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 — Ithaca moves forward after years of debating affordable housing complex

2 — Serious robberies/assaults at two Tompkins County homes

3 — The Sun covers a dedication of a gorge safety plan to a student who died

4 —A Congressional candidate criticized Burger King’s proposed merger

5 — The Attorney General stopped by the mayor’s office

6 — We asked why the teens weren’t included in the police review of a controversial incident

7 — New students get “altruistic start” to terms at Cornell

8 — The Ithacan reports on an enrollment shortage at IC

9 — Zoner gets Skorton to take the ice bucket thing

10 — Congrats to new Dryden teachers

Jeff Stein

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