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NYSUT calls on parents to opt children out of standardized tests

Call came as teachers' union continued criticism of governor's education reforms

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Ithaca lawmaker sounds alarm on Cascadilla Boat Club

An Ithaca city lawmaker is raising concerns about the Cascadilla Boat Club and its long-held use of the Cascadilla Boat House.

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Rep. Reed stands by statement on Cornell-ISIS video

The authenticity of the video has been called into question, both by Cornell President David Skorton and by various media sources.

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Driver in Simeon’s crash faces speeding charge

The charge was filed against Viacheslav Grychanyi on Feb. 18, according to city court officials.

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SUNY Cortland student rescues dog from rock crevice

It was late, but Nate Farrington did not hesitate to grab his cilmbing gear and head to Clark Reservation State Park.

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Sheriff releases new details of assault on three corrections officers

Inmate Roshane Henry was allegedly covered up with blanket; confrontration started after corrections officer went to check on him

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Report: Popular BBQ restaurant sued over fair wage complaints

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is accused of failing to tip, pay workers fairly

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Interstate 81 shut down for hours due to tractor trailer crash

Accident happened after 11 p.m. Sunday; driver of truck suffered "medical problem" that led to crash

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13-year trail project could be completed this summer

Ithaca officials say the long-awaited Waterfront Trail project between Stewart Park and Cass Park is in its final phase.

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Lifton: “Absurd” to suggest defunding Cornell following controversial video

Calls came last week for state to withdraw its funding for Cornell as reaction to video of assistant dean of students

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Klein: “Nothing we can do” on Unity House project in Danby

The Danby legislator said it will be difficult to overturn a plan by Unity House to move three men, some with histories of sex offenses, into a local home.

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Trucker hauling wine arrested for DWI

Arrest made on I-81 in Binghamton area

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Police: Man sprayed gas on customer after dispute

Incident happened Saturday at gas station in Auburn

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Murder trial to wrap up Monday for central New York doctor

Robert Neulander is accused in 2012 murder of wife inside Syracuse-area mansion

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New York budget deal reached; $1.4B school aid increase included

Budget included ethics deal for lawmakers, but did not include proposal to increase minimum wage

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Mesko sentenced to state prison time

The former Cornell student allegedly entered a woman's bedroom and sexually assaulted her in March 2013.

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Man caught with drugs arrested again for attacking officers

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department reports Roshane Henry assaulted three corrections officers while in the county jail.

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Southern Tier lawmaker: Punish Cornell assistant dean, open federal investigation into school

Southern Tier Assemblyman Chris Friend called for investigation into school, possible elimination of $156 million in funding for university

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Report: 1 in 4 New Yorkers don’t have access to minimal Internet speeds

Reports finds Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley trailing in providing minimal broadband Internet service speeds

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U.S. defense chief to visit northern New York next week

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Fort Drum to discuss possible troop reductions there

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