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Thursday Jul 24 | WSTM-TV Syracuse

Ithaca woman charged with DWI after driving car into swamp

Tompkins County 911 received a call reporting an erratic driver, with a road barrel stuck under the vehicle, in the parking lot of Shurfine Grocery on Trumans Road in Ulysses.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Observer

Robertson not always helping taxpayer

I am writing this letter in response to a recent letter attacking Congressman Tom Reed.

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Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

14850 Today

Dramatic rope rescue as IFD team saves 12-year-old boy after a fall in Lansing

A 12-year-old boy who fell partway down a 300-foot cliff in Lansing was rescued Monday afternoon by the Ithaca Fire Department rope rescue team.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

California man at GrassRoots charged, wanted in N.J.California man at ...

California man at GrassRoots charged, wanted in N.J. New Jersey fugitive found with drugs at Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg, police say Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://ithacajr.nl/1mxBIFe When a California man entering the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival had his backpack inspected by a security guard, he pushed the guard and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trumansburg, NY, Marijuana

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Combating heroin epidemic must be community effortCombating heroin...

Combating heroin epidemic must be community effort Gov. Cuomo approved a package of 11 heroin-related bills that the state Legislature passed Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1mo5vQR Having the governor visit our region to sign important legislation is generally a positive thing, but Monday's stop at Binghamton University ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Broome County, NY, Tioga County, NY, Chemung County, NY, Opinion

Lansing Star

Residents Object to Lansing Land Use Proposals

Around 40 people came to the Lansing Town Hall Wednesday to challenge proposed subdivision and land use laws.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lansing Star

NRP/Better Housing Clears Hurdle for West Hill Project

Following the recommendation of two of its committees, the Legislature, after two hours of thoughtful discussion, approved a new process for consideration potential development of the remaining County-owned portion of the Biggs property on Harris B. Dates Drive.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Three on ballot for Sept. 9 Ithaca judge Democratic primary

Democratic voters in Ithaca will have a choice among three candidates for city judge in the Sept.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Lansing, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Donnell Harrison sentenced to 16 years for shooting Newfield men

A man convicted of shooting two men in their Newfield home was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision.

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Related Topix: Newfield, NY, State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins County area police arrests

Individuals charged with criminal offenses noted in this column will face a court proceeding to determine whether they are guilty of the charges.

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Related Topix: Tioga County, NY, Ithaca, NY

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins County reaffirms intent to sell Biggs property

Tompkins County is reworking its plan to sell 25 acres of land on West Hill for a housing project after a state judge sided with nearby residents opposing the sale.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins County recognized for digital efforts

The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties recognized Tompkins County as having one of the best digital efforts in the country.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Vestal fracking fight gets new life with state court ruling

Last month's ruling by the state's highest court affirming towns have the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing within their borders has reignited a push by some Vestal residents who want the town to follow suit.

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Related Topix: David Paterson, US Governors, Andrew Cuomo

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Trumansburg police charge 2 after grandfather's operable truck sold as scrap

Trumansburg Police arrested a couple for selling a pickup truck belonging to her grandfather to a local scrap yard.

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Related Topix: Trumansburg, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Enfield wind farm seeks tax abatements

The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency is considering tax breaks for a proposed power-generating wind farm in Enfield.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Seeking Alpha

Tompkins Financial Corporation: Double-Digit Returns, Top-Notch Community Bank

Tompkins Financial Corporation is a Financial Holding Company headquartered in Ithaca New York.

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Related Topix: New York, Ithaca, NY, New York County, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Police seek Cayuga Heights burglary suspect

The victim described the suspect as a 5-foot-6 to 5-8 white man, wearing kahki pants, a sleeveless T-shirt and a backpack.

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Related Topix: Cayuga Heights, NY

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Editorial: Court ruling makes N.Y.'s fracking decision more complex

Opponents to horizontal, high-volume hydrofracking hail the June 30 decision as a signal that New York will prohibit the use of the controversial gas drilling technology.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY, Tioga County, NY, Chemung, NY, Broome County, NY, Opinion

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Buzz: Tornado fatalities rare in Southern Tier

The Southern Tier was in the path of a string of severe weather patterns throughout the region this past week, including nine tornadoes that touched down in the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Steuben County, NY

Lansing Star

Over 4,000 Lansing Homes Affected By Tuesday Storm

Theoretically all power has been restored in Tompkins County after a violent storm knocked out power to 17,600 NYSEG customers in NYSEG's Ithaca Division Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Lansing, NY

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