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1 – Tompkins looks at alternatives to gas pipeline

Tompkins County looks at alternative to West Dryden Road pipeline — Tompkins County officials are exploring a possible alternative to the proposed $17.8 million West Dryden Road natural gas pipeline.

2 – Gallery: Giant turbine moves through Ithaca

10 photos and video from the GE turbine’s slow-moving journey through Ithaca — The 187-ton turbine passed through the city on its way to Pennsylvania, moving at a snail’s pace to accommodate the “superload.”

3 – Wolfgang Ballinger accepts plea deal

Former Cornell fraternity president accepts misdemeanor forcible touching plea deal — A former Cornell fraternity president, Wolfgang Ballinger, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday after being accused of attempted rape, among other charges, more than a year ago.

4 – Tompkins legislators vote to oppose ACA repeal

5 – Catholic Charities collects pro-refugee postcards to send to Trump

6 – Food & Wine honors Ithaca beer

Flower Power IPA named one of ‘most important’ American craft brews ever — Gregg Stacy, Ithaca Beer Company’s director of marketing and sales, said Ithaca Beer Company is proud Flower Power has been honored as such an iconic brand.

7 – Man dies in Cayuga Medical Center emergency room

8 – Judge sides with fired CMC nurse

Judge sides with nurse fired at Cayuga Medical Center regarding unemployment — A nurse terminated by Cayuga Medical Center has succeeded securing unemployment benefits after a judge found her actions did not “rise to the level of misconduct” regarding a blood transfusion.

9 – Center Cafe owner pays it forward

10 – Gallery: Chilifest!

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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.