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— Jeff Stein
1 — An in-depth report on a traumatic Tompkins County robbery
Records: Dryden teen was held down for 10 mins during armed robbery – ‘I feared for my life’ – A Dryden teenager was sleeping in his bed at night when someone entered his room and woke him up.
2 — Chief Barber sticks up for his men
5 key points made by Ithaca police chief in department’s defense – Ithaca police officers receive a small number of complaints a year despite substantial budget cuts and innumerable interactions with the public, Chief John Barber said in a recent speech. The Ithaca Voice
3 — The Lansing Star has a fascinating, if bizarre, report (see headline)
Highway Superintendent Nearly Arrested For Addressing Flooding – You would think that fixing chronically flooding areas would be simple: hire an engineer to come up with a plan and implement it. Lansing Star
4 — FOOD FIGHT!
Rep. Reed attacks rival over .11% of mutual fund in Burger King stock – Earlier this week, Congressional candidate Martha Robertson (D-Dryden) criticized Burger King for seeking a merger with the Canadian company Tim Hortons. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Police give furious rebuke to mayor’s plans
Ithaca police org. slams mayor, calls statement ‘slap in the face’ – The Ithaca Police Benevolent Association has issued several sharp criticisms of Mayor Svante Myrick’s proposed police reforms. The Ithaca Voice
6 — $$$ for a TC3 project. Ithaca Times is on it
Tompkins Approves Multi-Million Dollar TC3 Project – The Tompkins County Legislature approved up to $3,525,000 in serial bonds to pay a portion of the cost of the facility and infrastructure improvements at TC3. The Ithaca Times
7 — Talia Jubas covers a professor’s death for The Cornell Sun
Prof. Emerita Phyllis Janowitz Remembered by Colleagues – Poet and Prof. Emerita Phyllis Janowitz, English, died August 17 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, New York. She was 84. Cornell Daily Sun
8 — We took a look back at some old Cornell photos for #TBT
Mud Rush! The ‘pretty savage’ way Cornell freshmen once earned their place: Throwback Thursday – “Bodily he carried about and pummeled two sophomores at a time.” The Ithaca Voice
9 — The Times also reported on burglaries in Tompkins
Thieves Hit Five Tburg Businesses Wednesday Morning, Chief Says – Chief Tom Ferretti said two burglars forced entry at Family Dollar, Trumansburg Liquor, Not My Dad’s Ice Cream, Subway and Brownie’s Market – located in Jacksonville – sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. The Ithaca Times
10 — While The Journal wrote about the EcoVillage
EcoVillage builds apartments in its third neighborhood – The 25 homes in the latest stage of the EcoVillage are complete. The Ithaca Journal