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Education leaders back to drawing board on opt-out movement

State officials agree that financial sanctions aren't the right way to stop opt-out numbers from growing.

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Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga hazmat teams get federal grant

The hazmat teams will be getting new breathing devices to replace outdated models.

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

Parking discounts may come back to downtown Ithaca

A similar discounts program launched last September.

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Cayuga plant operators make pitch, call for repowering

Filing posted Monday on state Public Service Commission website details reasons why operators believe Cayuga plant should remain open

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School cafeteria, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Gillibrand increases calls for $15 minimum wage

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says $15 minimum wage would allow men, women to "actually make a living"

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State hearing on poverty set for Tuesday in Southern Tier

Hearing will include closer look at impact of poverty on families, kids; census data shows 22% of New Yorkers under age of 18 live in poverty

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UPDATE: TCAT trainee, two others injured in bus crash

Accident happened around 6 p.m. Monday; reports are that bus collided with wall while making turn inside of parking lot on Ithaca College campus

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County Chamber of Commerce plans trip to Cuba

There was an embargo on traveling to the country from the U.S.A. since 1960.

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Woman dies at Phish concert in Watkins Glen

The 28-year-old's name has not been released.

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Workers suing Pizza Hut, claim company illegally cut into tips

The suit alleges the pizza chain violates New York labor laws.

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NY campgrounds on track for record year

New York State Park campgrounds reserved more than 562,000 overnight stays through last Monday.

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Fate of Cayuga Power Plant rests with governor’s office

The Cayuga Power Plant has been called nonviable by lawmakers and analysts.

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STD’s rising in Tompkins County

Cases on the rise in Tompkins County between January, July of 2015; health department officials now warning people to get tested, use protection

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Garrett invites new Cornell students on “adventure of the mind”

Cornell starts its fall semester of classes on Tuesday.

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No clear answers in NY breast cancer study

The study shows rates of breast cancer vary widely in counties across the state.

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Students return to Ithaca College for fall semester

Students will have opportunities to experience life in Ithaca and a new freshman living program.

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3 tied to robbery, assault at Seneca County home

Incident occurred Thursday night in town of Fayette; two suspects now face three charges each; charges pending for third suspect

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Police: Ithaca man assaulted, robbed at Fall Creek home

Police say incident happened around 9 p.m. Saturday at home on N. Cayuga Street in Fall Creek neighborhood; police still searching for suspect

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UPDATE: Elderly man dies hours after being found in central New York

Alfred Turshman was reported missing last Saturday; police say he was found suffering from hypothermia, but in fair condition

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Tompkins County shows growing value in tax assessment

According to the 2015 tax assessment, the county's value is up nearly 3 percent over last year.

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