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The city of Cortland received $2.05 million in federal stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan, but has no record of whether or how its Common Council authorized spending $765,000 of those …

To the Editor: The House wasted taxpayer’s money and their time creating and passing a gun bill, they knew darn well had no chance of making it through the Senate. They did it to make the …

To the Editor: We commend the Cortland Standard for the article on homelessness that appeared in the July 30 edition. The reporter did an excellent job of highlighting the issues surrounding this …

It's a conflict with ramifications as broad as the world socio-economic balance of power and as specific as one farmer who's trying to balance the books. And it's all over a few handfuls of …

To the Editor: Well, well, well, another local politician made the front page of Saturday’s paper, one who stands to gain financially from yet another solar project. What was not mentioned …

To the Editor: I’d like to commend Kevin Conlon on his solar energy article. It’s essential for the public to know the real cost of solar energy and the ripple effect it’s going …

The city Common Council considered proposals last week that would significantly affect the way the city is operated and by whom. The council backed proposals to double the terms of councilpersons …

Fighting zombies

Vacant houses are bad for a community. They often don’t look good, frequently in poor repair and surrounded by unkempt lawns. They can present a danger, or lead to the deterioration of a …

To the Editor: Your recent article “Choosing to Live this Way’” highlighted some of the challenges those who are homeless or who are experiencing housing insecurity in Cortland …

We heard from several people as we researched and reported a story last week about growing homelessness in Cortland that people are homeless by choice. We find the comments a little tone …

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