Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | September 27 - October 4

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1 – Domestic violence prevention program gets a boost

Sen. Seward announces funds for Cortland domestic violence program – Two state grants totaling $70,000 will go towards the YWCA of Cortland’s Aid to Victims of Violence (AVV) program, New York State Sen. James Seward announced Thursday.

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2 – Tackling Cortland County's meth problem

Sheriff’s department takes “proactive approach” to Cortland’s meth problem – Part 4 in a five-part series exploring issues of drug and alcohol addiction in Cortland County as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.


3 – After closure of Homer oncology office, CRMC looks to improve cancer care

CRMC looks to fill void of cancer care in Cortland County – Officials at Cortland Regional Medical Center say they are confident they will able to serve the needs of potentially hundreds of new patients seeking cancer treatment in the Cortland area.



4 – A Cortland man is accused of rape

Cortland man charged with rape, burglary – On Friday, Sep. 25, William Miles, 33, of 22 Court Street, went to the home of a 39-year-old woman who had an order of protection against him, according to the City of Cortland Police Department. He illegally entered the woman's home and forced her to have sexual intercourse with him, police said.

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5 – Explainer: Cortland County's Social Host law

Understanding Cortland County’s Social Host Law—and how it deters underage drinking – Part 3 in a five-part series exploring issues of drug and alcohol addiction in Cortland County as part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

6 – Professor studies poverty as local issue

SUNY Cortland sociologist discusses wealth gap between Cortland, Tompkins counties – One doesn’t need to look further than Cortland and its surrounding region to study the effects of the gap between the wealthiest Americans and the vast majority of U.S. citizens, according to Craig Little, a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor and professor of sociology/anthropology at SUNY Cortland.

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7 – Echosmith slated to perform at Cortaca Jug concert

Echosmith to perform at SUNY Cortland's Cortaca Concert – Echosmith is slated to perform on the SUNY Cortland campus in November as part of the college's annual Cortaca Concert, the Cortland Student Activities Board announced Sunday.

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8 – SUNY Cortland president weighs in on Oregon shooting

SUNY Cortland president on Oregon shooting: "Positively staggering" – SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum addressed the SUNY Cortland community in response to Thursday’s tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.



9 – Another thrilling overtime victory for SUNY Cortland football

SUNY Cortland beats Hartwick, 48-45, for second straight overtime win – Steven Ferreira threw the winning 11-yard touchdown pass to Jake Smith in the first overtime period Saturday as nationally 22nd-ranked Cortland defeated Hartwick, 48-45, in an Empire 8 contest.

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10 – State grant will boost county's recycling operation

State awards Cortland County $200K to increase recycling – Cortland County will receive $200,000 in state funding to improve its recycling efforts.

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