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— Jeff Stein
1 — Ithaca repair crews sounding alarm over manpower, budget deficits
Crucial agency in Ithaca’s natural disaster relief says it’s stretched dangerously thin – “This year, we’ve had more weather events than we’ve had in the last several years” The Ithaca Voice
2 — Have you had enough delicious waffles in your life? No? Then this story’s for you
Major expansion planned at Waffle Frolic in downtown Ithaca – In response to surging demand for — you guessed it — waffles! The Ithaca Voice
3 — Dangerous no longer? A local elementary school gets good news
Caroline Elementary School removed from list of dangerous schools – “I’ve always disagreed with the state designation for Caroline,” Superintendent Luvelle Brown said in a press release. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Meth, a getaway car … and a man arrested on foot by I-81
4 arrested on meth charges after wild chase from Dryden to Cortland – The driver was found walking along I-81. The Ithaca Voice
5 — The Cornell Sun has a nice story about Saturday’s Simeon’s relief event
WVBR’s Downtown Benefit Raises Over $3,000 for Simeon’s Relief – The nine-hour event, titled “Real Rock Relief,” featured over a dozen local musicians and was attended by hundreds. The Cornell Daily Sun
6 — Newest musical act announced for State Theatre may try to break your heart
Wilco musician to perform in Ithaca in September – A member of the band Wilco will be performing at Ithaca’s State Theatre in September, Dan Smalls Presents announced Monday. The Ithaca Voice
7 — City, state joining forces for solutions after Simeon’s crash
Myrick, Lifton form group to seek ‘every possible improvement’ to highway safety – Monday’s announcement comes in response to the June 20 crash on the Commons that killed 27-year-old bartender Amanda Bush. The Ithaca Voice
8 —The Journal’s Andrew Casler on a natural gas pipeline plan
NYSEG proposes Lansing natural gas pipeline expansion – New York State Electric & Gas Corp. may soon seek easements from Tompkins residents for a proposed 10-inch steel natural gas distribution main along West Dryden Road. The Ithaca Journal
9 — Radio station talks to Commons shops to get take on construction’s impact
Businesses express “frustration, patience” with delays in Ithaca Commons rebuild – “Really, the goal is to get out of here and get out of their faces as fast as possible,” one official said. WHCU Radio
10 — Ithaca’s Jon Jones involved in fight before fight
Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier brawl shows sad, dangerous side of fight game – Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are fighters, two of the greatest alive. Jones may well be the best who’s ever done it. Yahoo! Sports