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December 11, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Illegal behavior continues at Ithaca gorges despite patrols

By , | Aug 31, 2016

The City of Ithaca employed rangers to patrol the dams along Six Mile Creek this summer and enforce swimming and cliff jumping bans. Despite the pilot program, city officials said it has only had marginal success in enforcing rules and that violations are increasing as Ithaca College students return to school.

Severe drought persists in Ithaca as students return to campus

By | Aug 31, 2016

With over 25,000 students returning to the Ithaca area, Ithaca College is in the process of assessing long- and short-term water conservation efforts in the midst of the worst drought in Tompkins County since 1999. Despite recent rain, the drought is still in effect.

Ithaca College announces conservation efforts amid drought

By | Aug 9, 2016

And according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County is experiencing “severe drought” conditions. While the college is not affected as heavily by the drought other places in the community, it released an announcement addressing campus conservation efforts.

City of Ithaca will hire gorge patrols for summer 2016

By | May 1, 2016

Incidents of drug use, alcohol consumption and injuries at locations along Six Mile Creek have prompted the City of Ithaca to implement a new plan to crack down on illegal swimmers. However, some Ithaca College students question the impact the plan will have.

Gorge jumping in Ithaca continues despite summer death

By | Aug 26, 2015

On July 26, 20-year-old Eric Richardson, a Cortland High School graduate, jumped from a cliff into the water at Second Dam and did not re-emerge.

Ithaca College students create online magazine focused on outdoors

By | Sep 17, 2014

Students at Ithaca College have created an online magazine about outdoor activities called Explore Magazine.

Local vineyards unconcerned by wine shortage

By | Feb 5, 2014

Despite a report from Morgan Stanley that said there will be a global wine shortage, vineyards in Ithaca remain optimistic.

Chemicals dumped in sewer damage wastewater treatment facility

By | Dec 11, 2013

The largest dumping of unknown chemicals into the City of Ithaca’s public sanitary sewer system in recent memory occurred Nov. 23, forcing the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility to shut down from Nov. 25–27.

Senior connects with nature through fly fishing

By | Oct 24, 2013

Hank Jefferson has a passion for fly-fishing.

Tax break may help local distilleries

By | Sep 29, 2011

A pending federal law could slash the high taxes on small liquor distilleries, which would bring relief to the growing number of microdistilleries and vineyards in the Finger Lakes region.