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There seem to be no ‘quick fixes’ to the wastewater treatment facility’s staffing woes

ITHACA, N.Y.—Uncompetitive wages have driven staffing levels at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (IAWWTF) into decline. The facility provides a critical service,  eliminating contaminants from wastewater, preventing the spread of diseases like cholera, and treating water to the point that it can be returned to Cayuga Lake and the larger water cycle.  To cope […]

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Margaret Fabrizio enters race for Common Council’s Fifth Ward

ITHACA, N.Y.—Margaret Fabrizio has announced her candidacy for the four-year term representing Ithaca’s Fifth Ward on Common Council. Fabrizio becomes the first candidate to publicly declare for the four-year term, though Cornell student Clyde Lederman has declared his candidacy for the two-year term (each ward has a four-year and two-year seat). In the latest redistricting, […]

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One hospitalized after bicycle crash

(Update, 3:13 p.m.): The bicyclist is in stable condition, according to IPD Sergeant Derek Necheporek. Original story: ITHACA, N.Y.—One person was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after an apparent bicycle crash Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m., according to Ithaca police, in the 500 block of East Buffalo Street, which is […]