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With too few drivers to run all of its routes, Cortland Transit made a tough choice recently and temporarily suspended its single rural route, Route 5, which swings through Marathon and …

Art changes lives. It heals, inspires and gives comfort. It titillates, frightens and enrages. Art can show you a new way of looking at the world, or make you feel less alone. Art is transformational …

We can think of few things more likely to plant a giant knot of tension in a parent’s stomach than being unable to feed one’s child. But that’s what parents across America, and …

We write editorials in the wake of national tragedies all too often. Frankly, it gets repetitive. We write about our support of sensible gun control legislation; we grieve with the victims and …

Tompkins Cortland Community College announced last week the hiring of Amy Kremenek as its next president. Kremenek replaces Orinthia Montague, who served as president for four years before leaving …

Vote on Tuesday

Local school boards have received a lot of attention from national news media in recent months — outrage over the alleged teaching of nebulous “critical race theory,” the Florida …

Linda Jones remembers playing as a child in the shade of tall trees on a hillside between Little York Lake and the pavilion at the crest of the hill. Jones, a Cortland County legislator, is an …

This is the time of year when we especially love to walk the many scenic trails snaking through and around the greater Cortland area. We’re happy to stretch our legs outdoors (without a parka, …

The scene gave a glimpse into the difficult circumstances a social worker faces on any given day. A caseworker for the Cortland County Department of Social Services was visiting a home and asked a …

It’s a hell of a way to run a democracy. We saw the problems with New York’s redistricting efforts weeks ago, when the maps of Congressional and state Legislature districts were introduced. We saw districts that looked like a Rohrshach test of electoral manipulation, or maybe a Jackson Pollock painting of political protectionism.

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