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1 — As if by conjuring spell, Ithaca produces massive Harry Potter celebration
7 magical surprises from Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend – Thousands of Muggles, witches, wizards, patronuses, giants, dragons and Harry Potter lovers have descended on downtown Ithaca for a “Wizarding Weekend” event that was first thought of about two weeks ago. Ithaca Voice
Ithaca’s new Diagon Alley merchants: ‘It was non-stop all day’ – “People immediately were just so happy to be here and that was just so touching in every way.” Ithaca Voice
Photo courtesy of Press Bay Alley 2 — Unrest at Ithaca College as protests mount in intensity
Turmoil at Ithaca College as criticisms of President Rochon mount – Votes of no confidence. Open protest from dozens of faculty. Thousands of students attending demonstrations. Rumors of national news coverage. Ithaca Voice
3 — Some see frustration with Democratic Party in Ithaca as several launch bids against nominees
Slate of outside candidates challenging Democratic Party in Ithaca – At least four candidates will be running against the favored choices of the local Democratic Party when voters head to the ballot box on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Ithaca Voice
4 — Cornell shows exit to Fox News reporter asking students questions about political biases of faculty
Cornell faces criticism for handling of Fox News reporter – On Monday, Fox News aired a short, half-serious segment aimed at exposing the liberal bias of Cornell faculty. Ithaca Voice
5 — Tompkins deputy faces new charge; was already charged with multiple crimes in serious reported attack
New charge for Tompkins deputy facing 16-count indictment – A Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy who is facing five felony and 11 misdemeanor charges was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on a new charge Wednesday. Ithaca Voice 6 — Myrick nominated to Hillary Clinton’s NY campaign team; why isn’t Ithaca’s mayor feeling the Bern?
Mayor Myrick explains why he’s endorsing Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders – Bernie Sanders has a three-to-one fundraising advantage over Clinton among residents in the 14850 zip code. Ithaca Voice
7 — Great profile of an Ithaca musician on the cusp of stardom
Ithaca musician’s debut solo album in Grammy spotlight – An independent local musician is in the national spotlight for his debut solo album, “Light At The Speed Of Life.” Ithaca Voice
Photo courtesy of Petronzio’s Facebook page Photo courtesy of Petronzio’s Facebook page 8 — Welcome, Benjamin!
Talented videographer, Lansing native joins Ithaca Voice staff – We are delighted to announce that the Ithaca Voice has hired its fourth full-time staff member. Ithaca Voice
Ithaca Voice Videographer Ben Torrey 9 — What can NY state do to help towns, like Newfield, hit hard by storms?
Citing storms that devastated Newfield, Ithaca official calls for action – Flooding has also been a concern in the City of Ithaca, especially in light of the deferred dredging of the Cayuga Inlet, which puts the city at increased risk. Ithaca Voice 10 — Chronicling Ithaca’s role in fight for marriage equality
How Ithaca played crucial role in gay marriage fight – The History Center in Tompkins County has embarked on an exploration of Ithaca’s unique role in the path to nationwide marriage equality. Ithaca Voice
The Rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBT rights. Courtesy of Wikimedia
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