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Beat: Tom covers Homer Central and Interscholastic Athletic Conference teams.
Education: A.A.S. Degree from Herkimer County Community College, 1977.
About: Tom grew up in Afton and began writing for the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers covering IAC sports in 1985. He went to work as sports editor for the Tri-Town News in the fall of 1990, returning to his hometown area. He returned to the Finger Lakes Community Papers in 1993 as sports editor. Tom moved into radio as the sports director and play-by-play man for high school sports at WPIE Radio in Trumansburg from 1994-1998. He joined the Cortland Standard staff in the fall of 1999. Tom is married with two daughters and enjoys sports, music and family time in his spare time.
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Job duties: Michael coordinates and plans daily news gathering and production.
Education: BA in journalism from Oswego State University, 1999.
About: Prior to joining the paper in 2003, Michael worked as a news editor and reporter at weekly newspapers in the Ithaca and Rochester areas. He grew up near Canandaigua. Outside of work, he enjoys family, music, reading and a solid sense of humor.
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Beat: Catherine covers Cortland County government, villages of DeRuyter and Moravia, towns of Solon and Truxton.
Education: BA in English and communications from Muhlenberg College, 2002.
About: Catherine grew up in Pearl River, Rockland County, a suburb of New York City. She worked at newspapers in Rocr. In her spare time Catherine enjkland County and Bergen County, N.J., prior to coming to the papeoys reading, baking, watching movies, swimming, biking and competing in the occasional triathlon.