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 — Our third profile in a series about the city court judge candidates


2 — Look, ma! They swam in the gorges in the 1800s, too

3 — Highlighting the mind-bending work of just a few Cornell professors

4 — Cornell Sun reports on postponement of former student’s rape trial

5 — Ithaca police put the cat in the bag

6 — After fleeing, Christopher Rundt faces charges at home

7 — MLB hits one out of the park with selection of CU alumnus as commish

8 — The Journal does some development reporting

9 — The Times previews a concert in Trumansburg on Sunday

10 — And WHCU looks at new grant money for consolidation

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