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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.

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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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Schumer asks USDA to support programs for start-up farmers

New York's senior senator says $750,000 in federal funds would help expand program for military veterans

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No movement, but plenty of conversation about truck safety in Ithaca

City's Board of Public Works held first conversation Monday night about slowing trucks down on Ithaca's hills; board discussed memo with 13 suggestions

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Wegmans announces expansion plans in mid-Atlantic, Northeast

Company to add 10 new stores in four states

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Study: New York struggles to register organ donors

Study shows New York has less than half of national average of organ donors

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Quick criticism for Astorino after mafia comparison

Comments came during campaign stop Monday in Syracuse; critics say they are "appalled, outraged"

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Seneca Falls man dies in farming accident

A 24 year old Seneca Falls man died over the weekend in a farming accident.

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NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system.

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Memo details first ideas on truck safety in Ithaca

CIty's Board of Public Works will discuss options presented by city transportation engineer during Monday meeting

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Cuomo backs actions with Moreland Commission; expert says actions were “stupid,” not illegal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.

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VP at Cornell’s NYC Tech campus to lead college in Adirondacks

Cathy Dove will start job at Paul Smith's College Sept. 1

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Heavy rains flood out Thruway, lead to closures

16-mile stretch of Interstate 90 was shut down Monday morning due to significant flooding

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Ithaca police chief: Heroin is “an epidemic” in our community

It’s a problem for law enforcement, health officials, and maybe someone you know.

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Voters to decide on extra $500k for Newfield school project

Money will be used to add new heating, cooling systems at auditorium for high school, middle school

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UPDATE: Suspect charged in Tioga Co. fatal hit-and-run

Police say couple was jogging in town of Tioga Saturday morning when they were hit by car, which fled the scene

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Police: Woman stole $160K from community volunteer organization

A Seneca County woman is accused of stealing more than $160,000 from a community volunteer organization.

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ICSD breakfast prices to increase next year

Due to new USDA guidelines, the price of breakfasts provided to students in Ithaca City Schools will increase next school year.

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Ithaca company gets property tax breaks in 3D printing venture

Tompkins County has approved property tax abatements for Incodema3D, a spinoff of the Ithaca-based Incodema, Inc.

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Report: NY smoking cessation coverage is “inadequate”

New York State’s coverage for helping smokers quit is inadequate, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

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