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News in Tompkins County, New York

Cornell's economic impact has stabilizing effect in state, county
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:45:07 -0700

Cornell’s economic impact on New York state has helped to buffer Tompkins County from the downturn in the national economy that followed the 2008 market crash and has spurred growth in the years since, according to a new economic impact report for FY 2013.

Report: Cornell Generates Over $3 Billion for New York State
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:46:42 -0700

By SUN STAFF Cornell generated more than $3.2 billion in economic activity in the State of New York through its employment, purchasing and construction expenditures during the 2013 fiscal year, according to a report released by the University Tuesday. The report, created by the Division of Budget and Planning, claims […]

Unemployment rates drop in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:07:59 -0700

There’s been a drop in the number of individuals claiming unemployment in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according to New York state Department of Labor’s preliminary August data released Tuesday.

Ithaca to Power One-Third of Government With Solar Panels
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:46:39 -0700

By SLOANE GRINSPOON Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announced last month that they plan to install over 8,000 solar panels in the city, which will power approximately one-third of city and government operations in Ithaca. The 2.4 million-watt generating solar panels will be constructed near the Ithaca Tompkins […]

1 killed, 2 injured when ATV, dirt bike collide
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:37:40 -0700

LANSING (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man has died and two brothers were left in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle collided with a motorcycle on a central New York road.

North Country's Jobless Rate Improves Slightly
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:47:46 -0700

The north country's unemployment improved between July and August, but St. Lawrence County continues to have the highest jobless rate in upstate New York.

Martha Robertson ’75 Sees Setback After Democrats Pull Funding
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:01:45 -0700

By ANNIE BUI Congressional candidate and Tompkins County legislator Martha Robertson ’75 faces a campaign setback after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it has pulled television advertising funding from her campaign, according to legislative news publication Roll Call. The DCCC was planning to spend $465,000 on television ads […]

Cuomo: Cayuga County awarded nearly $169,000 to support emergency dispatch operations
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:03:00 -0700

Cayuga County is getting some assistance from the state to help fund its emergency service dispatch operations. 

Black Oak Wind Farm Opens Equity Offering in New York's First Community-Owned Wind Farm
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:49:00 -0700

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC (Black Oak) has just opened a new equity investment round for New York residents and companies, to join the existing investors in owning a group of GE turbines on a ridge in the Finger Lakes region. Black Oak has the goal of building a 7-turbine wind farm in the Town of Enfield, in Tompkins County, NY. Her vision for community ...

Upstate man dies while working on farm equipment
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:55:10 -0700

LANSING (AP) — Authorities say a 44-year-old man has died in accident that occurred while he was working on equipment at a central New York farm.