Ithaca, N.Y. — Ever feel like it takes too long to learn about all the important stuff going on around town?
We do, too. So today we’re introducing a local news cheat sheet, a recurring feature to give you the area’s top 15 headlines of the day.
Let us know in the comments section what you think!
— Jeff Stein
1 — Ithaca grandma’s 1-year sentence for drones protest
Editorial: Sentence against Ithaca drones protester is a farce and an outrage – An Ithaca woman crossed the street and stood for a few minutes where she wasn’t supposed to stand. Then she crossed back to where it was OK to stand. Now she’s going to jail for a year. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Taste of Thai sewage update
Ithaca official: Sewage at Taste of Thai was contained to basement – Because the leak was in the basement, it posed no risk to restaurant patrons, said Marc Albanese, chief inspector of plumbing for the City of Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Crews shore up Simeon’s
Builders shore up Simeon’s building following truck crash – A crew from McPherson Builders is working to shore up and secure the building that contains Simeon’s Restaurant, The Cornell Barbershop and several levels of apartments. The Ithaca Journal
4 — An app for GrassRoots
14850 Magazine offering mobile web schedule for GrassRoots Festival – “…for the first time, festival-goers can keep an eye on the schedule right on their smartphones.” http://today.14850.com/stories/07161-grassroots-schedule
5 — And a quiz for it, too
Are you ready for GrassRoots? Take our quiz to find out! – The GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance kicks off this Thursday and will draw tens of thousands of music lovers, hoola hoop dancers and other lovers of fun to little Trumansburg. The Ithaca Voice
7 — Spoon’s coming!
Indie rock band Spoon coming to Ithaca’s State Theatre – “On Aug. 29, the fall season of the State Theatre of Ithaca will launch with a performance by the indie rock band Spoon.” The Ithaca Voice
8 — A shooter sentenced
Newfield man convicted in double shooting gets 16 years in state prison – “Donnell Harrison, 36, was found guilty of assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.” The Ithaca Voice
9 — So long, captain
Former Cornell men’s basketball captain Dwight Tarwater commits to Cal – “Cornell graduate and former men’s basketball captain Dwight Tarwater has committed to playing at the University of California at Berkeley.” The Ithaca Voice
10 — $9K for crash victims
‘Ithaca Is Generous:’ Benefit raises $9,000 for Simeon’s victims – Tuesday’s benefit event for the victims of the Simeon’s crash brought in a total of $9,000, according to the event’s organizers. The Ithaca Voice
11 — $300K for local firefighters
Dryden, Cortlandville firefighters get $300K in federal funding – More than $310,000 in federal funding is heading to fire departments in Cortlandville and Dryden. WHCU Radio
12 — IC baller heads to Deutschland
Ithaca College graduate plays basketball in Germany – Travis Warech, who grew up in Pine Brook, N.J. and is a class of 2013 graduate of Ithaca College, is making the moves to continue his basketball-playing career The Ithaca Times
13 — Happy bday, Ithaca Artists Market!
Annual Ithaca Artists’ Market Turns 24 This Weekend – Oddly enough the Ithaca Artists Market is celebrating its 24th iteration on the weekend after the Grassroots Festival will have celebrated its 24th anniversary … The Ithaca Times
14 — Cornell profs’ global warming prediction
Cornell profs: Global warming culprit-nations likely to change by 2030 – Cornell researchers – balancing the role of aerosols along with carbons in the equation – now predict a time when developing countries will contribute more to climate change than advanced societies: 2030. Cornell University
15 — Success for IC students
Ithaca College Students Win Scholarships at National Marketing Competition – Two IC students earned individual scholarships in the amount of $2,000 and took second place in the 2014 Media Plan Case Competition. Ithaca College