The First Congregational Church of Ithaca offers sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum
As the migrant crisis unfolds across the country, one local church is taking in a family of asylum seekers. The FCCI held a press conference to introduce the sanctuary guests, who are going through the legal channels to gain asylum in the United States.
Apple Harvest Festival returns to Ithaca Friday
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Fresh apples, apple donuts, apple cider, apple pie and other seasonal treats will be on display in Ithaca from Friday to Sunday. The event is called the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival. It's now in its 41st year of operation. Last yea
Ithaca Police investigating two overnight shootings
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Ithaca Police are investigating two shootings that happened late Tuesday night within minutes of each other. Police say the first shooting happened around 10:22 p.m. Someone in the area heard multiple shots fired on the 500 block of
NYSEG to Host Customer Service Pop-Up in Ithaca September 13
NYSEG customers will be able to meet directly with customer service representatives at an event on Wednesday in Ithaca. The utility company is hosting a pop-up event at the Southside Community Center from 9AM to Noon on September 13th.
The Street Dog Coalition hosting free veterinary visit in Ithaca
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Street Dog Coalition will be hosting a free veterinary clinic for pets belonging to individuals experiencing homelessness today. Upon arrival will be veterinarians, technicians, and advocates assisting with free health exams, va
Local mental health advocates bring awareness to rising depression, suicide rates
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- A new survey published by Gallup revealed an alarming rise in depression among Americans. According to the survey, 29% of adults said they have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. Another 17.8% are depressed
Tompkins Co. musician reflects on becoming three-time Grammy Award winner, one month later
FREEVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) -- A small-town kid who brought home the gold. That’s one way to describe Tompkins County musician Lonnie Park after he became a three-time Grammy Award winner last month. “I'm super grateful,” he said. “It&r
Inauguration date approaches for NY Gov. Kathy Hochul
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- Final preparations are underway for Governor Kathy Hochul's inauguration. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. It will officially start the governor's first full term in office. Hochul, 64, was originally elected as New
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday the State will extend its indoor mask mandate for businesses through Feb. 10. Hochul made the announcement during a Long Island press briefing on winter storm emergency preparations, accor
Burdett, NY (WENY)-- Local leaders who live on Seneca Lake, held a press conference on Monday, as the continued to push for New York State to deny the Greenidge Power Plant it's air permit. Joseph Campbell, who is the President of Seneca Lake Guardian, sa
An open letter to Cornell University opposing the school's vaccine mandate received over 700 signatures. According to The Ithaca Voice, the letter addresses University President Martha Pollack and the Cornell Board of Trustees. On behalf of 783 students,
Torrey, NY (WENY) -- The Yates County Planning Board on Thursday saw an application for a site plan involving a bitcoin mining factory and the plan to build several small facilities next to it.The application, involving the site plan includes building multiple equipment housing units on cement slabs. After much back and forth between the people of Torrey and a lawyer representing Greenidge Generation the board voted to not recommend the site plan for the expansion to the property. The...