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1 — Debate stirs over proposed major wind farm project for small Tompkins town
Passions rise and allegations are made as Enfield debates wind farm – At several points, members of the public presented information that directly clashed with statements made by Black Oak’s Marguerite Wells. Ithaca Voice
2 — A nice look at how Dryden aims to move beyond terrible tragedies
Dryden org. looks to reclaim town’s legacy after deaths, tragedy in the 90s – What happens when a town becomes defined by its dark past? A series of tragedies in the 90s left a shadow over the town of Dryden, but a local group has been working to lift that shadow. Ithaca Voice
3 — Scrutinizing bank’s moves with prime downtown Ithaca real estate
Why did a major bank snatch up prime Ithaca land in $1.75m deal? – Two phone calls were placed to Elmira Savings Bank’s headquarters in Elmira, and two voicemails were left, but neither received a response. Ithaca Voice
4 — The most Ithaca story about the most Ithaca event
A brief history of the frozen Rutabaga scandal in Ithaca – About five years ago, a man found the perfect rutabaga for the International Rutabaga Curling World Championship at the Ithaca Farmers Market. Ithaca Voice
5 — Is Newfield to blame for family’s devastation in horrific flooding?
Newfield family blames town’s “negligence, incompetence” for June flood losses – A Newfield family is taking civil action against the town, claiming that town officials failed to properly prepare for, and mismanaged early response to, a major flood in June. Ithaca Voice
6 — Ithaca City School District employed man accused in child sex abuse case
Accused child sex abuser was employed by Ithaca school district, worked with children – A man who has been indicted on multiple child sex abuse charges was employed by the Ithaca City School District for about nine academic years and worked with children there, a school official said Friday. Ithaca Voice
7 — Talking to the Ithaca organizers of Jews against Islamaphobia
Why Ithaca Jews spent one day of Hanukkah protesting Islamophobia – On Saturday, while the Commons was bustling with chili-tasters and sculpture-admirers, another group gathered with a more solemn purpose: to protest religious and racial hatred. Ithaca Voice
8 — Simeon’s is coming back!
Reconstruction update for Simeon’s in downtown Ithaca – The intersection of State Street and Aurora Street is a busy little hive of construction activity. Ithaca Voice
9 — Looking at the numbers behind our crazily warm winter (so far)
Ithaca likely to smash record for warmest December — EVER! – For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas in Ithaca, keep dreaming. Ithaca Voice
10 — Nice profile of new Tompkins judge overseeing key cases
Domestic Violence Court in Tompkins to see new face behind the bench – A Chemung County judge who has dedicated his professional career to helping low-income clients will be helping with Tompkins domestic violence cases beginning in January. Ithaca Voice
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