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You never know what skills you’ll need to call upon in my line of work. The latest? Music. I was a less than mediocre baritone in the high school chorus. I’ve been known to belt out …

Zoning commission approves ‘bong ban’

The city will have a public hearing tonight on restricting smoke shops to a zone that roughly conforms to the Riverside Plaza near Interstate 81’s exit 11.

United Way sets annual meeting

The United Way for Cortland County will host a virtual public meeting of the board of directors during from 4 to 4:45 p.m. March 19. A brief business meeting will be conducted and the virtual …

Car crash leads to DWI charges

Accused: Alana M. Kroner, 25, of Tompkins Street, Cortland Charges: Driving while intoxicated, driving with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08%, misdemeanors; failure to use designated …
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Homer to open “Beauty and the Beast”
This December, schools will no longer be allowed to perform Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” because Disney is withdrawing performance rights. To give the show a good sendoff, Homer …
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Colorectal cancer rates decline in Cortland region as more patients have colonoscopies

Colonoscopy has been a lifesaver for many patients by detecting colorectal cancer early when it is most treatable and often curable.
Nearly 80% of the residents ages 50-64 in Cortland and most nearby counties have been screened for colorectal cancer, the current New York State health data show. That’s well above the …
Death notices
KINGDON — Stanley G. Kingdon, 79, of Willet, died on Feb. 27, 2024. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, on Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 1 …
Mark Leonard Ripley Mark Leonard Ripley, 98, of Sun City Center, FL passed away on January 23, 2024. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 4 th at 10:30 a.m. at Dresserville Bible Baptist …
Maria Klimaszewski, 98, of Groton passed away February 24, 2024. Calling hours will be at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams Street, Groton on March 1, 2024 from 5pm to 8pm. Burial will be in the …
Steven E. Schoonover, of Fair Haven Rd., Homer, passed away on February 22, 2024. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
Tully’s Ryan Rauber, center, runs in the 300-meter dash Saturday at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Rauber finished sixth in the federation and second in the public high school division while also breaking a Section III record.

Tully’s Rauber breaks Section III record at states

Tully junior Ryan Rauber broke a 20-year-old Section III record twice in the boys 300-meter dash to finish sixth in the state after entering as the No. 19 seed Saturday at the New York State Indoor …
Moravia's Kyler Proper makes a pass against Delaware Academy Saturday at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Moravia boys basketball goes back-to-back

DRYDEN -- After a less than ideal first half from No. 3 Moravia against No. 4 Delaware Academy, the Blue Devils got the spark they needed in the second half, took the lead and hung on to win their second consecutive Section IV Class C title by a score of 49-42 Saturday at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Moravia moves on to the regional round, where it takes on the Section III winner Waterville, which beat Hamilton 69-59, at a time TBA on Saturday, March 9. at Onondaga Community College.  
Moravia's Jordan Smith handles the ball against Watkins Glen Friday at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Late game surge sends Moravia girls basketball to first ever sectional title

DRYDEN -- The No. 3 Moravia girls basketball team pulled away from No. 1 Watkins Glen in the final 30 seconds of regulation to win the first sectional title in its history with a 50-42 win Saturday at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The Blue Devils move on and play the Section III winner Hamilton, which beat West Canada Valley 55-50, Friday at 11 a.m. March 9 at Onondaga Community College.  
Cortland's Aubree Larkin looks to get by a defender against Indian River during the Section III Class A championship game Friday at Onondaga Community College.

Cortland battles, falls short in Class A title game

SYRACUSE –– The No. 2 Cortland girls basketball team battled right with No. 1 Indian River for a majority of the Section III Class A championship Friday at Onondaga Community College, but …
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Artist Michelle LoGerfo matches her painting
Artist Michelle LoGerfo matches her painting
Artist Michelle LoGerfo matches her painting
Artist Michelle LoGerfo matches her painting
Artist Michelle LoGerfo matches her painting