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Ithaca Is Bluegrass Jan. 23-25
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1 — Frustration continues over the Danby standoff
Pain, anger at Tompkins meeting as police defend handling of standoff – An emotional meeting stretched over two hours as police gave an exhaustive blow-by-blow account of how and why a standoff in Danby ended in tragedy. Ithaca Voice
2 — Ithaca’s wrestler makes name for himself
‘Great character’ propels Ithaca High School wrestler into history books – When Richie Burke joined the varsity wrestling team in the 7th grade, his goal was to have a winning record by the time he graduated. Ithaca Voice
3 — Death inspires woman to help prevent the next trucking accident
Simeon’s manager becomes truck safety advocate after friend’s death in crash – Brenda Shoemaker remembers the exact moment she vowed to do whatever she could to improve truck safety on Ithaca’s hills. Ithaca Voice
4 — An independent expert weighs in on the Danby standoff
‘I think the police did what they were supposed to,’ cop expert says of Danby standoff – In the wake of the Danby standoff that left one man dead and a home destroyed, some residents and officials wondered why police needed such an extensive response. Ithaca Voice
5 — A note of appreciation for those working in unnaturally cold weather
Ithaca garbage men work through sub-zero temperatures – “There are no tough calls. The trash has to be picked up every day.” Ithaca Voice
6 — A look at NY comptroller’s report on a local school district.
N.Y. comptroller faults Tompkins school district for tax hikes – Superintendent James Abrams resigned at a meeting a few days before the audit was released. Ithaca Voice
7 — An editorial about truck safety reform efforts
Editorial: Don’t let 1 controversial truck safety idea derail many good ones – Officials have done an admirable job quickly and transparently bringing forward a set of proposals for improving truck safety on Ithaca’s deadly hills. Ithaca Voice
8 — ‘Good grief:’ A local author’s lessons for dealing with sorrow
After husband’s death, Cornell grad writes for herself and others to ‘get through loss’ – A local author and Cornell graduate has published a book about coping with her husband’s death that has helped both herself and others through the grieving process. Ithaca Voice
9 — Follow-up to last week’s piece, ‘That time Seinfeld was in Ithaca’
When fleeing a murderous politician, go to Ithaca (House of Cards) – Where would you go if worried that the Vice President of the United States wanted your head on a spike? Ithaca Voice
10 — Ithaca Is Delicious
Cornell student makes gingerbread model of Uris Library, clock tower – A Cornell student has crafted a gingerbread model of Uris Library and the McGraw Tower. Ithaca Voice