Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most important local news.
1 – Track resolutions with the Tompkins County Legislature Hub
Introducing our new feature: Tompkins County Legislature Hub — The Ithaca Voice has created the hub as a way for the community to track all resolutions passed or not passed by Tompkins County Legislature. It’s also a way to see how your elected officials are voting on each resolution. The page will regularly updated with resolutions. Bookmark the page or find the link on our homepage.
2 – The X Ambassadors are coming home for fall music festival in Ithaca
X Ambassadors announce fall music festival in Ithaca — X Ambassadors are returning to their hometown for a music festival in Stewart Park this fall. The music festival, called Cayuga Sound, will feature X Ambassadors and other bands as well as a series of local events, talks and activities leading up to the weekend of Sept. 23.
3 – Underage drinking party busted in Lansing
Lansing man charged after underage drinking party bust, police say — A Lansing man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police say he hosted a party at a home and provided minors with alcohol. One 16-year-old girl was so intoxicated she couldn’t walk, according to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.
4 – Trial of Jeremy Vann continues
Woman takes stand in Tompkins Deputy Jeremy Vann trial — The woman who has accused Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Vann of attacking her on multiple occasions, stealing her items and tampering with evidence took the stand last week for more than two days.
Later in the week, the jury was shown a video of Vann being interviewed by police eight hours after an altercation with the victim. Vann refused to say much to police after the incident. Follow The Ithaca Voice for continuous coverage of the trial.
5 – Both Trumansburg superintendent applicants withdraw applications
6 – $442,303 at stake for Advocacy Center with Trump’s budget
More than $440,000 in jeopardy for Tompkins Advocacy Center — The Tompkins County Advocacy Center stands to possibly lose $442,303 of funding if President Donald Trump’s budget passes in its current draft form. That’s 35 percent of their total budget, and it would mean cuts to staff and services.
7 – Ithaca man charged with felony after allegedly striking boyfriend with wooden board
Ithaca man charged with assault after allegedly beating boyfriend with wooden board — An Ithaca man was charged with assault after allegedly attacking his boyfriend during a domestic dispute on Valentine’s Day.
8 -Smoke-breathing dragon makes way through Cornell campus
A smoke-breathing dragon, crazy costumes; Here are 30 photos of Cornell’s Dragon Day — Every year, first-year architecture students craft an enormous dragon and parade it through campus to the Arts Quad. Leading the way are students in all sorts of crazy costumes. Check out our gallery of Dragon Day photos.
9 – Police searching for suspect after Ithaca stabbing
10 – The Ithaca Farmers Market is back at Steamboat Landing
Gallery: Farmers Market reopens at Steamboat Landing — It was a chilly, gray opening Saturday for the Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing. But, nothing says summer is coming like the Farmers Market reopening. Check out our gallery highlighting the vendors, music and food.