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Lt. Gov. promotes new civic engagement office at SUNY

They wore hoodies Wednesday; they wore sweaters. Some had SUNY Cortland regalia. One had a medic’s uniform. One guy wore a suit. That guy was Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado, who visited SUNY …

‘It’s our gig’

DRYDEN – A chef is a teacher, moreso at Tompkins Cortland Community College: the cooks, the hospitality staff, the business and accounting people. They need to deal with technology, wine …

Students sue SUNY Cortland for not receiving club approval

Two SUNY Cortland students are suing the college’s student association, the college’s president and a professor after the student group denied official recognition to a nationally …

DRYDEN — Tompkins Cortland Community College has received $116,000 to support students in unpaid or low-paid internships for the next three years, the college has announced. The funding …

Dr. Colton M. St. Amand, a child/family psychologist and physician, will discuss the history, current issues and challenges around trans healthcare as the keynote speaker during SUNY Cortland’s …

Cortland School District to host EclipseFest24

  Cortland Enlarged City School District students and their families may not be in the line of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse, but they can still view it safely, both on the football field, and from a tethered balloon.

Cortland middle schoolers to open ‘Box’

Instead of letting boxes define them, Cortland middle schoolers are using them as props for their upcoming vignette play. “Box,” a play by Lindsay Price, examines the boxes that people are put into, or put into by others. It runs at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cortland High School auditorium.

Dryden, Moravia schools win mental health grants

Four years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the emotional damage for students has gotten only worse, said Lisa Hoeschele, executive director of Family and Children’s …

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 …

SUNY Cortland named a top school for exploring the wild

A lot of the most memorable learning for SUNY Cortland students takes place outside the classroom, and sometimes, outside of Cortland. “Man vs. Wild” star Bear Grylls’ website …

DRYDEN — The spring schedule of professional development workshops at Tompkins Cortland Community College BIZ includes sessions in healthcare, state licensing, computer skills and leadership to …

School aid drops for 5 greater Cortland area districts

Bob Edwards is frustrated with proposed state foundation aid distribution, which decreases for Cortland and four other greater Cortland area districts. While five others see increases, only one …

Broken sprinkler closes Old Main

A broken sprinkler system inundated SUNY Cortland’s Old Main with water early Monday morning, Cortland firefighters said. The building was closed Monday in response. Firefighters were …

‘How do we do that?’

School is all about assignments. A teacher telling a student what to do, how to do it, and when the deadline is. Some students, however, are assigning their own projects: projects that better …

School officials skeptical of waiver to help hire bus drivers

Bus driver applicants can now skip a step in the licensing process, but school officials think the process still too many steps for that to make a difference. The state Department of Motor …

Homer Teachers Association to host annual 607 Comedy Night

To finish off Homer Winterfest this weekend, three professional comedians will help raise money for Homer High School seniors. The ninth annual 607 Comedy Show will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the …

‘It helps the brain get more creative’

McGraw fifth and sixth-graders aren’t simply following instructions while they play with LEGOs. They are establishing goals, applying those goals to a theme, coding, assembling robots and …

McGraw kids get classroom-ready using sensory pathways

McGraw Elementary School students don’t always walk from classroom to classroom. They hopscotch, bear crawl, hop and crab walk. The school’s sensory hallways, which were introduced …

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 …

Homer revives winterguard

Homer middle school girls did ballet warmups in the gym. First position, second. Adjust feet, extend arms. They weren’t doing ballet; they were preparing to throw guns in the air. The …

‘Childcare is not a sustainable field’

At McGraw Elementary school, 3-year-olds created crafts and played with Legos on Thursday morning. The 4-year-olds played outside in their puffy coats and snow pants. By the time they reach …

Free meals come as some school budgets face defeat

In 2023, school seemed to return to normal post-pandemic. Some students and teachers went past normality, however. New programming arose, and educators and students alike worked to make their schools …

Groton chooses Red Hawks as new mascot

Groton Central School District has a new mascot, and it pays homage to the same group officials say the previous one attempted to honor. Students announced the new mascot, the Groton Red Hawks, …

New year, new books and new activities at the library

JANUARY 2024 BOOK RELEASES A selection of some of the most-anticipated releases. •“The Age of Deer: Trouble and Kinship with Our Wild Neighbors,” by Erika Howsare …

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