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1 — Tompkins town up in arms over surprise group home plan
After community outcry, officials stress safety of new Danby group home with sex offenders – “I want people to know that I appreciate and I understand their concerns and their fears.” Ithaca Voice
2 — Heartbreak for all involved as 20-year-old gets 4-12 year prison sentence
Citing anguish, families make emotional pleas in Tompkins manslaughter sentencing – “I trusted Jimmy with my brother’s life, and he broke my trust.” Ithaca Voice
3 — It’s time we talk about potholes.
Understand Ithaca’s pothole problem — and why it’s likely to only get worse – A deep inefficiency in the system is exacerbating Ithaca’s growing pothole problem. Ithaca Voice
4 — Citing Dostoevsky & Lincoln, Ithaca mayor talks Commons’ past & future
In sweeping speech, Mayor Myrick says new Commons will be best downtown in U.S. – “When we reclaim what is at the heart of our city, when we reclaim what’s at the heart of our character, we will be the stronger for it.” Ithaca Voice
5 — Explosive new lawsuit criticizes Cornell’s sex assault policy
New lawsuit claims Cornell wrongly expelled male student for ‘clearly consensual’ sex – A new lawsuit filed Thursday against Cornell claims the university wrongly expelled a male student for what was “clearly consensual” sex. Ithaca Voice
6 — Sheriff Lansing releases full report on controversial Danby incident
Sheriff says Danby man’s ‘fatal funnel’ justified 61-hour response to stand-off – David Cady spent much of the 61-hour standoff in his Danby home perched at the top of a narrow staircase on the second floor. Ithaca Voice
7 — A people project profile just in time for St. Patty’s
Meet Patrick O’Connor, trainer of ‘Bones’ Jones & owner of Ithaca’s ‘Black Irish Athletic Club’ – Slivers of green peek from behind stale piles of snow. It’s a windy afternoon on St. Patrick’s Day in Ithaca, as Patrick O’Connor pulls up at Lowe’s to shop for a stove with his family. Ithaca Voice
8 — Trying to understand how our most vulnerable community members deal with the cold
Explainer: Homelessness in Ithaca during an especially difficult winter – What dangers does cold weather present for the homeless? Ithaca Voice
9 — Officer outlines philosophical & practical reasons to love policing via bike
Ithaca police officer, Iraq war veteran explains why ‘the bike is an awesome tool’ – Officer Brandon Goldsberry waxes poetic on the virtues of being a bike cop. Ithaca Voice
10 — That may be off by just a bit
Cornell prof’s 1910 prediction: After 2015, U.S. will import all babies from France – In 1910, Cornell professor Walter F. Willcox made a bold prediction based on a “mathematical conclusion.” Ithaca Voice