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 […]

For them, beans were their bag

September 7, 2018

Cortland resident Lorraine Fox remembers working in the bean fields of Cortland every summer as a girl, picking beans from 7 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon for maybe 2 cents a pound […]

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 […]

Virgil’s last first day

September 6, 2018

Three muted kids sat on their nervous energy around the dining room table shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Barber household in Virgil — the first day of school and the last first day […]

Zombie crackdown

September 5, 2018

A private contractor, hired by a mortgage company, has shoveled snow from the sidewalk in front of a home on Forrest Avenue. When the grass gets high enough it gets mowed. The place isn’t falling […]

Park spruce up begins

September 4, 2018

A can’t miss sight upon entering Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York is the large colorful circus wagon that greets every visitor. Another calls greetings from farther in the park. Many may recall their yellow […]

On this Labor Day: Where are the workers?

September 2, 2018

Jeromy Snyder, a HVAC performance technician at Intertek, left his job in Syracuse nearly two years ago to work for the product testing facility along Route 11 in Cortlandville. Before, he drove almost an hour […]

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