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 — Attorney in Simeon’s suit has more than half-century of preparation

2 — Another major thunderstorm, heavy rains hit Tompkins County Tuesday

3 — …The day after officials warned roads would already be dangerously damaged

4 — The rains hit Ulysses hardest and flooded a well-known establishment

5 — In better news, you can start circling Cornell hockey games on your calendar

6 — The Ithaca Journal reports on a man accused of sex crimes

7 — Writer’s reasons for  believing in local Congressional candidate

8 — An update on trial of Ithaca woman accused of murder

9 — No exact stats for Ithaca, but lots of indications regional gas prices are down

10 — Major shoreline project for Finger Lakes set to begin

Jeff Stein

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