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Legislators recommend 911 transcription service

Alerts can be set for certain words, like “gun,” under a transcription service Cortland County legislators are considering for the 911 call center. The alert would send a signal to …

Heat index to top 100 next week

Heat indexes will top 100 degrees across much of Central New York and the Southern Tier next week, and more than 105 in larger urban areas, the National Weather Service at Binghamton reported …

Child seat safety class offered in Dryden

DRYDEN — A National Child Passenger Safety Certification training course will be offered Aug. 13 to 16 at the Neptune Hose Co. No 1 in Dryden, the Cortland County Health Departmetn announced …

Deadline July 1 for free semiconductor training

DRYDEN — The deadline for military veterans to apply to earn free training in the semiconductor industry is July 1, Tompkins Cortland Community College announced Thursday. The 12-week …
Today in features
The Village Green in Homer in 2014. A plein air event July 19 and 20 organized by the Center for the Arts of Homer will feature artists in the village, showing it through their eyes and brushes.
‘Artist of a different kind’
Plein air painting, or painting landscapes outdoors, isn’t for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, and sometimes you can’t find a nice site to paint, artists say. If you find a nice …
Much of the inspiration for Cameron Coolidge's debut album stems from his childhood in Homer.
Homer native creates country with soul
Marty Coolidge left Homer in 2001 after high school to join the Navy, but his love for his hometown is clear in his music. Coolidge, who uses the stage name Banner Johnson, has amassed more than …
Children run to catch candy thrown by firefighters on North Main Street during the 2023 Homer Firemen Field Day Parade.  More than 10 volunteer fire departments from the across Cortland County took part in the parade.
Plan Your Fun
Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the greater Cortland area. MUSIC June 16: Jazz is Dead with Steve Kimock, Alphonso Johnson, Bobby Lee Rodgers and Pete Levezzoli, 8 p.m., …
The trick to a good pasta salad is a dressing that is neither too creamy nor too thin.
Starting fresh with an old box of pasta
I came across a box of tri-colored pasta while rummaging through the cupboard a couple of weeks ago. Now, something that looks like that shouldn’t be buried under a thick red sauce, not even an …
Luke Dangler painted
Luke Dangler humanizes art
While the art world is being changed by artificial intelligence, artist Luke Dangler is making his art about the artist. Dangler grew up in Homer before studying studio art and music at Nazareth …
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Warm weather increases region’s risk for Lyme disease, new tick-borne diseases

Lyme disease and anaplasmosis are spread by black-legged deer ticks that have expanded their range in upstate New York. Ticks are active any time the temperature is above 30 degrees and there is no snow cover. After you have been hiking in brushy areas, check yourself and your family for ticks.
The warm weeks ahead will bring more opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational sports, gardening, and family gatherings. They also bring a higher risk for contracting tick-borne infections …
Death notices
Martha J. (Fitch) DeMond, 76, of Shawnee Mission, KS, passed away March 26, 2024. A celebration of Martha’s life will be held at Marathon United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 7, from 1-3pm. …
Anthony J. Astarita, 86, of Schoharie, formerly of Groton, passed away on June 8, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday June 15, 2024 at St. Anthony’s …
Lonnie L. Marcey (76) passed away on June 1, 2024, at Wilson Memorial Hospital (UHS) in Johnson City. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 …
Bonnie Lee (Royce) Leitch, 70, of Locke NY, passed away on May 30, 2024. Friends may call from 1:00-3:00 PM on Saturday, June 15 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Avenue, Groton. A time of …
Sports

Crush play to tie with Salt Cats

The Cortland Crush got out to an early 4-0 lead, but the Syracuse Salt Cats kept the Crush off the board in the late innings and surged back to tie the score at four to played to a 4-4 tie with the …

Crush can’t contain Ridgemen offense, fall 11-5

The Cortland Crush could not contain the Rochester Ridgemen’s offense on Thursday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, as the Crush surrendered a season-high 11 runs and fell 11-5. The Crush are …

Crush lose late to Salt Cats

SYRACUSE –– The Cortland Crush led the Syracuse Salt Cats 2-1 through eight and a half innings, but the Salt Cats scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth and the Crush failed to …

Crush split doubleheader with Spartans

The Cortland Crush split a doubleheader with the Syracuse Spartans Tuesday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. The Crush fell to the Spartans 3-0 to open the day and secured a 4-1 win in the second …
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Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.