January 22, 2022

A rollicking weekend

August 12, 2021

For 17 months — 519 mind-numbingly monotonous days — you’ve kept to yourself. The sourdough you made finally packed itself up and walked out on you to take up with the home-brewed beer. You’ve seen […]

Juneteenth draws hundreds to mark freedom

June 21, 2021

Waterfalls cascaded off the sides of the tent Saturday where 200 people huddled to celebrate Juneteenth — the official recognition of Black American emancipation and the newest federal holiday. Music and laughter echoed across Cortland’s […]

The Squeeze on the move

June 11, 2021

Darris McDowell joked and talked with friends Wednesday inside The Squeeze Juice Bar on Main Street in Cortland. Business, while good, can be quiet, which isn’t unusual for the current location, he said. But come […]

New trail gains foothold

May 21, 2021

Bright orange traffic cones and detour signs line Clinton Avenue near Interstate 81’s Exit 11 in Cortland. Underneath is the beginning of what will eventually be a pedestrian path, letting bicyclists and walkers travel from […]

Staying close to the written word

April 25, 2021

Kitty Jones has reinvented her life in retirement. The 32-year owner of Spirit and Life bookstore on Main Street, Cortland, has discovered book editing, working with clients in England, Holland and Africa, and has completed […]

Revitalizing restaurants

April 22, 2021

When the pandemic first started in March 2020, there was a concern that A.J.’s Family Diner in Cortland wouldn’t be able to stay open, said general manager Baylee Lockwood. “From all diners, we wouldn’t be […]

Defendant takes plea in assault

March 26, 2021

Brian S. Sanders of Preble pleaded guilty Thursday to assault in a plea agreement stemming from a 2019 attack on a man on Main Street in Cortland that brought an attempted murder indictment. Sanders pleaded […]

Cortland to revisit street painting rules

March 25, 2021

As a seven-month postponement on street painting in Cortland is set to expire in April, city officials said they are open to creating new regulations. The Cortland Common Council voted, 5-3, during its Sept. 1 […]

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