News

C’ville man charged twice in two days

A Cortlandville man faces charges in two cases this week stemming from a domestic dispute and complaint in the town of Corltandville. Cortland County sheriff’s officers responded about …

Transportation council seeks input for long-range plan

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council updating its Long-Range Transportation Plan for Tompkins County to extend planning through 2045 and seeks public comment. An open house to …

Cortland police honor drone officer

Cortland police Officer Matthew Maniaci was named the 2023 Police Officer of the Year this week at a Cortland Common Council meeting. Chief Paul Sandy presented the award to Maniaci, who …
Experience Cortland's newest ice cream trail stretches from Cincinnatus to Cortlandville, and Truxton to Virgil.

Dairy sweet trail over Cortland

One ice cream after another, and down the hatch it goes. Before you know it, you’ve made 11 stops. The stops venture throughout the Cortland County Ice Cream Trail from Experience …
Today in features
The cats of Gilligan's Island: The Musical rehearses the song
Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale at Center for the Arts
Gilligan’s Island is not a perfect musical, said Director Jim Coon. But the perfect cast, and perfect execution, can make it a three-hour tour instead of a three-hour ordeal. Center for …
A re-enactor attends the 2023 New Jersey Renaissance Festival. A series of camps will show participants how to make their own costumes -- as renaissance revivalists or super heroes -- as well as dolls, accessories and other fashions.
Make your look
Need a new hobby this summer? Take up doll-making, or sew your next Halloween costume. This summer, Magpie Custom Creations, in the Cortland Corset Building on East Court Street, is offering …
Ralph Turturro discusses details of a painting he based on the death of Carole Lombard, the star of the 1938 comedy
‘It’s not just marks on paper’
Artist Ralph Turturro sees a split-second moment in a film, and creates an 8-foot-long painting interpreting it, and everything else surrounding it. Turturro’s show, “Excape …
John Warmb perfoms with his folk punk band Rent Strike. Rent Strike will play next week at Cortland ReUse in a concert including Homer Visitor, Home for Bugs and Officious.
DIY concert space
The punk scene is all about D.I.Y., or doing it yourself, said Sawyer Wolak, a performer and show organizer. That makes Cortland ReUse the perfect venue for the genre. Cortland ReUse is hosting …
Bay plants are a tree, but grow well in pots -- just keep them trimmed to a manageable bush. Dollar for dollar, growing herbs is one of the best investments a cook can make in the kitchen.
Herbs can bring a forest of flavors on your back deck
Nobody told me the herb was a tree. Today, the potted bay plants I bought about a decade ago for about $8 at a farmers market are better termed “saplings.” If I stripped every leaf …
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Death notices
Timmy Crouch, 59, of Cortland, passed away on May 18, 2024. Burial will take place on Friday at 10am, Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. Wright-Beard is assisting the family.
Margaret J. Neuman, 88, of Route 11, Homer, passed away on May 16, 2024. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, …
Miss Lisa DeStefano, 53, of Cortland passed away on May 12, 2024 Arrangements will be announced by Riccardi Funeral Home when complete.
Shirley M. Smith King, 88, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY.
Sports

Cortland baseball shut out by Westhill in quarters

Cortland’s Antonio Terrazas, right, prepares to make a pitch against Westhill in the quarterfinals of the Section III Class A tournament Thursday at Westhill High School. Terrazas had a hit and threw two scoreless innings of relief in the Purple Tigers’ 4-0 loss.
SYRACUSE –– The No. 5 Cortland baseball team hung right with No. 4 Westhill, but the Purple Tigers struggled to get the big hits and fell to the Warriors 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the …

Cincy softball beats Brookfield, moves to semis

he No. 1 Cincinnatus softball team worked out of a couple tough spots late to beat No. 9 Brookfield 3-2 Thursday at Cincinnatus Central School. Cincinnatus will face No. 5 Oriskany (19-2) at 1:30 …

Moravia baseball falls to T-burg in sectional semis

TRUMANSBURG –– The No. 3 Moravia baseball team was unable to keep up with No. 2 Trumansburg Wednesday, as the Blue Raiders slowly pulled away from the Blue Devils and won 10-0 in five …
Homer's Logan Stauber, center left, lays a hit on an Indian River attackman Wednesday night at Homer High School.

Hard-hitting Homer boys lacrosse edges Indian River

The No. 3 Homer boys lacrosse team laid the lumber for all 48 minutes and Cooper Swartz scored the game-winning goal with 4:41 left as the Trojans beat No. 6 Indian River 7-6 Wednesday night at Homer …
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Remy Jensen, Ruthalina Caravella and Emma Robideau run through a scene from the Homer Thespian Society's production of
Remy Jensen, Ruthalina Caravella and Emma Robideau run through a scene from the Homer Thespian Society's production of
Remy Jensen, Ruthalina Caravella and Emma Robideau run through a scene from the Homer Thespian Society's production of
Remy Jensen, Ruthalina Caravella and Emma Robideau run through a scene from the Homer Thespian Society's production of
Remy Jensen, Ruthalina Caravella and Emma Robideau run through a scene from the Homer Thespian Society's production of