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.

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— Jeff Stein

1 — Worry in Tompkins County about Gov. Cuomo’s tax plan

2 — The DEC hasn’t clarified conflicting information about toxic site

3 — Trying to figure out the most “Ithaca” meal

4 — City begins sifting through possible responses to tragic crash

5 — Artists paint carousel horses in Ithaca park

6 — A trip to the White House for legendary Cornell scholar

7 — Free tickets possible to those voting for favorite State Theatre show

8 —No word of kids who poked rabid bat in Dryden

9 — After uproar, a new community garden for Ithaca

Chrys Gardner and Cody Austern-Aceto stand in front of the garden that was completed on Friday. (Kyle Friend)

10 — A saw accident leads to hospitalization, but man is okay

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.