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Fighting the blight

June 21, 2018

Just the threat of late blight, a disease that decimates potatoes and tomatoes seen this season in Onondaga County, has already interrupted business for Cortland farmers. Allan Gandelman, owner of Main Street Farms, won’t ship […]

Goodbye K-6, hello to grade centers

June 20, 2018

CORTLAND — Arielle Brown seethed Tuesday night after the Cortland school board voted to create grade centers out of the district’s three remaining elementary schools following next July’s closure of Parker and Virgil elementary schools. […]

Christian school eyes Parker Elementary

June 18, 2018

Cortland Christian Academy has discussed with the Cortland City School District the school occupying the soon-to-be vacant Parker Elementary School, Christian school leader Craig Miller said this morning. Miller said the pre-kindergarten-12 school needs more […]

Animal clinic faces move

June 13, 2018

CORTLAND — Unless a volunteer spay-and-neuter clinic can find a new home by the end of the year, people looking to adopt pets can expect to pay more, and the Cortland SPCA will have more […]

Celebrating St. Anthony

June 8, 2018

CORTLAND — A procession and festival this weekend hearkens back to the early 1900s and the history of how Italy came to Cortland. The St. Anthony’s Festival at the Pomeroy Street church is a tradition […]

Closings hit home

June 7, 2018

Matt Lowie was dropping his two daughters off at Parker Elementary School on Wednesday morning, the day after a vote by the Board of Education to close both Parker and Virgil schools. As he watched […]

Parker, Virgil to close in 2019

June 6, 2018

CORTLAND — Eileen Fitzgerald doesn’t know how to tell her Virgil Elementary School fourth-graders the news today: The school, and Parker Elementary will close forever in July 2019. The 29-year teacher asked the Cortland Board […]

Bikes bound for Dryden

June 5, 2018

DRYDEN — Dryden middle schoolers next fall will be able to hop on a bike and go for a trail ride during gym class, after the school gets a bicycle foundation grant to provide a […]

Cinnamon is so sweet

June 3, 2018

This story appeared in the May 29, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. To become a subscriber, email us, or call us at (607) 756-5665. Back issues available by request. With her head low and […]

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