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Past articles by Andrew:

Much of region hit with severe drought

Much of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier are considered to be in a severe drought, as of Thursday. → Read More

No easy task for Ithaca gorge rangers

"Do not jump!" Ithaca Gorge Ranger Brittany Lagaly shouted as several people prepared to dive in at Second Dam. → Read More

GUILTY: Horton, 53, convicted of rape, burglary

Jeffrey Horton faces five to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender → Read More

Hikers can conduct climate science at Dryden trail

Hikers can contribute to climate science by recording observations at a phenology trail opening next week at the Roy H. Park Preserve in Dryden. A kick-off walk for the phenology trail is scheduled 5-6 p.m. Thursday. The hike will begin at the preserve's southern entrance, 1011 Irish Settlement Road. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. Finger Lakes Land… → Read More

$7.5K OKed for gorge rangers

The number of gorge rangers who patrol Ithaca's Six Mile Creek Natural Area is set to double → Read More

Swimming crackdown: body cameras, rangers sought

As summer nears, local officals are preparing to crack down on prohibited activities at a popular swimming hole. → Read More

Tompkins accepts 'Energy Roadmap'

Tompkins lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously accepted a plan that helps guide the way toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. → Read More

Ithaca man faces charges after gun incident

Ithaca Police closed a portion of the 100 block on West State Street and surrounding streets. → Read More

Fire won't close Cayuga power plant

Cayuga power plant was evacuated Wednesday morning amid a working structure fire and heavy smoke → Read More

Regulatory gaps could mean unsafe drinking water

School water sources have been contaminated by lead, but many schools found out only after community concerns. → Read More

AUDIT: Tompkins Mental Health 'at serious risk'

The Tompkins County Mental Health Clinic doesn't meet minimum standards for recertification, according to a state audit. → Read More

CAYUGA LAKE CLEANUP: State officials present plan

DEC officials plan to create a Total Maximum Daily Load for Cayuga Lake's southern end by September 2017 → Read More

Schumer seeks $100M for school water lead tests

Sen. Charles Schumer seeks a $100 million federal grant program to help schools districts test drinking water for lead. → Read More

Tompkins tracks lead results 2X the federal limit

At least one Slaterville child has tested just under the CDC threshold, according to his mother. → Read More

10 Ithaca schools fail lead tests; results questioned

Lead levels tested too high again in drinking water at 10 schools in the Ithaca City School District. → Read More

Ithaca schools chief seeks answers on lead issue

Drinking water throughout the school district could have exceeded the EPA limit for lead during the past 11 years. → Read More

Myrick seeks backing for heroin facility

While driving toward the White House with his mother on Wednesday, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said he's seeking federal and state support for a heroin ijectiplan to create the country's first supervised heroin injection facility in the City of Ithaca → Read More

2 Cornell frats suspended, hazing allegations

Pi Kappa Phi and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) may not engage in any activities other than operation of their residences. → Read More

DENIED: Cayuga power plant retrofitting

PSC Determines Ratepayer Support Not Justified For Proposed Refueling of Cayuga Facility— Commission Approves Construction of Transmission Line to Maintain Local Reliability; Authorizes Sale of Two Upstate Power Plants ALBANY — Today the New York → Read More

Ithaca road dangers flagged, Schumer points to funds

Safety audit is complete and funding is available to improve Ithaca roads, senator announces → Read More