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