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Ithaca Armory welcomes Cold-war era vehicle

A Cold War-era, missile-launching armored vehicle of the type used by New York Army National Guard soldiers in the 1980s and ’90s is going on display outside a local armory.

National Guard officials installed the restored M901 Wednesday morning outside the New York State Armory in Ithaca.

Known as the “Hammerhead,” the armored vehicle fired wire-guided anti-tank missiles from a mounted tube.

The vehicle going on display was maintained at Fort Drum in northern New York and used by National Guard units training there.

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O’Mara bill would allow NY farmers to grow hemp

State Senator Tom O'Mara speaks to area residents at a town hall meeting held at the Franziska Racker Centers in Ithaca, Wed. Feb. 12, 2014

State Senator Tom O’Mara has introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow farmers in the state to legally grow hemp.

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Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG

Hamid Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani, Inc., spoke to Ithaca College students Tuesday as part of an event sponsored by The Upstate Venture Capital Association of New York (UVANY)

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital.

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NY Fire companies seek volunteers

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Fire departments from around New York state are opening their doors this weekend as they look for new volunteer members.

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Cornell; ND to start $4.5M for study of “hope and optimism”

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$3.8 million is going to a partnership between Cornell University and Notre Dame to study “hope and optimism”.

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NY casino contenders face application fee deadline

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A state gambling panel will pick up to four winning applications in the fall.