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Fire chief: Ithaca homeless are in ‘survival mode’

ITHACA, N.Y. — At the city’s Planning and Economic Development Committee earlier this week, Ithaca Fire Department Chief Tom Parsons didn’t mince words. In the latest iteration of “The Jungle,” the homeless encampment in the undeveloped Southwest Business Park, he said, “people down there are in survival mode.” Parsons made the statement as part of a […]