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 — After weeks and weeks of frustration, is burglary spree snapped?

2 — Anger and confusion for staff suddenly laid off by well-known Ithaca watering hole

Rulloff’s bar on Monday. (Jeff Stein/Ithaca Voice)

3 — New tool for responders used to save town of Ithaca woman

4 — Fighting to raise awareness of environmental crises, one step at a time

5 — Talking to a musician whose band had a great, great set at the State Theatre

6 — We looked at the county budget plan, which — on first read — seems to avoid draconian cuts/tax rises

7 — Some development news from around the county

8 — The Ithaca Times reports more closely on one of those development sites

9 — The Cornell Sun looks at alcohol-induced medical transports

10 — And The Journal reports on a child pornography case

Jeff Stein

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