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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 […]

Mental health rising issue in jails

December 24, 2018

Of all the people who have come through the Cortland County Jail, the first to come to Undersheriff Budd Rigg’s mind was a man from out of town who broke a window at Tops supermarket. […]

No funding for sports complex

December 19, 2018

While the state handed out $88 million to community projects across Central New York, the village of Homer’s proposed sports complex and park expansion project was not one of them. The village had applied for […]

County gets $3.3M in state grants

December 19, 2018

Roughly $3.3 million was awarded to Cortland County through this year’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative — down from last year’s $5.2 million — but it includes money for a Willet hop farm, sidewalk improvements […]

Affiliation expectations

December 15, 2018

Cortland’s hospital will have a new name and undergo several changes next year because of its affiliation with Guthrie Medical Center — which sees the medical center investing $100 million into the Cortland hospital over […]

Sports complex grant decision coming

December 14, 2018

The village of Homer expects to find out Tuesday if it will receive a $16 million state grant for its proposed $30 million sports complex and park expansion project. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an […]

Homer wants a bike-friendly community

December 13, 2018

The Homer village board is looking to turn the village into a bike-friendly community with a study on how to do so and potentially allowing public electric bikes. The board unanimously approved Wednesday night entering […]

Survey on jail may seek public comment

December 12, 2018

Cortland County legislators will review a proposed survey on the county jail that, if approved, would seek residents’ input on how the Legislature should address jail overcrowding. A draft of the survey was presented Tuesday […]

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