Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | October 25 - November 1

These are the top local stories of the past week.

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1 - Cortlandville zoning board denies developer's variance after residents' objections

Cortlandville zoning board denies developer's variance after residents' objections – About a dozen residents spoke out against a developer's plans to build two duplexes in the town of Cortlandville during a public hearing at Cortlandville Town Hall Tuesday night.


2 - Man who ran "cocaine pipeline" to Cortland County sentenced to 8 years in prison

Man who ran "cocaine pipeline" to Cortland County sentenced to 8 years in prison – A Brooklyn man will spend up to 8 years in state prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that involved distributing cocaine from New York City and Buffalo to central New York and the North Country.

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3 - Read our profile about a local MMA trainer who overcame addiction

Meet Randy "The Wolf" Smith, MMA trainer and owner of Cortland Elite – Randy Smith, based in Cortland, has been involved in the high intensity sport of mixed martial arts, or MMA, for the past nine years, ever since the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, back in 2005. He has trained with the likes of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, as well as Tamdan McCrory, a recent Cortland State alum who is currently competing at the middleweight division of the UFC.

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 4 - In victory for organizers, Truxton group wins Hartnett building at auction

Truxton community group secures winning bid for Hartnett building – A community organization looking to form a charter school at the recently shuttered Hartnett Elementary School building in Truxton has secured the winning bid for the building in an online auction.

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5 - CNY photo exhibit opens in Homer

Photo exhibit showcasing life in CNY opens at Center for the Arts of Homer – The Show Us CNY15 Exhibition—a jury-selected show of 40 images from the Show Us CNY15 community photo project—runs through Nov. 14.

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6 - Two charged in connection with credit card theft at Cortland nursing home

Investigators: Pair stole credit card from Cortland nursing home resident – Two women face several felony charges after being accused of stealing the credit card of a nursing home resident in 2014 and making thousands of dollars in purchases.

Hope Pearson


7 - Read our interview with a Common Council member looking to hold onto seat

6 questions with Linda Ferguson, Cortland's 7th ward alderwoman – 7th ward alderwoman Linda Ferguson is seeking her fourth term on Cortland's Common Council in the Nov. 3 election. We recently spoke with Ferguson, a Democrat, to discuss her candidacy and what she sees as the biggest issues facing the city of Cortland.

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8 - Center for the Arts of Homer lands widely acclaimed rock group

California Guitar Trio to perform in Homer – If you are up for a variety of vintage rock, tender instrumentals, a Morricone movie theme, some Dave Brubeck, even a bit of Beethoven -- all from three guitars, you won’t want to miss the performance of the California Guitar Trio, Saturday November 7th at the Center for the Arts of Homer (doors open at 7 p.m.)

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9 - Woman charged after domestic dispute in Scott

Police: Woman shattered windows of ex-boyfriend's car in Scott – A Cortland County woman was arrested last week after police say she struck her ex-boyfriend and shattered the windows of his vehicle.

10 - Local funds raised for breast cancer patients

Homer organization raises funds for breast cancer – Cortland Memorial Foundation recently received a donation from The Greater Homer Retail Partnership for the support of breast cancer patients.


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