Smoke From West Coast Fires Reaches Ithaca Campus

Smoke from the West Coast’s devastating fires stretched across the nation, from sea to shining sea, to reach Ithaca this week. “I wouldn’t have even thought,” said Claire Stein ’24. “It brings out the gravity of the situation: Climate change is very real and affects everyone.”

Kelles, Kopko Lead Election Night Returns, but Surge in Absentee Ballots Means Winner Won’t Be Known for Weeks

Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles garnered 34.1 percent of the vote in the seven-person assembly primary, followed by Ithaca Common Council Alderperson Seph Murtagh Ph.D. ’09 (D-2nd Ward) with 20.2 percent. In the primary for Tompkins County District Attorney, local lawyer Ed Kopko led incumbent Matthew Van Houten with 57.5 percent of the vote.