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1 — Mega-developer in Collegetown wants approval for 12-story building
Jason Fane proposes 12-story Collegetown building that would be twice the current height limit – “I really don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell of this passing,” one official said. The Ithaca Voice
2 — A blogger wrote a response to that proposal
Opinion: What is Jason Fane up to with ‘spectacularly overboard’ 12-story building proposal? – Let’s be clear: this will not happen. The Ithaca Voice 3 — A blistering report on Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption efforts
Cuomo’s Office Hobbled Ethics Inquiries by Moreland Commission – The commission, established with great ceremony by Mr. Cuomo in July 2013, was hobbled almost from the outset by demands from the governor’s office. The New York Times 4 — Cornell asks Ithaca to reconsider stormwater policy
Cornell Balks at Ithaca Stormwater Charge – Cornell Water and Wastewater Manager Chris Bordlemay gave a PowerPoint presentation asking the city to better value Cornell’s own stormwater utilities The Ithaca Times 5 — A suspect in an Ithaca stabbing turns himself in and is released
Wanted Ithaca man Zaverius ‘Biggum’ King turns self in to police, is released – A wanted Ithaca man has turned himself into police following a stabbing in the city’s West Village. The Ithaca Voice
Zaverius “Biggum” King turned himself in. 6 — Looking at how Dryden Dem. running for Congress is spending her dough
What has Congressional candidate Martha Robertson spent her campaign cash on? – Congressional candidate Martha Robertson, D-Dryden, has raised over $1.2 million for her campaign. The Ithaca Voice 7 — Gunfire led to a cocaine charge in Ithaca last night
Ithaca police: Report of gunfire leads to cocaine arrest – Police found “several packages of cocaine” in the car of Ithaca resident Michael Barrett, 25, and arrested him on Tuesday, according to a press release.
The Ithaca Voice 8 — Another report of a bad crime in Ithaca
Police: Shirtless Binghamton man forcibly touched woman on Ithaca street – A witness reported seeing a shirtless man chasing a young woman at the intersection of Wood Street and South Plain Street Monday afternoon. The Ithaca Voice 9 — Following up on the DEC’s role in investigating a contaminated site
Is state reviewing contaminants at Ithaca development? Yes, official says, but it’s complicated – Alderperson Cynthia Brock reiterated Wednesday that the state is reviewing toxic contaminants found at the site of a controversial housing development planned for Ithaca’s Spencer Road.
The Ithaca Voice 10 — Cornell students practicing Indian dance make national TV
Cornell’s Bhangra dancers perform live on TODAY show – Cornell’s Bhangra dance troupe performed live on national television Wednesday morning after being selected in an “America’s Got Talent” competition that drew thousands of applicants. The Ithaca Voice