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1 — A major push from Cornell to encourage student work beyond the Ivory Tower
Cornell unveils $150 million plan to involve every student in community work – Cornell announced a $150 million initiative today with “the overarching goal” of making every student involved in work within the community. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Bottom’s up! Ithaca Beer plans major addition to its space
‘Tremendous growth’ of Ithaca Beer spurs expansion – Ithaca’s a hopping place to live, and it’s about to get a little hoppier. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Dems pull some TV ads for challenger in local Congressional race
In bad sign for local Dems, national org. pulls funding for Martha Robertson – The national Democratic party is pulling TV ad funding from the campaign of local challenger Martha Robertson in an apparent sign that it does not expect her to win in November. The Ithaca Voice 4 — Narcan: A new tool for all Ithaca police officers fighting overdoses
‘It’s a no-brainer:’ Ithaca police arming all officers with heroin overdose reverser – “We looked at each other and we said, ‘We have to roll this out.’” The Ithaca Voice
5 — Looking at the necessity of Cornell’s $150 million initiative
Cornell’s $150 million push to fight tide of Millennial apathy – It took at least four years of planning, but on Monday Cornell announced a $150 million initiative to get every undergraduate student involved in community work by 2025. The Ithaca Voice 6 — Local chef appears on national TV!
Cayuga Heights chef appears on Food Network’s ‘Rewrapped’ – James Larounis, co-owner and head chef of The Heights Café and Grill in the Village of Cayuga Heights, appeared in an episode of the Food Network’s “Rewrapped.” The Ithaca Journal 7 — The Ithaca Times reports on a potential utility fee
City Could Look into Additional Utility Fee – During its Monday, Oct. 6 public meeting, city of Ithaca Board of Public Works (BPW) discussed a proposal to fund utility upgrades in neighborhoods with growth potential. The Ithaca Times 8 — Yay, us!
Research institute calls Ithaca number one college town in U.S. – A new ranking out today from the American Institute for Economic Research calls Ithaca the best college town in the country. The Ithaca Voice 9 — An assault at a local correctional facility
Teen charged with assaulting employee at youth correctional facility in Tompkins County – A teenager has been accused of assaulting an employee at a youth correctional facility in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice 10 — And a heartbreaking story out of Syracuse
Split second of Syracuse violence leads to lifetime of heartache, costs millions – Eight years later, Kareem Dickerson still can’t walk or talk. Syracuse.com