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Saturday Sep 13 | 14850 Today

Tuff eNuff 5K/10K at Greek Peak offers a substance-free challenge course

Greek Peak Mountain Resort is the site of the second annual Tuff eNuff Challenge, a running, walking, climbing, and crawling course that will raise funds for substance addiction causes in the area, including the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County. "These types of events are intense and fun, but often sponsored by beer distributors or other alcohol-producing companies," says Angela Sullivan, executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Council.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

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Our NY: Apples by the bushel New York is expected to produce 30 million bushels of apples this year Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1rZSZjz Apples come in an array of red, green and yellow shades. New York state knows its apples quite well: an average of 29.5 million bushels are produced each year.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Newfield, NY

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Lansing Star

Lansing is Allinger's Half Way Stop, Walkin' The Country

Lansing's Central Fire Station was the halfway point Wednesday for 1037 Q-Country's Chris Allinger, who was 'Walkin' The Country' all week to raise money for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Backpack Programa . Allinger is walking over 100 miles all around Tompkins County getting people to contribute by putting checks and cash into his backpack.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Family, Kids

Wed Sep 10, 2014

14850 Today

Wallace edges Peacock for Ithaca city judge nomination; Teachout falls despite strong CNY showing

Unofficial results from the Tompkins County Board of Elections show that Rick Wallace has narrowly defeated interim City Court Judge Seth Peacock for the Democratic nomination to stand in this November's general election. Wallace won with 745 votes to Peacock's 675, with Kristine Shaw trailing with 381 votes.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Radio Ink

QCountry's Allinger Nabs $6,500.00 Donation

For the third year, Q Country Ithaca morning host, Chris Allinger has strapped on his backpack to walk for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. His 'Walkin' the Country' event takes the DJ to every town in Tompkins County raising funds for the program that helps feed children at risk of hunger on weekends and holidays during the school year.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

14850 Today

New York governor and local judge election the highlights for Tuesday's primary

Polls are open from noon to 9pm in Tompkins County for Tuesday's primary election. The races under consideration are for New York State's governor and lieutenant governor positions, and a City Court Judge position in the City of Ithaca.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Sat Sep 06, 2014

14850 Today

Ellis Hollow Fair, postponed to Sunday, is in its seventh decade

It's not the oldest fair in the area, not by a long shot, but the Ellis Hollow Country Fair has a lot of things going for it. The annual event, scheduled for Saturday afternoon but postponed to Sunday due to a stormy forecast, has hay rides, a dunking booth, music, games, face painting, and food and crafts vendors, and perhaps best of all, admission is free.

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Related Topix: Trumansburg, NY

Fri Sep 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Kitchen Theatre Company Announces 2014-2015 Resident Professional Interns

New college graduates with a passion for the arts and a degree in the field often find it is hard to land that first job. Theater is a highly competitive field, whether it is one's dream to be on-stage, backstage or in the administrative office.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Mount Holyoke College, University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh, Central Washington University

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Even as weather cools, Lyme disease remains aa

Even as weather cools, Lyme disease remains a threat Many cases go unreported Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1o81NN4 Lyme disease remains a health threat in the Twin Tiers, and the problem isn't going away with cooler weather. Exposure to infected deer ticks is actually more likely in fall than summertime.

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Related Topix: Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health, Broome County, NY, Windsor, NY, Chemung County, NY, Ithaca, NY

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Lansing Star

2015 Recommended County Budget Released

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2015 Recommended County Budget that preserves County services, fulfills several programmatic goals, and achieves the fiscal goal of remaining within the County's projected property tax cap. The tentative budget would increase the County property tax levy by 2.34%, adding $6.34 to the annual tax bill of the average County homeowner.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Sep 03, 2014

14850 Today

As Ithaca residents push for a living wage, a nationwide fast food strike aims to deliver it

Fast food workers around the country and around the globe are planning a strike this Thursday to push for a significant wage increase in that job sector. It's another in a series of strikes like one this May, which saw protests scheduled in Ithaca and Binghamton.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Ithaca, NY

14850 Today

Sheriff's deputies arrest burglars they say are connected with recent spree in and around Ithaca

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Department says the two people they arrested late Monday night have admitted their connection with recent commercial burglaries across Ithaca's west end and northside, as well as in surrounding communities.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Trumansburg, NY

Mon Sep 01, 2014

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Bystanders rescue man who nearly drowned at Ithaca Falls

Tompkins County 911 was called at about 1:30 pm Monday saying a man had drowned at Ithaca Falls.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Lansing Star

Armed Robberies in Lansing, Dryden

Sheriff Lansing reported that on 08/26/2014 at about 11:20 PM, deputies responded to Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing for a second reported armed robbery that day.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY, Lansing, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WENY

NYSEG Pipeline Has Tompkins Co Residents Concerned

NYSEG is getting some pressure from people in Tompkins County who want answers about a pipeline project that would run through Lansing and Dryden.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Freeville, NY, Ithaca, NY

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Construction Equipment Guide

Carson Starts Successful Businesses From the Ground Up

John Carson learned the capability and versatility of the equipment he rents firsthand, by using it in growing his own landscaping business.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

14850 Today

Forest Home bridge has reopened to thru traffic

One of the pair of one-lane bridges connecting the East Hill area to the Northeast has reopened to traffic following a delay.

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Related Topix: Forest Home, NY

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Texting-while-driving tickets increasing acrossa

Texting-while-driving tickets increasing across Tier Texting tickets in N.Y. rose after 2011 when tougher driving-texting laws began.

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Related Topix: Broome County, NY, Cayuga County, NY, New York, Lansing, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

N.Y.'s fastest drivers rarely face toughest penalties

N.Y.'s fastest drivers rarely face toughest penalties N.Y.'s most dangerous speeders are usually allowed to plead to lesser charges.

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Related Topix: Broome County, NY, Binghamton, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lansing Star

Highway Superintendent Nearly Arrested For Addressing Flooding

You would think that fixing chronically flooding areas would be simple: hire an engineer to come up with a plan and implement it.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY

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