January 20, 2022

Critical Race Theory draws defenders, detractors

December 18, 2021

Critical Race Theory reappeared in the news Wednesday as Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a proposed law banning state funding for teaching the theory and allowing parents to sue public schools that do. “Nobody wants […]

Canine comforter

December 15, 2021

With his head in a student’s lap, and three others petting his sides, Chewbacca showed Tuesday he was an old hand at being the center of attention. Chewbacca, a pitbull and mastiff mix, is a […]

Ornamented by memories

December 11, 2021

Think of a Christmas ornament, perched on the branch of a spruce, or maybe a fir. A bit of beauty to highlight a season of light in the darkest time of the year. Maybe there’s […]

Help Santa and Toys for Tots

December 10, 2021

Santa’s little helper this year, and many before, is Norm Stitzel. Stitzel might not have a sleigh, but he runs a toy warehouse, and gets sacks of gifts to the homes of children in Cortland […]

Capital plan goes to vote

December 9, 2021

Stop by Homer High School some morning. Every school day, a bit before 8 a.m., the cars line up in the parking lot off Center Street, a line that extends out to the curb and […]

Covering the toy beat

December 9, 2021

Six-year-old Charlotte Mack had a list. She checked it twice. And again. And again. She told the deputy police chief exactly who was nice. “Her list is bigger for her family than for herself,” said […]

Bomb threat stops BOCES, Cortland schools

December 8, 2021

A bomb threat Wednesday morning led to hold-in-place orders at the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES campus in Cortlandville and Cortland High School, officials said Cortland County sheriff’s officers responded at 9:05 a.m. to the Charles H. McEvoy […]

School enrollment drops

December 7, 2021

Student enrollment in almost all greater Cortland area school districts dropped at least 13% over the last eight completed school years, state statistics show, exceeding the area’s population loss over the past decade. Educators say […]

Tips for holiday safety

December 6, 2021

Cortland Fire Department Capt. Scott Buchanan is setting up an artificial tree in his home this year, for the first time. He expects it will be safer. “The fake ones have to go through certain […]

A merry celebration in Dryden

December 6, 2021

DRYDEN — It was the way a village grew up. A tradition lost for a year as a pandemic forced neighbors to avoid each other. On Saturday, it returned to Dryden, resuming the neighborhood relationships […]

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