October 18, 2021

Agencies put focus on data to curb suicides

September 21, 2021

Patricia Schapp has seen what suicide can do to loved ones. Now she wants people to speak up about their struggles and know they have support. “It is OK to not be OK,” said Patricia […]

Homer approves syringe exchange program

September 16, 2021

Details are still being worked out, but the village of Homer will soon allow a needle-exchange program to help prevent the spread of disease through shared needles, reduce the number of syringes on the ground […]

Explaining Binge Drinking to Older Teens

June 25, 2021

Sponsored Content from Cortland Area Communities that Care What does binge drinking mean to you? Maybe it’s drinking to the point of being “intoxicated.” Maybe it’s drinking everyday Thursday-Sunday. Or maybe it’s sipping beers from […]

Photographer looks to put faces on overdoses

June 10, 2021

Greater Cortland area people and agencies are working with a Washington, D.C.-based photographer to capture and share stories related to overdose. Since the start of the year, more than 40 overdoses have been reported by […]

Survey: Teens toking less

May 22, 2021

Marijuana use by students in seventh through 12th grades in Cortland County is declining, but professionals, educators and students don’t seem to know why. Fifty-one and a half percent of Cortland County students responding to […]

‘More and more frequent’

April 24, 2021

When Kevin Sharp began his career as the Tioga County coroner in the 1990s, opioid-related overdose deaths were rare. More than 20 years later, about 25% of all deaths investigated in Cortland County are related […]

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