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— Jeff Stein
1 — Major, exciting new acts announced for State Theatre’s upcoming season
Coming to Ithaca’s State Theatre: Ira Glass, Beatles tribute band, Chinese acrobats & more – The State Theatre announced its 2014-15 season line-up today, and it’s a doozy. The Ithaca Voice
2 — A violent incident at Cornell comes to light
Former Cornell employee attacked, robbed campus café where he once worked, records say – “Give me money, (expletive), or I’ll stab you,” the man said. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Senator Schumer wants $750K for veterans to attend Cornell
Schumer wants funds for veterans to attend Cornell – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing for $750,000 to fund a Cornell University project that aims to train and place returning veterans in farming-related careers. The Ithaca Journal
4 — A feisty, defiant Andrew Cuomo fights back
Denying Interference, Cuomo Defends Handling of Ethics Commission – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday delivered a feisty and unrepentant defense of his handling of an anticorruption panel he created and then abruptly shut down. The New York Times
5 — A beloved local photographer dies much too young
Ithaca, CNY mourn death of well-known wedding photographer – Chrissy Albright, a well-known wedding photographer who captured matrimonial joy throughout the Finger Lakes and Central New York, has died at the age of 34. The Ithaca Voice
6 — And a man died in a horrific accident in Seneca County
Man Found Dead on Covert Farm – A Seneca County man was killed on a Covert farm Saturday in what sheriff’s deputies suspect was a farming accident. The Ithaca Times
7 — We discovered the owner of the “chalk car” … Surprise! It’s from California
Ithacans leave mark on ‘chalk car’ from San Francisco – A green Toyota transformed into an erasable chalkboard made its way through Ithaca this weekend as part of its owner’s trip around the country to film a documentary. The Ithaca Voice
8 —Cornell’s new NYC project loses an ‘exceptional’ leader
Cornell Tech Administrator Named First Female President of Paul Smith’s College – Vice President of Cornell Tech Cathy Dove MBA ’84 has been named the first female president of Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks, the University announced Monday. The Cornell Daily Sun
9 — Taste of Thai is back open after meeting inspectors’ requests
Taste of Thai on Ithaca Commons reopens after 2-week closure – Taste of Thai on Ithaca’s Commons has reopened after being closed by the health department for about two weeks. The Ithaca Voice
10 — And an incident in Enfield put an Ithaca man behind bars
Cops: Ithaca man on parole choked, punched victim in Enfield home – An Ithaca man has been arrested after punching and choking a victim in an Enfield home, state police said. The Ithaca Voice