Store closings seen as a loss and a gain

July 21, 2017

In a small community, no one likes to see a business close, even other businesses. So far this year, three chain stores in the Cortlandville have announced their closure: Rue21, Kmart and Staples. While some […]

Village of Homer returns to town hall

July 13, 2017

HOMER — The village of Homer had its first board meeting since 2010 in Homer Town Hall, discussing Wednesday topics such as its return to town hall and electric-car charging stations. For the past few […]

Cortland life imitates art

June 17, 2017

In Lt. Rick Troyer’s office at the Cortland City Police Station hangs a picture Community-oriented Police Officer Jesse Abbott has long admired. It is the picture of the famous 1958 Norman Rockwell painting titled “The […]

County jail project challenged

June 14, 2017

A nonprofit organization looking to back Cortland County residents who oppose the county’s proposed $48 million jail project drew two people to a meeting Tuesday night to introduce a petition to “say no” to the […]

TC3 budget hike denied

June 2, 2017

Cortland County legislators have decided to not provide Tompkins Cortland Community College with a 1 percent increase in the county’s contribution to the college. The decisions was made during a special county Budget and Finance […]

Bringing history to life

May 16, 2017

One moment in history can spark a lifelong passion: a moment that’s captured in a blink of an eye and opens your mind to a realm of wonders. For Homer native Martin Sweeney, the town […]

Two sites, twice the issues

May 9, 2017

While Cortland County legislators juggle options on how to pay for an estimated $48 million new jail project, there is another cost they have yet to acknowledge, said Sheriff Mark Helms. If the county were […]

Community runs for canines

May 8, 2017

Kruiser, the 1 1/2-year-old German shepherd, paced and cried while his owner stood still by his side in anticipation of a 3-mile run. “He’s ready to run,” said Jolene Hollister of Westchester, Kruiser’s owner. With […]

New York state app reels in sportsmen

April 25, 2017

When hunting, Edward Kent III of Homer said, it can be a pain to report game harvest by having to call it in or fill out an online report, but that should no longer be a hassle with a new feature on the state’s hunting and fishing mobile application. […]

Antique tractors work again for good cause

April 24, 2017

HOMER — The scene Saturday morning behind the East Homer United Method Methodist Church off Route 13 was an image from the past. Antique tractors from the 1950s and 60s were plowing a large lot […]

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