Local

How much does Cornell owe Ithaca? Question comes up again

Cornell University officials responded Wednesday to calls that the school should contribute more to the city of Ithaca’s operations.

On Tuesday, Mayor Svante Myrick said he wanted the university to pitch in more, comparing Cornell to similar schools nationwide who he says commit more to the municipalities where they are located.

A university spokesman responded Wednesday by saying that the university recognizes the financial pressures on the city, and that the school accepts its responsibilities.

But the statement Wednesday also mentioned that public negotiations are rarely helpful, and that the university has continued to meet the terms of an agreement signed with the city in 2003.

University officials say they contributed $2.1 million dollars to the city and Ithaca School District last year.

Myrick and Cornell President David Skorton are expected to meet again in the coming weeks to discuss the university’s contribution.

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

NY raises fine for pet theft to $1,000

dog

New York has raised the fine for trying to steal someone's pet to $1,000.

in Local

Ithaca shooting suspect turns himself in, set to reappear in court Friday

Zavierus King

Zavierus King is a suspect in an October 2013 shooting in the city.

in Local

Shots fired in West Village Tuesday

Michael Barrett, 25, of Ithaca, was arrested on drug-related charges Tuesday, following a report of shots fired near the West Village apartments.

A 25 year old Ithaca man faces drug possession charges following a Tuesday night incident near the West Village Apartments.

in Local

Delay for approvals on Stone Quarry project amid environmental concerns

common council

Planning board officials made decision to hold off on votes until at least August; some say contamination issues must be dealt with before project moves forward

in Local

NY agencies collecting more gender data

state leg

State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.