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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.

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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.

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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

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

Moves follow NCAA punishment for multiple infractions in athletics department

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Historic building owner pleads guilty to code violations

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

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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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