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— Jeff Stein
1 — Owners intend to rebuild Simeon’s building
Owners want to rebuild structure that houses Simeon’s – The owners of the building housing Simeon’s on the Commons intend to restore the structure, and the owners of Simeon’s intend to reopen their popular restaurant in the same location. The Ithaca Voice
2 — New Ithaca firefighters break racial barriers
Ithaca welcomes first black firefighter and first latina firefighter in history of IFD – Two new Ithaca firefighters have been sworn in by Mayor Svante Myrick in a ceremony at City Hall The Ithaca Voice
3 — Who will step up to mayor’s garbage plate challenge?
Mayor Myrick says how Ithaca restaurants could win key to the city – Mayor Svante Myrick wants a garbage plate — and he’s willing to hand over the key to the city to get one. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Another drones protester charged with violating protection order
Sister of Ithaca grandma sentenced in drones protest also charged, jailed – A sister of the Ithaca grandmother sent to jail for a year for her role in anti-drones demonstrations was arrested Wednesday during a protest and sent to jail. The Ithaca Voice
5 — You can catch free movies in Ithaca’s Stewart Park this August
Your favorite movie (probably), coming for free to an Ithaca park near you – This August, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is helping bring a free summer movie series to Stewart Park. The Ithaca Voice
6 — If that’s not your thing, you can continue to relive GrassRoots 2014
Already nostalgic for GrassRoots 2014? 12 photos, 4 videos to help you cope – The four-day festival was held last weekend and hit several high watermarks. The Ithaca Voice
7 — A Binghamton man was convicted of murder
Jury Finds Aaron Powell Guilty of Killing Wife, Her Companion – A jury found Aaron Powell guilty of killing his estranged wife, Christina, and her friend Mario Masciarelli. TWC News
8 — A local HS baseball star is now the coach of TC3 team
Dryden grad Ryan Stevens named baseball coach at TC3 – Dryden High graduate Ryan Stevens, who has coached baseball at the college and professional levels for the last seven years, has been named head coach at the Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Ithaca Journal
9 — The Tyre Casino fight is heating up
Those For and Against Casino in Seneca County Go All In – The developer of a proposed $400 million casino in Seneca County visited the site Wednesday, where he was met by protesters who staged a rally of their own across the street. TWC News
10 — As are the grills at Ithaca’s brand spankin’ new Denny’s
Denny’s opens in Ithaca; some diners feel ‘blessed’ – Late-night food lovers rejoice — a Denny’s joint has opened in Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice