Opinion

To the Editor: As head of the (College) Hill Neighborhood Association from the early 1990s through 2009, I was very involved in getting the zoning code’s definition of family — commonly known …

The number, by itself, looks pretty scary: 397. That’s the number of farms the U.S. Department of Agriculture counted in 2022 in Cortland County, and it’s down from 536 in 2017. Yup, looks …

To the Editor: For several weeks we have seen articles, editorials and letters about the homeless people in the Cortland Free Library during the day. The library, as part of its mission (and also …

The city is making a push to rehabilitate properties that are abandoned or severely neglected, and using new tools to do so. Meanwhile, some private developers are taking big risks by investing in …

To the Editor: This letter is in response to Cortland Standard Publisher Evan Geibel’s piece in the Outlook 2024 section of the Feb. 17 paper. I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Geibel’s …

The next state budget proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul would cut spending on addiction services 16%. The Office of Addiction Services and Supports’ budget would be cut from $1.2 billion from $1.4 …

To the Editor: How did the party of Reagan be ome the party of Putin?! The sight of Republicans supporting attacks against our allies by Putin is appalling, yet, there it is, proudly …

To the Editor: In her Feb. 27 diatribe about my recent letter concerning the library/homeless situation, Whitney Meeker condemns me for not taking “substantial action” to solve the …

To the Editor: The problem that some people do not like regarding the unhoused being in the Cortland Free Library might be solved by finding a site for a daytime warming center. Suggested …

When Cortland Mayor Scott Steve said the city’s “functional family” law was virtually unenforceable, the claim merited some investigation. The issue is far-reaching in a college town, where …

To the Editor: I’m writing about Jim Weiss’s Feb. 22 letter to the editor. Jim, the comments in your letter mostly defy sensibility. You say it was uncomfortable for you to get to David …

To the Editor: The recent series on Cortland County’s early settlers and the Feb. 14 letter criticizing it are in agreement on one thing: Rhoda Beebe, one of the earliest settlers, has not …

When New York initiated bail reform in 2020, it was designed to reduce inequities in the legal system. Bail is supposed to ensure that people charged with a crime are motivated to appear at future …

Karla Alwes February and March, Black History and Women’s History months, respectively, are similar in many ways. Each month’s remembrance and celebration was originally shorter than a …

When we elect people to represent us on legislative bodies — U.S. Congress, the state Senate and Assembly, the county Legislature or village or town boards — we expect them to vote in the …

To the Editor: The Feb. 20 edition had two letters concerning the Cortland Free Library opening their doors to the homeless population of Cortland. Both letters were very negative about the …

To the Editor: Maybe this is a dumb idea but, there’s a lot of conversation going on about the homeless population in Cortland. Having gone to school in the building that’s now the County …

When the Homer Fire Department’s Insurance Services Office rating was elevated from a 4 to a 3, the change reflected hard work and dedication on the part of firefighters to serve and protect …

To the Editor: In my 40 year subscription to the Cortland Standard, I don’t recall any issue that has elicited such a rapid sequence of articles, editorials and letters as the homeless people …

To the Editor: I was heartened by the letters of support for the Cortland Free Library’s service to the entire community. I hope we can agree that criminalizing homelessness is not the answer …

To the Editor: Believe it or not, New York taxpayers have been paying for climate-related damages for decades. Last year taxpayers shelled out over $2 billion for cleanups from extreme …

The scenario keeps playing out in the imagination: An 11-year-old kid. A hot summer day. A cross-town trek with a towel and a couple of friends to splash at Wickwire Pool in Cortland. Only to be …

To the Editor: Regarding the Cortland Standard’s Opinion of Feb. 7 concerning the homeless in the Cortland Free Library. We have love in our heart for all people, especially for those in …

To the Editor: People may disagree on how the Cortland Free Library is handling the increase in homeless people at its facility. People may disagree on whether the premise in the Cortland …

To the Editor: Mr. Schutt, Mr. Steve, for 30 years I went to OB/GYN and urology appointments at the medical buildings on Euclid Avenue. I also visited the surgeons in the buildings. The …

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