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40-year C’ville assessor to retire

Cortlandville Town Assessor David Briggs held off his retirement as long as he could. Housing prices are up – 30% to 40% over the past few years – and he wanted to see them stabilized …

‘We all eat’

The farmer. The grocer. The shopper. The chef. The diner and the designers. Everyone has a place in the food system and Tompkins Cortland Community College students are getting a two-year degree by …

Cortland County Legislators will consider on Tuesday a permit to allow Purple Heart signs on state highways. The Highway Committee will consider the measure “To honor the Purple Heart …

A new report finds Cayuga Health spent more on financial assistance and community investment than the value of its tax exemption in 2021, giving the health system what the researchers call a …

The HEALing Communities Study, which looks at the effectiveness of tools to prevent and reduce opioid use disorder, will present its findings Wednesday. The study, which ran from July 2022 to …

The armor of information

The body camera resting right over Lt. Cheyenne Cute’s heart weighs perhaps a couple of ounces – about as much as a smartphone with a case. But it adds to a collection of gear that …

Crews continue storm cleanup

About 64 utility customers remained without power about mid-day Thursday after a storm Wednesday knocked down trees and power lines across upstate New York, at one point killing power to nearly 3,500 …

Stakeholders: Cortland County needs housing, child care

As Elevate Cortland, the county’s strategic development plan, wraps up its public meetings, common themes have emerged: the need for housing and childcare. A group of about 12 stakeholders …

The Cortland Board of Education will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kaufman Center, 1 Valley View Drive.

GROTON — Groton City United Church of Christ will offer a spaghetti supper starting 4:30 p.m. April 20, the church announced. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and butter, drink …

Two men were arrested Wednesday following complaints of burglaries from off-campus student housing while the college was on spring break, Cortland police said Thursday. Troy Schermerhorn, 34, no …

Catholic Charities rents space for team easing homelessness

A team tasked with providing case management services for homeless people will soon have its own space to work from. Catholic Charities of Cortland County plans to make 49 Grant St., Cortland, …

For sale: creativity

They’ve worked all winter. They’ve knitted, crocheted, sanded, painted, swept up the wood shavings. They experimented with soaps, tested new bread recipes and squinted over the jewelry. …

Therapy dogs, recycling and ear canals

Hearing aid retailer Cortland Hearing Aids will use the Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 Showcase to explain to you there’s a connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline.

Town seeks source of mysterious stench

Businesses on Route 13 on the border of Cortland and Cortlandville have reported an on-and-off sewage smell in and around their buildings, and no one quite knows the cause. Brian Congdon, …

Nearly 3,500 greater Cortland area utility customers were without power Wednesday afternoon as winds and rain ripped through the area. National Grid reported 2,474 customers without power in at …

Ten Cortland High School alumni will be added to the John J Pilato Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame April 20 at the high school. The induction ceremony, open to the public, will be 7 p.m. in …

GROTON — The Groton Central School District will offer a workshop for parents 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 in the Grotong Junior-Senior High School cafeteria. “Parenting in the Age of …

The Homer Central School Board of Education will take part in a budget workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Training and Education Center.

GROTON — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County will offer a series of parenting skills workshops on Mondays from April 22 to June 17 in Groton, it announced via social media. …

Cortland finance director leaving after one year

The city of Cortland’s director of administration and finance has resigned from her post, a year after she was hired to fill the key position that had been vacant for a year and a half as the …

Cranes rescue cat from roof

Two cranes came to the rescue Tuesday of a small black cat from the roof of a building on Church Street in Cortland, the Cortland Community Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported. …

Getting the house in order

The city of Cortland needs to update its comprehensive plan and zoning; must address homelessness, addiction and other issues; and must continue upgrading streets and sidewalks to get its …

TC3 offers free semiconductor training to veterans

DRYDEN – This autumn, Tompkins Cortland Community College has six spots open to veterans for a free nanotechnology training program. Six more spots will be available in the spring, even as …

Courthouse steps reopen Friday

After more than seven years of closure, and challenges like weather delays, the front steps to Cortland County’s historic courthouse are scheduled to open Friday. The steps closed in 2016 …

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