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Return of college students affecting quality of life of Collegetown residents

Start-of-semester problems for Ithaca city residents was the topic of discussion at a recent neighborhood meeting held in Collegetown.

Officials from the City of Ithaca and Cornell University met Tuesday to discuss the impact that the return of the college students has had on quality of life in the area.

In recent weeks, residents have expressed concerns over noise, obscene behavior and an increase in the volume of trash in the streets.

Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner said she sympathizes with the concerns of Collegetown residents.

“What they feel they have invested in is a neighborhood feeling, a house and home in to raise their family,” Zoner said. “When that feels violated, then it’s a slippery slope to people separating and stopping their socialization, which can often prevent those things from happening.”

She says neighbors getting to know each other can have a real impact in reducing crime.

Cornell and Ithaca city police have been running joint patrols since the students’ return.

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