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Service to ease grief after attack in Buffalo

A service to commemorate the 10 people killed last week in a race-based attack in Buffalo and to oppose racism and violence will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cortland Interfaith Center, sponsored by the …

Price Chopper recalls pizza with metal

A brand of frozen pizza available at Price Chopper has been recalled because of the potential to find metal in the meat, Schenectady-based Price Chopper has announced. Palermo Villa, Inc. issued a …

Awards show good journalism can make enemies, or friends

Katie Keyser makes us a lot of friends. The city desk and its reporters pursue public accountability journalism. As important as that work is to make sure public officials and institutions work in …

Coronavirus Briefs - May 24, 2022

4 new cases in Cortland County Cortland County saw four new cases of COVID-19, the state Health Department reported Monday, bringing the county to a total of 11,480 cases since the pandemic …
Today in features
Enjoying the dog days
Tammy Barrows-Goddard wanted to remember her chocolate lab, Josie, in a special way. When the dog died, the Cortland woman started a canine comfort service – called “Josie’s …
It’s party time!
It will be celebration time for Lonnie Park and guests 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 as the Center for the Arts of Homer throws a concert honoring the Freeville artist and producer at the 72 S. Main St., …
Marking history
Obtaining a New York State historical marker for the former Cincinnatus Academy was a yearlong process for Sharon Pesesky. “This was a killer,” said Beth MacRae, co-chairwoman of the …
Retired banker loves Cortland
Maryanne Wilbur Hart, 72, of Cortland, a retired banker who put in 35 years on the job, was taking a walk Friday through Suggett Park, and agreed to an interview. She worked at First National Bank of …
The trails meander; the future beckons; the past remains
My grandfather would take me into the woods, roving past groves and marshes, hills and the odd cranberry bog. It was summertime in the 1970s. I’d spend a week with my grandparents in a …
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Death notices
DAVIS — John Davis, 71, of Cortland, died May 17, 2022. Calling hours will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home. HEDLUND — Grace A. Hedlund, 88, of Cortland, died Feb. 22, …
COON — Archie Coon, 80, of Cortland, died May 15, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, 30 Homer Ave., Cortland. A luncheon will follow at the …
GREENE — David Greene, 83, of Cortland, died Jan. 15, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the …
KILE — Shirley A. Kile, 89, of Clinton St., Homer, died May 17, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home. SMITH — Michael K. Smith, …
Sports

Dryden falls in Section IV quarters

Down 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Dryden baseball team put together a rally and made it a one-run game with two outs and the tying run 90 feet away. But they failed to get …

5 local teams qualify for Section III tournament

The Cortland, Homer, Tully, McGraw and DeRuyter baseball teams all qualified for their respective Section III tournaments and will start their quests for a title this week. Cortland will be the …

Homer, Cincinnatus, DeRuyter ready to make sectional runs

With the regular season concluding May 22, the Homer, Cincinnatus and DeRuyter softball teams have all qualified for the Section III playoffs. Homer will be participating in the Class B tournament …

Shooting - May 24, 2022

Jay Portzline League The McGraw Gun Club won the league’s Shelly Riter Trophy. McGraw is atop the standings with 3,273 clay targets hit as a team. Tompkins County (3,181), Homer (3,207) and …
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