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1 – Memorial held for teen killed in Horseheads crash
Hundreds come to remember young Ithacan who touched many lives – Luciano Servetto died young, but to hear his friends and family tell it, he managed to fit a whole lot of living into his 19 years.
2 – Dryden man charged with second-degree assault
Police: Dryden man tased after attacking, biting deputy – A Dryden man was tased after police say he attacked a deputy and resisted arrest while officers responded to a fight.
3 – Ithaca doesn’t top a list for once
Ithaca ranks surprisingly low on municipal LGBTQ support – Surprisingly, Ithaca fell a bit short on the issue of LGBTQ-friendly legislation and support, according to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign.
4 – Ithaca’s first cupcake contest organized to support suicide prevention
Too-pretty-to-eat cupcake wins Ithaca’s first Cupcake Baking Contest – Monica Lee Cotto took home the Grand Prize Saturday among 57 contestants competing in the 1st Annual Ithaca Cupcake Baking Contest held in the Ithaca Commons.
5 – Say hello to Ciao!’s top ranking pizza
Ithaca restaurant ranked among country’s top-grossing pizzerias for 3rd year in a row – Ithaca restaurant ‘Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta’ was ranked among the top 100 pizzerias in the country for the third year in a row.
6 – Wings Over Ithaca may soar again
Online petition calls for the reopening of Wings Over Ithaca; former GM up for the challenge – An online petition is calling for the reopening of Wings Over Ithaca under a new owner, after the previous owner was charged with 26 counts related to tax fraud last month.
7 – Contingent faculty rally at Ithaca College
Students launch online campaign for Ithaca College contingent faculty demanding decent wages, job security – Ithaca College students launched an online photo campaign on behalf on contingent faculty who make low-wages and have no job security at the college.
8 – American Airlines names Ithaca regional hub
Ithaca-Tompkins airport now the sole regional hub for two major carriers – Despite its “centrally isolated” location away from major interstates, Ithaca will now be the primary Southern Tier regional hub for one of the major airline services, American Airlines.
9 – Ithaca hopes to host future state Special Olympics
Ithaca area makes strong bid to host the New York State Special Olympics Fall Games – Led by a few dedicated volunteers and in collaboration with Cornell and Ithaca College, the Ithaca area is making a strong bid to be the host for the New York State Special Olympics Fall Games in 2017 and 2018.
10 – Rongo seeks new chef, owner
Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg up for sale, hoping to lure new chef – Trumansburg’s legendary tavern and live music venue The Rongovian Embassy has been put up for sale — but don’t take that to mean that the business isn’t thriving.