East Freetown, NY

DeFendini opposes increased police patrols at Ithaca schools

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — A member of the Ithaca Common Council opposes an increased police presence in city schools. Alderperson Jorge DeFendini responded to Acting Chief John Joly, who announced Wednesday IPD will have an added presence around schools following Tuesday’s shooting massacre at an elementary school in Texas.
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Ithacans seek more snow removal on sidewalks

ITHACA, N.Y. (WHCU) — Ithacans are planning ahead for next winter. Eric Lerner is with the Coalition for Snow-free Sidewalks and Crosswalks. At Wednesday’s City Administration Committee meeting, he spoke about the need to clear the walkways. Alderperson Jorge DeFendini supports making sidewalks free of snow. He says...

Homer Memorial Day Parade, Monday

The Homer American Legion Burns-McCauliffe Post 465 will be having its annual Memorial Day Parade which will take place Monday beginning at 9am on North Main Street and Clinton Street. The route of the parade will travel south on North/South Main Street to Cayuga Street and then ending at the...

Extraordinary Place: Flour & Salt, Hamilton

HAMILTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Two Colgate University grads have built quite a business for themselves in this Madison county college town, Britty and Brendan O’Connor established Flour & Salt in Hamilton back in 2015. By the end of summer, the bagel shop will become a cake shop. Along...

California Condor Chick Hatches on Live “Condor Cam”

Newswise — Fillmore, California, and Ithaca, New York –There's a brand-new chick and added hope for recovery for the endangered California Condor. A condor chick hatched at 5:42 a.m. this past Saturday morning, May 14. Fans can follow along live as the little one grows into a huge, majestic, wind-rider. Condor Cam is back, live-streaming from Toms Canyon on Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Ventura County, California. The camera is hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cams project and the Santa Barbara Zoo in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Weekend Planner 5/18 - 5/25

Ithaca Farmers Market, Steamboat Landing, 545 Third St. | Modeled after eclectic Asian street markets and magical European music festivals, Ithaca Night Bazaar begins this week and will run monthly from May to September. ($15)(Photo: Provided) Sim Redmond Band. Friday, May 20 at 6:00pm. South Hill Cider, 550 Sandbank Road,...

‘Udderly’ good cheese at Old Chatham Creamery in Groton

I discovered Old Chatham Creamery by chance, while enjoying some wine and cheese with friends. The bleu cheese we were eating was delicious, and I looked at the package to see where I could get more of it. The name, “Ewe’s Blue,” and the cute black sheep on the label were my first surprise — this Roquefort-style cheese was made entirely of sheep’s milk. My second surprise came when I saw where it was made — Groton, New York.

Camp Lookout celebrates centennial year with weekend-long festivities

The Madison County Children’s Camp (MCCC), “Camp Lookout,” is celebrating a major milestone this season. The overnight camp that’s located on Bradley Brook Reservoir in Eaton, NY is turning 100 and will celebrate with a weekend of festivities June 17th through the 19th. Each year, the...

Trio with same birthday celebrate 75 trips around the sun

An intimate party last Tuesday was the setting for not one, not two, but three 75th birthday celebrations. “You know, when you get to this age, you prefer to forget your birthdays, not to remember them,” host of the party and septuagenarian Murray Weaver said with a laugh as he doled out beverages and appetizers to friends and family.
SUNY Cortland

Information on dining changes for Fall 2022

I wanted to share news about one of SUNY Cortland’s dining locations. The Dragon’s Den in Old Main has closed permanently. This was not an easy decision, as Cortland Auxiliary Services is aware than many students, faculty and staff enjoyed its convenience. However, Cortland Auxiliary will be able...

Maddie’s Meadows Pet of the Week

Hi, my name is Fudgey. Just look at my face, aren’t I adorable? I love you already, because I love people. I am dark brown with red highlights, even though I might look black. I am about 7-months old and have lived my entire life outside under a trailer...