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— Jeff Stein
1 — Attorney in Simeon’s suit has more than half-century of preparation
Ithaca lawyer, 89, represents client of six decades in Simeon’s crash lawsuit – Walter Wiggins began representing the Cornell Barber Shop as a law school student in the early 1950s. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Another major thunderstorm, heavy rains hit Tompkins County Tuesday
Tompkins County thunderstorm: 1,514 lose power, mostly in Ulysses – Outages had fallen to a much smaller number later in the night. The Ithaca Voice
3 — …The day after officials warned roads would already be dangerously damaged
A warning for Ithaca bicyclists: After destructive rains, take extra care coming down hills – Enough water was carried down the hills to turn smoothly paved sections of road into potentially dangerous dips and bumps. The Ithaca Voice
4 — The rains hit Ulysses hardest and flooded a well-known establishment
‘Extensive flooding’ closes Franziska Racker Center; Ulysses pounded by storm – Trumansburg Assistant Fire Chief Rod Ferrentino said that about four inches were reported to be running through the building on Tuesday The Ithaca Voice
5 — In better news, you can start circling Cornell hockey games on your calendar
Cornell hockey schedule released – Taking on Harvard January 23. Cornell Athletics
6 — The Ithaca Journal reports on a man accused of sex crimes
Dryden man indicted on sexual abuse charges – Edward A. Alexander, 43, of Lewis St., Dryden, was indicted July 17. The Ithaca Journal
7 — Writer’s reasons for believing in local Congressional candidate
Opinion column: Stats show Martha Robertson has decisive grassroots support – Republished with the permission of Richard Stewart, who runs the left-leaning blog, “New NY 23rd.” The Ithaca Voice
8 — An update on trial of Ithaca woman accused of murder
Ithaca woman charged with grisly North Carolina murder has court appearance – Nakijah Latifa Howard, 29, has been charged with first-degree murder. The Ithaca Voice
9 — No exact stats for Ithaca, but lots of indications regional gas prices are down
Gas prices dropping in Syracuse, Rochester areas – Good news for motorists in the region. Syracuse.com
10 — Major shoreline project for Finger Lakes set to begin
Cuomo: $120M Finger Lakes project starts this year – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the long-awaited start of a $120 million development project planned for the shoreline of one of the Finger Lakes. Finger Lakes Times