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1 — Ithaca moves forward after years of debating affordable housing complex
Long-simmering fight over affordable housing plan ends amid mayor’s emotional plea – Mayor Svante Myrick approached the microphone slowly, with an understated nod to a roomful of people mostly furious about what he was about to do. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Serious robberies/assaults at two Tompkins County homes
Ithaca man charged in violent Dryden, Lansing armed robberies – An Ithaca man has been charged in two violent armed robberies that police say occurred in Tompkins County Tuesday night. The Ithaca Voice 3 — The Sun covers a dedication of a gorge safety plan to a student who died
Cornell Gorge Safety Program Honors Student Who Died in Gorge – The University dedicated its increased efforts to promote safety around Fall Creek and Cascadilla gorges to Nathaniel Rand ’12. Cornell Daily Sun 4 —A Congressional candidate criticized Burger King’s proposed merger
Local Congressional candidate denounces Burger King for ‘unpatriotic’ decision – “Burger King would effectively cheat taxpayers out of taxes on profits made from American consumers.” The Ithaca Voice
5 — The Attorney General stopped by the mayor’s office
State AG lauds heroin kits in Ithaca – Police in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions can now administer inhalers that breathe life into people who overdose on heroin. The Ithaca Journal 6 — We asked why the teens weren’t included in the police review of a controversial incident
GIAC official explains why teens’ side of story wasn’t included in Ithaca police review – “They refused to meet after you called and said you wanted to meet about a crime.” The Ithaca Voice 7 — New students get “altruistic start” to terms at Cornell
Incoming students become involved citizens – More than 60 incoming freshmen got their Cornell careers off to an altruistic start by taking part in Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST), a program of the Cornell Public Service Center, Aug. 18-21. Cornell University 8 — The Ithacan reports on an enrollment shortage at IC
Ithaca College falls 150 students short of enrollment target – The under-enrollment by about 150 students for the Class of 2018 is creating a financial setback for Ithaca College. The Ithacan 9 — Zoner gets Skorton to take the ice bucket thing
Chief Zoner gets her way: Cornell’s president Skorton to take Ice Bucket Challenge – Well done, Chief Zoner. The Ithaca Voice 10 — Congrats to new Dryden teachers
18 New Teachers at Dryden Schools – District Superintendent Sandy Sherwood talked about her experience meeting the 18 new Dryden teaching hires at the board meeting Tuesday, August 26. Ithaca.com