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We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. It features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.
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— Jeff Stein
1 — After weeks and weeks of frustration, is burglary spree snapped?
Police say 2 Ithacans have admitted role in more than 20 burglaries – Two Ithacans have admitted to committing more than 20 burglaries throughout Tompkins County, according to the sheriff’s office. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Anger and confusion for staff suddenly laid off by well-known Ithaca watering hole
Rulloff’s employees say they were blindsided by bar’s sudden closure – Sometime last week, the employees of Rulloff’s Bar and Restaurant learned that there would be a staff meeting on Monday. The Ithaca Voice
3 — New tool for responders used to save town of Ithaca woman
Ithaca firefighters revive overdosing woman – Narcan has been hailed across the country as a hugely helpful opiate reverser. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Fighting to raise awareness of environmental crises, one step at a time
Facing ‘world gone mad,’ Ithaca College student joins walk across the US – Faith Meckley is an Finger Lakes region native who has joined a cross-country walk to change attitudes about global climate change. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Talking to a musician whose band had a great, great set at the State Theatre
6 musings from Spoon band member with ties to Ithaca – Spoon keyboardist Eric Harvey isn’t just lucky enough to be a part of one of indie rock’s most enduring groups. The Ithaca Voice
6 — We looked at the county budget plan, which — on first read — seems to avoid draconian cuts/tax rises
‘Continuity and restraint’ at heart of Tompkins budget plan, official says – Its moderation is the result of the planning and hard choices county lawmakers have made over the past several years.
The Ithaca Voice
7 — Some development news from around the county
Updates on 5 Ithaca area developments, from Lansing to Collegetown – Round-up of development news. The Ithaca Voice
8 — The Ithaca Times reports more closely on one of those development sites
West Hill Residents Take ‘Cayuga Trails’ Fight to Town – The next step will be a formal site plan proposal in the coming months. The Ithaca Times
9 — The Cornell Sun looks at alcohol-induced medical transports
Cornell Sees Increase in Medical Transports Over Orientation Week – University officials say they are concerned about student alcohol consumption during Orientation Week and the weeks that follow. Cornell Daily Sun
10 — And The Journal reports on a child pornography case
Former Dryden man pleads guilty to child porn – Erik Pursell, 40, pleaded guilty June 26 in U.S. District Court to two counts of distribution and receipt of child pornography. The Ithaca Journal