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1 — Bad news: Commons construction will stretch into winter
Simeon’s crash, other factors again delay completion date for Commons redesign – The renovation was originally scheduled to be completed on July 31, which is tomorrow. The Ithaca Voice
Commons construction on Wednesday. (Michael J. Connor/IthacaVoice) 2 — Construction season could be coming up East Hill, too
The Manhattanization of Collegetown continues: Looking at proposed Ithaca building – This project, called “Collegetown Dryden,” is yet another addition to the Collegetown Boom. The Ithaca Voice 3 — Nation’s top agriculture official visits Cornell
Ag Secretary Vilsack visits Cornell, announces $200M research investment – USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says they’re creating a Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research. WHCU Radio 4 — Repairs for stained glass at Dryden church
Heavenly light shines through stained glass in Dryden – The Dryden United Methodist Church’s 138-year-old stained glass window required extensive work after previous work had caused damage to the glass. The Ithaca Journal 5 — Newfield voters OK $500K
Newfield Taxpayers Approve Extra $500K Project Funding – The Tuesday ballot passed by a vote of 94-70. The Ithaca Times 6 — Cornell’s stats about frats: Where do they come from?
Cornell removes webpage touting ‘power of 2%’ in fraternities – Cornell officials said the entry would be coming down after The Voice began asking about it. The Ithaca Voice 7 — Similarly quixotic: Don Quixote’s on his way!
Don Quixote opera coming to Ithaca – It will be performed by Triphammer Arts at the CRS Barn Studio in Ithaca at 7:30 p.m. on August 1–3. The Ithaca Voice 8 —… as is ‘Oliver Twist,’ a Dickens classic
Dickens Classic Comes to T-burg – Broadway comes to Trumansburg this summer, with the Encore Players Community Theatre’s production of the musical Oliver! Ithaca.com 9 — Both will likely cost less than Cuomo’s defunct Moreland Commission
Moreland Commission’s nine-month tab: $350,000 – The Cuomo-created state panel that investigated public corruption spent over $350,000 in its nine months of existence for travel, information technology and data analysis, records show. Capital NY 10 — Man is sentenced for sex ring partly run out of Ithaca
Report: He’s gotten 6-12 years – The sentencing was Wednesday. The Ithaca Voice