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1 — A clear, simple explanation of perhaps the most important policy decision facing Tompkins

2 — A heartbreaking but uplifting story about one of Ithaca’s bravest

3 — How bad has Commons construction been for business? The first look at data

4 — Huge outpouring of support for Cornell student charged with murder

5 — Part I: Why the power plant thinks it should be able to retrofit

6 — Part II: Why NYSEG thinks it should not be able to retrofit

7 — One-thousand one; one-thousand two; one-thousand three …

8 — Boom!

9 — Whole Foods considers move to Ithaca, but love may not be requited

Courtesy of GreenStar’s Facebook page

10 — Band formed by IC alumnus gets another big-time award

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Jeff Stein

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