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Chancellor plants tree at SUNY Cortland

State University of New York Chancellor John B. King Jr. spent his Earth Day planting a crabapple tree alongside students at SUNY Cortland. The tree SUNY Chancellor John B. King, Jr., planted …

The Homer Village Board has postponed until 5:30 p.m. April 30 its meeting that had been scheduled for tonight, as some board members could not attend, Deputy Mayor Pat Clune announced. The …

Airport solar project, sheriff’s boat up for consideration

Cortland County legislators will consider Thursday measures to lease land at the county airport for a solar project and purchase a $120,000 boat for the sheriff’s office. The Legislature …

For shelters, no official definition of ‘low-barrier’

Cortland County, like any county trying to help homeless people, has some standards: no drugs in public shelters; no visitors; don’t cause unreasonable disturbances. Violate them, and one …

One of the cool parts about a journalist’s job is learning stuff and encountering ideas one never imagined. Last week, as I edited the first five parts of our six-part series “Home …

Arbor Day is almost here — mark Friday on your calendar

As May approaches, Arbor Day draws near. The inaugural Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872. It was established to inspire farmers and homesteaders to plant trees, recognizing their myriad benefits such …

DRYDEN -- The Dryden Town Board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the town hall for two purposes: •To formalize a memorandum of understanding with the town of Caroline in …

The Homer Central School Board of Education will have a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in room 100 of the high school to adopt the proposed 2024-25 district budget. Voters will go to the …

The Cortland National Day of Prayer Planning Committee has announced The National Day of Prayer will be observed from 6 to 7 p.m. May 2 at Courthouse Park, 33 Church St., Cortland.

Accused: Spencer L. DaFoe 44, of 82 Bartlett Ave., Cortland Charges: Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree strangulation, felonies; fourth-degree criminal possession of a …

Hillary Thornton, chair of the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Cortland, discusses how the agency helps people without homes, from a meal program to operating "Code Blue" warming centers in …

‘Ask: How do I feel about homeless people?’

People experiencing homelessness are drawn to warm, dry, public spaces. But when those public spaces don’t allow them, where can they go?

Child Advocacy Center to highlight safety, arts Tuesday

  The rate of children abused in Cortland County was nearly double the state rate in 2019 – 2010, too. Local organizations hope to reduce this through education. The Cortland County Child Advocacy Center will host an arts and awareness family event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St.

City set to enforce bong ban

Today is the last 4/20 you can buy bongs or other cannabis-smoking supplies in most areas in the city of Cortland, and it marks about the halfway point until businesses must comply with the ban. …

Volunteers will fill Cortland Sunday and Monday to clean up trash, paint buildings, rake leaves and other chores, Cortland Mayor Scott Steve announced Friday. SUNY Cortland’s The Big Event …

Inland trout season is in full swing across New York, and anglers across the state are taking advantage of the spring weather to get outside and wet their lines. How do these anglers find or utilize …

Dryden approves seeking easement for South Hill trail

DRYDEN – For less than $6,000, people in and around the Town of Dryden will be able to walk or bike nearly another 8 miles on the South Hill Recreation Way trail to the Tioga County Line. …

Mountain of evidence in Cortland cop shooting case

Defense attorneys are sorting through mounds of evidence on the way to preparing their defense of a man accused of shooting at police before shot him, as a Cortland County Judge set a date for oral …

Lime Hollow to host clean up day and musical celebration

  Lime Hollow to host clean up day and musical celebration By LILY BYRNE Staff Reporter lbyrne@cortlandstandard.com While few people look forward to cleaning up sticks …

LOCKE — Three children were injured when a pickup truck struck their horse and carriage Tuesday on Route 90 in Locke, state police said Thursday. A 2023 Ford F-150 was traveling east on …

SKANEATELES — The town of Skaneateles will have a meeting at 7 p.m. May 21 at The Lodge on State Street in Skaneateles Falls regarding a Nine-Element Watershed Management. The plan …

Cortland County Legislator Sandy Price (D-Harford, Virgil), chair of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, has called a special meeting of the committee at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, the county …

Tompkins County Whole Health announced this week that it has ceased free distribution of COVID-19 test kits. The program ended April 4. The public health department also announced changes to its …

The McGraw School District Board of Education has adopted a $16.56 million school budget proposal for 2024-25, which district residents can vote on May 21. The plan raises spending 1.7% from …

The Homer Central School Board of Education will have a special meeting Friday to adopt the 2024-25 budget plan after receiving information from New York State. The meeting will be in room 100 …

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