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1 - Investigators sift through wreckage of suspicious fire
Early morning Cortland house fire considered suspicious – A home on Riverview Avenue burned to the ground early Monday morning, and the cause of the fire is still unknown.
2 - Police arrest a Brooklyn man tied to a 2012 drug ring that extended into Cortland County
Suspect wanted in Cortland drug trafficking ring arrested in NYC area – Kamar Davidson was previously linked to a 2012 narcotics investigation called "Operation Southbound" where 39 people from Cortland, Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown and other parts of New York– along with New Jersey and Puetro Rico–were indicted by a grand jury in Cortland County for possessing large amounts of cocaine in the county and other parts of central New York.
3 - A Homer oncology office will close its doors
Cortland County oncology office to shutter by October – A satellite office of Upstate Medical University located in the village of Homer will close it doors in October, hospital officials announced this week.
4 - Three men are arrested after a police chase that began in Cortland County
Police: Three arrested, two at large after chase through Cortland County – The chase began on I-81 and ended in Whitney Point. Three men were arrested on charges related to identity theft and stealing credit card and identity information.
5 - Developers announce plans for Cortlandville housing complex
Cortland area developers looking to build residential community in Cortlandville – The planned residential community dubbed "Starr Lite Ridge" is planned for an 11-acre parcel on the south of side of Starr Road.
6 - A Seneca County man is sentenced for his involvement in a staged home invasion
Man sentenced in Cortland County home invasion – Gage Hatch is one of four people who have faced charges in connection with a plot to stage a home invasion and steal a safe from the home of an elderly couple in Marathon.
7 - Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin presents 2016 spending plan
3 takeaways from Cortland mayor's 2016 spending plan – The mayor presented his 2016 budget to members of Common Council earlier this week.
8 - Cortland makes a comeback
Making a comeback: Cortland natives look to revitalize community spirit – A group of high school classmates reunite to organize a local event for the community.
9 - A look at a local brewery and its early success
Cortland Beer Company brewing strong community ties – The Cortland Voice's Adrienne Huffman speaks with one of the owners of the Cortland Beer Company about the brewery's origins.
10 - SUNY Cortland ranks on The Princeton Review
Princeton Review ranks SUNY Cortland among "Best in the Northeast" – SUNY Cortland has been named to the Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” list for 2016, earning a stamp of approval given to only the top 25 percent of four-year colleges across the United States.
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