Fun on the first day of fall

September 24, 2018

Brooke Kemak and her niece Kennedy Eaton, 10, walked out of the corn maze Saturday sweaty and smiling. They were almost done solving the game. “It was hard,” Kemak said. It had taken the pair […]

Fire crews to receive oxygen masks for pets

September 20, 2018

A goal to have pet oxygen masks in all fire departments in Cortland County and beyond will soon come to fruition after the Cortlandville Fire Department raised money to buy 32 of them to distribute […]

Between the stacks

September 18, 2018

GROTON — More goes on between the book stacks of the Groton Public Library than just reading. Just ask 12-year-old Andrew Saam — it’s his second home. He’s often there reading, doing homework and participating […]

Lime Bikes offer a cheap, safe alternative

September 17, 2018

DRYDEN — Lime-colored bikes in the village of Dryden and at Tompkins Cortland Community College have caught the eye of residents, who say they’re interested in the cheap transportation. The village partnered with a Californiabased […]

Synthesizing musical interests

September 10, 2018

It was 1986 and Robert Dorschel decided after years of wanting one that it was time to buy a synthesizer. He took some of his college money and bought a Roland Alpha-Juno. Thirty-two years later, […]

Raise the age

September 9, 2018

A state plan to divert 16- and 17-year-old criminal defendants from the adult justice system takes effect in three weeks. Cortland County officials are still figuring out how to do it. The directive, which creates […]

Ammunition explodes in gun shop fire in Dryden

September 7, 2018

DRYDEN — The sound of gunshots rang out and a plume of smoke wafted late Friday afternoon above BoltWorks, a gun manufacturer in Dryden, after a fire broke out in the business. Fire departments responded […]

Building relationships

September 6, 2018

SUNY Cortland seniors Christiane Murphy and Emily Carty appreciate the campus police officers socializing with students more, whether it’s working out at the gym or chatting with desk attendants. “You’re a campus celebrity,” Murphy told […]

Fatal stabbing downtown

August 29, 2018

One man is dead and police arrested another following an early morning altercation that turned into a stabbing in downtown Cortland, city police said. The victim, Damien Grant, 32, of 10 Woodruff St., was in […]

It’s one for the books

August 20, 2018

For 7-year-olds Lincoln Dorsett and Liam Madden, a friendly little competition is to see who can read the most books during the Cortland Free Public Library’s summer reading program. While playing Twister at the end […]

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