Ithaca

Svante Myrick

Following an incident Aug. 9 in which an out-of-uniform police officer ordered two unarmed African American teenagers to the ground at gunpoint during an arson and burglary investigation, the mayor of Ithaca has introduced an eight-point plan for excellence in policing. Mayor Svante Kyrick says the plan includes outfitting police with on-body cameras, which the mayor says has shown good results in other cities.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Burlington VT and Ithaca NY are ranked in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s top ten list of Great Places to Live.