Ag/Environmen

‘Love Where You Play’

The Lime Hollow Nature Center will host the inaugural Love WhereYou Play Stewardship Day and Celebrationon Earth Day, Saturday.“People love to play at Lime Hollow.They hike, they picnic, they …

Groundwork in Virgil for chestnut comeback

More than a century after a blight began decimating American chestnut trees across America, the Virgil Historical Society plans to establish three small orchards of four to eight chestnut trees …

A 'wild' idea takes root

Cortland residents can view their lawn in a different light next month. Rather than battling to keep the dandelions at bay, property owners can welcome the yellow blooms and their ilk as food for pollinators during the city’s first “No Mow May.”

Bee-coming a citizen scientist

DRYDEN – The star of the show, and chief instructor, is a member of the Apoidea family. She’s no bigger than a thumb tip, but the humble bee will get families in Dryden buzzing about how …

Planting for tomorrow

It's no illusion: Trees are under attack. Emerald ash borer. Spotted lanternfly. Tent caterpillars, woolly adelgid, oak wilt, beech leaf disease — if it's not killing the trees you have, the …

Dryden pursuing solar site on closed landfill

DRYDEN – An abandoned landfill in Freeville may be going from a massive trash site to a massive source of renewable energy. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority …

Well, well, well: It’s time for water testing

Snow and rain – and the runoff that come from them – can bring contaminants to well water, and the Cortland County Health Department suggests you test your well this month for bacteria …

‘It takes a lot of time’

The sounds of bubbling maple sap cut through the rain tapping on the roof of Lime Hollow Nature Center’s sugar shack Saturday as inside, Nate Hardesty kept a close eye on what would become …

The ‘hidden products’ of farming

FREEVILLE – The ground remained damp from melting snow Wednesday, despite the sun shining through a nearly cloudless sky as a farmer recalled his childhood on the currently damp land. Tyler …

Send in the worms

Following years of discussion, Cortland County could approve an agreement this week with the city of Cortland to establish a municipal vermicomposting project, using worms to break down food waste at …

Meeting will outline Dwyer Park forest plan

The red paint marks are like a connect-the-dots puzzle growing across Dwyer Memorial Park. Some dots are on trees pockmarked with woodpecker holes. They're dead, as are others nearby.

Warmer winter has minimal effect on crops

Drips, plops and slushes – all sounds that follow winter storms as the snow melts, much like the one Cortland experienced earlier this week. The water soaks into the ground or becomes runoff, …

Ag safety group calls for doubled funding, to $1 million

If you ask third-generation dairy farmer Paul Fouts about the dangers of the agriculture industry, he’ll tell you not to get your arm stuck in a running power take-off shaft, and why farm …

Community Garden Breaks Ground

Hed: Community Garden Breaks GroundBy JACOB MACKStaff Reporterjmack@cortlandstandard.com As Bryn Carr pulled wooden pallets from the bed of her truck at a greenspace on South Avenue in Cortland, …

Could Ohio derailment happen here?

The response was difficult when a tractor-trailer crashed in June on an Interstate 81 bridge in Cortland, spilling hundreds of gallons of concentrated weed-killer into the Tioughnioga River, said …

Plants of ‘all shapes and sizes’

If you walked into the Truxton Outpost on Saturday afternoon, you'd be greeted by green leaves, the smell of potting soil, and the anecdotes of Truxton plant lovers. "Everybody says …

A chance to branch out

Imagine it: A shady grove, maybe by a brook. The bees buzz softly on a warm summer day. All you have to do is plant the trees. Well, and keep them alive. But the Cortland County Soil and Water …

McGraw FFA recruits new members

McGraw middle schoolers made ice cream in a bag, tied a farmers knot and listened to a bunny’s heartbeat Friday at a recruiting event for FFA. The event was coordinated by Megan Cole, …

Molinaro talks topics with Cortland residents

Cortland had a lot of questions for Rep. Marc Molinaro during a town hall meeting Thursday, asking about transportation, Medicare, climate, education and the arts. “First and foremost, I …

Maple committee plans sweet festival, with a payoff

The village of Marathon is gearing up for the 51st Central New York Maple Festival, the biggest annual fundraising event of the year for many organizations based in and around the village. At the …

Tap, sap and flow

With weather in Cortland county warming sooner than is typical for the season – expect highs in the 50s later this week – maple producers have an early start to production this …

Where'd the crows go?

If you walked the streets of downtown Cortland between 2005 to 2009, you may have noticed a crunch under your shoes. Perk up your ears, and you would likely hear a “caw.” Look up at …

Developer sheds light on urban solar projects

With statewide green energy initiatives in the works, and state goals to expand solar energy on the horizon, Tory Hanna is optimistic about the future of solar. “It's looking good, the …

Wastewater windfall?

A Cortland wastewater treatment pilot project reduced the city's nitrogen discharge seven-fold in December compared to levels from the same month in 2021, bringing it in line with federal …

Bright times or dark day

John Soshinsky of Solon sees the state’s approval Monday of a 90-megawatt solar power farm power, partly on his land, as a means to secure his family’s future. Neighbor Stephen Furlin …

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