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With tests on the horizon, students urged to relax

March 24, 2017

If you’re a third- through eighth-grader, you’re preparing for standardized tests for mathematics and English Language Arts, a process that might cause some stress. Or, if you’re like Groton fourth-grader Judson Holl, it may not […]

Dryden man a dead ringer for Twain

March 23, 2017

People tell Ralph Shortell he looks a lot like Mark Twain. Shortell responds from beneath a flowing white mustache: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” […]

McCabe unseats Suits in Homer mayoral race

March 21, 2017

HOMER — Darren “Hal” McCabe defeated three-term incumbent Mayor Genevieve Suits in what may be the most surprising race among area village contests Tuesday. McCabe, a Democrat, received 477 votes to Republican Suits’ 248 votes, […]

High school power lifter is pumped for success

March 21, 2017

GROTON — Shannon Lang competes in soccer, basketball and softball. But her favorite competition is against herself, and she has four world records and four state records since September to show it. Lang, 17, of […]

Area villages to elect officials Tuesday

March 18, 2017

The debate on where to put the Homer village office was the main topic of the last village election. It lingered long enough to become a talking point for the upcoming election Tuesday. Village residents […]

As Cortland grew, so did its Irish population

March 17, 2017

From farmers and factory workers to firefighters, Cortland’s Irish immigrants not only supplied businesses with manpower but also led to the foundation of a central fire department in 1915 that still operates today. Today is […]

Auto repair shops hit brakes amid snowstorm

March 16, 2017

Roads were quiet the past couple of days with many choosing to stay home rather than tackle the treacherous snowy roads, a major hindrance for many auto repair shops in the path of the recent […]

Late-season storm hits pocketbooks

March 15, 2017

As snow grew from inches to feet within hours, roads closed, schools closed and more followed, but not everyone was burdened by the latest nor’easter Tuesday. For some businesses — ski centers, syrup producers and […]

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