Response: Ithaca police in our schools could help provide a safe community to grow and evolve

Response: Ithaca police in our schools could help provide a safe community to grow and evolve

14850 Magazine gave Chief of Police John Barber of the Ithaca Police Department an opportunity to respond to a recent opinion column about School Resource Officers in Ithaca schools by Heather Furnas.

Chief of Police John R. Barber. 14850 Photo.Chief of Police John R. Barber. 14850 Photo.Dear Dr. Furnas,

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Double Feature: Bronwen Exter and Laila Belle at the Rongo this Saturday

Double Feature: Bronwen Exter and Laila Belle at the Rongo this Saturday

"I have wanted to play the Rongo as a band for years," says Bronwen Exter. The local favorite is bringing her newly expanded band to the Trumansburg hot-spot, which reopened last year, for a double bill this Saturday night with Laila Belle.

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Opinion: Ithaca's police are wonderful, but they don't belong in our schools

Opinion: Ithaca's police are wonderful, but they don't belong in our schools

The recent video about a School Resource Officer (SRO) brutally arresting a teenager by slamming her on the floor from her desk is a reminder that we must reinforce to our city officials and School Board members why our community should continue to refuse to have law enforcement in our schools.

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Should Election Day be a national day off so everyone has plenty of time to vote?

Should Election Day be a national day off so everyone has plenty of time to vote?

Is it time for the United States to promote voting by making Election Day a national day off? Here in New York, state law requires employers to give voters time off to vote. But in many parts of the world, elections are held on weekends, or are a national holiday. 

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Guest Column: We are Ithaca and Tompkins County for Bernie Sanders

Guest Column: We are Ithaca and Tompkins County for Bernie Sanders

A former union auto worker and longtime labor activist is one of those who've been helping mobilize Tompkins County labor around healthcare, living standards, and other areas that are under attack. Another, an accomplished musician, is bringing Ithaca-area supporters together at parties and, if he has his way, a nationwide concert fundraiser next spring. Others of us table, canvass, and otherwise do what we can to register voters and win them over to the most qualified candidate in the 2016 presidential election. That person is U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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Free screening this Wednesday of Steve Jobs movie at Cornell Cinema

Free screening this Wednesday of Steve Jobs movie at Cornell Cinema

To some, he was a genius. To others, a tyrant. Steve Jobs, the iconic founder of Apple who undoubtedly revolutionized the digital industry -- more than once -- is the subject of a controversial new movie written by Aaron Sorkin. There's a free screening this Wednesday evening at Cornell Cinema.

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Music, magic, and tacos at Porchfest 2015 this Sunday

Music, magic, and tacos at Porchfest 2015 this Sunday

As you read these words, I am gearing up to attend my second Porchfest since moving here from Brooklyn. Last year, I was absolutely charmed by the experience and filled with pride for our smart and quirky little city.

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Out for Health program of Planned Parenthood offers free Hedwig screening

Out for Health program of Planned Parenthood offers free Hedwig screening

Out for Health, the LGBTQ wellness program offered by Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, is taking a foray into entertainment with a free showing this week of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

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Photos: First Spartan College Classic at Cornell raised money for United Way

Photos: First Spartan College Classic at Cornell raised money for United Way

The Spartan College Classic, held at Cornell University's athletic complex off Game Farm Road, attracted hundreds of participants for a grueling race and obstacle course. Our photos:

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What's the best part of the Ithaca Commons reopening celebration?

What's the best part of the Ithaca Commons reopening celebration?

Over two years. Countless delays. And the Ithaca Commons is finally fully open for business! What's your favorite part of the celebration?

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Wings Over Ithaca

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335 Pine Tree Road
East Hill Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-256-9464

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AGAVA Restaurant

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381 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-319-4366

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