Ag/Environmen

Landscape board chair asks vigilance after tree vandalized

Paul Treadwell had asked the city of Cortland to plant two trees outside his home at 7 Sands St. And the city did. They did well, until Saturday morning. Someone had snapped the trunk of one of …

State grant could fund EV charging stations in Cortland

Electric vehicle charging ports are among possible green energy projects the city looks to fund with a $15,000 state grant it recently received, Cortland Mayor Scott Steve said Tuesday. The …

Number five plastics now recyclable in Cortland County

Plastic containers with the number five are now accepted as recyclable material by the state – the market for them is growing, officials said. “We’re starting to see more …

Funds improve Tioughnioga River water quality

A $2.2 million grant will help Cortland’s wastewater facility remove additional pollutants from the Tioughnioga River, part of the Susquehanna River Basin and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, …

Cortland gets $2.2 million water quality grant

The City of Cortland announced Friday it has received a $2.2 million grant from the Water Quality Improvement Project administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to fund …

Art in agriculture

When placed in hot water, tea leaves expand; they leech color and flavor and aromatics. Sure, some people just want their tea, but others enjoy the art along the way. Connecting agriculture to …

Cortland has fewer farms, but they’re selling more

Cortland County farms have dropped in numbers to 397 in 2022 from 536 in 2017, reports new agricultural census data. However, the market value of products sold increased more than 55% in those five …

County recycling center to add textile drop-off shed

The Cortland County Recycling Center is considering adding a clothing drop-off shed; getting ahead of a new state requirement to recycle textiles. “Over the last six, eight months, …

County gets state funding for invasive species research

Invasive species can travel from one water source to another by boat. Sometimes, they travel by shoe or wind. And sometimes, they’re as inconspicuous as a worm. However, more than $200,000 …

    Maybe you need that perfect piece of bison meat – it makes a good chili. Or perhaps you’re looking for a casual dinner or night out. Maybe you just want a cone or …

Flooding reported in Cortland, Moravia

The Tioughnioga River has crested its banks at Cortland, the National Weather Service reports, and the Cortland Police Department reports flooding at the city’s water works. The greater …

Solar x 10

Cortland County produces nearly 67 megawatts of electricity from 298 solar projects, nearly 10 times its power-generating capacity of just five years ago. Neighboring Tompkins County generates …

Officials glad for investment in dairy, hope to see more

Paul Fouts climbs out of his combine and looks over the 8,000-gallon storage tank at his dairy farm on Route 222 in Groton. Big tank, enough to fill a truck with milk. But not necessarily big enough. …

Nature center seeks new home for its animals

ULYSSES – It’s very hard to find a home for a snapping turtle, the staff of Cayuga Nature Center has discovered. The Cayuga Nature Center in Ulysses has had trouble coping with …

‘Know before you throw’

 

How to reduce food waste?

Americans throw away enough food to feed themselves for a year. The federal government and Seven Valleys Health Coalition hope to do something about that. The U.S. Environmental Protection …

Cortland County welcomed its first baby of the year Monday as Ivy Chacon was born at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Ivy, the daughter of Nichole and Pablo Chacon of Wyalusing, Pa., was born …

‘Start planning sooner than later’

Cortland could see increased traffic. It could see an influx of workers, students and families. It might even see new industries — but first, it needs to plan. Between newcomers — …

New jobs, sale of factories tops business news this year

Projects to create nearly 500 jobs, the hiring of a new economic development leader and the final wish list of projects for Homer’s $10 million downtown revitalization grant were among the more …

Cortland County Recycling Center sees post-Christmas surge

The week after Christmas is, by far, the busiest for the Cortland County Recycling Center — with recycling increasing nearly 15 tons, said Cortland County Recycling Coordinator Chris Spadolini. …

Dryden students grow vegetables for school lunches

Dryden students grow vegetables for school lunches   DRYDEN — Dryden High School students aren’t eating the same squares of pizza every day in the cafeteria. They’re …

‘We’re all going to have to eat’

Two years ago, Alison Sharpe introduced the agriculture program to Homer Junior High School. This month, the National Association of Agricultural Educators deemed her the best new agriculture teacher …

7 Valleys to update food map

There’s no need to wonder where you can find local food – Seven Valleys Health Coalition is wrapping up its new and improved food map for Cortland County. The updated food map will …

Homer weighs options to stop contaminated recyclables

 The amount of trash contaminating the village of Homer’s recycling has increased in recent months and if it doesn’t get under control, officials said Tuesday, the state will start fining the Cortland County recycling center.

A Cortlandville gravel company has appealed a judge’s January dismissal of a suit the company had against the town, claiming the ruling that supported a town law created after its mining began …

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