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Cortland County adds 600 jobs in April

Cortland County added 600 jobs in April from the year before, up to 18,400 jobs, but that remains below the 19,600 of April 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic forced a shutdown. The county in …

TC3 joins colleges with Educational Opportunities Program

DRYDEN — Tompkins Cortland Community College was among four community colleges added recently to campuses where the state’s Educational Opportunity Program is available, providing access …

Coronavirus Briefs - May 23, 2022

Cortland County: 12 new cases Cortland County saw 12 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the state Health Department reported Sunday, bringing the county to a total of 11,476 cases since the …

Coronavirus Recap - May 23, 2022

May 17 Cathy Wood of DeRuyter used to wear masks as soon as she got out of the car. But she hasn’t done that in a while since the mask mandate was lifted by the state in …
Today in features
Enjoying the dog days
Tammy Barrows-Goddard wanted to remember her chocolate lab, Josie, in a special way. When the dog died, the Cortland woman started a canine comfort service – called “Josie’s …
It’s party time!
It will be celebration time for Lonnie Park and guests 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 as the Center for the Arts of Homer throws a concert honoring the Freeville artist and producer at the 72 S. Main St., …
Marking history
Obtaining a New York State historical marker for the former Cincinnatus Academy was a yearlong process for Sharon Pesesky. “This was a killer,” said Beth MacRae, co-chairwoman of the …
Retired banker loves Cortland
Maryanne Wilbur Hart, 72, of Cortland, a retired banker who put in 35 years on the job, was taking a walk Friday through Suggett Park, and agreed to an interview. She worked at First National Bank of …
The trails meander; the future beckons; the past remains
My grandfather would take me into the woods, roving past groves and marshes, hills and the odd cranberry bog. It was summertime in the 1970s. I’d spend a week with my grandparents in a …
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Death notices
COON — Archie Coon, 80, of Cortland, died May 15, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, 30 Homer Ave., Cortland. A luncheon will follow at the …
GREENE — David Greene, 83, of Cortland, died Jan. 15, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. The Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the …
KILE — Shirley A. Kile, 89, of Clinton St., Homer, died May 17, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home. SMITH — Michael K. Smith, …
MILLER — Cynthia J. Miller, 69, of Dryden, died May 13, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Peruville New Testament Church. The family will receive friends from 9 to …
Sports

Duo bound for Utica

High school teammates often play together for years before competing at the varsity level, but after they graduate, they tend to go in separate directions. That’s not the case for …

J-D drops Homer boys in lacrosse sectionals

DEWITT — The Homer boys lacrosse team got off to a hot start Saturday in the Section III Class C quarterfinals, but things went downhill quick as the Trojans lost 11-3 to Jamesville-Dewitt at …

SUNY Cortland baseball drops 2 to end season

The SUNY Cortland baseball team had its season come to an end Sunday, as the Red Dragons lost twice to visiting Endicott College, 16-3 and 7-5, during the championship round of the 2022 NCAA Division …

Red Dragon ladies lacrosse falls short in regional semis

EWING, N.J. — No. 7 The College of New Jersey scored five consecutive goals over a 12-minute, 30-second stretch spanning the second and third quarters to break open a tight game and earned a …
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