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State to help pay for Gutchess complex study

The state economic development arm has agreed to pay half the cost of a feasibility study for the town of Cortlandville’s ongoing project to develop a sports facility – perhaps reducing …

State ranks high in radon levels; Cortland tops the state

  Do you have radon in your home? Unless you test for the harmful gas, it’s impossible to know. According to a recent study completed by the American Lung Association, 13.9% of …

45% increase in mental health spending: A start, officials say

  45% increase in mental health spending: It’s a start, officials say By DOUG SCHNEIDER Staff Reporter dschneider@cortlandstandard.com A good start, but not a …

 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will operate through mid-April to offer free tax help, Seven Valleys Health Coalition announced Wednesday.

Accused: Damion J. Gublo, 23, of Keats Way, Dryden Charges: Unlawful sale, possession or use of dangerous substances, a misdemeanor Details: Cortland County sheriff’s officers stopped …

County legislators approve fix for Cincinnatus tax bill errors

Cortland County legislators approved Tuesday correcting the Cincinnatus property tax billing and refunding overpayments after a town official made a clerical error in October. Legislators voted, …

County considers solutions for aging Dwyer Park elevator

Kerby Thompson points out that the elevator at the Dwyer Park Pavilion is working. If it breaks, it’ll force some hard decisions on Thompson, the producing artistic director of the …

A priest’s appearance in Homer Town Court on charges of sexual abuse involving a girl in his former Cortland parishes was rescheduled to Feb. 20. The Rev. Nathan Brooks had been scheduled …

City: No selling nicotine within 1,000 feet of kids

Autumn Koekebacker, a Dryden High School sophomore and member of local anti-smoking group Reality Check, told Cortland Common Council members Tuesday night that most of her classmates vape …

Greater Cortland legislators see more bills become law

Assembly Member Anna Kelles sponsored nearly twice as many bills that became law in 2023 as in 2022, with 11 now bearing the governor’s signature. Now in her second term, Kelles …

The deadline is Feb. 15 to apply to the Cortland County League of Women Voters for an all-expense paid four-day conference in Albany to watch the New York State Legislature at work. The Students …

Expect 3 to 4 inches of snow to fall through the afternoon, the National Weather Service advises as it issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday. The storm, coming from the south, will drop …

The professor stood before the class of student journalists and asked a simple question: What is justice? The class was about journalism’s role in public affairs, in social issues, in …

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 …

Health providers: Increase Medicaid reimbursement

Cortland health care providers want higher Medicaid reimbursement rates. A newly introduced state bill might be the solution. Health centers are reimbursed only 70% of the cost of care, show …

Cortland dog park delayed to 2025

A planned dog park set to open on Pendleton Street in Cortland would give city dog owners a chance to exercise and play safely, out of the way of traffic and disruptive street crossings, said Hubbard …

You might have noticed that Cortland police grew beards during No-Shave November, but still have them. That’s another fundraiser. Police, through the Police Benevolent Association, will …

Accused: Brian W. Fairweather, 42, of Port Watson Street, Cortland Charges: Two counts of first-degree criminal contempt, a felony Details: Fairweather violated an order of protection Dec. …

One injured as tractor-trailer tips on I-81

  One person was injured and Interstate 81 in Homer was closed for hours Sunday evening after a tractor-trailer tipped, blocking both northbound lanes, Cortlandville firefighters reported. …

Opinions mixed on Hochul’s pitch to control illegal weed

Paul Sandy hasn’t had time to study the details of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to expand police powers to combat illicit cannabis sales. But Sandy, Cortland’s police chief, thinks …

Cortland plans to remove lead pipe connections by October

Cortland aims to complete in October a project begun decades ago to remove lead connections from water mains to homes, helping keep lead out of drinking water. Cortland Chief Water Systems …

‘Know before you throw’

 

Cortland County legislators will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the County Office Building to discuss a taxb ill error in the town of Cincinnatus. The county portion of the tax bill is correct. …

The wind is returning

The winds that left 35,000 utility customers in Cortland and Tompkins counties a couple of days ago will return Friday night, gusting up to 55 mph, the National Weather Service announced Friday …

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