October 20, 2021

Cleaning up the mess

October 2, 2021

With the background of gray skies and a slight drizzle, a lone excavator shifted dirt Thursday off Route 11 in the village of Homer. Crews overseen by New York State Electric & Gas Corp. have […]

Weary of the woodchucks

August 24, 2021

It was a little over a month ago when Angela Wilde walked out into her driveway in Cortland and saw a family of woodchucks hanging out near a neighbor’s trash can. Shocked at the sight […]

Breathing easier

August 3, 2021

All that rain in July — more than 8.6 inches of it in Cortland — meant frequent checks to see if a hat or umbrella was part of the routine. But it also meant the […]

Nature and Nurture

June 20, 2021

Life can get pretty crazy in the spring when Tamie Olmsted is in the thick of caring for abandoned baby raccoons. “These two came in like Tasmanian devils from Penguin Trailer Park. They were found […]

DEC says expansion of mine requires more study

May 28, 2021

A state agency has reconsidered its support for a South Cortland mine expansion project and will require a more in-depth review. The state Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter announcing its decision Wednesday to […]

Freeville looks to reduce phosphorus in water

May 6, 2021

FREEVILLE — Freeville’s sewage treatment facility would need to change its phosphorus treatment plant to one based on chemicals, rather than a biological system, to meet state water quality goals for Cayuga Lake. That’s not […]

Arbor care gets an assist

May 4, 2021

The Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District plans to start forest management this summer at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York with a $35,000 state grant. The grant, announced Friday — Arbor Day — […]

Bridge work awaits OK

March 26, 2021

DRYDEN — Dryden Mayor Michael Murphy plans to rehabilitate a bridge on Lewis Street responsible for downtown flooding. The project, approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is pending approval from the state Department […]

Burn ban set to take effect

March 15, 2021

Open burning and brush fires will be banned Tuesday in New York state as the risk of wildfire increases — a restriction the state Department of Environmental Conservation implements annually. Brush, grass and forest fires […]

C’ville Planning Board pans solar projects

February 24, 2021

The Cortlandville Planning Board voted Tuesday that construction of two side-by-side solar projects proposed off Bell Crest Drive near St. Mary’s Cemetery would cause significant environmental damage. The board voted, 4-0, as part of the […]

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