2018 Ithaca Polar Plunge is here!! The 5th Annual Ithaca Polar Plunge is going to be Saturday, March 24th! We'll be Freezin' for a Reason.
It's that event you look forward to because it's a great cause and our office has fund raises for this organization for years but...... the dip in lake is BRUTAL! Plus it's the funnest group of athletes you have ever been around.
Please donate to our team. Even a couple dollars is appreciated and if you could share the post as well that ...would be awesome. Lets get the message for this cause out there! We raised just over 1k last year. Help us get there again!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sheriff Lansing Advises Caution in Travel Today
Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has issued a Travel Advisory, urging motorists to use caution in driving due to conditions from the current winter storm. He advises motorists to evaluate and limit driving to essential travel. This is not a road closure....
Roads are still slippery and wet in places, so residents are urged to use caution. Given the amount of wind that has occurred in some areas, there are areas with trees down; which can create hazardous conditions. Please slow down and give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Please evaluate the need to travel and use discretion, as needed.
Updates will be issued regarding any worsening conditions; however, Sheriff Lansing advises that, as of now, roads remain open, and motorists are urged to travel cautiously.
Please use extra caution while traveling today. Give yourself more time during your commute. Thank you and please stay safe.
We have received multiple calls regarding community members receiving calls from the IRS stating that they have warrants out for their arrest. These are scams. It is tax season again. Please be aware!
We would like the residents of Tompkins County to be aware of the emergency notification system, Swift911™, that was utilized regarding the Narcotics Arrest that took place at the 100 block of Sapsucker Woods Road early this morning, Friday, February 23, 2018.
As the Tompkins County Emergency Response page says:
“This system has been set up to alert our entire community or specific areas within Tompkins County with emergency messages and provide information on how to take act...ion. Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, Towns, and Villages may use Swift911™ to notify citizens about floods, fires, water emergencies, road closures, missing persons, evacuation orders, and weather emergencies. All published phone numbers have already been uploaded into the system; however, many of our community members are not in the system because they have unlisted, unpublished or cell phone numbers.”
If you received a call this morning and wish to be taken off the list, please visit the Swift911™ Web Portal or call 607-266-2630 to remove your number from the list. You may also register for the service using either of those methods.
For more information about the Swift911™ system , please visit http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/er/swift911ALERTS Residents can call the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2630 or email Swift911@tompkins-co.org for more information.
For more information about the Narcotics Arrest that took place this morning, please visit the following article: https://ithacavoice.com/…/narcotics-warrant-leads-arrest-d…/
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
On West Dryden Road from Sheldon Road to Wood Road is closed until further notice due to a tractor trailer stuck in the roadway. We will update the public when it is reopened. Thank you.
New York State Sheriffs' Association Calls for State Funding of Armed Officers in All Schools: "...we owe it to our children, and their parents, to provide a safe place for education to take place.”