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2 die in agricultural accident in Clinton

Memorial services have been set for a 33-year-old off-duty Cuyler firefighter who died alongside a Tully firefighter in a farming accident Thursday in the town of Clinton. Calling hours for …

I look like I have no style sense. But I do

The history professor plunked down the 20-page paper in front of me and said, with a subtle snide tone: “I would think a writer would know how to spell ‘adviser.’” I had …

The Cortland Report, Episode 3: David Deckard and the system for homelessness

David Deckard and his wife, Patricia, spent 11 months homeless before they could crawl out of their hole and into a home. Now Deckard speaks from experience on what's right, and wrong, about the …

Dryden chief: Slow down on battery storage site

DRYDEN – Slow down, please. That’s what Dryden Fire Chief Mark Bell asked Thursday of Town Board members before they consider allowing the Delaware River Solar company to build a …
Today in features
The Village Green in Homer in 2014. A plein air event July 19 and 20 organized by the Center for the Arts of Homer will feature artists in the village, showing it through their eyes and brushes.
‘Artist of a different kind’
Plein air painting, or painting landscapes outdoors, isn’t for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, and sometimes you can’t find a nice site to paint, artists say. If you find a nice …
Much of the inspiration for Cameron Coolidge's debut album stems from his childhood in Homer.
Homer native creates country with soul
Marty Coolidge left Homer in 2001 after high school to join the Navy, but his love for his hometown is clear in his music. Coolidge, who uses the stage name Banner Johnson, has amassed more than …
Children run to catch candy thrown by firefighters on North Main Street during the 2023 Homer Firemen Field Day Parade.  More than 10 volunteer fire departments from the across Cortland County took part in the parade.
Plan Your Fun
Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in the greater Cortland area. MUSIC June 16: Jazz is Dead with Steve Kimock, Alphonso Johnson, Bobby Lee Rodgers and Pete Levezzoli, 8 p.m., …
The trick to a good pasta salad is a dressing that is neither too creamy nor too thin.
Starting fresh with an old box of pasta
I came across a box of tri-colored pasta while rummaging through the cupboard a couple of weeks ago. Now, something that looks like that shouldn’t be buried under a thick red sauce, not even an …
Luke Dangler painted
Luke Dangler humanizes art
While the art world is being changed by artificial intelligence, artist Luke Dangler is making his art about the artist. Dangler grew up in Homer before studying studio art and music at Nazareth …
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Warm weather increases region’s risk for Lyme disease, new tick-borne diseases

Lyme disease and anaplasmosis are spread by black-legged deer ticks that have expanded their range in upstate New York. Ticks are active any time the temperature is above 30 degrees and there is no snow cover. After you have been hiking in brushy areas, check yourself and your family for ticks.
The warm weeks ahead will bring more opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational sports, gardening, and family gatherings. They also bring a higher risk for contracting tick-borne infections …
Death notices
Justine Domineske, 98 of Cortland, passed away on June 13, 2024. A calling hour will be held on Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. from 2 to 3pm.
Catherine A. Haight of Cortland passed away on June 15, 2024 at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. will announce the services …
Ann Marie Mooney, 77, of Homer, passed away on June 10, 2024. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
Barbara A. (Stengle) Brown, 87, formerly of Marathon, NY, passed away on Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the …

One last PR

Crush play to tie with Salt Cats

The Cortland Crush got out to an early 4-0 lead, but the Syracuse Salt Cats kept the Crush off the board in the late innings and surged back to tie the score at four to played to a 4-4 tie with the …

Crush can’t contain Ridgemen offense, fall 11-5

The Cortland Crush could not contain the Rochester Ridgemen’s offense on Thursday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex, as the Crush surrendered a season-high 11 runs and fell 11-5. The Crush are …
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Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.
Stealing Signs performs recently at Cortland Beer Co. The band got its start at SUNY Cortland, but now plays the local music scene.