Cortland getting healthier by some measures

January 19, 2017

CORTLAND — Measure the health of a community. It can’t open its mouth and say, “ahh.” It has no blood pressure, no respiration. It’s not simply a collection of people and their health conditions. So […]

State Sen. Seward outlines his agenda

January 13, 2017

New York is losing population, state Sen. James L. Seward said Thursday in Cortland. That’s just not acceptable. “The only way to reverse this disturbing trend is to create new economic opportunities here at home,” […]

Wickwire pool house makeover planned

December 20, 2016

John McNerney heard the praise all summer: Nice pool, John. Beautiful. Love it, John. But not the pool house, John. Now, McNerney, the city of Cortland parks and recreation director, can do something about the […]

Two Republicans seeking to succeed Ames as county judge

December 8, 2016

Thirty days after the last election, two lawyers have announced their candidacy for Cortland County judge. There are only 335 more campaigning days until the next one. Republicans David Alexander of Cortlandville, a Cortlandville town […]

Cortland County prepares to take over recycling

December 2, 2016

Cortland County’s takeover of its recycling operation in January should be seamless and save the county $75,000 per year, county officials said Thursday. Note the operative term: Should. John Gale of Casella Waste Solutions, which […]

Skip the crowds with Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2016

HOMER — After a hectic, crowded, armpit-to-elbow rush of Black Friday, Brenda Contento hopes you have a relaxed, laid-back shopping experience on Small Business Saturday. At her place. Contento, a massage therapist in Homer, operates […]

Bus driver swerved to avoid cars

November 22, 2016

The bus driver watched the cars spin out in front of him Monday morning on a snow-covered Interstate 81 in Marathon. He had a choice: Swerve and risk the safety of the 40 high school […]

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