College names new chief of staff

SUNY Cortland has named an Allegeny College administrator its next chief of staff. April Thompson will start Sept. 1, college President Erik Bitterbaum announced this week. Thompson is vice …

Radio station gives away backpacks, supplies

Radio station Z95.5 of Ithaca will give away backpacks and school supplies Saturday at CFCU Credit Union On Port Watson Street in Cortland. It will be one of six such giveaways leading up to the …

BA.5 now 87% of state's COVID cases

The state Department of Health reported this week that the BA.5 subvariant of the omicron variant accounted for 86.9% of all COVID diagnoses in New York, between July 31 and Saturday up from 71.6% …

Dryden committee mulls slow growth in Varna as it pitches land for new development

DRYDEN – Dryden’s recently adopted comprehensive plan calls for increased development in Varna, but the growth is slower than town leaders had expected, they said Wednesday. “We …
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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 …
Grandma living her new gig
Janice Logan, 63, of Tully, a retired nurse, babysits her grandson, Finn, almost 2, these days, and the two were at Suggett Park on a broiling hot Friday. What do you like to do? “I love …
Tailor Made to mark 30 years at Homer Hops
Tink Bennett has learned a thing or two over his 30 years heading Tailor Made. “Surround yourself with good musicians and also, to run it like a business, and make sure everyone that comes …
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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, …

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.

The Standard in Sports Podcast, Episode 7 with Cortland Crush head coach Bill McConnell

Bill McConnell, the president and head coach of the Cortland Crush, talks about winning a second consecutive NYCBL championship, recruiting players for the Crush and the history of the NYCBL with Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast presented by the Cortland Standard.
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