January 21, 2022

Randall Principal Kostuk retires at end of year

February 9, 2019

Randall Elementary School Principal Cliff Kostuk has seen many changes in his 27-year tenure: enhanced security, stricter state regulations governing education and most recently the district’s conversion to grade centers. But, sitting in his office […]

On firm footing again

February 8, 2019

Four small faces peered out the windows Thursday of Connie Neff’s home on East Academy Street in McGraw, watching as a footbridge was dropped into place over Smith Brook. Neff runs a day-care facility out […]

Classroom fabricates career plan

February 8, 2019

Homer High School junior Taylor Netti used a computer to guide a plasma cutter Tuesday, watching through tinted glasses as the laser cut the words “Homer Blue Pride” into a piece of sheet metal. It’s […]

Getting kids involved

February 5, 2019

Kaitlyn Boylan giggled while she threw her arms around a pretend log, acting out the harvesting of timber. Crouched on the floor, Kaili Koehler held a card above her head that read “bilberries,” another resource […]

Mild thaw an irresistible draw

February 4, 2019

Fan Zhang of Cortland skated for an hour Saturday morning around the Homer Village Green, enjoying the exercise and cold — though not so cold as recent days. He grew up in northern China where […]

Jail repairs await state

February 2, 2019

It started with a leak. Rain on Jan. 24 melted snow on the roof of the Cortland County Jail, and the water seeped through to the inmates below. By 8 a.m., 2 to 3 inches […]

Witness questions crime scene handling

February 1, 2019

A forensic scientist criticized Thursday in Cortland County Court how county sheriff’s investigators conducted their investigation into the April 19 death of Kassidy Dains. Thomas Mauriello, a forensic science consultant and a professor of criminal […]

Sales tax income up

January 31, 2019

Cortland County collected nearly $2 million more in sales tax revenue in 2018 than it expected, and the chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee said the money will help pay for emergency repairs to […]

Experts testify about bodily fluids at scene

January 29, 2019

Forensic experts testified Monday they found blood in 2-year-old Kassidy Dains’ genital areas, fecal matter in her mouth, and identified her hair next to a hole in a wall, as the trial of Dorain Bohn […]

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