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Plant during winter, too; it’s often easier and healthier

Even when the weather can’t make up its mind and it seems like it’s either too warm or too frigid, you can still work in your backyard, flower beds and gardens. Many trees, shrubs and …

Cortland County adds 400 jobs in December compared to 2021

 Cortland County added 400 jobs in December compared with December 2021, an increase of 2.2%. The state Department of Labor has reported that Cortland had 18,500 jobs, more than the 18,100 of …

SUNY Cortland honors alum to open Black History month

SUNY Cortland will open Black History month Wednesday by proclaiming its inaugural Abraham Lincoln DeMond 1889 Day, honoring the college’s first Black alum, who went on to become pastor of an …

Cortland County reports 6 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported six new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 13,172, the state Health Department reports. Tompkins and Cayuga …
Today in features
Comprehend the ‘Bend’
Artists’ interpretation of the Community Arts Challenge theme “Bend” is on display at the Center for the Arts of Homer.The contest has six categories: fine arts, photography, …
Dan McNeil Jr. keeps contributing at 100
Dan McNeil Jr. respects passion. It’s the reason he still goes to work every day as he turns 100 today.McNeil, founder of McNeil Development Co. said he is still a leader and part of the …
Cooking in the cold
The sound of crackling firewood will be followed by the smell of kabobs, possibly soup, bannock bread and pine needle tea as kids learn how to cook outdoors Saturday at Lime Hollow Nature Center.The …
Putting the pieces in place
Karen Dillon, 61, of Homer decided to stop Thursday by the Phillips Free Library in Homer and work on a puzzle laid out for patrons.She recently moved back to Homer from Maryland and bought the house …
Dog stories and more
Priscilla Berggren-Thomas, director at Phillips Free Library in Homer, has published a compilation of her columns into a book to raise funds for the library. “I have a patron who for years have …
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Death notices
Wilma Ann Bliss, 82, of Cortland died Jan. 23, 2023. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience in the spring at Bird Cemetery, Locke. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is …
Patricia A. “Patty” Jester, 76, of Cortland, died Jan. 19, 2023. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cortland. Wright-Beard …
Dorothy Buechel, 99, died Jan. 16, 2023. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Calling hours will be held at St. Catherine’s at 10:30 a.m. …
Terry Price, 90 of Marathon, died Jan. 18, 2023. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, is assisting the family.
Sports

C/H hockey spreads wealth in physical win over Whitesboro

Five different players scored for the Cortland/Homer hockey team and the Golden Eagles held off Whitesboro in a physical battle for the 7-2 win Thursday night at J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. The …

Cortland boys, girls bowling tops Homer

CORTLAND BOYS 7, HOMER 0CORTLAND GIRLS 7, HOMER 0 Cortland senior Corey Smith led the boys team with a 213 game and 596 series and Kendall Keep's 225 game and 538 series paced the girls side as …

Homer boys basketball's strong second half propels Trojans to win

Homer senior Evan Butts' two-handed fast break dunk with just under three minutes to go put the Trojans up 13 and capped off a 59-48 Homer win over Hannibal Thursday night at Homer High School. The …

Cortland girls basketball shows depth, wins sixth straight

Up four spots from last week's Class B state ranking, the No. 19 Cortland girls basketball team won its sixth straight game with the entire lineup contributing in a 66-29 victory Tuesday night at …
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