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— Jeff Stein
1 — Man helps woman being groped on Ithaca’s North Side
Bystander intervenes, chases man groping woman on Ithaca street – A 26-year-old woman was walking down South Albany Street in Ithaca last Monday afternoon, speaking on the phone with her mother, when she began to notice him. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Also rescued was an elderly woman trapped in a car in Ithaca
Car flips on Ithaca’s College Avenue; driver extricated by firefighters – A woman appeared dazed but uninjured after her car flipped on Ithaca’s College Avenue Friday and landed on its side. The Ithaca Voice
3 — We looked at some (groovy) campaign attacks
Using psychedelic color swirl, Rep. Reed calls opponent an ‘Extreme Ithaca Liberal’ – As the 2014 Congressional elections draw closer, Rep. Tom Reed has set up a website that calls his Democratic challenger an “Extreme Ithaca Liberal.” The Ithaca Voice
4 — The Journal writes about a woman saying goodbye to the military
Our People: Ithaca doctor leaving Army after 37 years – Throughout her long career as a medical doctor, Joan Sullivan wore two distinct uniforms: one on the home front and one on the battlefield. The Ithaca Journal
5 — We looked forward to a big event for Simeon’s crash victims on Saturday
Tomorrow, in Ithaca: Great bands at Lot 10 for great cause – A benefit to help the workers affected by the Simeon’s crash will be held at Lot 10 in downtown Ithaca this Saturday. The Ithaca Voice
6 — A woman is accused of stealing from elderly woman she cared for
Ithaca police: Home health aide stole $4K from elderly woman – A home health aide stole 16 checks collectively worth $4,000 from an elderly woman in Ithaca, police said Friday. The Ithaca Voice
7 — Museum of the Earth plans gorge walk for Ithacan killed in 9/11
Museum of the Earth Plans Gorge Walks in Honor of Ithacan – The Paleontological Research institution (PRI) and its educational venue, the Museum of the Earth, will be holding the annual “James Potorti Gorge Walks” on five Fridays in August. The Ithaca Times
8 —Cayuga Lake Hydrilla treated with herbicide
Ithaca hydrilla task force eyes next herbicide round – Some hydrilla remains in Ithaca waterways after herbicide hit the plants this month, but another round of poison is aimed at killing the aquatic plants. The Ithaca Journal
9 — 14850 has a nice reminder about movies in the park
14850 Happenings: Movies in the Park each Friday through August – Outdoor drive-in movie theatres are becoming hard to find, but outdoor movies have returned to Ithaca in recent years. 14850 Magazine
10 — And The Ithaca Times discusses a benefit for a multicultural center
Benefit in Orchard for Ithaca Non-Profit – Littletree Orchards’ fourth annual Solar State Benefit, slated for Saturday, Aug. 2 from 1 to 9 p.m. will be held for the benefit of the Multicultural Resource Center Ithaca.com