NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

With thousands of residents in and around Lansing still without power, and NYSEG saying it may be Saturday before many homes and businesses have power back, the Lansing High School will open its doors from 7:30am-Noon on Thursday morning to help.

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NYSEG making headway on power outages, but warns some may last until Saturday

NYSEG making headway on power outages, but warns some may last until Saturday

The storm that barrelled through the Ithaca area last night at about 55 miles per hour left thousands of homes and businesses without power overnight. NYSEG crews have made lots of progress, but warn that some customers may not have power restored before the weekend.

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TCAT bus hit by a tree, wires and trees downed, and power outages in the wake of severe storm

TCAT bus hit by a tree, wires and trees downed, and power outages in the wake of severe storm

A TCAT bus heading west on East State Street towards downtown Ithaca was struck by a falling tree as damaging winds and heavy rains swept across Central New York. The storm, heading east at about 55 miles per hour, has left some 12,000 homes and businesses without power and dropped numerous trees and wires around the area.

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Tompkins health department urgently searching for three children exposed to rabid bat

Tompkins health department urgently searching for three children exposed to rabid bat

The Tompkins County Department of Health has been looking for three children who were apparently playing with a bat on Monday in Dryden. The bat has since been confirmed to carry the rabies virus.

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Dustin Brown bringing Lord Stanley's Cup home to Ithaca this Saturday

Dustin Brown bringing Lord Stanley's Cup home to Ithaca this Saturday

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown is bringing Lord Stanley's Cup to his hometown for a visit this weekend. The Ithaca native and NHL star will be at the City of Ithaca's Cass Park rink from 9:30-11:30am on Saturday, July 6th, with the iconic hockey trophy.

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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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