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Rats! City closes park following rodent overrun

August 10, 2018

The city of Cortland closed Dexter Park this morning after residents complained of an infestation of rats. Mayor Brian Tobin made the declaration about 10 a.m. at the park, bounded by River, Elm and Franklin […]

Standoff ends with self-inflicted wounds

May 25, 2018

CORTLAND — A 24-hour standoff at a Cortland hotel ended early this morning when police broke into a room and found the suspect critically injured in a bathroom. Corey J. Hobart, 28, of 930 Powers […]

Finer points of creativity

May 5, 2018

E.J. Banas sat Tuesday in a chair at Ascend Gallery on Central Avenue in Cortland and received a tattoo on his arm. The tattoo, a Japanese-style snake with flowers, covered a portion of Banas’ forearm. […]

Purple Tigers fall to Buccaneers

April 28, 2018

Visiting Oswego scored four second-inning runs and led the rest of the game Friday in an 8-1 SCAC Empire Division softball victory over Cortland High on Meldrim Field. The Purple Tigers, who fell to 0-5 […]

Mike McDermott: ‘Mad Dog, still alive’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: ‘We’re here, we […]

Ted Silvers: ‘What did we accomplish?’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: ‘We’re here, we […]

‘We’re here, we made it’

April 2, 2018

This story appeared in the March 31, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. It is part of a focus piece centered on telling the stories of local Vietnam War veterans. Other parts: Ted Silvers: ‘What […]

Sunshine Week: Every person’s right to know

March 13, 2018

This story appeared in the March 10, 2018 edition of the Cortland Standard. To become a subscriber, email us, or call us at (607) 756-5665. Back issues available by request. It became state law 40 […]

The year’s top 10 stories

December 30, 2017

Think about what history might say about 2017 in Cortland. Heroin scourged the population for the first time in decades, but almost as important to residents was a spree of grafitti in downtown Cortland. The […]

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