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Dryden nixes Quarry Road permit, allows weed drive-through

DRYDEN – The Town Board Thursday rejected a special-use permit for a Quarry Road business after more than 20 people spoke in opposition, but granted permission for a cannabis dispensary to add …

Freeville man charged with spray-painting swastikas

FREEVILLE – A Freeville man was charged Thursday with spray-painting swastikas on a home on Main Street in the village, state police said Friday. Bryan D. Dickenson, 43, was charged with …

Cortland adds 800 jobs since May 2023

Cortland County gained 800 jobs in May from May 2023, rising to 19,100 jobs. State Department of Labor data released this week show modest but broad increases across a number of industries. …

Stalking arrest, CPR incident bring honors to Cortland cop

Cortland City Police Chief Paul Sandy said one of his officers, Tyler Zacek, has more incoming recognitions to add to the pair Zacek just got. “The city is lucky to have someone of his …
Today in features
The Galileo space probe is readied for launch from orbit in the bay of the space shuttle Atlantis.
NASA’s Galileo probe performs flyby of Jupiter’s moons
On June 27, 1996, NASA’s Galileo probe performed a flyby of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system, by far. It’s larger than all of the dwarf …
Family movie nights will take place at both Courthouse Park in Cortland and the village green in Homer.
Coming soon to a green space near you in Cortland, Homer
Whether you want to see last summer’s record-breaking box office hit, or four LEGO movies, there are 13 free or $1 movie nights this summer. Free summer movie nights begin July 5. Outdoor …
Karla Bonoff has written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt, but she'll be performing for herself Friday in Homer.
Songwriter Bonoff hopes to offer healing in Homer
If you can’t name a Karla Bonoff song off the top of your head, you’ll probably recognize one if you come to her show. Linda Ronstadt has sung them. So has Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna …
The Village Green in Homer in 2014. A plein air event July 19 and 20 organized by the Center for the Arts of Homer will feature artists in the village, showing it through their eyes and brushes.
‘Artist of a different kind’
Plein air painting, or painting landscapes outdoors, isn’t for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, and sometimes you can’t find a nice site to paint, artists say. If you find a nice …
Much of the inspiration for Cameron Coolidge's debut album stems from his childhood in Homer.
Homer native creates country with soul
Marty Coolidge left Homer in 2001 after high school to join the Navy, but his love for his hometown is clear in his music. Coolidge, who uses the stage name Banner Johnson, has amassed more than …
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Warm weather increases region’s risk for Lyme disease, new tick-borne diseases

Lyme disease and anaplasmosis are spread by black-legged deer ticks that have expanded their range in upstate New York. Ticks are active any time the temperature is above 30 degrees and there is no snow cover. After you have been hiking in brushy areas, check yourself and your family for ticks.
The warm weeks ahead will bring more opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational sports, gardening, and family gatherings. They also bring a higher risk for contracting tick-borne infections …
Death notices
Joan F. (Murray) Merihew, 92, of Marathon, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY. Memorial services will be held at the Marathon …
Dudley L. Tallett, 92, of Cortland, passed away on June 15, 2024. Arrangements under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home will be announced when complete.
Justine Domineske, 98 of Cortland, passed away on June 13, 2024. A calling hour will be held on Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. from 2 to 3pm.
Catherine A. Haight of Cortland passed away on June 15, 2024 at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc. will announce the services …
Sports

Crush outslugged by Silversmiths

Cortland Crush player Jake Freed steps into the box during a game last season. Freed had a hit and an RBI in a 10-6 loss to the Sherrill Silversmiths Friday at Wallace Field.
The Cortland Crush were outhit by the Sherrill Silversmiths just 14-11, but the Silversmiths’ offense rallied late to beat the Crush 10-6 Friday at Wallace Field at SUNY Cortland. The Crush move to 6-7-1 on the season.

Crush fall to Spartans despite strong offensive night

The Cortland Crush had a productive offensive night but allowed 13 runs on 18 hits from the Syracuse Spartans and fell 13-9 Wednesday at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. The Crush are now 6-6-1 on the …
The Cincinnatus girls soccer team poses with its new state championship rings Monday night at Fireman's Field.

Put a ring on it

One last PR

Special sections
Molly Bremer, center, performs as Eliza Doolittle with James Bremer, second from right, as Henry Higgins in Cortland Repertory Theatre's production of
Molly Bremer, center, performs as Eliza Doolittle with James Bremer, second from right, as Henry Higgins in Cortland Repertory Theatre's production of
Molly Bremer, center, performs as Eliza Doolittle with James Bremer, second from right, as Henry Higgins in Cortland Repertory Theatre's production of
Molly Bremer, center, performs as Eliza Doolittle with James Bremer, second from right, as Henry Higgins in Cortland Repertory Theatre's production of
Molly Bremer, center, performs as Eliza Doolittle with James Bremer, second from right, as Henry Higgins in Cortland Repertory Theatre's production of