State’s warning: Don’t end up on thin ice

January 14, 2017

Anglers should exercise caution when venturing out onto ice, especially after Thursday’s unusually high temperatures and rain. “Conditions are definitely getting a little sketchy,” Ed Vernum, owner of Forest Fisheries, at 68 N. West St., […]

New downtown officer keeps eye on safety

January 11, 2017

A city police officer began walking a regular beat Monday, primarily in downtown Cortland, interacting with Main Street business owners and customers. The four-year community policing position filled by Officer Jesse Abbott was created with […]

Renovation at Homer schools on pace

January 10, 2017

HOMER — A $21 million, three-phase project at Homer High School has completed renovations to the art room, music suite and auditorium, and installation of the gym floor is underway. Plans to expand and remodel […]

2016 in review: Fatal fire, black bear

December 29, 2016

Fatal accidents and structure fires, homicides and a curious black bear found in a tree were among some of the most significant public safety events in 2016. Man charged after fire Brian H. Bermudez, 39, […]

Cortland rescue personnel hit the ice

December 24, 2016

Members of the city Fire Department’s Ice Rescue Team rushed onto the frozen surface of the pond at Yaman Park on Friday morning to pull a man from the freezing water. The scene was all […]

Senior pool sharks take shots

December 16, 2016

Breakfast, a pool competition and most of all group camaraderie. Members of the Cortland and Willet senior centers have been battling each other at the pool table for well over a decade. The game of […]

Firefighters rely on proper gear

December 14, 2016

If asked to think of the dangers faced by firefighters on a daily basis, the image of one rushing into a burning building might be the first that comes to mind. But there are other […]

Meth lab closes Groton Avenue in Cortland

December 12, 2016

CORTLAND — Five people were arrested Saturday after an investigation by city police found chemicals and items used to make methamphetamine in an apartment on Groton Avenue the previous night. City police responded around 8 […]

Cross-country skiing grows in popularity

December 3, 2016

Outdoor sports enthusiasts have begun to see interest in skiing and snowshoeing increase in recent years. At Action Sports, located at 64 Pendleton St. in Cortland, co-owner Lisa Belknap said she has seen an increase […]

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