January 21, 2022

Man dies after crash into Port Watson bridge

January 18, 2022

A 44-year-old man died Saturday night when his vehicle struck the Port Watson Street bridge, said Cortland County sheriff’s officers and Cortlandville firefighters. The accident occurred about 8:44 p.m., sheriff’s officers said. Steven W. Cribbs […]

Tops set to transform

January 15, 2022

Lyle Nelson was still getting accustomed Friday to the coming switch of Tops Friendly Market in Cortlandville to Grand Union, a chain that hasn’t been seen in Cortland in decades. “I am not opposed to […]

Towns to seek solidarity on solar proposal

January 11, 2022

Homer town officials plan to work with their counterparts in Cortlandville and Solon to develop a unified response to a proposed 90-megawatt solar farm that would extend among those towns. The Homer Town Board discussed […]

Christmas comfort

December 24, 2021

Picture this: cozying up on the couch under a fuzzy blanket, one arm peeking out to grab popcorn and press “play.” Cue the opening credits of the Christmas movie you’ve watched every winter since you […]

Covering the toy beat

December 9, 2021

Six-year-old Charlotte Mack had a list. She checked it twice. And again. And again. She told the deputy police chief exactly who was nice. “Her list is bigger for her family than for herself,” said […]

Tips for holiday safety

December 6, 2021

Cortland Fire Department Capt. Scott Buchanan is setting up an artificial tree in his home this year, for the first time. He expects it will be safer. “The fake ones have to go through certain […]

Ready, Willing and Able

November 21, 2021

Nancy Beckwith of Cortland and Jeni Oechsle of Homer are no slouches on the job. They have put in 20 years of employment at Price Chopper in Cortlandville — Nancy as a bagging associate and […]

Gearing up for winter

November 16, 2021

As we await the first significant snowfall this winter — Monday morning’s snow doesn’t count — mechanics encourage drivers to pay attention to their cars and take precautions to avoid getting stuck on the side […]

Country careers lead to Hall of Fame

November 14, 2021

Ed Kowalski of Virgil started playing trumpet as a youngster in his home, where his family operated a restaurant and bar. “Patrons in the bar area most likely heard my beautiful harmonic monotones (well, I […]

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