Letter: Housing cost and crunch an economic justice and environmental crisis

Letter: Housing cost and crunch an economic justice and environmental crisis
The following is an open letter from City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, published here with permission.

 

We have a housing crisis in our community. It affects every one of us, not just people trying to move here for work, school, or retirement. This crisis — a dire shortage of rental and for-sale housing at all price points — is getting worse every year.

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Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

Fireworks are fun, but leave them to the professionals, says Ithaca fire department

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Ithaca and New York State authorities are reaching out to remind residents that state law restricts possession and use of fireworks. For the first time in more than a century, New York State residents can light up more than sparklers legally, but under strict conditions.

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Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

Ithaca fireworks hits fundraising goal thanks to donation from Myrick re-election campaign

"Fireworks are definitely on track for Wednesday!" That's the word from Deborah Mohlenhoff, an Ithaca Common Council member and an organizer of the Ithaca Community Fireworks. 

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Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Ithaca police seeking two persons of interest in overnight West Hill shooting

Police responded at about 3:30 this morning to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on Ithaca's West Hill, and they say they are looking for two "persons of interest" in connection with the incident.

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Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

Beer-tasting fundraiser Sunday as Ithaca Community Fireworks approaches its goal

With just a few days left before the Ithaca Community Fireworks, organizers say they're within $3,000 of a $20,000 fundraising goal to cover the cost of the annual show.

For the first time this year, fundraising efforts will include a beer tasting at Agava Restaurant on East Hill. The tasting is from 3-6pm on Sunday, June 28th, and $10 tickets include tastings from Southern Tier Brewing, Three Heads Brewing, Goose Island Beer, and Shock Top.

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Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Business Bootcamp program for girls being hosted at Cornell's Johnson School

Girls will have an opportunity to learn how to make their entrepreneurial ideas profitable thanks to an exciting new Business Program sponsored by the Johnson School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University. Local entrepreneurs, along with Cornell faculty and students, will teach girls 13 to 18 years old how to start their own business and make it successful.

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United Way invites Ithaca community to come together for photo to support Charleston

United Way invites Ithaca community to come together for photo to support Charleston

The United Way of Tompkins County says "Ithaca ♥️ Charleston," and they're inviting the whole community to join together to show it, "by making a human message of love, caring and support." They're organizing an aerial photo on Friday morning at Ithaca High School.

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Downtown summer music and Cayuga Heights outdoor movies kick off tonight

Downtown summer music and Cayuga Heights outdoor movies kick off tonight

A popular free concert series and a brand new free outdoor movie series both kick off this Thursday evening, June 25th. Downtown Ithaca's weekly concerts return under the State Theatre marquee, and the Cayuga Heights Fire Department is hosting movies at the fire station.

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Ithaca-based performing arts group explores relationship between police and community

Ithaca-based performing arts group explores relationship between police and community

In a single performance this weekend at GIAC, local group Performing Arts for Social Change (PASC) presents a revival of "Trust." It's a staged-reading performance of a theatre piece by Cynthia Henderson that explores the relationship between the police force and civilians.

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