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1 — Business on Ithaca Commons is looking … up?
Despite construction, Ithaca Commons’ vacancy rate plummets – Mayor Svante Myrick said that the strong growth downtown was likely just the beginning of the growth that would come as the Commons construction project comes to an end.. Ithaca Voice 2 — Crime in Ithaca is falling
Ithaca Police: Most property, violent crime down in 2014 – The crime rates of almost every violent or property crime in Ithaca last year was down, aside from robbery. Ithaca Voice
3 — A look at the struggle of 1 local veteran
From Baghdad to Trumansburg: A soldier finds purpose in paper-making – “I think it is a lifelong thing, you are not going to wholly cure yourself of it.” Ithaca Voice
4 — A profile of a local activist
Tompkins activist, 91, ready for next fight – The Dryden resident says she spends much of her time tracking environmental causes, talking to organizers and working as a foot-soldier in local advocacy movements. Ithaca voice
Martha Ferger at her house in Dryden on Wednesday. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice) 5 — An important look at Tompkins housing statistics
The case for more housing in Tompkins County – Given the numbers above, Tompkins County fell 1,860 units short of its 2014 housing goal. Ithaca Voice 6 — Ithaca chicken debate heats up
After anonymous tipster stirs nest, Ithaca pecks at chicken ban – For as long as anyone can remember, city of Ithaca residents have been banned from owning chickens, forcing local poultry enthusiasts to raise their hens illegally. Ithaca Voice 7 — Local resident announces city Council bid
Anarchist says he will run for Ithaca’s Common Council – “As an anarchist, I believe that representative democracy had aught to be a matter of purely voluntary association.” Ithaca Voice
8 — New parking pay stations in Ithaca touted by City Hall officials
3 cool things about Ithaca’s new parking pay stations – This week, Ithaca is installing 21 electronic pay stations on 21 different blocks, replacing the coin-operated meters that have long lined the city’s streets. Ithaca Voice
9 — Sad news out of Dryden
Police identify female pedestrian killed in Dryden – Police have identified the woman killed in a crash in Dryden as Kaila Mae Baraby, 20. Ithaca Voice 10 — And some bad flooding in Lansing
Supervisor: ‘Significant’ flooding hits Lansing homes, roads – Significant flooding hit Lansing Thursday night, as an estimated 2.5 inches of rain fell over the town and water rushed over roads and into homes, according to Lansing Town Supervisor Kathy Miller. Ithaca Voice