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Educators, politicians to hold education rally Thursday in Lansing

Ithaca-area officials, teachers, and parents will gather at Lansing Middle School to protest Governor Cuomo's approach to this year's education budget.

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Kraft Mac & Cheese recall impacts Food Bank of Southern Tier

According to reports, certain packages of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese may contain small pieces of metal.

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City government launches new outreach program

The "City Hall in Your Neighborhood" initiative will see city workers mingle with locals at various gathering places.


Local repeat offender sentenced to state prison time

Breon Brooks was found guilty of both a series of burglaries in Ithaca and criminal possession of a weapon in two separate indictments.


Authorities seize crack cocaine, heroin in Dryden drug bust

Authorities searched two homes and found more than 8 ounces of narcotics.

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Albany ethics deal would require full disclosure of outside income

Agreement between Cuomo administration, Assembly would also mandate attorneys in legislature disclose clients

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Poll: Cuomo’s approval rating dips amid education issues

A pollster says the voters are siding with the unions.

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Myrick dodges questions about higher office

Svante Myrick made headlines this week by going to Facebook, calling for campaign support


Syracuse coach Boeheim to retire in three years; athletic director leaves post

Moves follow NCAA punishment for multiple infractions in athletics department


Despite delays, slumping business climate, Ithaca officials say best is yet to come

At Tuesday night meeting, Mayor Svante Myrick promised "best business climate" Commons has ever seen

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State, federal inspections find nearly 100 problems with crude oil train cars, rail lines

Inspectors are looking into rail operations following series of accidents involving trains carrying crude oil


Carson, potential presidential candidate, to visit Ithaca in April

Dr. Ben Carson will speak April 21 at Cornell

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In Albany speech, Santorum highlights diverse field for White House in 2016

Former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator says he's still considering a run in 2016

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State assembly votes to give workers paid leave

The new bill would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for sickness or maternity.


Arrest warrant issued for former Ithaca cemetery groundskeeper

Scott Goodrich was scheduled to appear in Tompkins County Court last week, but failed to show up.

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Danby resident: Unity House plans “not welcomed” for neighborhood

Residents say they'll continue fight to keep Unity House plans from moving forward at home on Nelson Road


Tompkins looks to partner with other counties for public health emergency response plan

The agreement is similar to a system that already exists for law enforcement and fire departments.


Historic building owner pleads guilty to code violations

Attorney Aaron Pichel is charged with ignoring orders to fix up the building on multiple occasions.


New York Secretary of State rallies local support for wage hike

As part of a statewide tour, Cesar Perales stopped in Ithaca Tuesday to speak to business owners and workers' rights activists.

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New York Attorney General calls for outright ban on outside income for lawmakers

Eric Schneiderman also proposes increasing pay for lawmakers, increasing terms from two to four years

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