Welcome to the quickest way to learn the day’s most important local news.
We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. It features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.
(The cheat sheet launched yesterday with 15 headlines, but readers suggested we go with 10 instead.)
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— Jeff Stein
1 — A look at $ and federal politics
What has Rep. Tom Reed spent $1.4 million in campaign cash on? – Catering, at $85K, is Rep. Reed’s biggest campaign expenditure since January 2013. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Ithaca mourns musician’s death
Bernie Upson, beloved jazz musician, dies; tribute scheduled – “In the beginning, we booked him because of his music, and then we all fell in love with him.”
3 — GrassRoots starts! The silly photos to prove it
GrassRoots 2014: Our 10 favorite photos from the festival — so far – The Trumansburg music festival kicked off on Thursday, and we have compiled 10 great photos from the opening acts. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Cornell student death suit proceeds
Lawsuit Against Cornell Over 2010 Gorge Death May Continue, Court Rules – A lawsuit charging Cornell with negligence after a sophomore student fell 200 feet into a gorge and died in 2010 will not be dismissed, a judge ruled. Cornell Daily Sun
5 — How to fight panhandlers in Ithaca?
Ithaca discusses panhandler problem, as business owners express concern – Businesses in the downtown area are concerned about panhandlers and are hoping to work with the city on a way to fix the problem. WHCU Radio
6 — I’ll be the judge of that, 3 say
Three on ballot for Sept. 9 Ithaca judge Democratic primary – Democratic voters in Ithaca will have a choice among three candidates for city judge in the Sept. 9 primary The Ithaca Journal
7 — Another step in rebuilding process
Ithaca gets ‘some needed good news:’ North Aurora Street reopens – Mayor Svante Myrick announced the reopening in a post on his Facebook page. The Ithaca Voice
8 — A cure for the blind?
Interview with the Dean: A Vision to Cure Blindness – Neuroscientist Dr. Sheila Nirenberg sees the brain as a giant math problem — one she wasn’t always planning to work on. Cornell University
9 — Responders pull Danby man from gorge
Danby man okay after fall into gorge – The man suffered minor injuries and was taken into an ambulance but not hospitalized. The Ithaca Voice
10 — Gov. Cuomo out to strong lead
FiveThirtyEight: Gov. Cuomo has largest lead in the nation – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the largest lead in the polls among states with governor’s races this year, according to an analysis published Thursday. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle