Ag/Environmen

Lanternflies light up upstate NY, but not Cortland County

They’re in Onondaga County. And Tompkins. Broome, too. And if the state has called for the immediate stomping of any Spotted Lanternfly you might encounter, they’re not in Cortland County – yet.

For fair competitors, success breeds work

Some kids spend summer vacation at the park, or swimming, or vegetating in front of the video game device trying to forget a year’s worth of learning. Christopher Slade spent his summer in the …

It's not a drought -- yet

Robert “Bobcat” Bonagura held his daughter Tuesday as he surveyed the fields of Main Street Farms, looking over some of the dried out vegetable plants on the field as tractors worked …

State grant to help farmers’ markets promote online sales

Farmers market farmers face enough challenges: Varmints got Joan Franklin’s first broccoli crop this year; she missed a week of picking and lost hundreds of pounds of summer and pattypan …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Contractors hired to clean former Apex site

Rats scurry through the 9-acre former industrial site along River and Cleveland streets in the city of Cortland. Police moved two homeless people living there on Thursday. Cortland Mayor Scott …

Jayne Farkas of McGraw was caught between a petroleum-powered car and an electric one. “The gas price is ridiculous,” she said Monday at the Price Chopper supermarket parking lot on Route 13 in Cortlandville. “But electric cars are expensive.” The town of Cortlandville decided to install electric charging stations at multiple spots, but the timing of the installation remains undecided, said town Supervisor Tom Williams.

Kickin' up the dust: Young riders show skills at Open Horse Show

A cloud of dust obscured the vision of the audience as young Western and English horseback riders warmed up in the corral shortly before noon Saturday. The sound of horses trotting and the sight of kids bobbing up and down on their saddles signaled the start of the Open Horse Show at the Cortland County Junior Fair.

An exhibit will be on display in the 4-H Youth Building during the Cortland County Junior Fair through Saturday to mark 50 years of the Robert P. Blatchley Cortland County 4-H Foundation supporting …

'Every year you learn something new'

For Alice Tylutki of Corltand, the competition goes beyond a well-socialized animal, a glossy coat or clear eyes. She's competing to become the fair queen as the Cortland County Junior Fair and that …

Carved by glaciers, lakes are filling in

Many lakes and ponds are scattered across New York. Slow-moving glaciers carved the landscape as they advanced across New York. As they retreated, they left behind lakes of various shapes and sizes. …

TC3 exchange plants seeds in two nations

Some people, when they visit a foreign land, want to tour the sites, experience the food and entertainment, immerse themselves in the culture. Fermin Villar visited farms. In Dryden.

State investigates fish kill after truck crash

The state is investigating a large fish kill in the Tioughnioga River downstream as far as Marathon from the site of a June 16 tractor-trailer crash in Cortland that spilled 750 gallons of herbicide into the river, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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