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Cortland to seek finance chief

Cortland city leaders want to hire a city manager. Instead, they voted Tuesday night to seek a director of administration and finance. Mayor Scott Steve has been filled the position since he took …

Seven cases reported in Cortland County

Cortland County reported seven cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 12,524, the state Health Department reports. Tompkins and Cayuga …

Police find man with heroin, meth

Accused: Joseph C. Zoll, 4297 Route 11 E3, CortlandvilleCharges: Two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanorDetails: A Cortland police detective …

Propane behind food trailer explosion

Investigators continue seeking a cause into the explosion Sunday of a food trailer at the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. Cortland Fire Chief Wayne Friedman said the explosion was caused by a propane …
Today in features
Retiree enjoying life
James Scheetz, 73, of Homer, found himself exercising Friday at the YWCA Cortland. He has been a member for almost 10 months. He is retired, but has been a baker, jewelry sales person and served in …
Fake it till you mAke it
Paintings and sculptures have been cropping up in the old boiler room of the Crescent Commons building for months as comedian and artist Paul Kozlowski transformed it into the Ake gallery.Kozlowski, …
Mind your Mondays
Usui reiki master Rhonda Giglio of Homer is on a mission to help people find joy. Giglio, a frequent visitor and participant at the YWCA Cortland, will lead a four-day program that provides space for …
Tompkins returns to a tradition -- quilts
DRYDEN — Tompkins County Quilters Guild will have Traditons and Beyond Quilt Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Admission is $6; the event is …
The shortcut to traditional butter chicken
When I go to Indian restaurants with my friends, most of them will stare at the menu for 10 minutes then order butter chicken. It’s a dish my mom often made at home, too. I am from …
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Get your flu shot by Halloween

Getting a flu vaccine before the end of October helps reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, missed work and school due to sickness, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. …
Death notices
Cindy (Church) Williams, 48, of Cortland, died Sept 18, 2022. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Gerald Williamson, formerly of Cortland, died Sept. 8, 2022.  A full obituary and services will be announced by Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.
Margaret C. “Peg”  Davis, 81, of Marathon, died Sept. 17, 2022. A service will be held Wednesday at Marathon Civic Center, Marathon, 4 to 6 p.m. 
Anna Lee Pierce, 81, of Clay, died Sept. 19, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
Sports

Marathon boys soccer seniors thrive on senior night

Every member of the Marathon boys soccer team's senior group contributed on senior night as the Olympians cruised to a 5-0 win over Moravia Tuesday at Marathon High School. Seniors Kaiden Cornell, …

Cortland girls soccer wins big on senior night

The Cortland girls soccer team shined on senior night with its highest goal-scoring total of the season and a 6-0 victory over Auburn Monday at Cortland Junior-Senior High School. Seniors Lilly …

Heyer's goal leads Homer boys soccer past Cortland

Lance Heyer scored the game's only goal in the first half to help the Homer boys soccer team snap a three-game winless streak and beat Cortland 1-0 Saturday at Homer High School. Kyler Crump got …

The Standard in Sports Podcast, Episode 13 with Homer head football coach Gary Podsiedlik

Gary Podsiedlik, in his 32nd season as the Homer head football coach, talks about his team's start to the season, the Section III Class B outlook and his team's big game with Indian River this Friday with Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast, presented by the Cortland Standard. This episode was done via Zoom.
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