September 16, 2021

Tobacco Free Zone Program launches survey

May 19, 2021

A residential tobacco survey launched Monday is gaining quick response from Cortland County and surrounding areas, a survey consultant said. The Tobacco Free Zone Program is part of a statewide effort to target and inform […]

City woman tackles mental health with CPD help

May 18, 2021

Since Katina Casterline, 33, of Cortland was paired with a Cortland City police officer six years ago, her suicide attempts have decreased from five times a year, to almost not at all. Traumatic events since […]

Hayes promoted to Homer fire chief

May 13, 2021

When Steven Hayes heard firefighters had pulled his younger brother out of a motor vehicle accident when they were younger, he knew he wanted to pursue a career as a firefighter. The fire department in […]

TenKate set for promotion to CFD deputy chief

May 11, 2021

The City of Cortland Fire Department will swear in Capt. Michael TenKate as deputy chief on Wednesday after serving the department for almost 20 years. As deputy chief, TenKate said he wants to work toward […]

Ban talk leaves sour taste

May 8, 2021

A row of flavored cigars — kiwi, strawberry, mango, pineapple and watermelon — stretched behind Smokers Choice manager Gabrielle Welsh on Friday as she gathered products for Cindy Williams of Cortland. Williams wanted some pipe […]

When play is work

May 8, 2021

The kids playing Thursday morning at the YWCA’s Here We Grow day-care center in Cortland don’t know what it takes to let them play. What they know is that the play set is a sailing […]

COVID policies ease, but anxiety remains

May 7, 2021

Laura Tate of Cortland is fully vaccinated, but feels anxious about going out in public: As more people are vaccinated, fewer people seem to be wearing masks. Going to the grocery store for the first […]

The wonder of willow

May 7, 2021

Cheyenne Nowalk and Avery Barber looked over the stand of willow saplings Thursday and began trimming. They were looking for saplings of a certain size: 1 1/2, maybe 2 inches in diameter. They each grabbed […]

Freeville looks to reduce phosphorus in water

May 6, 2021

FREEVILLE — Freeville’s sewage treatment facility would need to change its phosphorus treatment plant to one based on chemicals, rather than a biological system, to meet state water quality goals for Cayuga Lake. That’s not […]

County housing market flourishes

May 5, 2021

For the last several months, the typical house for sale in Cortland County was on the market for one to three days before selling, a shift that’s left salespeople working harder than ever and buyers […]

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