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 repair crews sounding alarm over manpower, budget deficits

2 — Have you had enough delicious waffles in your life? No? Then this story’s for you

3 — Dangerous no longer? A local elementary school gets good news

4 — Meth, a getaway car … and a man arrested on foot by I-81

5 — The Cornell Sun has a nice story about Saturday’s Simeon’s relief event

6 — Newest musical act announced for State Theatre may try to break your heart

Jeff Tweedy will play the State Theatre of Ithaca on September 24. (Courtesy of Dan Smalls Presents)

7 — City, state joining forces for solutions after Simeon’s crash

8 —The Journal’s Andrew Casler on a natural gas pipeline plan

9 — Radio station talks to Commons shops to get take on construction’s impact

10 — Ithaca’s Jon Jones involved in fight before fight

Jeff Stein

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