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Data unavailable on new Cortland cases

Data were unavailable Monday on how many new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the weekend, meaning the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began remains at 11,969. Tompkins and Cayuga …

Facts, logic and reason: How two reasonable people can reach different conclusions

We thought we had the same facts. So how could City Editor Kevin Conlon and I, both possessed of a certain amount of logic and reason, come to such different conclusions? That's when we decided …

Coronavirus recap Aug. 15, 2022

Wednesday It’s an interesting decision: Get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible — because who knows when you’ll be exposed? Or try to time the booster for when you …

Around the towns Aug. 15, 2022

Preble seniors to dine Wednesday Preble Seniors have scheduled a potluck dinner for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Preble Park with card bingo to follow. Groton may award salt shed bid The Groton …
Today in features
Everson brings experimental artist Raymon Elozua to Syracuse
SYRACUSE — The Everson Museum of Art announces "Raymon Elozua: Structure/Dissonance," a new exhibition opening Sept. 10. Elozua’s first major museum exhibition since his 2003 …
Legacy Sextet jazz group will play in Cortland
The Jazz Horn Legacy Sextet will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. The Sanctuary Seasonings committee is preparing its first reception for an …
'It's going to be a trip'
Seven years is a long time for people in their 60s and 70s, Linda Smith said — that’s how long it’s been since the Tribe last revived itself in Cortland. “It’s going …
Brockways, bathtub races and bands
A look at what’s happening the next week:
Zucchini: It's so versatile
I had my doubts when Carla Plunkett wanted to highlight zucchini — as in, ask readers for 50 recipes for each year of the Cortland Farmers Market’s tenure. Oh man, zucchini? It’s …
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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
Sue Moravec, 81, of Lansing, died Aug. 16, 2022. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.
Shelva-Jean Edwards-Cusson, 84, of Cortland, died March 5, 2022. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A memorial service …
BROHARD — Doris E. Brohard, 95, of Homer, died Aug. 9, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
A graveside service for Richard and Carol Nowalk will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Virgil Cemetery.
Sports

Fun with guns

When you pull up to the McGraw Sportsman Club, you’re likely to hear gunshots ringing. Whether they come from the rifle range or trap range, it’s likely someone is shooting a gun.

The Standard in Sports Podcast, Episode 8 with Homer girls basketball head coach Brad Sovocool

Brad Sovocool, the new Homer girls basketball head coach, talks about getting his first head coaching gig, his ties to the program and the expectations for the 2022-23 season with Sports Editor Paul Cifonelli on the latest episode of The Standard in Sports Podcast, presented by the Cortland Standard.

Homer officially approves Brad Sovocool as head girls basketball coach

Homer officially approved its new varsity girls basketball coaches Tuesday, with Brad Sovocool being named the head coach and Jessica Parmiter taking the assistant coach spot.

Local baseball players take to the sandlot

FABIUS — Local college baseball players, from recently-graduated Cortland standouts Kooper Knabe and Caden Congdon to McGraw alum Brendan May and Cortland alum Nick Cody, got together every Tuesday and Friday to play baseball at Fabius-Pompey Elementary School. They never knew what team they were on or what jersey they were wearing until the day of the game, but they didn’t care.
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