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1 – Ithaca selected as home to Dalai Lama’s Buddhist cultural center

2 – Black Lives Matter protest in Ithaca draws hundreds

3 – Refugee series highlights local farmers’ compassion

Photo by Benjamin Torrey/The Ithaca Voice

4 – City officials say discolored water is inconvenient, but safe

(Featured photo courtesy of Eric Norris on Flickr.)

5 – Two crashes in Ithaca send people to hospital

Featured photo by Jeff Lower.

6 – Verdict comes down in Cayuga Lake assault case

7 – New stores coming to former Maines location

(Featured photo courtesy of Dwight Burdette on Wikipedia)

8 – Blaze causes extensive damage to Trumansburg home

Responders arrived at the fire at around 5:40am today. Photo provided by Trumansburg Fire Department.

9 – Man arrested after stealing idling car

10 – Myrick makes statement on police shootings

Michael Smith

Michael Smith reports on politics and local news for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached via email at msmith@ithacavoice.com, by cell at (607) 229-0885, or via Google Voice at (518) 650-3639.