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1 — States of emergency in 2 Tompkins towns as flooding devastates area
Official: Tompkins towns’ flooding damage could cost more than $1.5 million – Damage from flash flooding Sunday night and Monday morning might cost more than $1.5 million in repairs to public infrastructure in Newfield and West Danby. Ithaca Voice
A team of nearly a dozen people hauled buckets of mud out of a basement in Newfield. 2 — Fiance of woman killed in Simeon’s crash reflects on what’s changed since horrific day
1 year after Simeon’s crash kills mom, father says child is his savior – “It’s pretty much what my life is about now: Making her the happiest little monster I can.” Ithaca Voice
Adam and Madison Cortwright, 2. Madison’s mother Amanda Bush was killed in an accident at Simeon’s one year ago. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice) Adam and Madison Cortwright, 2. Madison’s mother Amanda Bush was killed in an accident at Simeon’s one year ago. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice) 3 — We’re launching a 10-part series on veterans in the Ithaca area
Hope on the Homefront: A 10-part series on Ithaca veterans’ return to civilian life – The Ithaca Voice announces its most in-depth and essential editorial project to date. Ithaca Voice 4 — Get the balloons & cake
Happy birthday, Ithaca Voice! 5 highlights from our 1st year – We have also launched a new website for our one-year anniversary. Ithaca Voice
Happy birthday to us! Cake — and candle — courtesy of Jolene Almendarez 5 — How serious is reported pollution at Ithaca Falls?
Ithaca Falls base tests positive for lead contamination; City reacts to criticism – The City of Ithaca has received a preliminary report from the Environmental Protection Agency indicating higher than normal levels of lead in soil at the base of the Ithaca Falls gorge. Ithaca Voice
6 — 1 of many stories of how bad flooding hurt families and their homes
Newfield woman after flood: ‘That’s the house I grew up in and it’s gone’ – “So much rain fell so quickly, literally, the next thing she knew there was water coming in their home.” Ithaca Voice
The house had about four feet of water in front of it Monday morning. (Courtesy photo) 7 — How zoning could remake face of Ithaca
Urban planners want big changes for Ithaca – An urban planning group, called Form Ithaca, recently held a series of meetings in Ithaca to devise ways for Ithaca to manage its growth, while maintaining a high quality of life. Ithaca Voice
8 — An exciting development: Could Masonic Temple be coming back to life?
Jason Fane says grant could bring new life to Ithaca’s historic Masonic Temple – Built in 1926, the former home of the Ithaca Freemasons at 115-117 North Cayuga Street has sat empty and unused for a number of years despite its central location and iconic nature. Ithaca Voice 9 — Case over controversial arrest comes to a close
Jury: Tompkins deputy’s arrest was justified, not excessive force – Stemming from a controversial arrest at the Ithaca Airport. Ithaca Voice
Angela Brown. Photo Jolene Almendarez 10 — And NYC’s former mayor donates $100 million to Cornell’s new NYC project
Cornell to name 1st academic building ‘Bloomberg Center’ after $100M gift – “This is a tremendously meaningful day for New York City,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cornell Chronicle