Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | October 4 - October 11

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1 – City owes $295K in back wages, according to DOL report

City faces criticism for delays in paying back wages to employees – City officials are facing criticism for delaying payments to 89 employees who are owed nearly $300,000 in back wages and compensatory time off, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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2 – No suspect identified in reported rape

Rape reported by SUNY Cortland student; police looking for suspect – A SUNY Cortland student reported a rape incident that occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday, according to the college.

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3 – Freeville clinic offers quality health care for veterans

How Freeville clinic gets veterans health care right – Part IX of "Hope on the Homefront," a 10-part series by our media partner, the Ithaca Voice, on the struggles of the area's veterans.

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4 – Area firefighters respond quickly to Cortland County fire

Crews battle garage fire in Cortlandville – Local firefighters contained a blaze that started inside a garage at a home on Tower Road in Cortlandville Thursday afternoon.

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5 – Police: Cortland man robbed bank near Syracuse

Cortland man arrested in connection with Onondaga County bank robbery – A Cortland man was charged in connection with a bank robbery that happened in Onondaga County back in September.

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6 – Bailey Place acquires Cotterill Agency

Cortland-based insurer Bailey Place acquires Cotterill Agency of Dryden – Bailey Place Insurance has announced the acquisition of The Cotterill Agency, Inc. of Dryden effective December 31, 2015.

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7 – Get familiar with candidates in the upcoming election

Forums planned for candidates in November election – Several upcoming forums will give residents of Cortland County a closer look at candidates running in the November election.

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8 – Cortland County gets $200K to increase recycling –but why?

Opinion: Cortland should investigate $200K recycling grant – A Cortland resident questions the timing of a recent $200,000 grant awarded to Cortland County by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


9 – A SUNY Cortland student is honored by a hospital for her courage

SUNY Cortland student, diagnosed with tumor, honored alongside Yankees legend Bernie Williams – SUNY Cortland sophomore Kaley Clavell understands what it means to be tested outside the classroom. It’s a skill that will benefit the aspiring teacher for a lifetime, especially when she eventually stands in front of a classroom of her own.


10 – SUNY Cortland to hold events on gun violence

SUNY Cortland to hold events on gun violence – In the wake of last week’s horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, SUNY Cortland will hold a series of educational events aimed at preparing the campus community to survive a similar act of violence.

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