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1 — After death, family of former Cornell student sues city, university
Ithaca, Cornell sued over Ph.D.’s 2012 death in gorge trail – Cornell University and the city of Ithaca are being sued by the family of a graduate who fell to his death at the Cascadilla Gorge Trail in 2012. The Ithaca Voice
Alan Young-Bryant 2 — A major scare on Route 79 today
It’s ‘very lucky’ truck crash wasn’t worse; road to be closed 3-4 hours – There were no injuries in the truck accident Wednesday. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Sad death of a Cornell graduate student
Cornell graduate student dies Wednesday morning – “It is with great sadness that I report that we have lost a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences. Taylan Cihan passed away this morning, October 8.” The Ithaca Voice 4 — Exciting award for 2 Cornell graduates: Nobel Prize!
Winners of Nobel Prize in chemistry earned Ph.D.s at Cornell – Two Cornell graduates have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry along with one other scientist. The Ithaca Voice 5 — Should Ithaca’s “tipped workers” be paid more?
Facing pay of $5/hour, Ithaca’s ‘tipped workers’ ask for higher base wage – Governor Andrew Cuomo is convening Wage Tip Board Hearings in several cities throughout New York to hear testimony in favor of or against raising the minimum wage for tipped workers. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Coyote wild in Ithaca! Great report from The Times
South Hill Neighbors On Alert as Coyote Sightings Increase – Although coyotes have resided in and around Ithaca for decades, residents have just recently begun taking notice. Ithaca.com 7 — GreenStar co-op opens 3rd store, part of national trend
Growth of Ithaca’s GreenStar reflects national rise of co-op model – GreenStar will open its third store in Ithaca on College Ave. in 2016 as part of a new development, reflecting the rise of cooperative businesses across the country. The Ithaca Voice 8 — A great national writer reflects on time speaking at Cornell
Continuing Education – It is one thing to understand someone whom you know and speak with regularly. It’s still another to understand a stranger. The Atlantic
9 — What you can do to protect your home from a fire
4 steps Ithaca firefighters urge residents take to protect homes – The Ithaca Fire Department has endorsed a set of recommendations to help you prevent fires from destroying your home. The Ithaca Voice 10 — At IC, a plan for gun violence
Office of Public Safety plans for gun violence emergencies – While a recently released FBI report has declared a steady rise in incidents of gun violence nationally, Ithaca College has plans in place in preparation for such situations — plans that may affect the entire campus community. The Ithacan