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Caroline is a neighboring town of Ithaca, located in Tompkins County. It is a rural farming town of 3,368 residents that has been unzoned since its founding.

Town of Caroline debates zoning, questions future of the town

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2023
Over the past year, the Town of Caroline has been divided on the issue of zoning and is debating autonomy versus sustainable development.
Tompkins County alerts community of increased COVID-19 cases

Tompkins County alerts community of increased COVID-19 cases

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor January 24, 2023
The Tompkins County COVID-19 Community Level shifted from low to medium Jan. 19 because of an increase in positive cases and hospitalizations.
Ithacas abortion sanctuary law prohibits city resources to aid out-of-state investigations seeking to bring criminal charges against people performing or receiving an abortion and individuals are encouraged to sue Ithaca if the law is not upheld. 

City of Ithaca protects abortion access with sanctuary law

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor September 7, 2022
Ithaca became a sanctuary city for abortions July 6 after the Common Council voted unanimously to make the ordinance brought forth by Alderperson Robert Cantelmo into city law. 
IC ends required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated people

IC ends required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated people

By Syd Pierre, News Editor June 23, 2022
Effective June 22, Ithaca College is ending its COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated students and employees. 
The refusal to recognize the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Nation as a sovereign people directly impacts the nations ability to practice its ways of life. This includes farming, learning the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ language, educating children and making decisions with the Great Law of Peace.

Resolution seeks recognition of sovereignty for Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Nation

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor March 30, 2022
In September 2021, members of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ Nation and its allies began to craft a resolution for the City of Ithaca Common Council, with the intent to restore sovereignty within the nation.
Hospitalizations are low with new Omicron subvariant in county

Hospitalizations are low with new Omicron subvariant in county

By Olivia Stanzl, assistant News Editor March 30, 2022
The new Omicron subvariant BA.2 was detected in Tompkins County, but the Tompkins County Health Department said hospitalizations are low, in a statement released March 28.
On Feb. 3, a snowstorm brought over 10 inches of snow to Tompkins County, forcing many schools to briefly shut down. On Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, Ithaca College chose to hold remote instruction and students did not receive a typical snow day. 

Remote course instruction makes school snow days obsolete

By Joshua Pantano, Contributing Writer February 23, 2022
With the COVID-19 pandemic, instruction over Zoom has become a common alternative to in-person instruction for Ithaca College.
Tompkins County Health Department continues mask advisory

Tompkins County Health Department continues mask advisory

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor February 15, 2022
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul lifted New York’s mask mandate, but Tompkins County are advised to continue wearing masks indoors.
County announces COVID-19 booster shots are available for residents

County announces COVID-19 booster shots are available for residents

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 29, 2021
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) announced Sept. 28 that county residents will be able to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if eligible.
Luca Maurer, director of the Center for LGBTQ Education, Outreach and Services at Ithaca College, often takes his work into the Tompkins County community.

Census reveals many same-sex couples live in Tompkins County

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
The Ithaca College community was not surprised by recent census data which revealed that many same-sex couples reside in Tompkins County.
Freshman Rosie Bostian picks up a new saliva self-collection kit Feb. 10 2021. All students were required to get tested twice weekly during the spring 2021 semester.

College to reimplement campus-wide surveillance testing

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 3, 2021
In an announcement Sept. 3, the college said that the surveillance testing will be done by selecting a group of vaccinated students, faculty and staff by random.
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) announced that the county is now classified as a high-transmission area, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define as when there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period. In the past seven days there were 132 positive cases in the county.

County sees drastic rise in COVID-19 cases due to variant

By Caitlin Holtzman, News Editor September 2, 2021
Despite a drastic rise in COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County, Ithaca College is not currently changing any campus guidelines.
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