek.

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Fire department reminds us: Change your clocks, change your batteries

Fire department reminds us: Change your clocks, change your batteries

"Change your clocks, change your batteries," goes the helpful reminder from fire departments. The Ithaca Fire Department reminds area residents that the end 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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2nd district candidate Anna Kelles hosting meet and greet on Thursday evening in Fall Creek

2nd district candidate Anna Kelles hosting meet and greet on Thursday evening in Fall Creek

Two candidates have stepped up to the plate to run in next week's special election to replace Tompkins County Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera, who announced her resignation from the county board last month. Anna Kelles is hosting a meet-and-greet at Casita del Polaris on Thursday evening.

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Hide and seek? A scavenger hunt helps promote businesses with prizes hidden around campus.

Hide and seek? A scavenger hunt helps promote businesses with prizes hidden around campus.

How familiar are you with the Cornell and Ithaca College campuses? Familiar enough to find a hidden granola bar or restaurant gift card? A campus scavenger hunt startup company with is helping to spread the word about local businesses and national brands by hiding prizes and posting clues for students.

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Planning meeting Tuesday for write-in candidate for Ithaca Mayor election

Planning meeting Tuesday for write-in candidate for Ithaca Mayor election

Saying a democratic society should not have an incumbent, however popular, running unopposed for re-election, Phoebe Brown has announced a write-in campaign for Mayor of Ithaca. Her supporters welcome everyone at a meeting on Tuesday evening.

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Detour: Forest Home bridge closed for utility work this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Detour: Forest Home bridge closed for utility work this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Be prepared to detour around the Forest Home neighborhood the next few days! The western Forest Home Drive bridge over Fall Creek between Pleasant Grove Road and Judd Falls Road will be closed for utility work.

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Coalition of Ithaca and campus activists plan #BlackLivesMatter march and teach-in

Coalition of Ithaca and campus activists plan #BlackLivesMatter march and teach-in

A group that came together in the wake of the shocking shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has organized a series of events this Saturday. "Black Lives Matter: a community conversation on surviving and thriving" will begin with a solidarity march starting from the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons.

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