By: Nicole Ogrysko Two Ithaca residents were arrested and then released after refusing to show identification of their citizenship at an airport in Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday. Omar Figueredo and Nancy Morales were boarding a domestic flight back to Ithaca when they were stopped by a Border Patrol officer before going through an airport security […]
Ithaca Now spoke with Tom Shevory, politics professor at Ithaca College and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. “There is a huge history of art practice in this area,” Shevory says. “Upstate New York is very rich in terms of all kinds of artistic practices.” Now celebrating its 16th anniversary, the festival features […]
Ithaca College senior Katya Andersson — and Ithaca College distinguished scholar and resident Sandra Steingrabber — were two of the 12 arrested at a Gas Free Seneca march and rally held in Watkins Glen on Mar. 18. Demonstrators gathered at an Inergy facility to protest the proposed natural gas storage tank near Seneca Lake. Andersson […]
As Tompkins County begins to reexamine its living wage policy, Ithaca Now spoke with Pete Meyers, the coordinator of the Tompkins County Workers’ Center. The TWCW works with about 350 cases in the county each year, and now, the organization is pushing the County legislature to require that all of its contractors pay employees a […]
For the month of March, our Storytelling Spotlight focuses on luck, in any form. This week, Ithaca College student and WICB DJ Ryan Metz tells us how walked away from a car accident completely unscratched.
By: Kyle Robertson Local residents, lawmakers and activists packed the second floor legislative chamber of the Tompkins County Courthouse in preparation for a vote with big implications for the City of Ithaca. The act in question would grant tax abatement to the proposed Ithaca Marriott, located on the southeast corner of the Ithaca Commons. Initially, […]
By: Kyle Robertson and Emily Junge As part of its continuing redesign project, the City of Ithaca has received a grant to place several interactive tourism kiosks on the Commons, along with other construction. The Commons renovation plan, developed by Boston-based Sasaki Associates Inc., would change the existing layout of the square and add new […]