January 20, 2022


  • By Paul Cifonelli

    Homer girls eke out 7th straight win

    January 19, 2022
    In a high-scoring affair, the Homer girls basketball team survived Cazenovia’s big second-half comeback to extend its win streak to seven with a 70-61 win Tuesday night at Homer High School. Homer led 38-20 at [...]
  • By Valerie Puma

    Sales tax revenue up

    January 19, 2022
    Cortland County saw a 22% increase in sales tax revenue in 2021 compared to 2020 — making a big comeback after the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 2.6% drop from 2019. Cortland County’s 2021 sales [...]
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    Coronavirus briefs 1/19

    January 19, 2022
    Cortland County adds 443 cases Cortland County confirmed 443 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday,— and two deaths — bringing its total cases to 10,714. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 160 [...]
  • By Sarah Bullock

    Choral Festival: More than music

    January 18, 2022
    Yes, there was music, rhythm and harmony. There were notes to learn and new songs to master. But for singers Rebecca Spalding, Drew Thomas and Liam Baker, the lessons of Saturday’s All-County Choral Festival went [...]
  • By Matt Czeitner

    Cortland/Homer explodes for big win

    January 18, 2022
    The Cortland/Homer ice hockey team scored its most goals in a game this season as the offense erupted for 13 in a 13-4 rout of Clinton Monday night at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. Seven [...]
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    Help shape our future sports coverage – Take our survey!

    January 14, 2022
    Want to help shape the future of Cortland Standard sports coverage? Want to win a $25 gift card for a local restaurant? Then complete our survey below. All completed surveys will earn an entry into [...]
  • Cayuga Health

    CMC’s robotic da Vinci System enhances level of gynecology surgery

    January 1, 2022
    Women needing gynecologic surgery can receive state-of-the-art care at Cayuga Medical Center, where three OB/GYNs perform these surgeries using robotic-assisted technology. Anna Marie Garcia, MD, PhD, FACOG, MIGS, Phaelon Silva, MD, FACOG, and most recently [...]
  • By Sarah Bullock

    COVID tests in hot demand

    January 18, 2022
    The temperature hovered around 5 degrees Saturday afternoon, with a wind chill of minus 12, as Cortland County officials distributed nearly 2,000 COVID-19 test kits to residents winding their way up the hill to the [...]
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    Man dies after crash into Port Watson bridge

    January 18, 2022
    A 44-year-old man died Saturday night when his vehicle struck the Port Watson Street bridge, said Cortland County sheriff’s officers and Cortlandville firefighters. The accident occurred about 8:44 p.m., sheriff’s officers said. Steven W. Cribbs [...]
  • Coronavirus

    Coronavirus briefs 1/18

    January 18, 2022
    Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 854 cases, 2 deaths Cortland County has not updated its COVID data since Friday, when it confirmed 187 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 10,271. Tompkins and Cayuga counties [...]
  • A lifetime saving lives

    January 16, 2022
    Ed Greenman says the memories he has of firefighting could be bad, could be good. “The bad moments stick out in your mind.” Like the Main Street, McGraw, fire where a child was trapped inside [...]
  • Tops set to transform

    January 15, 2022
    Lyle Nelson was still getting accustomed Friday to the coming switch of Tops Friendly Market in Cortlandville to Grand Union, a chain that hasn’t been seen in Cortland in decades. “I am not opposed to [...]
  • Cortland wins 6th straight

    January 15, 2022
    The Cortland girls basketball team extended its win streak to six games with a tough 49-42 win over visiting Fulton Friday night. “That is a tough team, for sure,” Cortland head coach Janice Meyer said. [...]
  • Opioid ODs, deaths continue to ravage communities

    January 15, 2022
    It’s a hell of a way to wake up: Pain — muscles, joints, even bones. Soaked in sweat. Vomiting. Anxiety. Cramps. Fever. It’s enough to send a person addicted to opioids back to the opioids [...]
  • Coronavirus briefs 1/15

    January 15, 2022
    Tompkins County ends contact tracing Three days after the state made contact tracing optional for counties, and one day after Cortland County announced it would not longer track down people with close contact to COVID-19 [...]
  • TC3 grants aid 4 labs

    January 14, 2022
    DRYDEN – The $3.1 million in grants Tompkins Cortland Community College will spend won’t just upgrade four laboratories. They’ll upgrade partnerships with manufacturers in science and technology fields who would employ the graduates. In addition [...]



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