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Vacation at the fair

August 31, 2018

GEDDES — Hundreds of humming fans barely masked the random “moo” echoing Thursday morning throughout the milking parlor at the New York State Fair. Metal railings running for yards across the building were sectioned into […]

Trojans replace several starters for title defense

August 31, 2018

Five straight. That’s the number of consecutive Section 3 Class B West Division championships won by Homer Central football team, which is also the defending sectional Class B champion. The Trojans kick off the 2018 […]

High numbers, little experience for Tigers

August 31, 2018

The Cortland High football team has a 43-man roster this season, which starts Friday with a 7 p.m. visit to Bishop Ludden, but the sheer numbers are only part of the story. With only 12 […]

Teen drug use down

August 30, 2018

Opioid deaths in Cortland County increased to 13 last year from eight in 2016, state data show, but among youths, drug use has dropped. Cortland Area Communities That Care surveys seventh through 12th graders in […]

Trojans drop opener in overtime

August 29, 2018

The first official game on the new George Butts Field turf at Homer High School took place Tuesday as the field hockey team played host to Owego under hot, sunny skies. The Trojans, in their […]

Fatal stabbing downtown

August 29, 2018

One man is dead and police arrested another following an early morning altercation that turned into a stabbing in downtown Cortland, city police said. The victim, Damien Grant, 32, of 10 Woodruff St., was in […]

Recycling budget deficit piles up

August 28, 2018

With 90 percent of Cortland County’s recycling budget already spent this year, the Legislature has voted to transfer $20,000 from another account to cover July’s recycling costs. Next month, Legislature Chairman Charles Sudbrink (R-Cincinnatus, Freetown, […]

Their property values

August 27, 2018

Nancy White was enjoying a breeze on her front porch rocking chair on a recent morning at 6 Pine St. in Cortland. She is unperturbed by the city’s closest brownfield: Noss Industrial Park, a 5-acre […]

Homer grid legend passes away

August 27, 2018

The Homer community lost a legend August 16 when Mike Norris passed away at the age of 92. Norris earned the nickname “Mr. Football” by putting Trojans on the map as he won 141 games, […]

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