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Society uncovers threads to past

November 27, 2018

“Dec. 15th, 1942.” Clicking echoed around the room as John Sheerar sat in front of his typewriter striking each key to compose a message that would be hidden for almost eight decades. “This carpet is […]

Winter is here

November 26, 2018

Early last winter, Scott Jackson tried to drive up a hill to his mother’s house using all-season tires. He couldn’t make it. He had to back down the hill, a dangerous and scary experience that […]

Santa lights up the city

November 26, 2018

A red Cortland fire truck slowed to a stop a few minutes after 6 p.m. Saturday in front of City Hall, the passenger door swung open and out stepped Santa Claus to begin the annual […]

Goodbye Chill-A-Bration, Pumpkinfest and First Light?

November 24, 2018

Cortland County’s New Year’s Eve celebration has been canceled this year, and several more events next year such as Chill-A-Bration and The Great Pumpkinfest will be as well, according to the Cortland Downtown Partnership. The […]

Tourism agencies and what they expect to get

November 24, 2018

Here is what tourism agencies requested in county funding for their events and operations, followed by what county legislators recommended they get in the 2019 budget: 1890 House: $22,500 — $11,000 Brockway Truck Show: $10,000 […]

School, child care groups could share Parker school

November 23, 2018

Three child-care agencies and a church-based school agreed this week they could share a soon-to-be closed Cortland elementary school. However they still must run the numbers and create a business plan, perhaps by January, governing […]

Homer history found in town hall renovation

November 23, 2018

An early 1950s car cruised down Main Street in Homer. Men sported sideburns and women wore poodle skirts. In front of the Homer Town Hall was 5-year-old Martin Sweeney, going to see a matinee. Town […]

City blue bag cost up 40%

November 21, 2018

Cortland residents will pay nearly 40 percent more for the big blue bags to toss their trash and 30 percent more for medium bags, following a Common Council vote Tuesday. The council voted 5-0 to […]

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