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— Jeff Stein

1 — Bad news: Commons construction will stretch into winter

Commons construction on Wednesday. (Michael J. Connor/IthacaVoice)

2 — Construction season could be coming up East Hill, too

3 — Nation’s top agriculture official visits Cornell

4 — Repairs for stained glass at Dryden church

5 — Newfield voters OK $500K

6 — Cornell’s stats about frats: Where do they come from?

7 — Similarly quixotic: Don Quixote’s on his way!

8 —… as is ‘Oliver Twist,’ a Dickens classic

9 — Both will likely cost less than Cuomo’s defunct Moreland Commission

10 — Man is sentenced for sex ring partly run out of Ithaca

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.