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Mexican restaurant opens on Port Watson

The manager of a Mexican restaurant that burned in 2023 on Main Street has opened a new Mexican restaurant in what was an iconic diner that closed in 2021 on Port Watson Street, Cortland. …

Zoning commission approves ‘bong ban’

The city will have a public hearing tonight on restricting smoke shops to a zone that roughly conforms to the Riverside Plaza near Interstate 81’s exit 11.

Easy riding

Brendan O’Bryan understands the need employers have to be able to find workers within a convenient distance of the workplace – even though he’s trying to trade his own 45-minute …

GROTON — The village of Groton has won a $4.5 million New York Forward grant, allowing it to fund a variety of improvement projects across its downtown, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday. …

County to give $31,500 to help Marathon art studio

Cortland County legislators voted Thursday to award Marathon artist Genevieve Geer $31,500 from its Microenterprise Assistance Program to support her business. Legislators voted, 16-0, to award …

YWCA Cortland will offer a second Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training in March. Registration is open for the $199 workshop scheduled for March 8, 9 and 10 at the YWCA. The fee …

Hanging iron

Legislators recommend grant funding for Marathon artist

Genevieve Geer makes petite glass art that features intricate designs – from Fred Rogers in a red sweater, to tarot cards or Queen Elizabeth I. And the county is looking to help her expand. …

Cayuga shows off department store-sized medical office

LANSING – Cayuga Health officials say the company’s new location off Route 13 in a former department store at the Shops at Ithaca Mall, set to open partially in late March, is meant to …

DRYDEN — Nurses have often been referred to as angels. Now, through the generosity of the Mary Porcari Brady Fund, Nursing students at Tompkins Cortland Community College have a new …

Thrift store Cortland ReUse quietly reopened for business Friday, marking the end of a 3 1/2-month move from Cortlandville to Cortland, Cortland ReUse Board President John Zelson said. …

‘Cortland Standard’ added to state historic business registry

In 1867, Cortland was a village; Alaska was a part of Russia; and the U.S. was healing from the Civil War, which ended only two years earlier. That same year marked the first edition of the …

State presses for sale of Toggenburg ski center

FABIUS — The state attorney general has asked a state Supreme Court justice in Onondaga County to force the sale of the former Toggenburg Ski Center in Fabius, which was purchased in 2021 and …

Unemployment in Cortland County climbed to 5% in December from 3.9% in December 2022, as 900 people joined the labor pool, but only 600 of them had jobs. Data released Tuesday by the state …

Cortland County gained 500 jobs between December 2022 and December 2023, the greatest number of jobs in four years. Data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor show the county had …

Meditations on a small ball and flashing lights

Clyde LeFevre, owner of Now Here Pinball, says pinball is a stressful activity for him. His wife, a lawyer who works next door, uses the game to relax from her stressful job. Now Here Pinball …

City wants new sales tax agreement

As Cortland County gears up to potentially reconsider the sales tax distribution, city officials said they want tax-exempt organizations to be factored into the distribution because it must provide …

Cortland groups get $45,000 for transportation access

 

Cortland’s proposed tobacco sale limits could help shops

Abby Maricle, manager of Main Street’s Daily Grind shop, isn’t worried about the city of Cortland imposing restrictions on tobacco sales. “It could be good for us,” …

Arts a major focus of 2024 DRI work

Cortland’s effort to bring more public art to the city begins in earnest this year, even as it completes the infrastructure work funded by its 2017 Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the mayor …

Moravia awaits state approval for NY Forward funding

 

Greek Peak will mark its 65th season Jan. 11 with a ceremony and discount lift rates, it announced Thursday. Lift tickets will be $65 for the day, and the first 65 people to the ticket window …

Minimum wage raise draws concerns for businesses

The state’s minimum wage increased again with the new year, prompting concern from Cortland business owners, particularly child-care providers. “It’s not that they don’t …

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office will offer a snowmobile safety course Jan. 27 at the Cortlandville Fire Station on Route 13 in Cortlandville. Space is limited for the one-day course, …

Cortland Floorcraft rebuilding after devastating fire

He doesn’t know how long the whole rebuild will take, but Cortland Floorcraft and Kitchen Design owner Scott Hicks said in a month’s time he expects to have a shell of his new building, …

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