December 2, 2021

Halloween at the Hollow

November 1, 2021

DRYDEN — Easton Massaro, 6, gently hugged a soft, beige bunny to his chest, calling to his mom to show off his new friend. “Look at how much she loves me,” he said. Jessica Massaro, […]

Hands-on Halloween

November 1, 2021

Four-year-old Luke Pendock concentrated on his paintbrush hovering just above a pumpkin the size of his head. He had an array of colors to choose from and intended to use them all. Amanda Pendock, of […]

Halloween fun in forecast

October 30, 2021

The ambiance: dark. The temperature: dropping to about 41. The forecast: slight chance of showers. Sounds almost perfect for an upstate Halloween, coming Sunday. Or at least snow isn’t in the forecast. But the forecast […]

Communities differ in approach to Halloween

October 15, 2020

Batman, zombies and movie characters that typically roam the streets on Halloween in search of treats may be out and about this year, but local officials will leave the choice of whether people can go […]

The Chapel in Cortland hosts pumpkin giveaway

October 13, 2020

Antonia Serenita, 4, walked carefully through the rows of pumpkins Saturday at Cortland’s Courthouse Park, looking to pick the perfect one. She and her father, Mike Serenita, weren’t planning to get one, but on their […]

Needles found in Cortland Halloween candy

November 1, 2019

A Cortland woman found sewing needles Friday in two packages of candy that her children collected Halloween night, Cortland police said Friday evening. In one package, a needle was found outside the candy and plainly […]

Halloween: Move it or leave it?

October 29, 2019

The kids rush home from school, eat dinner and then it’s doing hair, masks and makeup as they prepare to head out into the ghoulish night to get candy. An online petition at to […]

Zombie Walk precedes Halloween, promotes restaurants

October 28, 2019

Halloween-themed food and drinks were on the menu for Saturday night’s zombie walk in downtown Cortland. Bonnie Quackenbush and her husband, Michael DiMattei, of Cortland, led a group zombie-walking their way from the 1890 House […]

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