October 24, 2021

Lessons in agriculture

September 27, 2021

Since 2017, Cortland County has lost nearly 20% of its farms because farmers just couldn’t make ends meet, farm experts say. Donning rubber boots and denim jeans, nearly two dozen legislators and municipal leaders spent […]

Getting an up-close look at ag

August 10, 2021

The legislators will watch the chickens made ready for sale; they’ll see cows and flowers and all the ways agriculture works in Cortland County. And when they’re done, organizers of a farm tour Sept. 25 […]

‘We’ve beaten milfoil back’

July 10, 2021

Green water saturated with tangled weeds and litter is not ideal for a weekend fishing venture. A few years ago, homeowners along Little York Lake couldn’t launch their boats, the water was so crowded with […]

The wonder of willow

May 7, 2021

Cheyenne Nowalk and Avery Barber looked over the stand of willow saplings Thursday and began trimming. They were looking for saplings of a certain size: 1 1/2, maybe 2 inches in diameter. They each grabbed […]

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 — […]

2020 was a hard year, but people kept spirits up

January 2, 2021

In a year filled with political divisiveness, racial tensions and a deadly pandemic, 2020 could seem like an ongoing slog. Add to that canceled pastimes and outings to challenge people. But one thing remained for […]

Barbecue supports vets’ group

November 16, 2020

For many older veterans, groups like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans Search and Rescue, provide a social life and a lifeline. “That’s their lifeblood,” said Norm Stitzel, who serves multiple […]

Plastic bag ban to resume

October 3, 2020

Noreen Ryan of Ithaca transferred her reusable cloth bag and plastic bags full of produce Friday from the counter to her cart inside Anderson’s Farm Market in Little York. She usually uses a reusable bag […]

Fiber Arts Festival supports theater

October 14, 2019

Darle Balfoort’s cats are catnip-crazed. Their preferred mode of delivery: catnip mice, or small sewn replicas of mice that are stuffed full of catnip. Saturday morning, Balfoort bought two — one for each cat — […]

Park spruce up begins

September 4, 2018

A can’t miss sight upon entering Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York is the large colorful circus wagon that greets every visitor. Another calls greetings from farther in the park. Many may recall their yellow […]