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Homer preps for 2024 projects

Village of Homer officials’ to-do list for 2024 includes regulating digital signs, completing parks and preparing for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects. Deputy Mayor Pat …

Legislators to consider naming 2 committees

Cortland County legislators will consider Thursday creating a subcommittee to potentially reconsider the sales tax distribution, as well as appointing members to a strategic development plan …

Lodging tax, Main Street, housing on city’s 2024 agenda

Cortland Mayor Scott Steve wants to continue development and renew a tax on motel and hotel stays in 2024 Alderperson Katie Silliman wants to make more housing available; Alderperson Seth …

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Lawmakers: Broadband fund helps rural access to internet

Greater Cortland area lawmakers from both political parties reacted enthusiastically this week to news that $228 million would be available to New York communities looking to make high-speed internet …

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 …

Police yet to identify woman who died in Solon crash

Nearly four weeks after a woman died in a fiery car crash Dec. 27 in Solon, police have yet to confirm her identify, and the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office had no additional information to …

‘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 …

Oswego woman indicted in murder case

Ariela Thran, charged with bludgeoning her mother to death, sat shaking beside her attorneys at a Monday preliminary meeting in Solon court, rattling her ankle cuffs as the defense awaited the …

I watched a reporter come into the newsroom last week, right about lunch time, with a bag of fast food. It’s a pretty routine thing, you might think, but it brought to mind the very different …

Test your home for Radon, Tompkins County Whole Health advised this week, Radon Awareness Week. Radon is odorless, colorless, tasteless and the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, …

Accused: Michael R. Maricle, 25, of 2795 Maricle Road, Freetown Charges: First-degree criminal contempt, a felony; second-degree aggravated harassment, a misdemeanor Details: Maricle …

‘Books have been my constant companion’

FREEVILLE – “Ask Amy” advice columnist Amy Dickinson believes two things can really add value to a town: a focus on literacy, and walkability. On Feb. 2, Freeville residents can walk to her library, and borrow something from her personal collection, and maybe catch a movie.

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 …

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 …

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County is accepting registrations through March 12 for the 2024 4-H Tractor Safety Program, which runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday from March 14 to May 2. …

Cortland County sheriff’s officers seek public help with the theft of an all-terrain vehicle Wednesday in the town of Virgil. The theft, from a site on Route 392, was of a white Polaris …

Cortland may ban bongs

Cortland Mayor Scott Steve and the Cortland Common Council are looking to ban in certain areas of the city sales of glassware often used for cannabis smoking – bongs, pipes, vaporizers and the …

When the recyclables look back

The workers at the Cortland County Recycling Center looked over the box of recyclables. They noticed the recyclables looking back. The eyes belonged to Potato the cat, who somehow Wednesday …

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. …

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 …

Two Cortland men were charged Thursday after a multi-agency task force executed a search warrant on Charles Street in Cortland, finding nearly $4,200 in drugs. Elijah P. Sharp, 56, of Charles …

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 …

Police: Woman bludgeoned mother to death in Solon

A 32-year-old Oswego County woman, accused of bludgeoning her 62-year-old mother to death at her mother’s Solon home late last month, appeared briefly Wednesday night in Solon Town Court, when …

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 …

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