An extended three-day weekend will likely be a long one for fire and police crews in Ithaca.
With Cornell and Ithaca College students back in town, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick says all parties involved are trying to get the word out to get students to behave themselves.
He says last weekend was a pretty ordinary one when it comes to the time when students return.
“There were the usual parties that got out of control, people who drank too much,” Myrick said. “We had to get a few people to the hospital for alcohol poisoning and we did have a handful of arrests for all sorts of inappropriate behavior.”
Myrick says he met this week with police and public safety officials on local campuses, as well as Ithaca fire and police officials to make sure everyone was on the same page.
Myrick says they’ve also targeted students with warnings through direct mailings, and he’s also taken to social media to try and get students to behave.