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Wind chills may plummet to minus 40

January 4, 2018

Ten minutes. That’s how long it takes frostbite to damage the skin as temperatures drop below zero over the next few days, almost like the ice world of Hoth from “Star Wars,” and wind chill […]

Santa Claus is coming to town

December 23, 2017

It’s Christmas morning. You’re 7 years old and just started tearing into the wrapped gifts under the tree. Three weeks ago, you sat at the dining room table writing an extensive wish list and a […]

Officer helps build community

December 19, 2017

Jesse Abbott sat in his office Monday morning, picked up the large yellow envelope sitting in front of him and with the aid of a pocket knife, cut the edge and pulled out a stack […]

Uncle Louie’s prepares free dinner

December 13, 2017

CORTLANDVILLE — Gaylord Veit has one of the most important jobs at Uncle Louie’s Backyard steakhouse — prepare the Christmas dinner. Last year was his first year. He’ll return once again to the restaurant on […]

Where does downstate end and upstate begin?

December 6, 2017

CORTLAND — Ask three New Yorkers where upstate begins and downstate ends, and you’ll get four answers, said New York Times writer Jonathan Wolfe last week. So we did. We asked five New Yorkers. We […]

Red Cross to honor dispatcher

December 5, 2017

When Adam McCracken answered an emergency phone call in September, he thought it was just another call. And then his training kicked in. For the past 11 months McCracken, a Cortland County 911 dispatcher, has […]

Group makes outdoor gear for homeless

December 3, 2017

This story appeared in the November 14, 2017 edition of the Cortland Standard. To become a subscriber, email us, or call us at (607) 756-5665. Back issues available by request. It may seem as simple […]

Dryden’s darker past

December 1, 2017

It’s a past in Dryden not often talked about. Who would? At least 10 homicides in a decade. Those events have been brought back into the light with a crime network television series. Some Dryden […]

Getting a read on giving

November 30, 2017

You know what Norm Stitzel really would like for Christmas? That one thing he’d ask Santa, if Santa still let Stitzel sit on his knee? It’s not Barbie dolls, Stitzel’s set on those. Legos? Think […]

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