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— Jeff Stein
1 — Convicted Tompkins embezzler facing 15 years behind bars gets 90 days
Woman working for Cornell prof. steals more than $365K from psychology society – Christie Talbot, 38, of Freeville, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny, a felony. The Ithaca Voice
2 —Corbin Whyte will be on the stand, again …
Police: Ithaca man who beat murder charge arrested after colliding with cop car – Whyte, 30, was spotted in the parking lot of a Floral Avenue apartment complex. The Ithaca Voice
3 — The clearest answer to truck safety is probably not going to happen
Taking trucks off highways running into Ithaca may be ‘next to impossible,’ official says – “But we’re going to look to see if there’s a way.” The Ithaca Voice
4 — Syracuse.com’s thorough look at the Ginsburg suicide suit
A student’s suicide jump – are Cornell and Ithaca responsible? – Writes Dave Tobin: Bradley Marc Ginsberg was an 18-year-old freshman at Cornell in February, 2010, when he jumped off Ithaca’s Thurston Avenue Bridge. Syracuse.com
5 — Reinvention of key part of Ithaca crawls forward
Public gets briefed on major development planned for old Emerson site – Mayor Svante Myrick said this project will become a major part of the change we should continue to see in Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Some background on those thunderstorms Monday night
4 questions about that Tompkins County thunderstorm – It wreaked havoc Tuesday night, particularly in the town of Ulysses. The Ithaca Voice
7 — ESPN Ithaca has a nice story about Cornell basketball
Inside Access: Cornell Men’s Basketball – “You can have a great player, but if they don’t have character it’s not necessarily going to help you,” says Bill Courtney. ESPN Ithaca
8 — Opponent to Cuomo comes to Ithaca; does she have a chance?
Zephyr Teachout, progressive challenger to Gov. Cuomo, to visit Ithaca this weekend – The Vermont native is a professor of law at Fordham University. The Ithaca Voice
9 — Well-deserved recognition for a well-liked coffee shop
Gimme! Coffee named best coffee shop in NY State – The ranking was announced Wednesday as part of a Business Insider story. The Ithaca Voice
10 — WHCU is on point with story about new stormwater plan
Cornell will pay city $130K annually under new local law – The station reported about a Common Council meeting Wednesday night. WHCU Radio