December 1, 2021

Facing an ‘unsettled’ future

June 26, 2021

DRYDEN — When trying to think of what to say at Dryden High School’s commencement ceremony Friday for the class of 2021, valedictorian Jackson Crocker said his grandmother gave him inspiration from her high school […]

Bail reform not going as planned

June 26, 2021

If the man Cortland police arrested looked familiar that night, it was because he had been arrested three times in just a few weeks. It was May 18, 2020, and police found the homeless man […]

Law enforcers expect bail reform to revive chase

February 1, 2020

When two Cortland County sheriff’s officers caught a fugitive in Tennessee this month, they were lucky. They had extra felony charges on which to hold him. If they hadn’t had them, the scofflaw could have […]

New state bail reform statute leads to debate

January 11, 2020

Cortland County District Attorney Patrick Perfetti said he’s so upset with who the state’s bail reform is letting out of jail without bail that he’s telling the community who those people are. “We’re abandoning all […]

Vera Institute wants county for 3-year study

December 3, 2019

Legislators will hear a presentation from the Vera Institute of Justice Dec. 10 about joining a three-year study on how western, central and upstate New York communities are handling criminal justice reform. Albany and Oneida […]