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1 — After more than two brutal years, it’s time to enjoy the Ithaca Commons
Editorial: Three cheers for brilliant, beautiful new Ithaca Commons – The new Ithaca Commons is awesome — verdant and vibrant, clean and casual, peaceful yet bustling. “Most alive I’ve seen it in 20 years.” Ithaca Voice
2 — A deep dive into the federal trucking policy that may be hurting Ithaca
‘Ridiculous and tragic:’ Why insurance is unlikely to cover Simeon’s crash victims – If federal law reflected something close to the reality of rising medical costs, the victims of the Simeon’s crash would be likely to get three or four times as much money than they will under current law. Ithaca Voice
3 — Deadly incident at Ithaca’s Second Dam; man from Virgil dies
Rangers warned swimmers before death at Ithaca’s Second Dam – Early Sunday evening, Ithaca’s gorge rangers stopped at Second Dam near Giles Street to kick illegal jumpers out of the water. Ithaca Voice
4 — McMoosewood?
Docs: New Moosewood executive seeking $190 Mil. ‘fast casual’ expansion – A new executive at Moosewood Restaurant is hoping to turn the Ithaca icon into a $190 million “fast casual” chain, according to documents he appears to have posted online. Ithaca Voice
5 — Fmr. Cornell scientist’s long and wind-y road to the “Weaver 5”
Freeville scientist hopes his invention will transform wind energy – “The principal obstacle, the principal problem, with all the other wind turbines is: ‘How do you control the darn thing so it lasts?”‘ Ithaca Voice
6 — Police say officer was punched during altercation in downtown Ithaca
Records: Ithaca PD officer trying to break up fight when punched – An Ithaca police officer was trying to break up a fight when she was punched in the face Sunday morning, law enforcement say in court records. Ithaca Voice
7 — Law enforcement cracks down on gorge jumping, swimming — but habits continue
About 2 dozen people swimming, jumping at Ithaca’s Second Dam day after drowning – “Jump! Jump! Jump!” people shouted as two teen girls hesitated to leap about 30-feet into the water. Ithaca Voice
8 — Good news! ReUse center planning new Ithaca store
ReUse center plans new store in Ithaca, expects big impact – “Everybody’s going to know where we are … This will be a huge transformation.” Ithaca Voice
9 — Should 11-story building be approved for downtown Ithaca?
Ithaca crowd greets 11-story building plan with skepticism – A group of about 40 Ithaca residents had a series of questions for Texas-based developers proposing an 11-story building a block away from the Commons. Ithaca Voice
10 — And a local family needs help
Tompkins grandparents seek help for girl, 3, fighting cancer – A local family is looking for bone marrow donors for a 3-year-old girl fighting cancer. Ithaca Voice
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