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1 — Worry in Tompkins County about Gov. Cuomo’s tax plan
Local official: Governor’s tax-freeze plan leaves Tompkins County out in the cold – A recent policy proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and enacted in New York State has placed Tompkins County in a difficult situation, according to local officials. The Ithaca Voice 2 — The DEC hasn’t clarified conflicting information about toxic site
What caused confusion over toxic contaminants at Ithaca development? – The question is why city officials — including Mayor Svante Myrick — were wrong about the status of the review. The Ithaca Voice 3 — Trying to figure out the most “Ithaca” meal
What’s Ithaca’s signature food? – 14850 Magazine decided to explore that question after Mayor Svante Myrick begged Ithaca restaurants to reproduce Rochester’s signature dish, the Garbage Plate. 14850 Dining Report 4 — City begins sifting through possible responses to tragic crash
How can next Simeon’s disaster be prevented? Ithaca begins mulling options – How can the city prevent another Simeon’s disaster? Can something be done to prevent even the possibility of a similar tragedy? The Ithaca Voice 5 — Artists paint carousel horses in Ithaca park
Ithaca artists paint Stewart park’s carousel horses – The Stewart Park carousel horses are lining up with new colors. The Ithaca Journal 6 — A trip to the White House for legendary Cornell scholar
102-year-old literary scholar, Pynchon’s prof, honored at White House – At 102 years old, literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal on Monday at the White House by President Obama. Abrams is an emeritus professor at Cornell. LA Times 7 — Free tickets possible to those voting for favorite State Theatre show
Win free tickets to State Theatre show by telling us who you want to see (Poll) – In conjunction with The Ithaca Voice and Dan Smalls Presents, the theater is giving out two free tickets to an upcoming show. The Ithaca Voice 8 —No word of kids who poked rabid bat in Dryden
Officials suspend active search for kids who poked rabid bat in Dryden – Local health officials got a tip after they had raised the alarm about several kids seen poking a rabid bat in Dryden on June 30. The Ithaca Voice 9 — After uproar, a new community garden for Ithaca
Following concern over old site, new community garden opens in Ithaca – A community garden on Floral Avenue opened last Friday after uncertainty surrounded the future of the community garden located on Route 13.
The Ithaca Voice
Chrys Gardner and Cody Austern-Aceto stand in front of the garden that was completed on Friday. (Kyle Friend) 10 — A saw accident leads to hospitalization, but man is okay
Ithaca man injured in accident involving saw will be okay – A maintenance worker at a Collegetown house is being hospitalized after an accident involving a saw. The Ithaca Voice