October 18, 2021

Policies pending

July 31, 2021

When it comes to whether 9-year-old Camden Drake, should receive the COVID- 19 vaccination, mother Amanda Conrad is turning to the professionals. “I’m a parent that when my doctor recommends it, then that’s what I […]

School districts seeing state aid increases

April 14, 2021

At the beginning of the school year, Thomas Turck, the superintendent of the Homer Central School District, said he was worried the state would withhold 20% of the district’s school aid due to state revenue […]

Back to school, in April

April 10, 2021

Julie McChesney, a mother of three in the Homer Central School District, said she weighed the possibility of either keeping her three children home to learn remotely or go back to in-person learning five days […]

The pandemic learning curve

February 13, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold of Central New York in March 2020, life changed in every aspect. Restaurants closed; sporting events were canceled; jobs were moved online. Schools in particular faced massive challenges having […]

Cortland schools move to remote learning

October 13, 2020

Cortland school buildings are closing and beginning remote learning Wednesday, Superintendent Robert Edwards announced Tuesday afternoon, noting that the positive cases had so many potential contacts that hundreds of people could have to be quarantined. […]

2 school districts object to state citations

August 12, 2020

Two greater Cortland area school districts said Tuesday they have been improperly cited for not submitting reopening plans to the state following an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. Superintendents from the Cortland Enlarged […]

Cuomo OKs NY schools to open

August 8, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to allow all school districts across the state to fully reopen won’t affect Cortland County school districts’ plans for how their schools will operate come fall. The governor’s announcement Friday was […]

2 square off for Seward’s Senate seat

July 30, 2020

The race to succeed state Sen. James L. Seward pits a farmer and agriculture administrator against an Otsego County town supervisor and business owner. Jim Barber of Middleburgh will face off on the Democratic Party […]

Questions remain on school reopening plans

July 15, 2020

Creating socially distant classrooms and having enough money to make school districts safe are just some of the problems that must be addressed in the coming two weeks as schools prepare plans for fall reopenings, […]

Parker sale approved; school budgets pass

June 17, 2020

Cortland school district voters approved on Tuesday selling the former Parker Elementary School to the city of Cortland, even as they approved a $50.17 million budget, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. Voters largely approved school […]

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