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Union workers at Cayuga Nursing to strike if a “fair quality contract” is not reached

ITHACA, N.Y.—Unionized workers at Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have voted to authorize a one day strike if they are not met with a “fair quality contract” in the next round of negotiations with the nursing home’s administration. It’s the latest escalation in what has been a fraught negotiation process between 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers […]

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Weather: A little sloppy Tuesday, but generally okay for holiday travel

ITHACA, N.Y. — Late November tends to be something of a meteorological roll of the dice. Sometimes we have powerful snowstorms roar through, snarling travel for days; sometime we have jacket weather, and a few years ago temperatures went subzero for Thanksgiving. This year, it’s arguably better than average. Those traveling Monday night and Tuesday […]

Posted inHealth & Human Services

Cornell pushes back employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate

ITHACA, N.Y.—Cornell University has pushed back its employee COVID-19 vaccination mandate after the federal government decided to give its contractors more time to receive their shots. The decision was confirmed by a Cornell spokesperson and is listed on the school’s staff vaccination page now. The school had initially had a vaccination deadline of Dec. 15, […]

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ElectroZone presents “P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Survival”

This is a community announcement from ElectroZone. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements for consideration, please submit them to tips@ithacavoice.com. ITHACA, N.Y.—(Secret Location) The ElectroZone, Ithaca’s salon for the weird and electic, presents P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Survival a dynamic evening of musical sorcery and fun activities. Local acts Skraeling, Billy Jackass, MRDRFog, […]

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Tompkins County 2022 budget breakdown

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Legislature brought their 2022 budgeting process to a close on Tuesday, approving $195,271,695 of expenditures alongside a five year capital project spending plan of $128,282,650. Here’s a breakdown of the budget that passed on Tuesday, including some highlights from the budgeting process. The amended 2022 budget is expected to be […]

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South Cayuga St. bridge rehabilitation near scheduled completion; road closure Nov. 22

ITHACA, N.Y.—Work related to the South Cayuga Street bridge rehabilitation project will result in East Spencer Street closing on Monday. Contractors will be assembling steel components of the bridge, and erecting them throughout Nov. 22. The work and road closure is scheduled to start at 7:00AM and end at 5:00PM. A flagger will be onsite […]

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Ithaca weighing the future of the Streatery’s impact on economics versus logistics

ITHACA, N.Y.—The Aurora Streatery has quickly become a stable of warm-weather downtown activities, from the jovial, outdoor community atmosphere to the always entertaining (and sometimes comical) musical acts that perform regularly nearby. In 2020 and 2021, the Streatery has been established on the 100 block of North Aurora Street, with concrete barriers guarding the two […]

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Obituary: Jeanne Marie Stroman

Jeanne Marie Stroman, 66, of Freeville, NY, passed away on November 15th. Jeanne is survived by her brother, Randy; her sister, Judy; her son, Toma; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Carolyn; her husband, Robert; her brothers Johnny, Gary, and Terry; her sister, Robin; and her […]