February 16, 2019

SUNY Cortland’s sonic legacy

February 16, 2019

Life could be heavy in the mid-1960s, when Rocco Scaptura was a student at SUNY Cortland: the pressure of college, the war in Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement. “In 1968, another student, Jack Oldrin and […]

Fishing tournament coming up

February 10, 2019

UPDATE: This even has been canceled due to warm weather. Every type of fish that swims in fresh water can be found at Whitney Point Lake, Chuck Sweet said. “This is one of the few […]

Kitchen is oasis for local man

February 3, 2019

Brian Adams never used an Easy Bake Oven when he started cooking as an 8-year-old. His tool was the toaster oven for his first creation — English muffin pizzas. “I like pizza and it was […]

The power of empathy

January 20, 2019

Kelly Phillips has an inside view on the cancer world. The Cortland woman, 50, a single mom of four grown children, has been in remission from breast cancer for two years. She’s also an oncology […]

School project hits all the right notes

December 30, 2018

Geoff Marsted’s wood shop project — an electric bass guitar — combined two of his loves: Making things and music. “It’s always fascinated me. I have been making things all my life,” said the 16-year-old […]

‘A little bit every day’

December 28, 2018

Ted Cooper said everything is harder when you’re overweight — bending down, tying shoes, picking up objects from the ground. “It was hard to breathe,” said the Cortland man, a self-employed paver. “When I was […]

Family faces ALS as a fight, not a fear

December 23, 2018

GROTON — Tom Walpole’s life took a 180 degree turn when he was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, on Sept. 26. “It’s affected my voice, my breathing and just a general […]

Year-round effort brings holiday cheer

December 16, 2018

DRYDEN — Barbara Rosevear would love for her 9-foot blow-up “Despicable Me” Minion to grace her front lawn — home to her massive Christmas light display on Route 13 in Dryden. But the inflatable Christmas […]

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