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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 …

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 …

Is that black-capped chickadee actually what you see?

Poecile atricapillus is one of Central New York’s many adorable bird species. Commonly known as the black-capped chickadee, they are beloved for their small size, lively behavior and cheerful …

County raises pay for planning job

With only two applicants for a planning director opening, a Cortland County Legislature committee voted unanimously Thursday to support increasing the salary for the post. Raising the pay grade …

City Environmental Advisory Committee aids council priorities

Even as it discussed ways to open the Cortland Waterworks to the public, the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee ramped up work this week on other issues, including vermicomposting, a plan …

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 …

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