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‘He was just a super guy’

December 31, 2018

As the Marathon and Cortland fire trucks passed under the U.S. flag Saturday, firefighters stood in their dress blues, a black ribbon wrapped around their badges, saluting their friend, Stephen Zelsnack Jr. The procession was […]

Golden Eagles win own tourney

December 31, 2018

It started, Cortland-Homer coach Chad Totman said Saturday, after his team’s only loss so far this season, 6-5 at Oswego, back on Dec. 18. “After the Oswego game, and a couple of others we should […]

School project hits all the right notes

December 30, 2018

Geoff Marsted’s wood shop project — an electric bass guitar — combined two of his loves: Making things and music. “It’s always fascinated me. I have been making things all my life,” said the 16-year-old […]

‘Day-to-day job’

December 29, 2018

There was a loud metallic clank and the door to cell block A opens. Inmates, dressed head to toe in orange, except for their white socks, exited their cells and turned their attention to the […]

Homer girls, Cortland boys win titles

December 29, 2018

Championship night of the Cortland Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday featured two games in which the ultimate winners moved to big leads. While both squads ended up taking home the featured hardware, they did so […]

‘A little bit every day’

December 28, 2018

Ted Cooper said everything is harder when you’re overweight — bending down, tying shoes, picking up objects from the ground. “It was hard to breathe,” said the Cortland man, a self-employed paver. “When I was […]

Reforms may not ease jail crowding

December 28, 2018

In Cortland County’s debate on how to solve overcrowding in the county jail, some have advocated for less bail and more pre-trial services. But not all county officials are convinced that will solve the problem. […]

Many jail solutions already tried here

December 27, 2018

In about two years with a $1 million grant, Lucas County in Ohio implemented new ideas to reduce its jail population about 18 percent. If Cortland County were to implement the same ideas, not much […]

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