November 27, 2021

Meet the builders

July 3, 2021

Their motives are lost to time. A bit of capitalism, no doubt — the desire and need to make a bit of profit. Perhaps a sense of destiny was behind their plans, the realization that […]

The women who built Cortland

June 27, 2020

One of the first three European settlers of Cortland County: a woman, Rhoda Beebe. One of the 19th Century’s foremost social thinkers: a woman, Amelia Jenks Bloomer. A captain of industry, a ground-breaking political leader, […]

Tech helps tap history

December 17, 2019

Cortland County is full of history. Just take a gander at any of the blue and gold historical markers that invite anyone — resident or visitor — to stop and read them. But with only […]

Society publishes new book on county’s history

August 27, 2019

It’s been 60 years since the Cortland County Historical Society published a book on the county’s history. Some things haven’t changed. “Agriculture is still so important here,” said author Elizabeth Wavle-Brown. “The industry itself has […]

Taking a leap back in time

July 15, 2019

Hopscotch, hula-hooping, tie-dye and a walk on the moon — it was 1969. That year, some of the memories and the landing on the moon will be celebrated over five days this week. “One of […]

College’s legacy of ‘note’

July 6, 2019

Last year, a group of SUNY Cortland alumni and staff asked artist Scott Oldfield to figure out how to create a permanent reminder of an era when some of the world’s most famous music performers […]

Search for the past reveals treasures

June 16, 2019

Anita Wright never forgot the grave stone semi encircled by a pine tree in a small family burial ground in Fabius. That was 25 to 30 years ago. She told me about it two years […]

‘It’s in the blood’

June 15, 2019

Growing up, Brandon Casterline would ride his bike a few blocks to the Cortland City Fire Department’s Franklin Street station. He’d hang out with the firefighters, talking to them and listening to the stories they […]

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