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— Jeff Stein
1 — We ran a 5-part series investigating Ithaca’s history of truck safety
What if truck safety in Ithaca is simply impossible? Scrutinizing 8 decades of evidence – “Water runs down hills … and so do vehicles and trucks if they lose their brakes.” The Ithaca Voice
2 — And took a peek at what some sites in the region will soon look like
Updates on 7 Ithaca area developments, including the Carey Building – A digest for your mid-summer doldrums. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Tom Reed, at Cornell, looked at the future of a different kind of development
Cornell entrepreneurs, student teams highlighted in Rep. Tom Reed’s visit – Several student engineering teams and startups were featured on Tuesday by Rep. Tom Reed’s (R-23) tour of Cornell’s Experiential Learning Lab at Upson Hall. The Ithaca Voice
4 — 2 Ithacans with a very Ithaca name will appear on national TV
Kieran and Finian Makepeace, who grew up in Ithaca, to perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’ – Kieran and Finian Makepeace, who grew up in Ithaca, are prepared for any outcome on “America’s Got Talent.” Syracuse.com
5 — The Cornell Sun reports on a scholar who the feds say is definitely not a saint
Former Cornell Visiting Scholar Arrested for Reportedly Groping Woman on Flight – A former Cornell visiting scholar was arrested after groping a woman’s breast on a flight from Tokyo, according to federal prosecutors. Cornell Daily Sun
6 — The Journal wrote about a report from a local jail task force
Tompkins receives jail alternatives report – The Tompkins County Jail Alternatives Task Force on Monday released its final report, which highlights methods that Tompkins County can use to reduce its jail population. The Ithaca Journal
7 — Another round of commercial burglaries has Ithaca police investigating
Ithaca police report 2 more burglaries, say officers are overworked – Two more commercial burglaries occurred in Ithaca Monday night after a string of them were reported over the weekend. The Ithaca Voice
8 — Cortland County cops have their own problems to deal with, too
Meth lab discovered in Cortland County – Two people were arrested Tuesday when sheriff’s deputies discovered a meth lab at their home in Cortland County. WHCU Radio
9 — An update on the timetable for hiring IHS’ new principal
Superintendent: New IHS principal should be appointed by spring, maybe sooner – Dr. Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District, said on Tuesday that a new Ithaca High School principal will likely be chosen before next spring. The Ithaca Voice
10 — The Ithaca Times runs a comprehensive report on a comprehensive plan
Town OKs Comprehensive Plan’s Environmental Statement – The board determined that the adoption of the proposed comprehensive plan could have significant impact on the environment in February 2013. The Ithaca Times