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Charter school wins approval

October 19, 2018

The former Hartnett Elementary School, closed in 2015, will once more be full of young students next September, as a charter school for the site won approval Thursday. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute unanimously approved […]

Charter school approved in Hartnett

October 18, 2018

After five years of disappointments, the efforts of the Truxton Academy Charter School board paid off Thursday: The SUNY Charter School Institute endorsed forming the charter school. The school — to be located in the […]

‘Follow your dreams’

October 18, 2018

Marisa Baum sat Wednesday next to Cortland police Officer Joe Peters as he patrolled city streets, reported to a property damage accident, and watched while he negotiated with the irritated parties involved in the crash. […]

Adding flexibility

October 16, 2018

Flexibility isn’t just for gym class, anymore. Teachers across all areas of study are thinking about it in terms of their seating arrangements. At Virgil Elementary School in the Cortland School District, sixth-grade teacher Sylvia […]

Exceptional educators

October 12, 2018

A Virgil Elementary School teacher is among the first of a small group of elementary school teachers who have been welcomed to join the ranks of “master teachers,” this year. The state opened the designation […]

Making connections

October 11, 2018

The 1890 House Museum could start using Tompkins Cortland Community College students to print off its promotional brochures. And TC3 students could interact with Tompkins County youngsters of color, offering positive examples of what a […]

He’s still in the hunt

October 9, 2018

At nearly 90 years-old, Charles Willcox hasn’t let the years stop him from what he enjoys the most: hunting and fishing. Willcox remembers when the shopping centers off Route 281 and Groton Avenue were all […]

Program offers food for thought

October 4, 2018

Jennifer DeHart chopped vegetables and explained to the Homer High School teenagers the importance of proper nutrition during a short cooking presentation Wednesday at Anderson’s Market in Little York. DeHart, the store’s bakery manager, identified […]

Sheridan’s gems were his family, store

September 26, 2018

Kerry Sheridan looked up at her father, Chuck Sheridan as he counted back change to a customer in the jewelry store he opened the year she was born, showing her how to do it. “If […]

The importance of gym

September 26, 2018

Wearing a serious expression, kindergartner Vera Wagner punted a green ball across the gymnasium at Groton Elementary School. It crossed the blue line she had been instructed to stay on one side of, so she […]

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