November 30, 2021

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 […]

More funds awarded for downtown revitalization

October 13, 2020

Cortland’s downtown is on the way to be a top place to live, work and have fun with the allocation of $540,000 from the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative, said Garry VanGorder, the executive […]

Local businesses executing plans for winter season

October 2, 2020

Outdoor seating allowed many restaurants to stay operational through the summer, even as they had to reduce indoor capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic. Winter is coming. And with it, the extra income is going, […]

SUNY Cortland reports stable enrollment

August 15, 2020

SUNY Cortland isn’t sure how many of its 6,800 students will actually be on campus in the coming weeks, given that some will opt to learn remotely, but downtown Cortland businesses say they expect fewer […]

Bagel shop reopens after worker gets virus

May 27, 2020

New York Bagel owner Sandro Mironti shoved most of the café’s furniture to the side so nobody could touch it. Every hour, he or an employee goes from the front door to the bathrooms in […]