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Tompkins confirms 3rd monkeypox case

The Tompkins County Health Department confirmed on Tuesday a third case of monkeypox identified in a Tompkins County resident and asked residents to remain aware of the virus' symptoms and to reduce …

Cortland man charged with having heroin, cocaine, more

A Cortland man was accused Tuesday of having more than $2,800 worth of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs on Saturday in the parking lot of a business on Route 11 in the town of …

13 new cases in Cortland County

Cortland County saw 13 new cases of COVID-19, the state Health Department reported Tuesday, bringing the county to a total of 11,909 cases since the pandemic began. Tompkins and Cayuga counties …

When to get a second COVID booster: Now, or later?

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 think you're most likely to be …
Today in features
'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 …
'Firebringer' comes to Cortland Youth Bureau tonight
A raucous original musical by team StarKid, “Firebringer” tells the story of the dawn of humanity, when one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the …
'Garden of Earthly Delights'
Jo Boring is in her element — writing a story that dancers will accentuate for a burlesque show — “Garden of Earthly Delights” – that will take the stage Saturday at the …
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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
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, …
CASTERLINE — Edward Casterline Sr., 80, of Cortland, died July 27, 2022. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton. …
RIGHTMIRE — Michael K. Rightmire, 66, of Marathon, and formerly of Dryden, died July 28, 2022. No formal services are planned. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, is assisting the family.
RABELER — Shirley Rabeler, 96, of Cortland, died May 4, 2022. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fouts Farm, 1356 state Route 222, Cortland. A memorial service will follow at 11 …
Sports

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 6 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.

Wineburg has strong summer on CNY PGA Jr. Tour

After narrowly missing out on a spot in the New York state girls golf tournament, Homer's Bethany Wineburg, a rising junior, has taken to the CNY PGA Jr. Tour to continue elevating her golf game.
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