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Sheriff says jail faces overcrowding again

Crowding at the Cortland County Jail, which once cost the county $1 million a year, is returning, Sheriff Mark Helms said this week, as inmates who were free without bail before conviction now must …

BBQ helps fund new police dog

A chicken barbecue today in Homer will raise money for the Cortland Police Department’s canine program. People can pick up food starting 11 a.m. at Anderson Farm Market on Route 281. Dinner, …

Police/Fire - May 21, 2022

Police: Man had $7,000 in drugs A Cortland man was charged Thursday with having more than $7,000 in illegal drugs during a traffic stop in Cortland, Cortland County sheriff’s officers …

Coronavirus Briefs - May 21, 2022

15 new cases in Cortland County Cortland County saw 15 new cases of COVID-19, the state Health Department reported Friday, bringing the county to a total of 11,464 cases since the pandemic …
Today in features
It’s party time!
It will be celebration time for Lonnie Park and guests 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 as the Center for the Arts of Homer throws a concert honoring the Freeville artist and producer at the 72 S. Main St., …
Marking history
Obtaining a New York State historical marker for the former Cincinnatus Academy was a yearlong process for Sharon Pesesky. “This was a killer,” said Beth MacRae, co-chairwoman of the …
Retired banker loves Cortland
Maryanne Wilbur Hart, 72, of Cortland, a retired banker who put in 35 years on the job, was taking a walk Friday through Suggett Park, and agreed to an interview. She worked at First National Bank of …
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 …
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Death notices
GREENE — David Greene, 83, of Cortland, died Jan. 15, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the …
KILE — Shirley A. Kile, 89, of Clinton St., Homer, died May 17, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home. SMITH — Michael K. Smith, …
MILLER — Cynthia J. Miller, 69, of Dryden, died May 13, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Peruville New Testament Church. The family will receive friends from 9 to …
BEERMAN — Sharon R. Beerman, 87, of Cortland, May 16, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home. MILLER — Cynthia J Miller, 69, of …
Sports

Back like it never left

DRYDEN — As Georgia Braxton of Dryden wheeled her way down the track and across the finish line, she was cheered on by volunteers, students and her parents, Donta Braxton and Cathy Combs, …

Dryden boys win IAC championship

Aidan Kalousdian, Xavier Scott and Bryant DePaull led the Dryden boys track & field team to an IAC championship Thursday, with Kalousdian winning two events and Scott and DePaull each winning …

Cornell named league MVP

The IAC softball all-star selections were announced Wednesday with a number of local athletes being selected by coaches, including Kahlen Cornell being named IAC North Large Schools MVP. Cornell, …

IAC champs Dryden ready for sectionals

The No. 3 Dryden baseball team’s regular season is over and the Lions now look ahead to a meeting with No. 6 Waverly (10-9) at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex in the …
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