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1 – A welcoming guide for students new to Ithaca

2 – Questions about the city’s response to the drought and more

3 – “We’re not stupid and we’re not blind…”

4 – Simeons re-opening imminent

5 – Ithaca man facing multiple charges after chase

6 – Protester tries to block tree cutting

7 – Multiple arrests at Second Dam

8 – Funds being raised for man injured in bike accident

9 – Man sentenced in Groton rape case

10 – Ithaca economy is the “shining star” of upstate

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.