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.

For news updates throughout the day, be sure to follow The Voice on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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1 — The mayor came forward with his budget proposal

Mayor Myrick. (C
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)
The Commons construction. (Jeff Stein/IthacaVoice)

5 — Bill Gates was in the house

MSM-0889MSM-08796 — 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.)
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 is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.