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We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. Sponsored by Quilters Corner, it features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.
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1 — The mayor came forward with his budget proposal
2 big priorities in Mayor Myrick’s proposed budget for Ithaca – The budget was unveiled Wednesday. The Ithaca Voice
2 — How it could affect your taxes
Ithaca may pay more in property taxes as residents’ tax rate declines (Yes, really) – Mayor Svante Myrick is asking that Ithaca pay nearly 4 percent more to its city government in property taxes in 2015 than it did in 2014. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Commons businesses are upset, and arrived at City Hall to show it in force
Ithaca Commons business owners pack City Hall, lamenting construction – A few dozen people, including many Ithaca Commons business owners, packed City Hall on Wednesday to express dissatisfaction with the Commons construction project. The Ithaca Voice
4 — The same day we happened to be reporting another construction delay
Ithaca delays completion date for part of Commons construction project – Unexpected delays have pushed back the projected completion date for the surface of the western stretch of the Commons into the spring. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Bill Gates was in the house
Bill Gates is at Cornell to dedicate new computer science building – Gates donated $25 million for Gates Hall. The Ithaca Voice
6 — We wrote a wish list for Cornell’s new president, Elizabeth Garrett
Editorial: An Ithaca wish list for Cornell’s next president – Welcome to the city of gorges, Elizabeth Garrett! Ithaca Voice
7 — The Ithaca Times looked at the effect of construction on some local retailers
State Street Merchants Could Lose a Lot in Downtown Hampton Inn Build – For Homespun Boutique owner Julie Schroeder, the outlook for her 314 E. State St. business could be bleak. Ithaca.com
8 — Syracuse.com on fall foliage
Fall Foliage 2014: Peak and near-peak colors among most impressive in recent years – Dramatic change this past week will bring much of New York state to peak or near-peak colors this weekend. Syracuse.com
9 — (Insert Ashokan Farewell here)
Ithaca College professor contributes editing to Ken Burns’ documentary – Marlena Grzaslewicz, assistant professor of media arts, sciences and studies, is an Emmy-award winning sound editor. The Ithacan
10 — The Ithaca Physics Bus breaks some sort of barrier!
Ithaca Physics Bus makes national debut. – At the Maker Faire in New York City Sept. 20. The Ithaca Voice