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— Jeff Stein
1 — We took a trip to the mayor’s hometown
In Ithaca mayor’s tiny and rural hometown, the ‘myth’ of Myrick grows – Students hear his name in the classroom. Stories about him are swapped in the dining halls. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Another victim of the Simeon’s crash has sued the truck driver
Simeon’s employee who lost consciousness in crash demands punishment of trucker, company – Broken glass struck his head and he suffered “severe bruises and contusions about his entire body.” The Ithaca Voice
3 — We’re number 4! We’re number 4!
The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America – Ithaca ranked fourth in Outside Magazine’s best places to live list Outside Magazine
4 — Local prosecutors said this man got off easy
Felon gets minimum sentence for robbery at Cornell; DA laments ruling – An Ithaca man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison for the knifepoint robbery of an employee at Cornell’s Synapsis Café in Weill Hall. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Another burglary, this time at Cornell’s Sailing Center
Burglar hits Cornell Sailing Center on East Shore Drive – Cornell police are asking for help finding the burglar or burglars who broke into the university’s Sailing Center this weekend. The Ithaca Voice
6 — We previewed an exciting act coming to town
Indie folk rockers on return to Ithaca: ‘We really need to blow the roof off’ – Michael Hunter spent seven years honing his sound in Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice
7 — A review of Ithaca as a launchpad for major radio talent
Ithaca’s Big Little Market – Ithaca, N.Y., has a reputation as a “big” little market. Not so much size-wise nor lucrative demographics, but as a transit point for radio talent. Radio World
8 — The Ithaca Times reports on trash bins
Cornell Students Pitch Billboard Trash Bins to City – Three Cornell juniors submitted a proposal to city of Ithaca Board of Public Works (BPW), at the board’s Monday, Aug. 18 public meeting. The Ithaca Times
9 — The Journal reports on the Trumansburg fair
Fun begins at Trumansburg Fair – The Trumansburg Fair opened Tuesday with midway rides and the night’s grandstand feature — a demolition derby.
10 — And a Restaurant Row staple is just one of the best in the state
Ithaca’s Just a Taste named one of the best restaurants in New York state – The ranking does not include New York City. The Ithaca Voice