Coronavirus recap Aug. 15, 2022

Wednesday It’s an interesting decision: Get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible — because who knows when you’ll be exposed? Or try to time the booster for when you …

Around the towns Aug. 15, 2022

Preble seniors to dine Wednesday Preble Seniors have scheduled a potluck dinner for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Preble Park with card bingo to follow. Groton may award salt shed bid The Groton …

Group plans to sponsor Ukrainian family for 2 years

Mary Beth Mathey was moved when she saw the daily news coverage about the plight of Ukrainian families displaced since the invasion of their homeland by Russia began in February. “If it were …

School chiefs: Staff shortages won’t affect start of school year

Staff shortages at schools, including teachers, are common locally and nationally, but superintendents in Cortland County school districts say that it won’t affect their …
Today in features
Legacy Sextet jazz group will play in Cortland
The Jazz Horn Legacy Sextet will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. The Sanctuary Seasonings committee is preparing its first reception for an …
'It's going to be a trip'
Seven years is a long time for people in their 60s and 70s, Linda Smith said — that’s how long it’s been since the Tribe last revived itself in Cortland. “It’s going …
Brockways, bathtub races and bands
A look at what’s happening the next week:
Zucchini: It's so versatile
I had my doubts when Carla Plunkett wanted to highlight zucchini — as in, ask readers for 50 recipes for each year of the Cortland Farmers Market’s tenure. Oh man, zucchini? It’s …
'Returning to roots'
Hugh Riehlman’s family now has three generations of Brockway Truck owners. “I own one Brockway, my son, Joel, owns one, which is featured on all the advertisements this year, and his …
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Tick season precautions can prevent infections

The warm weeks ahead will bring more opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational sports, gardening and family gatherings. They also bring a higher risk for contacting tick-borne infections such as …
Death notices
BROHARD — Doris E. Brohard, 95, of Homer, died Aug. 9, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
A graveside service for Richard and Carol Nowalk will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Virgil Cemetery.
Sharon B. Marshall, 73, of Cortland, died Aug. 5, 2022. A service will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. The burial will follow …
THOMPSON — Zoey Anne Thompson, infant daughter, died July 28, 2022. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Zirbel Funeral Home 115 Williams St., Groton. Burial will be in McLean Cemetery, …

The Standard in Sports Podcast, Episode 8 with Homer girls basketball head coach Brad Sovocool

Brad Sovocool, the new Homer girls basketball head coach, talks about getting his first head coaching gig, his ties to the program and the expectations for the 2022-23 season with Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast, presented by the Cortland Standard.

Homer officially approves Brad Sovocool as head girls basketball coach

Homer officially approved its new varsity girls basketball coaches Tuesday, with Brad Sovocool being named the head coach and Jessica Parmiter taking the assistant coach spot.

Local baseball players take to the sandlot

FABIUS — Local college baseball players, from recently-graduated Cortland standouts Kooper Knabe and Caden Congdon to McGraw alum Brendan May and Cortland alum Nick Cody, got together every Tuesday and Friday to play baseball at Fabius-Pompey Elementary School. They never knew what team they were on or what jersey they were wearing until the day of the game, but they didn’t care.

Timmerman wins Willowbrook championship in playoff

Tammy Timmerman was down six strokes with four holes to play, then took 18 shots to force a playoff hole and eventually win the Willowbrook Golf Club Ladies Championship Sunday at Willowbrook Golf Club. Timmerman said it was the first playoff hole she could remember in a club championship in the last 30 years.
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