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Homer cakery bakes up fun and pastries

February 24, 2017

HOMER — At Three Lil’ Birds Cakery at 23 N. Main St., owner Debby Williams-Starinsky specializes in baking custom cakes and pastries, a passion which stems from her childhood spent helping her mother, Linda Williams, […]

Police team with Scouts for program

February 18, 2017

As part of a new program in the works at the Village Police Department, children in the community can attend meetings once a month and become introduced to different forms of law enforcement. The Explorer […]

Without enough ice, Crappie Derby canceled

February 11, 2017

WHITNEY POINT — Due to insufficient ice levels, the 2017 Almost-Annual New York State Crappie Derby has been canceled. Derby Coordinator Dave Hughes on Friday said there is not enough ice to handle the large […]

City to combat meth crimes

February 10, 2017

A fire Monday night across from Parker Elementary School, which police say was caused by a meth lab explosion, has prompted plans to educate the public about the dangers of drugs and a call for […]

Cortland County confirms 21 cases of flu

February 9, 2017

With flu season in full swing, the Cortland County Health Department has reported 21 confirmed cases in the county from early October to date. However, not everybody with flu symptoms is diagnosed, nor do they […]

Homer chief ups community patrols

February 8, 2017

During his first year as Homer Police Chief, Robert Pitman has worked on expanding community policing in the department, while also trying to set objectives and investigate a fatal fire in the village. Pitman, who […]

Hard candy pot a new issue in county

January 25, 2017

An innocuous looking candy is a new form of drug that has popped up recently in the community, according to police. The problem with the drug, known as marijuana candy, is that it can be […]

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 […]

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