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6 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

West Nile virus confirmed in Tompkins County

The year's first case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Tompkins County and was in an adult county resident, the Health Department reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

7 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

LA dogs destined for Tompkins SPCA

About a dozen little dogs are flying in from Los Angeles, and they're headed to the SPCA of Tompkins County for adoption.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Library Briefs: Ithaca Generator is partner for workshop

Held in conjunction with the library's 2014 teen summer reading program, these programs will explore how electronics can be integrated into clothing to produce garments and accessories that can move, emit sound and light up in response to their environment.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Man arrested for drug possession following Town of Ithaca dispute

After responding to a dispute, Tompkins County sheriff's deputies found cocaine and marijuana in a car, resulting in the arrest of a Maryland man.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Some power restoration in Tompkins could take until Saturday, NYSEG says

Nearly 30 percent of the NYSEG customers in its Ithaca Division lost power because of Tuesday evening's storm, which damaged some of the transmission system that is the backbone of the area's electricity division system, the company said today.

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Related Topix: Chemung, NY, Ithaca, NY, Lansing, NY, Locke, NY, Groton, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Ask A Gardener: Mulching flowers and other ornamentals

QUESTION: Should I mulch my flowers and shrubs? ANSWER: The benefits of organic mulch for the veggie garden have already been discussed .

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Guest Viewpoint: Reed stands up for what 23rd District needs now

I am writing in response to a recent letter attacking Rep. Tom Reed. I am stunned by the lack of responsibility and context within which the information was presented.

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

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Glenhaven Farm Winery releases currant wine

Cayuga Lake-based Glenhaven Farm Winery recently released a wine made from black currants.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Trumansburg, NY, Agriculture, Science

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Dryden bat rabid, children sought

The Tompkins County Health Department is still urgently trying to locate three children who were playing with a bat that has been confirmed to have rabies.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins region under severe thunderstorm watch

Strong winds plus a warm, humid air mass have potentially set the stage for a severe weather outbreak in Tompkins County, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Hailstorm

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Health Watch: Golf tournament raises funds for cancer

The first annual Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes Golf Open is scheduled for July 25 at the Country Club of Ithaca, 189 Pleasant Grove Road.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Dryden man accused of attempted burglary

Christopher J. Capalongo, 27, of Dryden was charged with attempted burglary, a felony, according to the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY, Freeville, NY

Mon Jul 07, 2014

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Effective in Chemung County, Ny Until 7/7/2014 5:30 PM Est

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN CHEMUNG COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... SOUTHEASTERN SCHUYLER COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... NORTHERN TIOGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... SOUTHERN TOMPKINS COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... * UNTIL 530 PM EDT.

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Related Topix: New York, Chemung County, NY, Tioga County, NY, Brooktondale, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Seniors seek golden years in Ithaca area

It took three months to fill 50 apartments after Breckenridge Place opened in March, and 60 percent of the tenants are over 50 years old.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Ithaca adopts unit zoning district capability

Ithaca Common Council has approved the creation of special zoning units that could be created one at a time for mixed-use developments in industrial zones, a change that may help redevelop the former Emerson Power Transmission factory on South Hill.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, South Hill, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Rotary Club of Ithaca takes grant requests

The Rotary Club said it intends to fund several smaller grants in full, and that small non-profit organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Sun Jul 06, 2014

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Tompkins health department urgently searching for three children exposed to rabid bat

The Tompkins County Department of Health has been looking for three children who were apparently playing with a bat on Monday in Dryden.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY, Kids, Family

Press & Sun-Bulletin

City Watch: Stormwater fee before Ithaca council committee

Common Council could adopt a system of stormwater-management fees as early as August.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Cornell University

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Court rulings shift fracking fight to local level

A key ruling by the state's highest court has shifted the hydraulic fracturing debate to the local level, but the future of fracking in New York still relies on an opaque decision-making process by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.

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Related Topix: New York, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Activism, Ithaca, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

A conversation with Tompkins chamber president Jean McPheeters

Jean McPheeters will work her last day as president of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce on July 13 after 14 years on the job.

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Related Topix: Chenango County, NY, Ithaca, NY

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