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Grants Available For Cortland County Non-profits With “Bright Ideas”

The Central New York Community Foundation is offering a grant opportunity for Cortland County nonprofits this winter, namely the Cortland County Bright Ideas grants program. Applicants are invited to submit their ‘bright idea’ for enhancing their organization and better.


Cortland man faces meth manufacturing charges after crash, deputies say

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A Cortland man faces manufacturing meth charges after an one-vehicle crash Monday night in the town of Cortlandville, according to Cortland County sheriff’s deputies.


Village of Homer approves 2019 budget

HOMER, N.Y. — At Wednesday evening’s Homer Village Board of Trustees meeting, board members voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget for 2019. Homer Mayor Hal McCabe stated the now adopted budget is nearly flat as compared to the previous year’s budget, but village homeowners can expect a .5


Trial nearing for woman charged in 2013 Cortland shooting

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland County Judge Julie Campbell ruled Friday the extensive criminal history of a woman indicted for shooting a man in 2013 on South Main Street—including her August sentencing to 20 years in Virginia prison for stealing a vehicle—cannot be introduced by the prosecution at her u


Homer Man Arrested Days After Fleeing Authorities

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say a Homer man wanted for leading authorities on a multiple-county chase on New Year’s Day is in custody. Authorities say 21-year-old Jakob Mueller was found walking on Warren Street in Tully by New York State Police Saturday afternoon and turned over to the Sher


Deputies: N. Syracuse man left phone with nearly 700 images of child porn at restaurant

NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A North Syracuse has been arrested after leaving a phone with nearly 700 images of “child sexual exploitation images" on his cell phone at a local restaurant, according to a Wednesday release from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.


Police: Man behind wheel in 3-county chase found, charged

TULLY, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says the Homer man who led law enforcement on a chase through three counties on New Year’s Day has been arrested.


Here's what's happening at the next Cortland Common Council meeting

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Cortland Common Council will meet on Tues., Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 25 Court St. Common Council council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, and The Cortland Voice will now be live-streaming every Common Council meeting.


Cortland Parolee Arrested For Assaulting, Restraining Woman On Rickard Street

A Cortland man and parolee was arrested Saturday (January 12) after he assaulted a 38-year-old female at a residence on Rickard Street and prevented her from leaving or calling for help.


Ludden's DeShaies surpasses 1,000 career points in win against Homer (video)

Late in the second quarter of Bishop Ludden's 65-50 road win against Homer Friday, Gaelic Knights center Aurora DeShaies received a pass down low and went to work towards a historic basket. The senior took one dribble, was briefly stripped of the orange, but recovered, and put in her 11th and 12th p


United Way For Cortland County At Halfway Mark Of This Year’s Campaign

The 2019 fundraising campaign by the United Way for Cortland County has officially reached its midway point. The United Way, which funds 15 different programs at area nonprofit agencies, set a goal of $380,000 at its kickoff in September.


Lansing residents speak out against proposed DOT facility move

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – Plans have been in motion for years to move the county's New York Department of Transportation facility from its current waterfront site in Ithaca. After a proposal to move the facility to Dryden was dropped, a 15-acre site at the edge of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport


Jewelry giant to pay $11 million in settlement with New York State

New York State says some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers


Shutdown prompts early SNAP payments in Cayuga County, complicating recipient budgets

With little warning for recipients, the ongoing U.S. government shutdown has prompted early payments of a federal food assistance program, which officials say could lead to recipients running out of much-needed food.


Annual Community Forum Looks At Health In Cortland County

Seven Valley Health Coalition announced yesterday (January 7) that it will host the annual Cortland Counts Community Forum next Wednesday, January 16, at Grace Christian Fellowship, 1250 Fisher Avenue in Cortland.


Police Seek Woman Who Used Counterfeit Money In Homer

New York State Police Investigators at Homer are looking for a woman they say used counterfeit money. The suspect is accused of using three counterfeit $100 bills to pay for electronic items at the Walmart on Bennie Road in the town of Cortlandville. She was in the store on December 22, 2018 just af


SNAP benefits distributed early, and other Tompkins shutdown impacts

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, effects are trickling down to states, counties and cities across the country. About 800,000 workers have been furloughed nationwide since Dec. 21, and federal government functions from national park mai


Cortland County investigators identify chase suspect still on the loose

HOMER N.Y. — The Cortland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 21-year-old man they say led them on a chase through three counties earlier this week. On New Year's Day, deputies say Jakob M. Mueller, of Homer, refused to stop when they tried to pull him over for speeding on State Route 41 Sout


Sheridan’s Jewelry Store To Close After 45 Years

After 45 years of business, the owners of Sheridan’s Jewelry store say they will officially close its doors for good later on this month. The store ran for many years on Main Street in Cortland and recently moved to downtown Homer back in April. Its founder, local legend Chuck Sheridan, passed away


The Phelps Mansion Museum and the 1890 House Museum Host Suspenseful Theatre

Half Light Theatre presents ‘Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’ at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton and the 1890 House in Cortland. Creator Missy Harris and actor Chris Nickerson talk about this theatrical event, which is also a walking tour of the two museums.