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1 — Our third profile in a series about the city court judge candidates
City court judge candidate has deep ties to Ithaca – For Rick Wallace, it’s long been about Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Look, ma! They swam in the gorges in the 1800s, too
9 photos of Ithaca’s gorges from the 19th Century: Throwback Thursday – Three years after the daguerreotype was first introduced in 1839, the photography business arrived in Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice 3 — Highlighting the mind-bending work of just a few Cornell professors
6 crazy cool things Cornell University professors are working on – Today we introduced the first in an Ithaca Voice series highlighting just a handful of the crazy cool things Cornell University professors are researching, writing, designing or discovering. The Ithaca Voice 4 — Cornell Sun reports on postponement of former student’s rape trial
Trial for Former Cornell Student Accused of Rape Postponed – The trial of former Cornell student Peter Mesko ’13 — who is charged with raping another student in March 2013 — has been postponed with no new trial date set. The Cornell Daily Sun 5 — Ithaca police put the cat in the bag
Ithaca police rescue kitten trapped in city storm drain – Ithaca police came to the rescue of a kitten by pulling it out of a storm drain on Wednesday. The Ithaca Voice 6 — After fleeing, Christopher Rundt faces charges at home
Local charges filed against DWI driver who crashed into Ithaca police chief, fled to Virginia – An Ithaca man accused of drunkenly driving into the police chief’s vehicle before starting a two-week chase that ended in Virginia has been charged locally, according to court documents. The Ithaca Voice 7 — MLB hits one out of the park with selection of CU alumnus as commish
Cornell alum Manfred elected next MLB commissioner – Long-time official Rob Manfred was elected the next commissioner of Major League Baseball in a vote by team owners on Thursday. WHCU Radio 8 — The Journal does some development reporting
Developer puts Ridgewood Road apartments on hold – The developer behind a student-apartments project on a wooded ravine-like lot between Ridgewood Road and Highland Avenue in the Cornell Heights neighborhood has put the project on hold. The Ithaca Journal 9 — The Times previews a concert in Trumansburg on Sunday
For Barrigar, Mazengarb Guitar Duo, It’s in the Chemistry – International guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will give a concert at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Ithaca Times 10 — And WHCU looks at new grant money for consolidation
Tompkins gets $150k grant for shared services expansion – Tompkins County has received a grant from the New York State Archives to further extend the County’s digital records management program. whcuradio.com