Ag/Environmen

Growing competition

Fred Forbes Sr. drove his gray Dodge pickup truck up a Cortlandville hill, past fields of soybeans and corn, climbing as the path dissolved from asphalt to dirt, then nothing more than …

A drought watch was issued Friday for 21 counties in the state — including Cayuga, Tompkins and Onondaga counties — at the direction of Gov. Kathy Hochul, her office announced. Hochul …

Two grants to support farm-to-school program

Branden Brown, the owner of Trinity Valley Dairy in Homer, is considering providing his dairy products to children at schools in Cortland County to support a farm-to-school program. “I mean, …

Beech trees under threat in Cortland and the state

Cortland County’s beech trees are under threat from a largely unknown disease, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation and forestry experts. Beech Leaf Disease has …

NILES — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday it has completed a $1.27 million project to improve access to the Carpenter Falls Unique Area in …

Donor hopes to add miles to Finger Lakes Trail in Harford

The Finger Lakes Trail stretches nearly 1,000 miles across New York State, and it may just get few more in Harford. Alex Gonzalez and his wife, Michele are looking to construct the first new …

JAMESVILLE — Assembly Member John Lemondes announced a bill Wednesday to require New York public schools to increase agriculture-related instruction in an effort to help students understand …

Solar power push

The village of Homer and the town of Cortlandville are promoting a private company’s solar power project, which the municipalities partnered with separately.

Courtney Harrington has two children who attend Truxton Academy Charter School -- both Hunter and Jessa Harrington will be in third grade this fall. That's why, after the founding head of School …

Spill gone; worry remains

Scott Steve looked over the side of the rail on Interstate 81 and wondered. The night, June 16, was dark, but he knew the tractor-trailer tipped on the bridge was carrying an herbicide suspected of …

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