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1 – An in-depth look into Ithaca’s homelessness problem
Tears, excitement and hope for Ithaca’s homeless – “When you see the faces on the mothers and children when they come in … There’s generally tears, there’s excitement: They finally have a place to call their own,” says Donna Veninsky, family services provider for Tompkins Community Action. (Note: This link leads to Part V of the series – follow the links at the top of that article to read the earlier entries.)Ithaca Voice
2 – Ithaca Voice founder and editor Jeff Stein says farewell
4 – Ithaca College president announces 2017 retirement
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon announces retirement – “It is best for IC to be led in the future by a president chosen by the board specifically to make a fresh start on these challenges, including those that became so apparent to us all last semester,” said Rochon.Ithaca Voice
Sudden surge of violent crime hits Ithaca – “Well, yeah, it is highly unusual both for this time of year and any time of year,” Mayor Svante Myrick said. “We might average one shooting for an entire year or two stabbings for an entire year.”Ithaca Voice
Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.
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