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1 — A moving profile of a man who spent Winter 2015 outdoors in Ithaca

2 — Rep. Reed responds to video claiming to show Cornell supporting IS

Stock photo, courtesy of Cornellalumni.edu, of Tom Reed with Cornell’s Big Red Bear

   3 — Mesko gets 5 years behind bars

Peter Mesko

4 — A resolution to a long-running Ithaca lawsuit?

5 — Ithaca man charged with rape

6 — Good news for downtown Ithaca!

7 — Ithaca’s affordable housing crisis hits local merchant

Enzo Merendino outside of the new “Mama T’s” on Ithaca’s west end. Merendino says rising rents forced him to leave Collegetown.

8 — Scary/freak crashes in Ithaca hospitalize 2

9 — Could Ithaca College start an online reporting system for ‘microaggressions?’

10 — And an editorial about the O’Keefe video

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Jeff Stein

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