Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | August 3 – August 9

Welcome! Here are the top local stories of the past week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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