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Town of Newfield extends gas drilling moratorium

Town of Newfield extends gas drilling moratorium

The Newfield Town Council Thursday voted 3-2 to extend a one-year moratorium on gas drilling activities within town limits.

Voting yes were Town Supervisor Richard Driscoll, and council members Joanne James and Casey Powers. Voting no were Roy Trask and Christine Laughlin.

The council also voted 3-2 to adopt a local law establishing a one-year moratorium on the construction of commercial solid waste management facilities.

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Reed visits Ithaca, promotes hospice legislation

Congressman Tom Reed [R-NY], left, discusses his hospice care legislation with employees at Hospicare of Ithaca. Dale Johnson, the center's executive director, is pictured right.

Congressman Tom Reed was in Ithaca Thursday as part of his push to get a bill passed to improve Hospice care.

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Man drives wrong way on I-81 in Cortland County, crashes SUV

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Police say he drove off the highway, lost control of his SUV and overturned in the median.

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Cops: Man had pot, bombs, guns in his upstate home

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Troopers say the man had three assault rifles, 13 homemade explosive devices, and 14 military-grade smoke and riot grenades.

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Video footage shows two burglaries at area gas stations

Video surveillance provided by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office shows an unknown suspect stealing a carton of cigarettes from the Dandy Mini Mart on 2102 Mecklenburg Road in the Town of Enfield.

It's not clear if the same suspect was involved in both incidents.

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One dead, two injured in Route 89 crash

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Crash happened around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon on Route 89 in Covert