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Truxton Academy seeks new leader

The head of school for Truxton Academy Charter School announced her resignation last month and applications for the job must be submitted by Tuesday, the school announced Friday. Founding Head of …

Coronavirus Briefs - May 16, 2022

Cortland County: 9 new cases Cortland County saw nine new cases of COVID-19, the state Health Department reported Saturday, bringing the county to a total of 11,406 cases since the pandemic …

Coronavirus Recap - May 16, 2022

May 11 The Truxton senior center has expanded its hours from one to two days each week and plans to add more programs and activities, such as fundraising and summer camp, this year, said the …

Kentucky Derby upset win benefits disabled skiers

Scrap metal businessman Adam Weitsman put down a $5 bet and came away with $75,000 when the longshot of the Kentucky Derby won as an 80-1 long-shot. Weitsman decided to donate his winnings to …
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The trails meander; the future beckons; the past remains
My grandfather would take me into the woods, roving past groves and marshes, hills and the odd cranberry bog. It was summertime in the 1970s. I’d spend a week with my grandparents in a …
Blackbird Film Festival to show 136 short films
Vincent Turturro said he tried to cut the movie he made with his sister, Alena, into a 15-minute film, but he couldn’t do it. “Ours is 21 minutes,” he said this week. “We …
Ghost walk at SUNY Cortland
Don’t pooh-pooh a good ghost story. “Sometimes a ghost story is not just a ghost story,” said SUNY Cortland student Kaitlyn McManus. It can mirror an issue, or a sign of change, …
Once a nurse, always a nurse
The job takes patience. Flexibility. Resilience. And no small amount of compassion. They’re not just nurses, they’re psychiatric nurses. Beyond delivering care to a patient’s …
CRT raises curtain on new marquee
When Cortland Repertory Theatre was renovating the building at 24-26 Port Watson St. to create the new performing arts space “CRT Downtown,” a marquee for the front of the building was …
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Death notices
MANZ — Joan A. (Rose) Manz, 86, formerly of Cincinnatus, died May 14, 2022. There will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
HOWE — William F. Howe, 91, died Jan. 6, 2022. Graveside services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery, Homer. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is …
O’MARA — Patricia O’Mara died Feb. 2, 2022. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The …
GRATTON — Wayne H. Gratton, 63, of Cortland, died April 30, 2022. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald L. Barber Funeral …
Sports

Dow’s dash leads Dryden

AURORA — Colton Dow did it all to end the game for the Dryden baseball team Friday night, striking out three of the four batters he faced on the mound and scoring the winning run as the Lions …

Johnson’s walk-off blast propels Homer

Zander Johnson parked a ball over the center field fence with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Homer overcome a three-run top of the seventh from Westhill and pull out a 7-6 …

Cortland wins SUNYAC, extends record for NCAA appearances in a row

OSWEGO — Tournament MVP Danny Coleman homered and drove in four runs as second-seeded Cortland defeated third-seeded Brockport, 12-9, to win the 2022 SUNYAC Baseball championship at …

Red Dragon ladies make third round of NCAA tourney

Graduate student Hannah Lorenzen scored five goals and added two assists to lead No. 16 Cortland women’s lacrosse team to a 14-11 victory versus No. 25 Roger Williams in the second round of the …
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