Charter school wins approval

October 19, 2018

The former Hartnett Elementary School, closed in 2015, will once more be full of young students next September, as a charter school for the site won approval Thursday. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute unanimously approved […]

A tasty tradition

April 9, 2018

MARATHON — Nothing stands in the way of tradition for fans of the Central New York Maple Festival. Not snow. Not ice. And definitely not the cold Saturday. Especially when pancakes are involved. Former Marathon […]

‘Got to keep fighting’

April 8, 2018

DRYDEN — When Elsie Gutchess’ boys were little, they would read the Cortland Standard — particularly the “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” column and the “What Happened on This Day” article. “It was all, guys […]

$1 million grants for city, Homer

March 27, 2018

Projects in Cortland and Homer got $2 million of more than $8.5 million the state awarded Monday in Central New York. Cortland will get $1 million to help renovate a mostly vacant Homer Avenue plaza […]

Meetings set on possible school closing

February 23, 2018

CORTLAND — The Cortland Board of Education is now getting into the task of deciding the fate of its elementary schools, setting a series of public meetings that will address the facilities study, which concluded […]

Recipe for a good time

February 19, 2018

CORTLAND — Chili is not a dish one comes by often at the table of Brian Hall and Karen Leahy. “He doesn’t like beans and I’m a vegetarian,” the Cortland lawyer said Saturday as she […]

Virgil teens give Nativity new life

December 24, 2017

VIRGIL — Jazmin Barber got a good scare when the lamb she was carrying lost its head. And then there was the camel. “Both of the ears fell off its head,” said the 17-year-old. She […]

Moravia rallies around boy diagnosed with cancer

December 20, 2017

MORAVIA — Moravia middle schooler Logan Bell probably never thought his name would become a hashtag. #Loganstrong is common in the halls at his school and the community after the 12-year-old received the news last […]

Dogs relieve student stress

December 12, 2017

A pair of Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Annie and Watson, greeted stressed-out college students with unflinching stares and stoic cuteness Monday at SUNY Cortland’s Corey Union. The long, fluffy white dogs, who owner Bill Veit, SUNY […]

C’ville museum hosts display of model locomotives

December 11, 2017

CORTLANDVILLE — Doug Deer has been collecting model trains for the past 50 years. The 66-year-old Cortland resident started getting train sets as Christmas gifts from his dad. They grew from a Christmastime display in […]

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