November 30, 2021

City draws diverse candidates for council races

May 5, 2021

Two Black people, an LGBT advocate and an organizer of Cortland’s Back the Blue movement are among the 14 people who have declared their candidacies for Cortland’s Common Council. And if elected, they would make […]

The roots of reform

March 27, 2021

Since the first recorded import in 1619 of captured Black people by Portuguese slavers from what is now Angola to colonial Virginia, America has dealt with racism: the legal and systemic racism of slavery, Jim […]

Cortland to revisit street painting rules

March 25, 2021

As a seven-month postponement on street painting in Cortland is set to expire in April, city officials said they are open to creating new regulations. The Cortland Common Council voted, 5-3, during its Sept. 1 […]

Police await surveys

February 17, 2021

Homer Village Police Chief Robert Pitman said Tuesday he is looking forward to the results of community surveys of the police department’s operation and suggestions to improve the agency. But his department has already gotten […]

Feelings mixed over proposed police reforms

February 6, 2021

After Tuesday’s public reveal of potential police reforms with the Cortland Police Department, members and people active with Cortland’s Black Lives Matter group shared mixed feelings. “To me, it (the reforms) just sounds like more […]

Police reforms in offing

February 3, 2021

Cortland’s police reforms could include time requirements for community policing and mandatory community surveys, shows a presentation Tuesday at the Cortland Common Council as part of a state-ordered reform process for all police agencies. Potential […]

Sign-law issues simmer

January 22, 2021

Cortland officials plan to review and amend the city’s sign law after the ACLU complained the law doesn’t give guidance on certain political topics — such as Black Lives Matter. The announcement was brought up […]

City of Cortland holds first police forum

November 24, 2020

Cortland’s police department needs more diversity, more community policing officers and more cops walking city neighborhoods, residents said Monday during a virtual forum on reducing racial inequalities in policing. However, its crisis intervention team and […]

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