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‘It’ll be great to say it’s over’

May 13, 2020

After nearly two months of being cooped up in lockdown, Central New York will take its first baby steps toward re-opening Friday, as manufacturing, construction, retail and other select businesses are set to resume near-normal […]

A double-bogey for golf courses

April 15, 2020

The state can close golf courses all it wants, or needs, to reduce the spread of coronavirus: The greens still need to be mowed. In a couple of weeks, when the soil temperature tops 50 […]

Economic impact of coronavirus unclear

April 1, 2020

If one thing is clear about the potential economic and budgetary effect of the coronavirus on Cortland County and its municipalities, it’s that the estimated loss of sales tax is unclear. “It is still too […]

Filling downtown void

January 25, 2020

The ground floor storefronts at 51-55 Main St., Cortland, are back in business, after 15 years of vacancy, following a 2005 fire that gutted the building. Two new businesses now occupy the properties: Affordable Home […]

Cortland council accepts budget proposal

October 16, 2019

Cortland’s Common Council tweaked Mayor Brian Tobin’s budget proposal, bringing it down to $21.4 million and reducing what could have been an 8% tax levy increase to 2% in a proposed budget it accepted Tuesday […]

City weighs downtown parking rules changes

August 15, 2019

Downtown parking: This is one can of worms that had to be opened sooner or later. A parade of people spoke at a recent Cortland Common Council meeting on behalf of Frank & Mary’s Diner […]

Sales-tax revenue gets a lift

July 31, 2019

With people buying more so far this year, and Cortland County taking a larger share of sales tax revenue, the county government has $450,000 more than it had last year at this time. Shoppers in […]

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