November 30, 2021

A time to pay tribute

May 28, 2021

A year after the pandemic canceled most Memorial Day ceremonies, they will return to Cortland County this year. A parade is planned in Homer, a gathering in Cortland and ceremonies are elsewhere across the greater […]

A more normal Memorial Day

May 25, 2021

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled or changed Memorial Day events, some events in Cortland County are returning while others are still on hold. Homer’s American Legion Post 465 will have a parade this […]

Memorial Day ceremonies adapt amid coronavirus

May 26, 2020

When Julie Niederhofer was asked to speak at Homer’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday, she wasn’t sure how her experience as a nurse could compare to soldiers who died for their country, she said. Having helped […]

Paying tribute amid pandemic

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day events will be different this year as people and municipalities figure out how to honor military personnel who have died without spreading COVID-19. Some commemorations — in Homer, Cortland and Groton — will […]

Local agencies prepare for safe holiday weekend

May 21, 2020

Despite all of the changes brought into the world during the coronavirus pandemic, members of local law enforcement and safety agencies in Cortland County will be on the lookout to make sure Memorial Day weekend […]

Coronavirus briefs 5/18

May 18, 2020

Cortland: 39 Tompkins: 139 Cayuga: 68 Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, remaining at 39 cases. In total, three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties. The Cortland […]

Memorial Day events set

May 26, 2019

As Cameron Hall placed a U.S. flag in the marker at his great grandfather Ronald Hall’s grave, his brother Cameron and parents Buster and Stacey Hall watched silently. They paused briefly at the site of […]

‘It’s about the sacrifice’

May 29, 2018

CORTLAND — Sam Fish of Cortlandville stood at attention, wearing his grandfather’s World War I uniform and steel helmet, as the names of local residents with military backgrounds who died in the past year were […]