October 27, 2021

On the road, again

September 9, 2021

The pitter-patter of rain Wednesday hitting the leaves and ground was a stark contrast to the loud machinery of the Cortland County Highway Department crew working on Song Mountain Road in Preble. The crew was […]

2 projects progress

August 26, 2021

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Courthouse Park in Cortland had fallen into disrepair over the decades, but now it’s only a few weeks away from a whole new look. Before work began, slabs of granite […]

Work on Song Mountain Road nearly complete

June 15, 2021

The leaves rustled quietly in the distance Monday as birds chirped on Song Mountain Road in Preble, a contrast to the sounds of construction taking place a few days earlier. Work on the road, including […]

Fixing roofs, moving spaces

June 23, 2020

The salt pile is stained. Parts of it are sea-green, with crevices and divots dotting it. It’s from the water leaking from the roof above, said Alan Ricottilli, the engineering and maintenance supervisor for the […]

Heading toward the fiscal cliff

November 2, 2019

The Cortland County Highway Department worker pulled the 10-ton truck out of the bay. One of the wheels was stuck, dragging for perhaps 30 feet. When workers lifted the bed of the dump truck, rust […]