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Dryden sets hearing on Quarry Road project

DRYDEN – A Pennsylvania company seeks to upgrade a contractor’s yard near Ithaca, saying upgrades it proposes to make to the site will be minimal and less impactful than what neighbors …

Homer man accused of sexually abusing minor

A Homer man faces felony charges, accused of sexually abusing a child. Dale Phillips Sr., 65, was charged Friday with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, as well as forcible touching and …

Dryden historical society plans OP sale

DRYDEN — The Dryden Town Historical Society will have its annual OP Sale June 14 and 15 at the Southworth Homestead at 14 North Street in Dryden. The OP sale is an opportunity to donate …

Pride Prom Saturday in Cortland

A Pride Prom will be held for high school students Saturday night at the Cortland YMCA, 22 Tompkins St.  The prom, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m, is free and open to any queer students and …
Today in features
Apollo 10 orbits the moon in May 1969, 55 years ago this month. The mission was to test the systems before the actual moon landing with Apollo 11.
Apollo 10 gets so close to the moon 55 years ago this month
On May 18, 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 10 mission. Apollo 10 was designed to test every part of the Apollo 11 mission, except for the landing. Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young were …
Beef barley stew is a bowl full of comfort. The barley absorbs much of the liquid, creating a creamy, if carby, texture.
Beef barley stew for your inner carbivore
The spousal unit is a carbivore. Potatoes, pasta, white rice — if it has so little flavor that anything dresses it up, and such a soft texture that chewing isn’t necessary, she’s on …
The cats of Gilligan's Island: The Musical rehearses the song
Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale at Center for the Arts
Gilligan’s Island is not a perfect musical, said Director Jim Coon. But the perfect cast, and perfect execution, can make it a three-hour tour instead of a three-hour ordeal. Center for …
A re-enactor attends the 2023 New Jersey Renaissance Festival. A series of camps will show participants how to make their own costumes -- as renaissance revivalists or super heroes -- as well as dolls, accessories and other fashions.
Make your look
Need a new hobby this summer? Take up doll-making, or sew your next Halloween costume. This summer, Magpie Custom Creations, in the Cortland Corset Building on East Court Street, is offering …
Ralph Turturro discusses details of a painting he based on the death of Carole Lombard, the star of the 1938 comedy
‘It’s not just marks on paper’
Artist Ralph Turturro sees a split-second moment in a film, and creates an 8-foot-long painting interpreting it, and everything else surrounding it. Turturro’s show, “Excape …
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Death notices
MaryAnn Robinson, 96 of Groton formerly of Lansing died May 27, 2024. Calling hours from 10-11 am followed by a funeral service at 11 am on Monday, June 3, 2024 at Perkins Funeral Home. Burial in …
Lindsay A. Orr, 45, of Groton, passed away on May 25, 2024. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 31 at Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Avenue, Groton. Family and friends will …
Paul L. Palmer, 78, of Locke, passed away on May 24, 2024. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 1 at the Moravia VFW Post 7127, 14 Adams St., Moravia. Private interment …
Velma “Tillie” German passed away on May 25, 2024. Calling Hours will be at Zirbel Funeral Home on May 31 from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Service will be on June 1, 2024 at Saint Anthony Parish in …
Sports

Cincy softball capitalizes on errors, headed to finals

Cincinnatus' Addison Stith celebrates after hitting a double Saturday at Carrier Park.
EAST SYRACUSE –– The No. 1 Cincinnatus softball team took advantage of No. 5 Oriskany’s mistakes, resulting in an 11-1 win in the Section III Class D semifinals Saturday at Carrier …
Homer's Ben Bradshaw attempts to start a clearance Saturday at Fayetteville-Manlius High School.

Homer boys lacrosse stifles South Jeff in semis

MANLIUS –– The No. 3 Homer boys lacrosse team played stellar defense for 48 minutes and held No. 2 South Jefferson to just four goals in a 10-4 win in the Section III Class C semifinals …

The Standard in Sports Podcast, Episode 35: Dryden boys lacrosse coach Colton Oliver

Dryden head boys lacrosse coach Colton Oliver talks about his first season at the helm, developing relationships with players and the off-season plans with Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast, presented by the Cortland Standard.

April Athlete of the Month: Cincinnatus’ Payton Gerrard

Cincinnatus sophomore Payton Gerrard is the Cortland Standard’s April Athlete of the Month, sponsored by the Royal Auto Group. Gerrard is a shortstop and pitcher on Cincinnatus’ …
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Area 51 owner Fran Crowe poses with a crow that he 3D-printed.
Area 51 owner Fran Crowe poses with a crow that he 3D-printed.
Area 51 owner Fran Crowe poses with a crow that he 3D-printed.
Area 51 owner Fran Crowe poses with a crow that he 3D-printed.
Area 51 owner Fran Crowe poses with a crow that he 3D-printed.