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You were warned. When the YWCA of Cortland and CAPCO announced a plan to have the city acquire the former Parker Elementary School to be renovated as an early childhood education center — a …

A simple handyman project — say, replacing a fixture in the bathroom — shouldn't take too long, right? We bought the replacement part at the hardware store. We collected the tools we …

Although there's probably never a good time for a community to lose a major employer, this is probably about as good as it gets. Ask nearly any local business, and they'll tell you how difficult …

The legacy may appear unusual: a giant woodchuck outfit; a collection of costumes of The Simpsons; photos of a large, hand-made nuclear power plant, then set on fire. Unusual. Silly, even. But …

Wherever you fall on the spectrum of gun control/gun rights, there is no doubt firearms have played an important role throughout history and shaped our world in many ways, ranging from feeding …

Give life

With summer now fading into fall, we know many people are dreading the onset of the cold and dark of winter. Feelings of gloom are bubbling, aided and abetted by the oft-gloomy news of our times …

This week in 1972, Grand Way in Cortland advertised a pork chop combo for 79 cents a pound. Today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, that would be $5.56 a pound. Instead, you can get that same combo for …

The city of Cortland is completing a report justifying how it spent American Rescue Plan funds, a daunting task as the Common Council last year failed to lay the foundation for the spending. The …

We’re optimistic about the transformations taking place in the city of Cortland. It was time for an upgrade, and the gateways to the city and its downtown will benefit from the improvements to …

A community has two valid reasons to institute a user fee for trash removal, such as Cortland's blue bag: to push the cost of the service to the users in proportion to how much they use the service; …

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