Tourism brings more than $100 billion to New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York was the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row.

State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton [D-Ithaca] speaking at a Cortlandville Town Hall in 2013.

Ithaca assemblywoman urges transition from fossil fuels

70 elected officials signed a letter to the governor, fighting a ratepayer subsidy of a local power plant.


Holiday week traffic boost expected along US-Canada border

Customs officials say they expect a major boost in border traffic this weekend and next weekend.


Another competitor appears for Southern Tier casino license

Binghamton's city council voted Tuesday to pursue a state license for a casino.


Study finds New York lacking in patriotic spirit

The study by WalletHub puts New York dead last on a list of how patriotic states in the U.S. are.


Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.


AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

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Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

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Commons next milestone set for end of July

With about a month to go before a date for substantial completion, officials say work in downtown Ithaca is progressing.

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New county initiative puts AEDs in all government buildings

The Tompkins County Health Department has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program.


Schumer wants local town to weigh in on bill debate

According to the New York senator, Seneca Falls should have a say on which woman will be on the new $10 bill.


City officials report Community Fireworks on for Wednesday

The event will go on in spite of rainy weather early in the day, and has reached its fundraising goal.


UPDATE: Fall Creek Road closed in Freeville after car accident

Fall Creek Road is closed between Cady Lane and Malloryville Road because of a car accident


Casino license application deadline approaches, Binghamton looks into proposal

Applications for the Southern Tier casino license are due next week.


Local LGBT community says work remains after ruling

While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, advocates say LGBT individuals still face challenges across the country.

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Garrett to be officially sworn in as Cornell president

Garrett will be the University's 13th president, as well as its first woman president.


Official says watch out for door-to-door scammers

The Better Business Bureau says they've received complaints about deals that sound too good to be true.


Statewide ban on fracking has been formalized

Officials announced the decision on Monday, citing safety precautions as main concerns.


Owners of Masonic Temple property plan for renovations

Ithaca Renting and the DIA are trying to secure a grant for renovations.


Ithaca nears funding goal for fireworks celebration

City officials say they're close to reaching their $20,000 goal for this year's Community Fireworks.

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