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1 – 12-year old wunderkind starts at Cornell this fall

2 – Questions about the city’s response to the drought and more

3 – A free house… with a catch

Image courtesy of Historic Ithaca

4 – Serious crash on Elmira Rd. leaves two injured, ticketed

5 – Ithaca swimming ban goes back to the drawing board

6 – Groton man arrested in Auburn after assault

7 – Watkin’s Glens race brings celeb racer to Ithaca

8 – Motorcycle wreck after police chase

9 – Legislature debates sheriff position: elected or appointed?

10 – IHS grad organizes effort to collect feminine hygiene products for needy

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at msmith@ithacavoice.com, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.