January 20, 2019

Farmer sentenced

January 19, 2019

Vicky Smith hasn’t driven past Park Family Farm on East River Road in Homer since her 14-year-old son, Alex Smith, died there in a work-related accident in July 2015. “I hope I never have to,” […]

A reminder of home

January 15, 2019

Coffee, peanuts, chocolate and thank-you notes may not seem like much, but when you’re overseas it’s everything and most of all it’s a reminder of home. Just ask veteran Norm Stitzel, a former Marine. “When […]

They called her ‘Mrs. Republican’

January 14, 2019

Shirley Ann Fish was the first woman to lead Cortland County’s Budget and Finance Committee. She led Cortland County’s Republican Committee, too, and was a pioneer to female politicians across the county, leading one person […]

‘We had to do something’

January 14, 2019

The smell of pancakes, eggs and sausages wafted through the air as people bustled in and out of the Marathon Fire Department’s Morton Building on Sunday. It was the department’s monthly pancake breakfast but this […]

A space of your own

January 12, 2019

Aaron Bowens sat at the table in the basement of the Owego Street Makery sketching designs for end tables and explaining how makerspaces help people economically and creatively. “I’ve always loved kind of working with […]

Charges filed after 3-county car chase

January 9, 2019

A Homer man who led police on a three-county car chase Dec. 31 has been arrested and faces charges from several police agencies in connections with crimes in Homer, Scott, Cayuga County and Madison County. […]

Lack of snow stalls winter riders

January 7, 2019

Five years ago around this time, Kevin Forney would’ve been three weeks into snowmobiling season. But a lack of snow has stalled the season this year. “I’m frustrated because I’m all ready to go,” Forney […]

A path to service

January 7, 2019

When Pavel Androshchuk would watch the Discovery Channel movie about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, he’d skipped to the last 12 minutes when the fire and rescue crews were helping people. It was the […]

Big jeans, murder mystery

January 3, 2019

As with any place, the people, places and things that make up a hometown also make up the identities of the people who live there. “We all like to think that where we’re from has […]

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