Week in Review: Top 10 Cortland stories | April 24 – April 30

Margaret Leng Tan (Photo: Yvonne Tan)

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1 – Three arrested in Cortland crime spree

Three Cortland men charged in attempted break-ins at multiple businesses — Three Cortland residents went on an apparent crime spree beginning Tuesday night and lasting through Wednesday morning, attempting to or successfully breaking into multiple businesses in the city of Cortland.

2 – Local used car dealer fined

Cortland used car dealer one of 104 fined after state investigation — More than 100 used car dealers across the state have reached a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office after being accused of selling hundreds of vehicles known to have serious safety recall issues.

Photo courtesy of Flickr.

3 – Car chase on I-81 leads to arrest

Bronx man arrested after pursuit and crash in Cortlandville — A 21-year-old Bronx man was arrested Tuesday following a crash on Interstate 81 in the town of Cortlandville Tuesday afternoon.

Noel J. Budram

4 – Spring Fling draws crowd to Cortland

SUNY Cortland Spring Fling concert and carnival set for Saturday — Young Thug, one of the most unconventional and innovative voices in rap, headlined SUNY Cortland’s annual Spring Fling concert on Saturday.

Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug will perform at SUNY Cortland’s Spring Fling concert on Sat., April 29 (photo provided).

5 – Spring Fling draws crowd to Cortland

Renowned pianist unveils work at SUNY Cortland — Members of the SUNY Cortland community had a rare opportunity this past week, as internationally renowned pianist Margaret Leng Tan returned to campus with a free preview of her upcoming performance at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Margaret Leng Tan (Photo: Yvonne Tan)

6 – Solar panel project controversial

Solar panel debate heats up in Dryden — The project has generated considerable controversy since review began this past winter.

7 – Yards for Yeardley event

SUNY Cortland athletics event promotes awareness of domestic violence — SUNY Cortland Athletics participated in the State University of New York Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SUNYAC SAAC) “10 Million Yards for Yeardley” event on Sunday, April 30. The event was a part of a collective endeavor hosted on each of the campuses of the 10 schools in the conference on various dates during the week of April 24-30.

8 – Lacrosse clinches top seed

SUNY Cortland lacrosse clinches top seed in SUNYAC with win at Plattsburgh — Trailing 7-6 early in the third quarter, the nationally fifth-ranked Cortland men’s lacrosse team went on a 6-1 run that stretched past the midway point of the fourth quarter in securing the top seed in the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament with a 12-9 win at Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon.

Junior Devin Phelps tallied three goals and one assist (Darl Zehr Photography)

9 – Baseball finishes season with win

SUNY Cortland baseball defeats Canton, 10-6, in regular-season finale — Sean Getman (Oneonta) and Matt Michalski (Buffalo/St. Francis) each drove in two runs and Colin BeVard (Syracuse/West Genesee) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as nationally eighth-ranked Cortland closed its regular-season schedule with a 10-6 non-league victory over SUNY Canton.

Matthew Personius went 2-for-2 with an RBI and run scored (Darl Zehr Photography)

10 – Coffee Mania is coffee king of CNY

Poll: Coffee Mania is best coffee shop in Central New York — It wasn’t even close. In a poll conducted by Syracuse.com, Cortland’s beloved Coffee Mania was voted as the best place to grab a cup of joe in Central New York.

Craig and Michelle Brooks, co-owners of Coffee Mania (photo provided)