November 26, 2021

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By Valerie Puma

‘Now, hemp is my life’

November 26, 2021

SUMMERHILL — When he was a young boy, Peter Allis listened to his grandfather’s stories about the usefulness of hemp, and he has wanted to grow fiber hemp ever since. “Before it was made illegal, […]

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    Dryden leaning on its varsity experience

    November 26, 2021
    With last year’s abbreviated season in the rearview, the Dryden boys basketball team has a majority of its roster returning and hopes to use that experience to make a successful run in the IAC and [...]
  • By Sarah Bullock

    Ringing in the sales

    November 26, 2021
    Small Business Saturday kicks off the most important buying season for area mom-and-pop shops this weekend, and they could cash in on worries about when online gifts might arrive. “It’s huge,” Bob Haight, president and [...]
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    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus briefs 11/26

    November 26, 2021
    Cortland County adds 24 cases Cortland County confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 6,886 cases. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 92 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday. The number of [...]
  • By Valerie Puma

    Turkey Trot 5K to return

    November 24, 2021
    Although Greg Peppel moved away from Cortland years ago, he makes the trip home every Thanksgiving to visit his family and continue his tradition of running in the annual Cortland YMCA BorgWarner Turkey Trot 5K. [...]
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    By Paul Cifonelli

    Cortland/Homer has a new coach, same solid nucleus

    November 24, 2021
    With longtime coach Don Armstrong retired, Matt Caron now has the keys to the Cortland/Homer hockey program. Caron previously coached at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, so he’s used to coaching at this level. He [...]
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    Test detects lung cancer at its most treatable stage

    November 1, 2021
    Sponsonsored Content from Cayuga Health Lung cancer causes more cancer-related deaths each year in Cortland and surrounding counties than any other type of cancer. The most important risk factor for the disease is smoking, which [...]
  • By Valerie Puma

    Survey targets local food waste

    November 24, 2021
    Seven Valleys Health Coalition has launched an online survey to learn more about food waste throughout Cortland County and will use the responses to decide how to approach change through its food rescue program. Program [...]
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    Coronavirus

    Coronavirus briefs 11/24

    November 24, 2021
    Cortland County adds 13 new COVID cases Cortland County confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,862 cases. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 26 new cases Monday, the most recent [...]
  • By Valerie Puma

    Tips for holiday travel

    November 23, 2021
    If your Thanksgiving plans include celebrating out of town, be sure to inspect your vehicle, plan ahead and leave early enough to avoid peak traffic times. “Just a travel tip — Wednesday and Sunday will [...]
  • Cortland building on successful offseason

    November 23, 2021
    After losing several players from last season, the Cortland boys basketball team returns two key starters and has a number of players set to take on bigger roles as it looks to make some noise [...]
  • An apple for the teacher

    November 23, 2021
    As a sixth-grade teacher, Kalee Updyke is no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with the territory of middle school — especially school during a global pandemic. “I can see the sadness going [...]
  • Coronavirus briefs 11/23

    November 23, 2021
    Cortland County adds 51 new COVID cases Cortland County confirmed 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing it to 6,849 cases. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 26 new cases Monday. The number of people [...]
  • A way to give back

    November 22, 2021
    A red-and-green chest filled to the top with bright toys sat by the front door of the Dryden Veterans of Foreign Wars post Saturday as donations for Cops, Toys & Kids stacked up. A craft [...]
  • Homer football falls short in regionals

    November 22, 2021
    VESTAL — The Homer football team’s season came to a screeching halt Saturday as the Trojans gave up 34 second-quarter points to Maine-Endwell in a 48-22 loss in the regional finals at Vestal High School. [...]
  • Trombones hail season in charity show

    November 22, 2021
    The chords of Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” blew Saturday from the trombones of Bones East — an all-trombone ensemble — during a benefit concert at United Presbyterian Church of Cortland. The volunteer trombonists received a standing [...]

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