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Community Closings – Friday, Jan. 3

Non-school related closings and cancellations for greater Ithaca area


Snowstorm followed by bitter cold temperatures

While the snow is letting up today, we’re facing bitterly cold temperatures.

Tompkins County legislators elect Mike Lane as new chair

Mike Lane will replace Martha Robertson, who has served as chair since 2010.

Cuomo declares state of emergency

Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency as the first snow storm of 2014 pounds the northeast.


NY gets waiver to eliminate double math test

Some New York seventh- and eighth-grade students will have one less math exam to take after the state received a waiver from the federal government.


Community closings, Thursday Jan. 2

Closings for non-school related locations


Despite weather conditions, Ithaca City Schools remain open

Many parents were surprised to learn that Ithaca City Schools remained open Wednesday.


Cold weather ahead, tips to stay warm

Cold temperatures will persist into the weekend which means extra precautions should be taken.


Travel advisory issued in Cortland, Tioga Counties

Sheriff’s department issues message of caution during significant snow storm


Woman slashed in face outside bar on Commons

Incident happened Dec. 29 outside bar on Ithaca Commons; police now looking for public’s help

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Reed speaks in Washington on education, college tuition


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Mistrial declared in Charles Tan murder case


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