January 27, 2022

Diving into retirement

July 14, 2021

Cortland Police Officer Jesse Abbott grew up as a child swimming at Wickwire Pool in Cortland. On Tuesday, after a child counted down “three, two, one,” Abbott and Police Chief Paul Sandy ran and leapt […]

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 […]

Center: Children eating pot-laced candies

June 4, 2021

A Syracuse-based poison control center has seen a spike in reports of children eating marijuana-laced candies and edibles, and greater Cortland area emergency responders are preparing to deal with it. The Upstate New York Poison […]

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 […]

New chief takes reins

March 24, 2021

Paul Sandy realized his love for the law after taking a business law class in high school. On Monday, he was sworn in as Cortland’s police chief. “He’s always been a go-getter, nose to the […]

Retiring chief reflects on career

March 18, 2021

As a child, F. Michael Catalano watched movies and shows where the good guys always won. And they looked cool doing it in their uniforms. But that wasn’t his only inspiration for becoming a police […]

4 SUNY students charged following big party

February 16, 2021

Four SUNY Cortland students were charged Saturday — and four students suspended from college following a party where police found more than 75 people partying without masks. The charges follow an investigation begun Friday by […]

Cortland police chief to retire in March

February 12, 2021

Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano announced Thursday he will retire in March after serving almost 40 years with the department. His last day will be March 19. “I just feel I’m ready,” he said. […]

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