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 — Terrible news out of Rochester

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2 — We spoke with “Lou” the hot dog guy about his frustration with the Commons

IMG_03183 — Ithaca’s cops are getting the SWAT gear they’ve requested

4 — Rape case at Cornell leads to judicial referral

5 — The Journal breaks a story about a Cornell lax player’s arrest

6 — Monty Python! In Ithaca!

Monty-Python-and-the-Holy-Grail-1975-Wallpapers7 — National pundits debate reading of Cornell professor’s book about slavery

8 — Bad accident by I-81 today, but nobody injured

9 — The Journal reports on HS football’s return

10 — The Sun’s Tyler Alicea reports on threatening calls

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