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    Local News: March 1, 2024

    March 1, 2024

    - Recent rise in overdose concerns Tompkins County officials - There have been five overdose deaths in Tompkins County since February 18. That brings the total this year to six. The Ithaca Voice reports that’s more than occurred over the same period last year. There’s been a steady increase in overdose deaths in the county The post Local News: March 1, 2024 appeared first on WRFI Community Radio. ... more


    FEATURE: Freedom of Expression at Cornell

    February 29, 2024

    Cornell’s academic theme this school year is freedom of expression. It was meant to be a year of celebration of one of the university’s core values. Instead how freedom of expression is practiced or protected on campus has become a divisive issue.  The theme was announced last April months before war broke out between Israel The post FEATURE: Freedom of Expression at Cornell appeared first on WRFI ... more


    Local News: February 29, 2024

    February 29, 2024

    Ithaca College president, La Jerne Terry Cornish says the college’s enrollment is rebounding from the significant drop it experienced during COVID lockdowns. She spoke at the Ithaca Rotary Club luncheon on Thursday. "In 2019, the first year class including transfers was 1506, and 2020, but COVID year, the first year class was 995." she said. The post Local News: February 29, 2024 appeared first on ... more


    Local News: February 28, 2024

    February 28, 2024

    - Tompkins County Alcohol and Drug Council will stop addiction treatment services -The Tompkins County Alcohol and Drug Council will end its patient services and lay off most of its staff.  The Ithaca Voice reports the Council has struggled to hire qualified nurses to staff its new 40-bed detox center. The Council is gradually ending The post Local News: February 28, 2024 appeared first on WRFI Co ... more


    Local News: February 27, 2024

    February 27, 2024

    - Ithaca holds open house about redesign of part of Route 13 near waterfront development - The City of Ithaca wants feedback about the redesign of a portion of Route 13. The area stretches from Falls Creek to where the road splits near Purity Ice Cream. An open house will be on Wednesday, Feb. 28, The post Local News: February 27, 2024 appeared first on WRFI Community Radio. ... more