• Comments Off on Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center set for August opening (video) 110

    Guthrie Cortland Cancer Treatment Center set for August opening (video)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Deborah Nadolski of the Cortland Memorial Foundation joined WXHC’s Vinnie Bellardini to discuss the new cancer treatment center arriving soon at Guthrie, on schedule to open in late August. Earlier this week, Nicholas Renzi — retired president of Pall Corp in Cortland — revealed his identify as the anonymous donor […]

  • Comments Off on Local syrup producer previews “49th and Holding” Maple Festival (audio) 125

    Local syrup producer previews “49th and Holding” Maple Festival (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Josh Ensign, co-owner of Ensign Family Maple Products, discussed the 49th and Holding CNY Maple Festival. Last year, the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of covid-19 — and things aren’t completely back to normal yet. A drive-thru format will slowly get the event back to where it once was, […]

  • Comments Off on YMCA offering free “Walk with Ease” program for adults 121

    YMCA offering free “Walk with Ease” program for adults

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: YMCA membership specialist Jamie Moretti discussed “Walk with Ease,” a free six-week, evidence-based exercise program for adults with or without arthritis and those looking to become or stay active. Walk With Ease is proven to: Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis Increase balance, strength and walking pace Build confidence in your ability […]

  • Comments Off on Interview with retiring city of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano 101

    Interview with retiring city of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: WXHC News Director Vinnie Bellardini spoke with retiring City of Cortland Police Chief F. Michael Catalano. He departed this week after 12 years as chief — and four decades of total service with the department. Press play below:

  • Comments Off on JM Murray president discusses impacts of ending federal 14c provision 235

    JM Murray president discusses impacts of ending federal 14c provision

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: JM Murray president/CEO Ernie Dodge discussed an urgent issue at the federal level affecting his organization. Proposed within the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 (H.R.603) is a phasing out of 14C, a provision that establishes a special minimum wage allowing JM and other companies to provide employment to individuals with […]

  • Comments Off on Ty Marshal gives updates from Homer Center for the Arts 100

    Ty Marshal gives updates from Homer Center for the Arts

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Updates from Homer Center for the Arts director Ty Marshal. Earlier this week, the governor announced limited in-person events could return starting April 2nd. Venues like the Center are still capped at 33% capacity — up to 150 people indoors and 500 outdoors with testing. “Our huge season lineup off concerts […]

  • Comments Off on Mayor Tobin speaks with WXHC on deciding not to seek reelection 70

    Mayor Tobin speaks with WXHC on deciding not to seek reelection

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: City mayor Brian Tobin reflected on his decision this week not to seek reelection in the fall. The city will now have a new mayor and police chief by year’s end. Tobin graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1994 and returned to coach the men’s swim team in 2002. He […]

  • Comments Off on Arts at Grace presents: Meet the Artist — Issachah Savage 39

    Arts at Grace presents: Meet the Artist — Issachah Savage

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: David Neal, artistic director for The Arts at Grace, discussed tomorrow’s (Feb. 21) third edition of their new “Meet the Artist” series: An informal conversation with Issachah Savage. The free virtual event starts at 3 pm on the Rose Hall Cortland Facebook page. Savage is a dramatic tenor vocalist with experience […]

  • Comments Off on Tenney, Brindisi reflect on District 22 race with WXHC (Audio) 79

    Tenney, Brindisi reflect on District 22 race with WXHC (Audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Separate interviews with Anthony Brindisi and Rep. Claudia Tenney. Both reflected on their contest for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, which came to an end this week after more than 100 days in state supreme court. Tenney was declared the winner by less than 0.5% of the vote. Brindisi had previously […]

  • Comments Off on Homer AD talks high school sports with WXHC (audio) 130

    Homer AD talks high school sports with WXHC (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Homer Athletic Director Todd Lisi discussed the ever-changing world of high school sports during a pandemic. Cortland County recently issued full guidance on resuming those deemed ‘higher risk’ by the state, which include football, wrestling, ice hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Each locality was directed to develop its own plans by NYSDOH […]

  • Comments Off on Commentary on Suggett Park project & Eric Prior tournament (audio) 133

    Commentary on Suggett Park project & Eric Prior tournament (audio)

    (Youth Bureau photo) On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County: Andrea Piedigrossi from the Cortland Youth Bureau and City Police Officer Jesse Abbott discussed a special project upcoming at Suggett Park — a complete face lift of the aging basketball courts. It’s being supported by a $15k grant from the Jim & Julie Boeheim Foundation. The new courts […]

  • Comments Off on City fire chief previews $1M+ FEMA grant package 205

    City fire chief previews $1M+ FEMA grant package

    On today’s Meet Cortland County: Chief Wayne Friedman discussed a recent round of FEMA grants totaling more than $1M allocated to the Cortland Fire Department. This includes reimbursements of $48k for PPE related to the COVID-19 pandemic and just over $30k for a past purchase of smoke/CO detectors. Another $511k will be used for the […]

  • Comments Off on Legislative clerk details free testing & vaccine clinics (audio) 230

    Legislative clerk details free testing & vaccine clinics (audio)

    On today’s Meet Cortland County segment: Legislative Clerk Eric Mulvihill discussed a pair of community initiatives starting up next week around fighting COVID-19. County residents and employees can get a free test at Gutchess Sports Complex in Cortlandville, thanks to a partnership with Cayuga Health System. Events will run weekly, with both saliva and swab testing available. […]

  • Comments Off on Public health director lays out CCHD vaccine plans (audio) 140

    Public health director lays out CCHD vaccine plans (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment: Public health director Lisa Perfetti discussed local efforts to combat COVID-19. She gave details on two vaccine clinics planned for next week at the county office building. The first on Tuesday is from 3-7 pm for individuals in 1A only. Another will be Thursday. Starting Monday (1/11), eligibility expands to […]

  • Comments Off on Local music educator creates virtual singing community 42

    Local music educator creates virtual singing community

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: Local music educator Jen Rafferty discussed her creation, Sing Together – A Virtual Singing Community. Totaling six sessions, the series is welcome to all ages and abilities. During each virtual class, participants learn healthy singing techniques, along with ways to improve breath support and connect with others through music. Rafferty said […]

  • Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccine discussion with Cayuga Med doc (audio) 267

    COVID-19 vaccine discussion with Cayuga Med doc (audio)

    WXHC recently spoke with Dr. Sushil Kumar Gupta, a pulmonologist/critical care specialist at Cayuga Medical Center who was part of the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations. He and two other frontline providers received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on December 18 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Vaccinations of additional personnel have since continued. In […]

  • Comments Off on Tenney, Brindisi discuss ongoing NY-22 race (audio) 174

    Tenney, Brindisi discuss ongoing NY-22 race (audio)

    On this morning’s Meet Cortland County segment Both candidates in the disputed race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District called in to discuss the ongoing process. As of Friday, former Rep. Claudia Tenney claims a lead of 19 votes over incumbent Congressman Anthony Brindisi. Hundreds of objections still need to be verified that could sway momentum one […]

  • Comments Off on Greek Peak VP previews 2021 winter season — and a new steakhouse (audio) 308

    Greek Peak VP previews 2021 winter season — and a new steakhouse (audio)

    On Saturday’s Meet Cortland County segment: Greek Peak vice president Drew Broderick visited the studio for a discussion on opening weekend at the mountain resort. She previewed some of the changes that skiers, snowboarders and other patrons can expect to see this winter.   Due to COVID-19, reservations are now required in order to account […]

  • Comments Off on Center for the Arts presents: “24 Hours for Cortland County” 213

    Center for the Arts presents: “24 Hours for Cortland County”

    On this week’s Meet Cortland County segment: Center for the Arts director Ty Marshal and his right-hand, Sheila Ryan, discussed the area’s first ever live telethon planned from Noon to Noon on Friday December 11 and Saturday December 12. “24 Hours for Cortland County” will be livestreamed and hosted on a variety of websites and social media […]

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