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Cortland, Cayuga, Tompkins remain low risk

Cortland and Tompkins counties remained a low risk of coronavirus spread, the federal government reported Thursday, as the risk in Broome and Tioga counties remained medium.The risk level remains low …

Unemployment drops to historic low in Cortland

Unemployment dropped in Cortland County to 2.5% in October, even as 600 people joined the labor force since October 2021. Data from the state Department of Labor showed that 22,200 of Cortland …

McGraw man found with $5,000 in drugs

A McGraw man is in the Cortland County Jail without bail following a search Thursday of his home that turned up more than $5,000 in illegal drugs, police said.Chester L. Burdick, 47 of West Main …

Cortland hits 19,000 jobs for first time since pandemic started

Cortland County added 600 jobs in October, compared with October 2021, bringing it to 19,000 jobs, the most since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, shutting down the world economy, show …
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An Immersive Christmas Carol
As the countdown to Christmas continues, there’s nothing like telling an old story in a new way, such as filling an old industrial building with ghosts, Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim. Tammie …
Singer/Songwriter night hosted by Dan Forsyth
TODAY Singer/Songwriter night hosted by Dan Forsyth, 6 to 8 p.m. at Hopshire Farm and Brewery, Dryden.Trivia, 7 to 9 p.m. at ONCO Fermentations, Tully.Trivia, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at McGraw Box Brewing, …
Cortland Repertory Theatre offers holiday events
Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown, at 24 Port Watson St. in Cortland, offers a month of holiday shows and events.For the first time since 2019, CRT offers a weekend of Photos with Santa, 10 a.m. to …
Cortland students to perform in Rochester ensembles
Cortland Junior Senior High School seniors Vincenzo Perfetti and Amanda Hopko have been selected to perform at the New York State School Music Association’s winter conference Dec. 1 to 4 in …
Greek Peak opens for the ski season
Despite the rain, hundreds of skiers and snowboarders slid the slopes Friday at Greek Peak for its opening day, marking the first run of the year for many of those who attended.“It's still …
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New portal improves cancer patient care with rapid access to treatment team and services

A new patient portal at the Cayuga Cancer Center is improving communication and collaboration between patients and their care providers to enhance cancer treatments. Margery Pask of Ithaca is one …
Death notices
 Virginia Bixler, 99, of Groton, died Nov. 28, 2022. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. There are no calling hours.
Duane Eibert, 80, of Marathon, died Nov. 26, 2022. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 Gregory A. Lee, 58, of Willet, died Nov. 26, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.
Fred (Freddie) Raymond Williams, Jr., 35, died Nov. 25, 2022. Calling hours will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland, with a celebration of life to follow …
Sports

Slow second half from Groton boys basketball lets Lansing pull away

LANSING — Despite only trailing by six points heading into the second half, the Groton boys basketball team went cold and Lansing pulled away for a 49-31 win in the championship game of the …

Moravia girls basketball fizzles out in loss to Skaneateles

After holding a 10-8 lead through one quarter, the Moravia girls basketball team started to struggle offensively and lost 49-36 to Skaneateles Saturday at Homer High School in the championship game …

Apker scored 20 as Homer girls basketball, Sovocool get first win

Catherine Apker scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the first half to help the Homer girls basketball team jump out to an early lead and finish off a 45-28 win over LaFayette Saturday at Homer …

Cortland girls basketball to rely on returners for success

The Cortland girls basketball team lost several key pieces from last year's team, but it also has many pieces returning from a team that went 13-7 last year and made it to the Section III Class A …
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