Cortland Voice

Cortland Voice The Cortland Voice is an online-only news and information site serving Cortland County. The Cortland Voice is an online-only news and information site serving Cortland and Cortland County.

It is a free and independent source of journalism that is updated daily.

Operating as usual

Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation Package to Combat Opioid Crisis.
10/08/2021
Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation Package to Combat Opioid Crisis

Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation Package to Combat Opioid Crisis.

Press release from governor.ny.gov. Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.911/A.2354, S.1795/A.533, S.2523/A.868, S.6044/A.128, S.7228/A.5511) aimed toward reducing drug-related overdose deaths across New York State and encouraging those suffering from addiction to seek help in their recovery....

SUNY Cortland announces COVID-19 surveillance testing available for all students.
10/08/2021
SUNY Cortland announces COVID-19 surveillance testing available for all students

SUNY Cortland announces COVID-19 surveillance testing available for all students.

SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum shared the following message with students yesterday (October 7th), updating them about the college’s COVID-19 surveillance testing: Dear students, I want to share with you a few updates about COVID-19 surveillance testing. Any student who would like to p...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/08/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Friday, October 8

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Friday, October 8, 2021: Today will be similar to yesterday with periods of clouds and some breaks of sun. First though, morning cloudiness and fog will need to burn off. Once it does, there may be a couple hours of sun before fair weather clouds build in an...

Morse-Ackley withdraws candidacy from Cortlandville town board election.
10/07/2021
Morse-Ackley withdraws candidacy from Cortlandville town board election

Morse-Ackley withdraws candidacy from Cortlandville town board election.

Cortlandville resident Peter Morse-Ackley announced Thursday morning via a news release that he has withdrawn his democratic candidacy from Cortlandville town board in this year’s general election. During a phone call with the Cortland Voice Thursday morning, Morse-Ackley noted he “didn’t real...

Cortland Common Council Tables Action on Proposed Early Learning Center at Parker School.
10/07/2021
Cortland Common Council Tables Action on Proposed Early Learning Center at Parker School

Cortland Common Council Tables Action on Proposed Early Learning Center at Parker School.

The city of Cortland Common Council delayed taking action for two more weeks on the proposed Cortland Community Early Learning Center (CCELC) at the former Alton B. Parker Elementary School building at Tuesday’s meeting. The council will vote on purchasing the property for the CCELC from the Cortl...

Homer Golf 2021 OHSL Fall Sectional Results; Riter Moves on to State Qualifiers.
10/07/2021
Homer Golf 2021 OHSL Fall Sectional Results; Riter Moves on to State Qualifiers

Homer Golf 2021 OHSL Fall Sectional Results; Riter Moves on to State Qualifiers.

The Homer Trojans ended their season at the OHSL Fall Sectional Championships, placing 6th overall on Tuesday (October 5th, 2021). The Trojans ended their regular season with an overall record of 11-4. 10 schools participated in the Sectional Championships on Tuesday. These schools include Homer, We...

10/07/2021

The Cortland Elks donated $5500 to the Cortland Police Department for their Shop with a Cop event. This grant money will support the Community Oriented Policing program. It is always an honor and pleasure to give back to Cortland and the youth of this great community.

Fire Departments Emphasize Smoke Alarm Safety Awareness During National Fire Prevention Week.
10/07/2021
Fire Departments Emphasize Smoke Alarm Safety Awareness During National Fire Prevention Week

Fire Departments Emphasize Smoke Alarm Safety Awareness During National Fire Prevention Week.

Fire departments across Cortland County are participating in a national campaign to ensure residents learn the audio and visual cues from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The campaign is part of National Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), an international nonp...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/07/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, October 7

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, October 7, 2021: High pressure remains overhead, but low level moisture trapped beneath the high will continue to keep skies rather cloudy today. Early morning areas of fog and drizzle will burn off by mid-morning, leaving just clouds in place. Thr...

Mayor Tobin Announces Tentative 2022 City of Cortland Budget.
10/06/2021
Mayor Tobin Announces Tentative 2022 City of Cortland Budget

Mayor Tobin Announces Tentative 2022 City of Cortland Budget.

Cortland mayor Brian Tobin announced his 10th and final tentative city budget for 2022 at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. According to a breakdown of the tentative budget, The total general fund projection for 2022 is at $22,300,209. Projected expenditures for city departments is at $12,854,145....

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 5th).
10/06/2021
Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 5th)

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 5th).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Tuesday’s events: Varsity Girls Soccer: Cincinnatus vs. Otselic Valley The Cincinnatus varsity girls soccer team shutout Otselic Valley with a score of 14-0 in order to improve to an 11-1 overall record. Cincinnatus was led by Kyla Sustad ...

Here is a video stream of Tuesday night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. (Time segments for each agenda item included)...
10/06/2021
Cortland Common Council Meeting: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 (Video & Time Segments Included)

Here is a video stream of Tuesday night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. (Time segments for each agenda item included).

Here is a video stream of Tuesday night’s Cortland Common Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19th, 2021. See below for the specific time segments for each agenda item. Time segments for each agenda item: Public hearings, public comments, ward reports, mayor’s rep...

Cortland County man sentenced to five years in prison for burglary charge.
10/06/2021
Cortland County man sentenced to five years in prison for burglary charge

Cortland County man sentenced to five years in prison for burglary charge.

A Cortland County man was sentenced to five years in prison (with an additional five years of post-release supervision) for his second-degree burglary charge (a felony) in county court on Tuesday. Santo E. Oliver, 46, entered into a plea agreement in July of this year for his burglary arrest back in...

Tompkins Cortland Community College to Host Annual College Fair.
10/06/2021
Tompkins Cortland Community College to Host Annual College Fair

Tompkins Cortland Community College to Host Annual College Fair.

Press release from Tompkins Cortland Community College. Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities will be at Tompkins Cortland Community College for the annual College Fair on October 19. The free event is a perfect opportunity for students and parents to talk with college and univ...

Man sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for DWI charge that included property damage.
10/06/2021
Man sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for DWI charge that included property damage

Man sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for DWI charge that included property damage.

A Locke man was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for his driving-while-intoxicated charge on Tuesday in Cortland County Court. David M. Dean, 39, of Dean Road in the town of Locke (Cayuga County), led city of Cortland police on a car chase just after midnight on Jan. 13, 2020. While driving drunk, D...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/06/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Wednesday, October 6

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Wednesday, October 6, 2021: Moisture trapped near the surface underneath high pressure will keep skies cloudy for much of today. Rain showers will be few and far between, but drizzle and fog will persist deep into the morning, similar to yesterday. During th...

Reminder!Here is the agenda for tonight’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting.We will be going live on o...
10/05/2021
Cortland Common Council Agenda: October 5th, 2021 (Live Stream Information Included)

Reminder!

Here is the agenda for tonight’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting.

We will be going live on our page at 7pm.

Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting. The meeting will be live streamed Via Zoom video. The meeting will begin at 7 pm. Here is the Zoom Meeting ID: 892 739 1872 Supporting Documents: CC SUPPORTING DOC. 2021.10.05.PDF 2022 COUNCIL PROPOSED BUDGET –...

Town of Cortlandville Announces Tentative 2022 Budget (Video Included).
10/05/2021
Town of Cortlandville Announces Tentative 2022 Budget (Video Included)

Town of Cortlandville Announces Tentative 2022 Budget (Video Included).

The town of Cortlandville announced its tentative 2022 budget at a special town board meeting today. For the drafted 2022 budget, total appropriations are estimated at $10,775,648. Predicted revenue for 2022 is at $6,085,648. The estimated revenue for the general fund, which has a total appropriatio...

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 4th).
10/05/2021
Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 4th)

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 4th).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Monday’s events: Varsity Girls Volleyball: Homer vs. Cortland The Homer Lady Trojans defeated the Cortland Purple Tigers in four sets on Monday. This was Homer’s second win of the season against Cortland, as they played each other earlie...

SUNY Cortland enrollment numbers see lowest decline among SUNY student population.
10/05/2021
SUNY Cortland enrollment numbers see lowest decline among SUNY student population

SUNY Cortland enrollment numbers see lowest decline among SUNY student population.

The number of students attending the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland has seen a steady, slight decline since 2017, but college officials say the university has done a good job at mitigating the lower enrollment numbers when compared to other schools in the SUNY system. In 2017, SUNY....

Cortlandville Firefighters Help With Storm Clean-Up.
10/05/2021
Cortlandville Firefighters Help With Storm Clean-Up

Cortlandville Firefighters Help With Storm Clean-Up.

Press release from the Cortlandville Fire Department. Cortlandville Firefighters were back at it this morning assisting the Town of Cortlandville Highway clearing a clogged culvert pipe on West River Rd. Last night’s heavy rain caused several culvert pipes to become clogged throughout Cortland Cou...

Patrons gather for protest against NYS’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate (videos & photos included).
10/05/2021
Patrons gather for protest against NYS’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate (videos & photos included)

Patrons gather for protest against NYS’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate (videos & photos included).

Over 50 patrons lined up on sidewalks along Rt. 281 in the city of Cortland on Saturday to protest New York state’s COVID-19 healthcare worker vaccine mandate. Led by Krista Taylor, of Tully, patrons protested against the state’s mandates for hospital and long-term care facilities — and home c...

Tobin Lays Out Drafted Plan for City of Cortland’s American Rescue Plan Funding.
10/05/2021
Tobin Lays Out Drafted Plan for City of Cortland’s American Rescue Plan Funding

Tobin Lays Out Drafted Plan for City of Cortland’s American Rescue Plan Funding.

City of Cortland mayor Brian Tobin laid out a drafted plan for the city of Cortland’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The city is getting a total of $2.05 million between this year and next year. The breakdown of funding shows the city spending $1.893 million within the two years, with To...

Large Group Gathers for Women’s Reproductive Rally in the City of Cortland (Photos & Videos Included).
10/05/2021
Large Group Gathers for Women’s Reproductive Rally in the City of Cortland (Photos & Videos Included)

Large Group Gathers for Women’s Reproductive Rally in the City of Cortland (Photos & Videos Included).

A large group of women’s reproductive rights advocates gathered at the intersection of Main Street, Groton Avenue and Clinton Avenue in the city of Cortland on Saturday to protest the recent adoption of a draconian anti-abortion law in Texas. Led by local women’s rights activist and historian An...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/05/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Tuesday, October 5

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Tuesday, October 5, 2021: The frontal system that has been in place since Sunday will remain over the area today, but in a weakened state. Skies will be mostly cloudy from start to finish. Any glimpses of sunshine will be few and far between and will only la...

Welcome back!!For more local news, visit www.CortlandVoice.com
10/04/2021
Homepage

Welcome back!!

For more local news, visit www.CortlandVoice.com

Cortland Voice: Your news source for Cortland and Cortland County

Here is the agenda for tomorrow’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting.We will be going live on our Faceb...
10/04/2021
Cortland Common Council Agenda: October 5th, 2021 (Live Stream Information Included)

Here is the agenda for tomorrow’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting.

We will be going live on our page at 7pm.

Here is the agenda for Tuesday’s (October 5th, 2021) Cortland Common Council meeting. The meeting will be live streamed Via Zoom video. The meeting will begin at 7 pm. Here is the Zoom Meeting ID: 892 739 1872 Supporting Documents: CC SUPPORTING DOC. 2021.10.05.PDF 2022 COUNCIL PROPOSED BUDGET –...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/04/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Monday, October 4

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Monday, October 4, 2021: A slow moving weather system will continue to creep through the region bringing another wet day to the area. Showers will be possible at any time once again today. The rain today will be scattered, but individual showers will be slow...

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.
10/03/2021
Cortland Weather Outlook: Sunday, October 3

Here is a look at today’s weather forecast in Cortland County.

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Sunday, October 3, 2021: A slow moving front will settle into the area with numerous chances for rain. Rain showers will increase through the morning and the rain may become steady for a few hours. This is most likely in the later morning to midday hours. Th...

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 1st).
10/02/2021
Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 1st)

Cortland County High School Sports Recaps (October 1st).

Here are some local high school varsity sports recaps from Friday’s events: Varsity Football: Cortland vs. ITC The Cortland Purple Tigers suffered an unfortunate 12-40 loss against ITC (Institute of Technology Central, Syracuse) on Friday. Both of Cortland’s touchdowns were scored by Gaven Truma...

Address

PO BOX 202
Cortland, NY
13045

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Cortland Voice posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Cortland Voice:

Videos

Our Story

Since June 2015, we have strived to provide the Cortland area with relevant, breaking news stories that affects the day-to-day lives of local residents.

Got a news tip? Email [email protected].

Nearby media companies


Other Cortland media companies

Show All

Comments

where is debate?
City Hall needs to be held accountable.
Can anyone recommend a stairbuilder. We have a spiral staircase in our home and want to replace it with a regular wooden stair. So hard to find someone who will do this.
What’s burning in Lapeer? Smoke & haze real bad. Coming from Clark’ ’s Crs Road, I think. Smells like metal burning! Anyone know? We’re on Quail Hill Road.
Willowdale Bend Rain or shine! Come see Kevin Barrigar magical performance and interactions and laughter with the audience. Lots of fun! Saturday, July 17, 4-7 Sunday July 18, 2-5 2080 Willowdale Rd., Skaneateles, NY 13110
Friends in Cortland Just a post to let everyone know that a good man from up north is running for governor. Not a discussion or debate.....Just a post to let people know that maybe for once we can get someone in Albany that cares about the people upstate. Check out Sherriff Carpinelli's page. He is from Lewis County and running for governor against Cuomo. Very humble man from up north who is completely for the people of this state. Like his page and invite friends. LET'S GET CUOMO OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!! Join the group and show your support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/144799365990760
I found a little kitten in the Byrne parking lot tonight (Groton Ave). It had a collar on and is very sweet (and hungry). I'm keeping it at my home and hoping to find the owner ASAP. Definitely loved by someone. If you or someone you know lost a kitten recently, please private message me. Also, please share this.
City court sentencing of Jennifer Brill is actually tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Cortland voice. Will you be at the sentencing of Jennifer Brill in Cortland City court today at 9:00? She pleaded guilty to conspiracy for her involvement in stealing a safe with almost a half a million dollars from a man's home in Cortland in January of 2020. We would like to know what happens to someone who commits a crime like this please.
Don't support Zerbini Family Circus. I took footage of how their animals are treated on their last stop at Cortland and Auburn. It was a 90 degree day. The dogs were stacked in crates on top of each other. They were housed in a tow-behind trailer where the cleaning supplies were stored. There were no windows or cooling system . It clearly was not meant for storing animals. The dogs were stored there for, at least, the duration of the show. It was appalling! This circus has had many citations for inhumane animal treatment.
When will you bring people up to speed on the Jennifer Brill sentencing? One of her co-defendant already serving a one and a half to three year sentence. We've also found out there is a fourth co-defendant that no one ever knew about.
So..... What is going to happen to Santo Oliver and his Co-defendant, Jennifer Brill for stealing a safe with a ½ million dollars in it? She pleaded guilty and has yet to be sentenced! It is scheduled for June 25th however he doesn't go to trial until July. How can she be sentenced with a plea deal to cooperate with the DA's office before his trial?