Opinion

Friday marks 34 years since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act and local advocates for greater access will celebrate between 1 and 3:30 p.m. in Cortland’s Suggett Park. The …

The race is on

To the Editor: Patriot Joe has given what so many wanted: a presidential race between a younger version of competence and caring, honesty and decency versus the old fat felon and his rich, …

The reconstruction of the Cortland’s Main Street has been discussed for nearly seven years and actually underway since late March 2023. In that time, we feel like we have talked to everybody we …

A recent news story, in a different newspaper, caught my eye. The story was titled “Social Media Led Tractor Supply to Exit DEI.” Following the bewilderment that overtook my sense of logic that I …

After 17 months in Cortland, Mariana Kosarieva and her family — refugees from the war in Ukraine — want to stay here and make a new life. They’re …

Justice delayed is justice denied. It’s a maxim of law that is alternatively attributed to the 19th century British House of Commons, the Magna Carta of 1215, …

The ornate, 110-year-old Cortland fire station on Court Street with a bell tower and tiled roof stands in stark contrast to the bunker-like City Hall building next door that was constructed in …

When members of the Cortland Standard editorial board met Monday morning, we discussed how important it is to be prepared for emergencies — such as the storm last week …

The Cortland Community SPCA has struggled with financial issues and leadership for years, but its situation has become dire and it is reaching out for help. Robert E. Bittner, president of the …

To the Editor: The CNY Mustang-All Ford Club is excited to announce our 16th annual “Rooftop” concert for local charities. We are proud to be featuring for the first time local band …

Homer Police Chief Robert Pitman had an interesting comment on the difficulty police agencies across the nation have in recruiting new officers: “Some people aren’t applying for law …

To the Editor: The CNY Mustang-All Ford Club is excited to announce our 16th annual “Rooftop” concert for local charities. We are proud to be featuring for the first time local band The …

It’s not a hoax

He begs oilmen — give me a billion dollar campaign contribution and, once elected, I will undo the climate protections that Biden has introduced. On the debate stage he refused to use the …

On July 4 2024, 248 years after we declared our independence from England with its insane king and its oppressive parliament, we are right back where we started: We are on the brink of being ruled by …

“Escape to Margaritaville” was one of the best musicals I have experienced in my 53 years of attending Cortland Repertory Theatre. (Yes, I am a dinosaur.) I knew little about Jimmy Buffet …

Responding to Ruth Lewis’ letter of July 5: My brother and I own the hundreds of solar panels, which currently supply all of the electricity for a 34,000-square-foot commercial building located …

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation saved a Cortland man last week in a rescue that’s astounding, except that it’s happened at least five times in the greater Cortland area in the past six …

To the Editor: It appears the Supreme Court, AKA “Teflon Donald J. Trump’s legal team,” has handed him a get-out-of-jail-free card. If elected (if he gets elected), he will become on par …

The greater Cortland County area has a long and proud agricultural tradition. By far the most common type of farming in the area has been dairy farming, although there has been growing diversity …

To the Editor: Thank you for the June 27 article about the ticks. It should be taped to the refrigerator as a daily reminder to check your body for ticks after you’ve been outside. Or make a …

Don’t panic!

To the Editor: Don’t throw him under the bus! I want to put the debate in perspective. How often will the president have to debate a foreign leader? Zero times. Which candidate: Put …

To the Editor: I’ve come up with a perfect solution for dealing with the hundreds, if not thousands, of solar panels when they’re no longer viable. We pile them in semi-trailers and drop …

To the Editor: James Meyers is the Democrat vying against incumbent Joe Griffo in NY-53 for the state Senate. It is clear Griffo is getting most of his campaign contributions from PACs and …

The League of Women Voters has long provided practical (and non-partisan) information to help all Americans understand issues, candidates and our rights as voters, and encourages everyone to make …

To the Editor: Our congressman, Marc Molinaro (NY-19), is supposed to be a “moderate” Republican. So we might have expected him to refrain from joining MAGA Republicans’ screams of …

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