Ag/Environmen

Solar project needs tax payment deal

With Monday's state approval of a 90-megawatt solar power farm in Cortlandville, Homer and Solon, the developer must now negotiate its local property tax payments, which it said it would negotiate …

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 …

Riparian forest buffers offer many benefits

The possibility of opening the city Waterworks property to public access is being discussed by the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee after Mayor Scott Steve suggested the idea when he …

State OKs 90-megawatt solar facility

The state has approved a permit for a 90-megawatt solar power farm that will span land in Cortlandville, Homer and Solon, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. EDF Renewables Development LLC's …

What about the Christmas Tree? 

The holidays are filled with family, friends and a whole lot of jolly cheer. All of this surrounds the centerpiece of the Christmas holiday, the Christmas tree.There are many different types of …

Cortland to down dying ash trees

Cortland has identified and plans to remove nearly 100 ash trees that have been compromised by the emerald ash borer, whose larvae feed underneath the bark of ash trees. Cortland’s Common …

Hard times for softwood

When December comes, holiday celebrations follow, which for many means buying a Christmas tree. Lime Hollow Nature Center started its tree sales Monday, with more trees inbound to be prepared for …

Sow-ler power

Bright ideas can start from something small, and for 14-year-old Faith Baker of Cincannatus, that start came from wanting some animals of her own.Soon after she saved up enough money and bought some …

Sunday is National Craft Jerky Day 2022

As hunting season continues, more and more people are getting ready to fill the air and their bellies with family recipes and homemade meals.Sunday is National Craft Jerky Day. It’s a day to …

Cortland County delays solar tax break authority change

A plan to shift responsibility for approving property tax breaks for solar projects from the Cortland County Legislature to the Cortland County Industrial Development Agency will undergo further …

Groton approves solar project moratorium

GROTON — The Groton Town Board approved a six-month moratorium Tuesday on commercial solar power projects to give it time to update a 2018 town law, the town clerk said Wednesday.Robin Cargian …

6 additional months to survey potential solar site

The city Common Council approved a lease extension Tuesday for a company proposing a solar power farm off South Pendleton Street. Nashville, Tennessee-based Davis Hill Development, LLC wants to …

It's the time of year for a timely debate

It’s that time of year again; Daylight Saving has ended and we all struggle with the effects of the time change. A controversial topic for many, Daylight Saving Time has been under scrutiny for …

If you teach a person to plant

To learn moreWHAT: Welcome to the spaceWHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3WHERE: 3 South Ave., CortlandFEATURED: Cooking demonstrations, give-aways of gardening supplies and equipment.WHY: “The idea …

Cortland County and state Department of Environmental Conservation will collect household hazardous wastes Saturday at the Cortland County Recycling Center, 137 S. Pendleton St., Cortland.Between 8 …

An opportunity to dream

An incessant clamor of shattering glass rang through the woods Friday at Lime Hollow Nature Center. Teens split firewood with axes and sifted through charcoal from wood they had burned earlier this …

Marathon’s Cooper Hill Maple taps into the holiday season

Marathon’s Cooper Hill Maple opened its doors Friday for a maple and gift weekend, offering sweet maple treats including maple syrup, maple cream and cotton candy before the holiday …

Cortlandville solar law discussion questionable

The Cortlandville Town Board met Monday in apparent violation of state law to discuss a proposal before the Cortland County Legislature to change the way tax breaks are approved for solar power …

Trinity Valley Dairy in Truxton hosts Halloween fun

The organizers of Trinity Valley’s season-ending festival Saturday advised dressing up — both to beat the cold and because dressing up at Halloween is fun. They didn’t need to worry …

Residents split on solar law

Cortland County residents were almost evenly divided Thursday on whether Cortland County should shift responsibility for negotiating property tax deals with commercial solar developers to its …

Fly fishing -- part art, part skill, all outdoors

Fall season is full of outdoor opportunities. And while the fishing season may start in April when snow is still on the ground, it’s still going strong as the leaves change color each …

County reconsiders commercial solar law

The Cortland County Legislature may delegate its responsibility to negotiate commercial solar projects to the Cortland County Industrial Development Agency after the county has gone two years without …

Watching a forest in a mast year is something to go nuts about

Fall is here — think apple cider, doughnuts, pumpkins and most important the long drives through Central New York to see the beautiful, vibrant foliage.The reds and oranges of oaks and maples, …

Prime pickin'

The wind was brisk, but the sky was blue and the hills dappled in yellows and orange as people descended on Anderson’s Farm Market to pick pumpkins, bowl with apples and shop at vendors at the …

A tour of tradition and the future

Come for the corn maze. Stay for the robotic cow milking. Trinity Valley’s corn maze on Route 13 in Truxton helps people get lost for an hour or two, but on the other side is a chance to see …

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