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1 — Sheriff’s comments draw attention
Confronted with criticism, Tompkins sheriff cites conspiracy against him – Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing said on Monday that there is a conspiracy among powerful people in the county determined to see him ousted from political office. Ithaca Voice
2 — Bucking national trend, this Tompkins clinic serves our veterans well
How Tompkins clinic gets veterans health care right – The people who run the Freeville clinic hope theirs will be a model repeated across the rest of the country.
3 — Why are fewer families living in Ithaca as the city grows?
Despite population growth, fewer families are living in Ithaca – The number of families living in Ithaca fell over the last decade even as the overall population of the city increased, according to a new report.
4 — A.G. investigating Tompkins deputy accused of timesheet fraud, sheriff says
Tompkins deputy falsified timesheets, sheriff says; Attorney General investigating – A deputy in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave after providing false information on the timesheets that determine his pay, Sheriff Ken Lansing said on Monday. Ithaca Voice
5 — Bernie Sanders has gotten many more donations from Ithaca than any other presidential candidate
Ithaca is Bernie Sanders country, donor records suggest – “I see the sheer excitement for him,” says Becky Chambers Hennessy, an Ithaca volunteer for Sanders. Ithaca Voice
6 — Report suggests spike in Ithaca homeless population; City Hall isn’t so sure
City Hall questions report showing rise of homelessness in Ithaca – In 2015, the report said, there was a 37-person increase in the number of sheltered homeless in Ithaca. Ithaca Voice
7 — Good news for village of Dryden residents about a burnt building
Fire-damaged Dryden building’s future looks bright – A village eyesore has a new owner, and a construction loan to help restore the building to good condition. Ithaca Voice
8 — Cool!
15 photos of graffiti artists’ work on Ithaca walls – A group of elite graffiti artists recently gathered on Ithaca’s Cascadilla Street. Ithaca Voice
9 — Mayor Myrick unveils ‘boring’ 2016 budget, promises investment in roads
Ithaca mayor says new budget keeps taxes steady, invests in roads – Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick unveiled his proposed city budget for 2016 at City Hall on Thursday night. Ithaca Voice Ithaca Voice
10 — And an update to possible criminal charges for guard at Tompkins jail
Tompkins sheriff’s office offered not to charge guard who kissed inmate, DA says – “A representative of the sheriff’s office told me that they made the decision to offer the corrections officer an opportunity to resign without them pressing charges.” Ithaca Voice
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