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1 – 2 men killed in Newfield crash
Police ID Ithaca, Newfield men killed in crash Tuesday night — Trevor M. Fuller, 26. of Newfield, was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser southbound on Trumansburg Road when he crossed into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming vehicle. He and passenger Conor P. Greenwood, 25, of Ithaca, were killed in the crash.
The crash happened around 6:18 p.m. on Trumansburg Road near Perry City Road in the town of Ulysses.
2 – Ithaca mayor stands firm on plans to become ‘sanctuary city’
Interim president Hunter R. Rawlings wrote: “Cornell will not compromise its admissions and hiring standards of excellence and will continue to solicit, accept, and process applications from international students from around the world, including from the impacted countries.”
4 – Former Cayuga Heights teacher had inappropriate sexual conversations with child
5 – Teens at GIAC learn ropes of screen printing business
Business-savvy teens learn ropes of screen printing at GIAC — You might have noticed their T-shirts at the Martin Luther King Jr. GIAC Community Breakfast recently. A small group of teenagers at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center is learning what it takes to run a screen printing business — from taking orders and designing to printing the shirts themselves and selling them at community events.
6 – Amici House and City Centre earn early approval
Bail set for man charged in Newfield homicide case –Bail was set Friday afternoon at the Tompkins County Courthouse for a man charged with murdering a person in Newfield last month. Roy Clements Jr., 39 — who is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and fourth-degree conspiracy — was previously being held at Tompkins County Jail without bail for allegedly murdering Camden Rundell, 30, on Dec. 2.
8 – Tompkins official unhappy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal that counties create ‘efficiency plans’
Tompkins official disagrees with Gov. Cuomo’s call for ‘efficiency plan’ — New York counties including Tompkins may soon have to find ways to reduce the cost of local government to comply with a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that counties create efficiency plans. Though meant to relieve the “crushing burden” of property taxes, some say it’s not the right solution.
“The premise is we are wasteful, we’re inefficient and we duplicate,” County Administrator Joe Mareane said.
9 – Should Tompkins County raise tobacco purchasing age to 21?
Q&A with legislators: should Tompkins County approve increase in tobacco purchase age? — A new proposed age restriction increase may make legal tobacco purchase for 18-year-olds a thing of the past in Tompkins County. Conflicting opinions in the local legislature have led to a standstill on the issue, and now the decision to raise the age restriction to 21 remains with the Health & Human Services Department.
The Ithaca Voice interviewed legislators Anna Kelles and Mike Sigler, who are on opposite sides of the issue.
10 – Tompkins County Democratic Committee initially bans reporting on meeting (editorial)