February 19, 2019

Making the grade

February 16, 2019

Andrew Ryan met a role model at a running camp the summer before ninth grade. The fellow runner was humble, but went on to win the state meet and lead his team to a championship. […]

Moravia students ‘explore’ Mars

February 15, 2019

MORAVIA — Karoline Head-Martinez jumped up and down, her long blond ponytail swinging, when her Mars rover robot successfully collected “ice” from the surface of Mars on its third try. The surface of Mars was […]

Virgil plans vote on uses for elementary school

February 14, 2019

Virgil residents may vote on the town taking over the local elementary school — the latest development as two municipalities faced with the closure of their neighborhood schools figure out what to do. The Cortland […]

Randall Principal Kostuk retires at end of year

February 9, 2019

Randall Elementary School Principal Cliff Kostuk has seen many changes in his 27-year tenure: enhanced security, stricter state regulations governing education and most recently the district’s conversion to grade centers. But, sitting in his office […]

On firm footing again

February 8, 2019

Four small faces peered out the windows Thursday of Connie Neff’s home on East Academy Street in McGraw, watching as a footbridge was dropped into place over Smith Brook. Neff runs a day-care facility out […]

Classroom fabricates career plan

February 8, 2019

Homer High School junior Taylor Netti used a computer to guide a plasma cutter Tuesday, watching through tinted glasses as the laser cut the words “Homer Blue Pride” into a piece of sheet metal. It’s […]

Getting kids involved

February 5, 2019

Kaitlyn Boylan giggled while she threw her arms around a pretend log, acting out the harvesting of timber. Crouched on the floor, Kaili Koehler held a card above her head that read “bilberries,” another resource […]

Mild thaw an irresistible draw

February 4, 2019

Fan Zhang of Cortland skated for an hour Saturday morning around the Homer Village Green, enjoying the exercise and cold — though not so cold as recent days. He grew up in northern China where […]

Jail repairs await state

February 2, 2019

It started with a leak. Rain on Jan. 24 melted snow on the roof of the Cortland County Jail, and the water seeped through to the inmates below. By 8 a.m., 2 to 3 inches […]

Witness questions crime scene handling

February 1, 2019

A forensic scientist criticized Thursday in Cortland County Court how county sheriff’s investigators conducted their investigation into the April 19 death of Kassidy Dains. Thomas Mauriello, a forensic science consultant and a professor of criminal […]

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