Cortland County, NY

Man damages vehicle, exposes himself

A Town of Marathon man was arrested on multiple charges following an altercation with an individual this past Sunday, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report. According to the report, Kyle J. Karpensky, 36, engaged in an altercation with another individual before 11 p.m. Sunday. Lt. John Gallagher...
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Cortland County Man Accused of Exposing Himself During Dispute

A Cortland county resident is accused of brandishing a knife, damaging a vehicle and exposing himself in the presence of a child during an altercation. Sheriff’s officials say 36-year-old Kyle Karpensky of the Town of Marathon was arrested Sunday, May 15 after Deputies responded to a home on Academy Street in the Village of Marathon shortly before 10:30 p.m. for a reported disturbance.
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First Democrat surfaces in race for new 19th Congressional District

ITHACA – A former counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has announced his candidacy for the Democratic line in the newly drawn expansive 19th Congressional District. The Chenango County Democratic Committee Wednesday endorsed Josh Riley, a resident of Ithaca and Endicott native. The Cortland County Democratic Committee previously...
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Month-Long Investigation Brings Drug Charges in Cortland

A month-long narcotics investigation is resulting in felony charges for a Cortland man. Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Zane Zimmerman is accused of having over $6,700-worth of heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs at a home on Greenbush Street that authorities searched on Friday the 13th. Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies say...

Local farm one of first licensed cannabis growers in New York State

Main Street Farms — known around Cortland County for their fresh, local produce — is hoping to lead the way for a new cannabis revolution. The company, which currently sells hemp and CBD products under the Head + Heal brand, was awarded one of the first 52 adult-use cannabis conditional cultivator licenses in April. Karli Miller-Hornick, the CEO of Head + Heal and the director of operations at Main Street Farms, said the news was “incredibly exciting.” The local farm was the only one in Cortland County so far to receive such a license.

County Legislators Discuss Waiving Heating Fuel Tax

A proposal to waive off Cortland County’s heating fuel tax — which taxes natural gas propane, electricity, steam, fuel oil, and wood used for heating purposes at a 4 percent tax rate — was struck down at the Finance and Administration Committee on Tuesday. The motion was...

Common Council cancels June 7 meeting

The City of Cortland Common Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to cancel its meeting scheduled for June 7. Common Council canceled the meeting in order for city mayor Scott Steve and the council members to attend the annual Cortland County Dairy Parade during the evening of June 7. Steve noted...

New York State Police Troop “C” Hold Memorial Day Service

The New York State Police Troop “C” (which covers Cortland County) held their Memorial Day Service to honor the members who lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize the heavy price paid for the freedoms everyone enjoys. The service was led by Troop “C”...

Cortland Weather Outlook: Thursday, May 19

Your Cortland County weather forecast for Thursday, May 19, 2022:. An area of low pressure will cross the region today. On and off rain showers are likely this morning and possibly into the midday hours. One or two of the showers could briefly become heavy with a couple rumbles of thunder.

Parker School Building committee to meet next week

The Parker School Ad Hoc Planning Committee’s first meeting is set for 6-7 p.m. May 23 at Cortland County Community Action Program (CAPCO) building on North Main Street, according to an announcement made at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. During the April 19 meeting, Common Council voted unanimously to...

Tiny red fox gets Big Red care

Originally published at A red fox kit found in Cortland County with its paw caught in a plastic rat trap is on the mend at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital, where veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and students are helping get the fox back to full health. The...

Several plead guilty in Cortland County drug ring

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WHCU) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to trafficking drugs into Cortland County. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Kyle Leeper brought meth from Indiana and California, distributing it in the Cortland area in 2018 and 2019. As part of his guilty plea, Leeper also admitted to murdering a man during one drug transaction in California in 2019. He’s facing up to four decades in prison when he’s sentenced in September.

Comptroller DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Up in April

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced yesterday (May 18) that local government sales tax collections grew by 15.7% in April when compared to the same month last year. Overall, local collections totaled $1.7 billion, which is up $232 million from April of last year. For Cortland County sales for the month of...

Municipalities in the county submit federal fund requests for roof upgrades

The Cortland County Finance and Administration Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to fund up to 90 percent of two municipal projects with American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds that would help cover roof repairs for the Village of Marathon and Town of Virgil offices. The funding would amount to close to $105,000...

Man Arrested After Stealing Catalytic Converter

Back on March 27th Cortland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on US Route 11 in the town of Cortlandville for a larceny of a catalytic converter. During the investigation officers determined that the catalytic converter had been cut off a vehicle and stolen. Officers determined that 23 year old Brandon Seamans stole the catalytic converter.