Sheriff’s offices say they won’t hold people just to check immigration status

NYCLU and NYS Sheriffs' Association recommended that practice of honoring federal "detainers" be stopped


Cuomo administration responds to second Times report

Statement says "relevant parties" were contacted about inaccuracies in reports critical of Cuomo administration


Project official: Ithaca Commons rebuild will wrap up in early 2015

Project manager for Commons rebuild says summer delays were one reason for extension of project initially proposed to take two years to finish

Gov. Cuomo touting the state's START-UP NY initiative at Cornell University in 2013 (photo by Pete Blanchard)

Report: Federal prosecutor issues warning to Cuomo administration

Warning comes after members of Moreland Commission said this week that they operated independently of governor's office


Ithaca’s airport still countering slow 2013, working to increase ridership

Improvements seen at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, following down year for ridership in 2013


Wineries, health experts call for delay on gas storage facility in Finger Lakes

Group took message to Albany Wednesday, was joined by former leader of Cayuga Medical Center

State Senator Jeff Klein, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced Thursday a deal has been reached on a medical marijuana bill

Cuomo wants medical marijuana law sped up for kids with epilepsy

Cuomo has asked state's health commissioner if process can be accelerated; medical marijuana law was signed by governor in early July

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Big bash lands man in trouble with police

Police called in helicopter to shine light on party-goers as they broke up party in early July


Gillibrand introduces bill to end sexual assault on college campuses

To try and put an end to sexual assaults on college campuses, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.


Local economy sees up, downs, as nation’s economy grows

Four percent annual growth reported for second quarter of year has trickled down some to Ithaca-area economy


40 NY tax preparers never filed personal returns

New York state has suspended the licenses of 40 tax preparers who state authorities say never filed their own returns in 2011 and 2012.


Ithaca woman arrested for driving onto property, damaging items

A 48 year old Ithaca woman is behind bars after allegedly driving onto someone’s property on Peruville Road in Groton Tuesday and purposely damaging personal belongings.


Study: Groundwater safe in potential drilling sites in New York

Study was done of water in drinking wells in Chenango County


Residents approve $500k in spending for Newfield school project

District will now move forward with heating, cooling project in high school auditorium


Report: Moreland Commission spent over $350k

Report from Capital New York comes after analysis of nine months of work done by commission

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Ag Secretary Vilsack visits Cornell, announces $200M research investment

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack spent Tuesday at Cornell's Agriculture and Life Sciences college, announced new federal foundation


Former NYC Councilman convicted of bribery

The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges.


NY commits $27M to grow wood heat industry

Governor Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency wood heating systems in New York.


IFD equipped with anti-overdose drug

As New York State continues to battle the problem of heroin and opioid abuse, local emergency responders have a tool to combat the issue.


DEC warns of toxic giant hogweed

If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.

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