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Dryden approves local law governing solar PILOTs

DRYDEN — The Dryden Town Board on Thursday adopted a local law governing solar-energy developments. Board members also learned fire coordinator Chris O’Connor continues to pursue …

Canastota man charged with inappropriate sexual contact

A Canastota man has been charged with in appropriate sexual contact with a person at least four times in 2010 and 2011 in the Cortland, Cortland County sheriff’s officers said. Nicholas R. …

Taco Bell breaks ground Thursday in C’ville

A new Taco Bell restaurant will break ground at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 860 Route 13, Cortlandville, in front of the Price Chopper grocery, the Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce has announced. The …

Library names interim chiefs

The Cortland Free Library has announced that Kay Zaharis and Priscilla Berggren-Thomas will become interim co-directors of the library as it seeks a permanent position. They begin April 22. …
Today in features
If you want responsible adults, give them chores as kids, developmental psychologist Thomas Lickona says.
How not to spoil kids: Teach responsibility
A single mother who works full time says that when she gets home from work and asks her 16- and 14-year-old daughters for help with dinner, they respond, “That’s your job.” A …
Filmmakers and Blackbird Festival workers hang out at the Ake Gallery in 2023, part of the tour of last year's festival.
Artists meet Cortland; Cortland meets artists
It’s easy and mindless to watch a film at the movie theater or on your couch. Watch it with the filmmaker, director or actors sitting right by you; you’ll connect with the material on a …
Tomato soup is a crowd pleaser: easy to make, easy to customize and easy to avoid leftovers.
A soup even a crowd could love
Watching my wife’s family get together is like watching performance art. But feeding them is the greatest challenge in easy eating that I can imagine. They actually like each other. My …
April is for poetry
April is National Poetry Month; a time for those of us who are into poetry to celebrate. If you’re not already a fan, you’re missing out. Perhaps you associate poetry with a form …
A late season storm can make the best snow angels.
Snow Angels
Saturday morning. I wake up to a different kind of March Madness. It’s snowing — the heavy, wet kind I know our ancient snowblower cannot handle. At 80, with medical conditions that limit …
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Death notices
Thomas Ganoe, 50, of Cortland died April 11, 2024. No known survivors. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer NY. There are no known survivors- Wright-Beard Funeral home of Cortland has …
Catherine L. Traver, 89, of King Ferry, passed away on April 7, 2024. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 14 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 St. Rt. 90, Genoa. Friends may …
Stephen A. Smith, 65 of Homer passed away on April 8, 2024, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Calling hours will be held 1:00 – 3:00 PM Saturday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln …
Maj. David M. Atwood (ret) of Sempronius, NY died March 21, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 3:00 PM Thursday April 11, 2024 in St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Copeland Ave., …
Sports

Cincy softball routs Madison in home opener

Cincinnatus' Rachael Standish, left, leads off second base after a pitch Friday at Cincinnatus Central School. Standish went 2-for-3 with two walks and four runs scored in the Lions' 25-3 win.
The Cincinnatus softball team wasted no time in its home opener, scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first in a 25-3 win over Madison Friday at Cincinnatus Central School. Every player to …
Homer’s Mitchel Earle looks in for a sign while pitching against Cortland Thursday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex.

Johnson shuts out Homer, Cortland sweeps rival

Ethan Johnson went seven shutout frames for Cortland as the Purple Tigers shut out Homer for the second time this week with a 3-0 win Thursday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. Ethan Johnson …

Groton softball falls to Newark Valley

GROTON –– The Groton softball team hung right with visiting Newark Valley, but a strong sixth inning from the Cardinals and some late mistakes on the bases from the Red Hawks led to an …

Cortland’s Albright tosses shutout in win over Homer

Cal Albright threw a complete game shutout for the Cortland baseball team and the Purple Tigers’ offense pulled away from Homer in the top of the fifth inning and won 7-0 Tuesday at Gutchess …
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Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of a 2017 solar eclipse. A number of events in the greater Cortland area will herald Monday's eclipse.
Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of a 2017 solar eclipse. A number of events in the greater Cortland area will herald Monday's eclipse.
Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of a 2017 solar eclipse. A number of events in the greater Cortland area will herald Monday's eclipse.
Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of a 2017 solar eclipse. A number of events in the greater Cortland area will herald Monday's eclipse.
Poureal Long, a fourth grader at Clardy Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., practices the proper use of eclipse glasses in anticipation of a 2017 solar eclipse. A number of events in the greater Cortland area will herald Monday's eclipse.