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Seeking IDA incentives, Knickerbocker plans to hire dozens at new Dryden factory

DRYDEN, N.Y. — Last week, the Voice broke news of a buyer for the former Vanguard facility on Dryden’s Hall Woods Road. Thanks to an application to the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA), we have more details about the Knickerbocker Bed Company’s plans. According to the paperwork submitted to the IDA, Knickerbocker, which was […]

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Common Council recap: City voices support for tenants Right to Counsel program

ITHACA, N.Y.—A packed Common Council agenda featured an expansion of tenants rights, a historic building decarbonization program, final development steps and even a budget approval last week. Since the agenda was so crowded, there has been previous coverage of the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting and Thermal Load Electrification Program and the approval of the City Manager […]

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Final Update: Cayuga Heights shelter-in-place lifted, law enforcement concludes search without third suspect

This is a developing story. More details will be added here as they become available and verified. Final Update (9:15 p.m.): Police have released a detailed description of the events that led to Tuesday’s ongoing search for a suspect in the Cayuga Heights area. As of 9:15 p.m., they have also identified two suspects arrested […]

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Shooting threats against Ithaca High School deemed “non-credible,” but police increase campus presence

ITHACA, N.Y.—A threat to “shoot up” Ithaca High School, received via phone call, was deemed non-credible by police, according to a letter sent to parents Tuesday morning by IHS Principal Jason Trumble. Just two days after Cornell University underwent a harrowing afternoon of a lockdown and evacuation after bomb threats, several Ithaca High School students […]

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Cornell Town Hall reiterates commitment to employee vaccination mandate

ITHACA, N.Y.—Though there was a slight cloud looming over the proceedings, as the Cornell University campus community continued to reel after Sunday’s bomb threats, school officials held their monthly Greater Ithaca Town Hall Monday afternoon. Since they began, the events have served primarily to update the community on Cornell’s COVID-19 response, and Monday’s event was […]

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Tompkins County celebrates first Veterans Week, led by Operation Green Light

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—For the first time, Tompkins County will officially celebrate Veterans Week from Nov. 6-13, 2021, emphasized by green lights that can be seen around the county in an effort to highlight veteran suicide prevention. Both the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County issued proclamations in early November. According to the county, about 4,000 […]