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1 — A single joke gets Ithaca national, then international, recognition

2 — U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer brings federal resources to local truck safety push

3 — DA: Pedestrian’s death in Ithaca forces charges to be reduced

Photo courtesy of the Daily Messenger

4 — Ithaca, losing 600 gallons of water per minute, searches for explanation (and finds one)

5 — Scary incident at the mall closed Party City and a few other stores for a day

6 — A guilty plea in a 2012 attack at Cornell University

7 — Photo gallery of icicles in Ithaca

8 — What’s possible — and impossible? — in mayor’s new drug push

9 — The Great Bomber Debate of 2015

The sandwich.

10 — And dueling columns on Ithaca vs. the Keys, inspired by story #1 on this list

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.