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School chiefs: Staff shortages won’t affect start of school year

Staff shortages at schools, including teachers, are common locally and nationally, but superintendents in Cortland County school districts say that it won’t affect their …

COVID-19 restrictions fade this school year

 In late March of 2020, all public school buildings across the country were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote learning grew to take its place. Schools in New York reopened for the …

The classroom calls

Summertime is when 5-year-old Jonathan Fitts enjoys his break, but with school about to start, his father, Jeff Fitts, isn’t letting up on him. “We are practicing alphabets and numbers …

State officials tour DRI projects in Cortland

State Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez toured projects on Main Street in Cortland on Friday that are partially funded by a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative while promoting a …
Today in features
Legacy Sextet jazz group will play in Cortland
The Jazz Horn Legacy Sextet will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. The Sanctuary Seasonings committee is preparing its first reception for an …
'It's going to be a trip'
Seven years is a long time for people in their 60s and 70s, Linda Smith said — that’s how long it’s been since the Tribe last revived itself in Cortland. “It’s going …
Brockways, bathtub races and bands
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 …
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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, …
Sports

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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