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Must be nice — having employers so generous that not only do they pay your mileage when you’re traveling to and fro for work activities, but actually paying for your commute from home to …

The music may be spectacular. Or not. The band may last forever. Or not. But there’s so much to like about the new Groton Community Band that we almost don’t care whether they play on par …

We agree that the three Rs — Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic — are important in school, even though we get cringe every time we hear it called the three Rs.But the mission of public …

The weather in Ukraine, in many ways, seems to mimic the weather in Cortland this winter. High temperatures in the 20s or maybe low 30s. Low temperatures in the high teens or low 20s. Of course, …

Resolve better

Forgive us, but it’s the last day of January and we have to ask: How is your New Year’s resolution going?We don’t mean to offend, and we’re happy to forgive any backsliders …

The city of Cortland’s Wastewater Treatment Facility doesn’t come up often in casual conversation — it’s a decidedly unsexy part of city government. Nonetheless, over many …

Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the legalization of cannabis in states across the country has caused a nationwide increase in the number of young children admitted to hospitals after inadvertently …

Rub a tomato. If it feels waxy, almost like you could leave a fingerprint without pressing, it’s overripe. At that point, you have a day, maybe two, before the tomato is unusable. For a …

What will Cortland County look like in 20 years? We ask that question often, and the prognosticators among us ask the next question in line: What should Cortland County look like? That comes to …

The statewide shortage of volunteer firefighters has been a smoldering problem for years without being extinguished. We don’t know if Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to throw money at the …

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