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3 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Health Watch: Ithaca panel discusses healthcare, faith

A panel discussion titled "Health Justice: A Religious Issue" is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Child Development Council, 609 W. Clinton Street in Ithaca.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

7 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

World of Skills connects Ithaca employers, prospects

Update your resume and polish your best elevator pitch. Thirty-five employers will be on hand to discuss job opportunities with Tompkins County area residents at the 19th annual World of Skills Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Hotel Ithaca .

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY

11 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

6 old library construction plans released

Tompkins County has released six proposed developments that could replace the old library building, located at 312 N. Cayuga St. County legislators opened the site to development proposals in late 2013.

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Related Topix: Romulus, NY

11 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Ithaca jobless rate drops to 4.4%

The Ithaca region continued to boast the state's lowest unemployment rate in March.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Schuyler County, NY

11 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton jobless rate drops to 7.6%

The region's unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in March, a drop from 8.5 percent one year ago.

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Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Broome County, NY, Ithaca, NY, Chenango County, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Food scrap collection pilot planned in Ithaca

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Management is hosting a celebration of its food scrap recycling program.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Home Gardening, Home

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Retired Ithaca College officer wins award

A dedicated 37-year career at Ithaca College led Laura Durling to win the Cayuga-Ithaca Kiwanis Club's police officer of the month award on Monday.

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Related Topix: Ithaca College

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Laurel: Hospicare says thanks to for volunteers' help

Our volunteers spend time with patients, help the grieving, work in our office and in our gardens and tirelessly support our agency in so many ways.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Cortland man charged with felony contempt after Groton accident; 2 charged with DWI

A Cortland man faces several charges after being accused of fleeing the scene of an accident and violating an order of protection on April 11 in the Town of Groton.

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Related Topix: Cortland, NY, Groton, NY, Cornell University

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Sharing the crop

F or a growing number of Southern Tier households, the first harvest of greens this spring will be coming from Community Supported Agriculture where families purchase a share of the produce grown by a local farmer.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Binghamton, NY, Chemung County, NY, Elmira, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins community discussions mark Earth Day

With Earth Day approaching Tuesday, methods for generating environmental activism are being discussed in Tompkins County.

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Related Topix: Ithaca College, Cornell University

Press & Sun-Bulletin

City Watch: Lawyer asks Ithaca to name court building after retiring judge

For the first time, a court building in Tompkins County may be named for a person who used to work there.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ithaca, NY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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Hanshaw Road closing to westbound traffic beginning Monday for road reconstruction

A long stretch of Hanshaw Road in Ithaca's northeast, closed in one direction for much of last year, will close again this Monday morning to all westbound traffic for about three months.

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Related Topix: Dryden, NY, Cayuga Heights, NY, Ithaca, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Political Notebook: Tompkins GOP endorses Reed

The Tompkins County Republican Party announced that it endorsed U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, for another term.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Neighbors: Good news about Tompkins County area residents

Wood is the son of Colleen and Daniel Wood of Candor. * Sgt. Emmett Neno, of Groton, serving with the New York Army National Guard 222nd Military Police Company was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Candor, NY, New York, Groton, NY, Odessa, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Then & Now: History Center to switch on Moog Synthesizer exhibit

From a former furniture shop in the late 1960s, in Trumansburg, pulsing, futuristic sounds unlike anything anyone had ever heard before emanated out onto Main Street, piquing the curiosity of passers-by in an otherwise quiet town.

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Related Topix: Trumansburg, NY, Inventions, Science / Technology, Flushing, NY, Arts, Sculpting

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Lansing Star

Lansing Considers $100,000 Trihalomethane Fix

Lansing Supervisor Kathy Miller told the Town Board Wednesday that the level of trihalomethane in a water tank in northwest Lansing is still a problem.

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Related Topix: Lansing, NY, Cayuga Heights, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Dip in sales-tax revenue concerns local governments

Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca were on opposite sides of the first-quarter sales tax trend that across the state raised concerns among many local governments that their budgets will be increasingly strained.

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Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Steuben County, NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Tompkins research institution publishes hydrofracking book

New York state communities, landowners and politicians need access to unbiased information to make up their minds on hydraulic fracturing, according to three Tompkins County scientists who recently published a book on the controversial natural-gas-extraction method.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Reed has raised $1.9 million; Robertson tops $1 million

Democrat Martha Robertson has topped the $1 million mark in campaign fundraising in her bid to unseat Republican Rep. Tom Reed in the 23rd Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ithaca, NY, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

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