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Coronavirus Recap -- Aug. 8, 2022

ThursdayA county emergency communications project slowed during the coronavirus pandemic will resume with funding from a pair of state grants. Cortland County’s Department of Emergency …

Nine new cases in Cortland County

Cortland County saw nine new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the state Health Department reported Sunday, bringing the county to a total of 11,905 cases since the pandemic began. Tompkins and …

Groton driver charged after crash causes injury

Accused: Jake D. O'Brien, 28, of GrotonCharges: Aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felonyDetails: O'Brien's vehicle was stopped about 11:45 p.m. July 9 near Starr Road and Route 13 in …

Police Beat -- Aug. 1, 2022

Police seek two with stolen walletState police in Ithaca seek information on who may have stolen an elderly woman's wallet in Cortland. A Troop C public information officer reported Sunday that …
Today in features
Tailor Made to mark 30 years at Homer Hops
Tink Bennett has learned a thing or two over his 30 years heading Tailor Made. “Surround yourself with good musicians and also, to run it like a business, and make sure everyone that comes …
'Firebringer' comes to Cortland Youth Bureau tonight
A raucous original musical by team StarKid, “Firebringer” tells the story of the dawn of humanity, when one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the …
'Garden of Earthly Delights'
Jo Boring is in her element — writing a story that dancers will accentuate for a burlesque show — “Garden of Earthly Delights” – that will take the stage Saturday at the …
Recipe for better pesto, zucchini brouhaha
I seriously need to get in the kitchen and cook. Cukes need pickling, blueberries have to go into a cake and basil has to be preserved. What happened to July? My head is spinning. Jo …
"Two Pals" watercolor show at Cortland Free Library
Danielle Bellumori of Conyngham, Pennsylvania, and Sandy Cowan of Cortland will stage a watercolor show at the Cortland Free Library in August. About 30 paintings will be the subject of a …
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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
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, …
CASTERLINE — Edward Casterline Sr., 80, of Cortland, died July 27, 2022. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Groton American Legion, 307 Main St., Groton. …
RIGHTMIRE — Michael K. Rightmire, 66, of Marathon, and formerly of Dryden, died July 28, 2022. No formal services are planned. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, is assisting the family.
RABELER — Shirley Rabeler, 96, of Cortland, died May 4, 2022. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fouts Farm, 1356 state Route 222, Cortland. A memorial service will follow at 11 …
Sports

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 6 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.

Wineburg has strong summer on CNY PGA Jr. Tour

After narrowly missing out on a spot in the New York state girls golf tournament, Homer's Bethany Wineburg, a rising junior, has taken to the CNY PGA Jr. Tour to continue elevating her golf game.

Marathon given NYSPHSAA School of Excellence Award

Marathon High School was the only local school acknowledged by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as a School of Excellence. The school earned the award because more than 75% of its athletics teams were recognized as Scholar-Athlete teams.
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