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1 — Generally good economic data for Ithaca, though we have our eggs in 1 basket
The Ithaca area seems to be doing well: A look at the jobs numbers – The weather may have been cooler and cloudier than usual this summer, but the jobs numbers are bringing a silver lining to those grey skies. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Major development gets green light for Collegetown
New six-story building, pedestrian walkway, GreenStar coming to Ithaca’s Collegetown – A project that will transform the landscape of Ithaca’s College Avenue was unanimously approved by city officials Tuesday night four years after it was first proposed. The Ithaca Voice
3 — A closer look, maybe, at what happened with those stolen Chinese manuscripts
The mystery of the 142 Chinese manuscripts stolen from Cornell library – The theft was discovered Wednesday when, while reshelving books in Kroch Library’s Asia Collection book stacks, a library staffer thought one of the cases seemed a little light. The Ithaca Voice
4 — The report on a controversial incident is done, not released
Community Police Board says review of incident with teens is complete, results not public – In line with the board’s standard protocol, the results of the review are not being made public, according to the board’s co-chairs. The Ithaca Voice
5 — A plea deal in a horrific stabbing in Ithaca
Ithaca teen accused of stabbing 4 women pleads guilty to 15 charges – The Ithaca teenager accused of stabbing four women during a bloody melee in October 2013 pleaded guilty this week to 15 criminal charges. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Cornell professor gives 4 ways to lose weight
A Cornell scientist came up with four ways to lose weight without dieting – The best diet may be the one you don’t know you’re on. Quartz
7 — An arrest after a few teens hit pedestrians with paintballs
2 Ithaca teens arrested in Cornell paintball attacks – Two teenagers from Ithaca have been charged after a “series” of incidents where pedestrians were hit by paintballs, according to Cornell. The Ithaca Voice
8 — A casino hearing is held in Ithaca
More than 100 people spoke during Ithaca casino hearing – Each addressing the benefits or downfalls of the Eastern Southern Tier’s casino proposals. The Ithaca Journal
9 —Commons construction shut down a building’s water
Commons construction crews nick water line, leaving Center Ithaca without water – Construction crews on the Ithaca Commons project accidentally nicked a water line to the Center Ithaca Building Wednesday morning, leaving the building and its 300 tenants without water for about four hours. The Ithaca Voice
10 — And the Cornell Sun reports on a university solar farm
Cornell Flips the Switch at Snyder Road Solar Farm – Cornell’s Snyder Road Solar Farm — the University’s first large-scale solar energy project — went live Friday, a move officials say is “key” in making Cornell a leader in sustainable energy. Cornell Daily Sun