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Enjoying the dog days

Tammy Barrows-Goddard wanted to remember her chocolate lab, Josie, in a special way. When the dog died, the Cortland woman started a canine comfort service – called “Josie’s …

It will be celebration time for Lonnie Park and guests 7 to 10 p.m. June 10 as the Center for the Arts of Homer throws a concert honoring the Freeville artist and producer at the 72 S. Main St., …

Retired banker loves Cortland

Maryanne Wilbur Hart, 72, of Cortland, a retired banker who put in 35 years on the job, was taking a walk Friday through Suggett Park, and agreed to an interview. She worked at First National Bank of …

Blackbird Film Festival to show 136 short films

Vincent Turturro said he tried to cut the movie he made with his sister, Alena, into a 15-minute film, but he couldn’t do it. “Ours is 21 minutes,” he said this week. “We …

Once a nurse, always a nurse

The job takes patience. Flexibility. Resilience. And no small amount of compassion. They’re not just nurses, they’re psychiatric nurses. Beyond delivering care to a patient’s …

Honor of a lifetime

It took three years, but Cortland native Joe Compagni finally had the outdoor track at Monmouth University dedicated in his honor.

Keeping in tune

It’s not about the melody. It’s not about the key, or the chords, or the songs themselves. Being a choir director for 50 years is about harmony — the blend of patience, kindness and …

Thank you, John

After 34 years running youth recreation programs and giving many young people their first job experience, John McNerney is retiring from the city of Cortland Youth Bureau. McNerney started at the …

DeLage all about summer camp

There’s something about being outside, in nature, Chris DeLage said. And being with people his age. “I fell in love with it,” he said. “It drew me in.” He was …

‘Bridge of communication’

When Joe Cataldo graduates in June, he will be leaving not only Cortland High School but the city Board of Education, where he has represented students’ interests for the past …

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