Welcome to the quickest way to learn the day’s most important local news.

We call it the Ithaca news cheat sheet. Sponsored by Quilters Corner, it features a rundown of the 10 biggest headlines from the area.

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1 — The mayor came forward with his budget proposal

Mayor Myrick. 

2 — How it could affect your taxes

3 — Commons businesses are upset, and arrived at City Hall to show it in force

4 — The same day we happened to be reporting another construction delay

The Commons construction. (Jeff Stein/IthacaVoice)

5 — Bill Gates was in the house

6 — We wrote a wish list for Cornell’s new president, Elizabeth Garrett

Mayor Myrick with the outgoing and incoming Cornell presidents. (Courtesy of the mayor’s Facebook page.)

7 — The Ithaca Times looked at the effect of construction on some local retailers

8 — Syracuse.com on fall foliage

9 — (Insert Ashokan Farewell here)

10 — The Ithaca Physics Bus breaks some sort of barrier!

Jeff Stein

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