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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 …

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 …

‘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. …

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 …

NYSERDA describes how it would turn landfill into light

DRYDEN – Dryden residents and other interested parties got their first official look Wednesday at a project designed to breathe new life into an old landfill. The site, the former Caswell …

C’ville more than halves $6.7 million request to Congress

The Town of Cortlandville reduced its request for federal money for a “community hub” at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex by more than half to $3 million, Supervisor Tom Williams told the …

Thrift warehouse opens in Dryden

DRYDEN – Two business owners are selling reused goods out of a Dryden warehouse, but their mission is more than just spreading trinkets and decor. They want to provide for low-income families …

Businesses see mixed effect from Groton Avenue roadwork

The bitter smell of diesel, the effort to dodge equipment and trucks and a few chunks of missing sidewalk have combined to cut sales 40% at Groton Avenue Liquor Store, its owner says as work …

Seed library sprouts in Homer to feed curiosity

Seeds aren’t usually something you can check out from a library – but you can in Homer. Well, you can’t exactly check them out and return them, but you can take some for your …

County panels wants chicken processor to spread its wings

Cortland County has 73 farms raising chickens, federal data show, but only six raising them for meat. A Truxton farm wants to expand its flock, and is winning county support to do so. Hillside …

Former college swimmer Riley Gaines announced Tuesday she will appear Friday at SUNY Cortland on her Reclaim Feminism Campus Tour, sponsored by The Leadership Institute, a conservative organization …

Be careful of fox bites, the Cortland County Health Department warned Tuesday, particularly if you’re between Pendleton Street and the Tioughnioga River south of Port Watson Street. Fox …

Still waiting

Paul Suits Jr., filed his application to open LakeHouse Cannabis in Cortland three years ago. His business is No. 2,026 in line, and the state has reviewed, perhaps, 800 applications. The state …

Flags at half staff for slain Onondaga police

Flags in Cortland County will fly at half-staff today to honor two Onondaga County police officers who were killed Sunday night in a shootout. “The bravery and dedication exhibited by …

Tapping the tradition

The temperature was 38 degrees. When it wasn't raining, it was snowing. But people still focused on Marathon and the Central New York Maple Festival. People crowded the Maple Museum to buy syrup …

Cortland methadone clinic awaits OK to open in May

A methadone clinic set to open in Cortland expects to start operating next month, pending approvals from state and federal agencies, clinic director Grace Kelley said Friday. Kelley said the …

Cortland County updates its website, domain name

To look at the new Cortland County website means seeing a new visual scheme and some updated images. The real change is in the line above it: its domain name. The new address: …

Library, county and more collecting eclipse glasses

Unless you plan to head to South America in October for the coming annular eclipse, or maybe to Greenland on Aug. 12, 2026, for the next total eclipse, odds are you won’t really need the pair …

Neighbors wonder how to use railroad to nowhere

The rattling of a train makes lifelong Cortland resident April Martin feel at home. Twenty years ago, she would listen to the sound of the train passing her house, comforted. “I miss the …

Cortland legislators recommend new sheriff’s boat

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office boat wouldn’t float. And it was 30 years old – county legislators recommended Thursday it be replaced. The county Legislature’s …

Figure skaters shows their ‘True Colors’ this weekend

The ice will be white. The skating show this weekend will be many colors. And it’s all to prepare for a national competition in California where the color scheme will be painted in gold, silver …

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