By SO HYUNG KIM After a month of meetings, the Common Council approved the 2016 budget recommended by Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 on Nov. 4. During the final meeting to discuss the budget, several changes were made before it was approved, according to Alderperson Stephen Smith (D-4th Ward) and Alderperson […]
By PAULINA GLASS Correction appended An amendment to a federal highway bill that passed the United States House of...
By SUN STAFF Updated Thursday at 2:20 p.m. Officers from the Ithaca Police Department found a dead body in the water...
By GABRIELLA LEE Democrats Elie Kirshner ’18 and Nate Shinagawa ’05 both failed to secure seats on the Tompkins...
By PAULINA GLASS Svante Myrick ’09 was reelected to a second four-year term as mayor of the City of Ithaca Tuesday, beating write-in candidate Phoebe Brown by a margin of 1,779 votes to 228. Brown launched a write-in campaign against Myrick in October, even as she acknowledged the unlikeliness of […]Read more ›
By SOFIA HU Two candidates ran uncontested and won their seats Tuesday on the City of Ithaca Common Council. The Common Council — which consists of two representatives from the city’s five wards — manages the city’s finances and properties. In an uncontested race, Stephen Smith was re-elected as alderperson […]Read more ›
By GABRIELLA LEE Ithaca Police Department officers began wearing body cameras Monday afternoon, according to the police department. All patrol officers will be required to wear body cameras and every officer expected to be engaged in “law enforcement operations” — which include but are not limited to traffic stops, arrests, […]Read more ›
By MADELINE COHEN Correction appended The Student Assembly launched an online petition Monday asking students to support a proposal requesting that a City of Ithaca Common Council meeting be held on Cornell’s campus. Believing that a Common Council meeting on campus would be beneficial to the Cornell community, the S.A.’s […]Read more ›
By TOM SCHREFFLER On Saturday, thousands flooded the Commons and the streets of downtown Ithaca, wearing robes, wizard hats and other mystical garb in celebration of Wizarding Weekend — a family friendly, Harry Potter-themed convention. Darlynne Overbaugh, the owner of Life’s So Sweet Chocolates, was the mastermind behind the event. […]Read more ›
By MAXWELL DOPSCH The first layers of concrete for the Dryden South building will be poured Friday, and from there the project will “start going up very quickly,” according to Patrick Kraft, developer of Dryden South and owner of Kraftees book store. Located at 207 Dryden Rd., the first floor […]Read more ›