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1 — A federal ruling on a local case involving free speech, yard signs and swastikas
Federal judge: Tompkins town can’t force man to remove swastika signs – A federal judge has ruled against a town in Tompkins County that sought to force a resident to remove signs with swastikas posted on his property. Ithaca Voice
2 — Making sure new farm project doesn’t affect Fall Creek, Cayuga Lake
Cayuga Lake watchdog group concerned over farm’s planned manure pit – An environmental watchdog group for Cayuga Lake says it is concerned about a farm’s plan to build a 3.2-million gallon manure pit near the banks of Fall Creek. Ithaca Voice
3 — We got to print the word ‘woonerf,’ which was pretty cool
Ithaca housing project to include Dutch-style ‘woonerf’ roads – The town of Ithaca looks to be expanding its affordable housing stock at its planning board meeting this Tuesday. Ithaca Voice
4 — Taking a closer look at public outcry over the rents at a new development
Editorial: Outrage over rents at new Ithaca lofts misses the point – It’s important to emphasize that the new development is in no way the cause of our affordable housing crisis, but — counter-intuitive though it may seem — actually part of the solution to it. Ithaca Voice
5 — Fracking is banned in NY, but could fracking waste still make it to Tompkins?
Citing importance of clean water, official moves to ban fracking waste in Tompkins – “Fracking is banned in New York State, but Tompkins County is still vulnerable to some of the negative effects of the petroleum industry.” Ithaca Voice
6 — Opposition continues to new group home in Danby
Emotions again run high at Danby meeting over controversial group home – Danby officials turned to a facilitator Wednesday night to help bridge the gap between the Unity House and residents angered over the non-profit’s proposed group home for the town. Ithaca Voice
7 — CMC takes preventative aim at cancer
Ithaca hospital opens new center with ‘latest and greatest’ tools to defeat cancer – The Cayuga Medical Center has opened a new endoscopy center on North Triphammer Road in Ithaca. Ithaca Voice
8 — Differing opinions over a proposed boycott at GreenStar in Ithaca
Proposed Israeli boycott at Ithaca’s GreenStar draws criticism, support – “GreenStar takes a stand on issues of social justice.” Ithaca Voice
9 — Local police chief speaks out about shooting in SC
Ithaca police chief issues statement on South Carolina shooting – Ithaca Police Chief John Barber issued a statement on Thursday about the shooting of Walter Scott, who was killed by a South Carolina police officer. Ithaca Voice
10 — And there’s good news for Ithaca bicyclists!
Good news for Ithaca bicyclists: New boulevard network launches this summer – Tom Knipe moved to the snowy Ithaca from the rainy town of Portland, Oregon, in 2009 to finish a graduate degree in planning at Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning. Ithaca Voice