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After two days of performances on June 3 - 4, the South Seneca ensembles, directed by Raymond Zajac, Jr., realized spectacular results with increased competition this year in the 50th Gorham Pageant of Bands.

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From May 4 through 6 South Seneca librarian Beth McCheyne was in Washington, D.C. for a “Leaders for Literacy” conference sponsored by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), a national not-for-profit organization. McCheyne was invited to attend along with representatives from 34 other RIF sites. RIF …

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On Saturday, June 11 Main Street in Interlaken will be bustling with the activities associated with Olde Home Day. Some research into the phenomenon of the “old home days” shows that most of them were inaugurated in the very late 19th or early 20th century, just about the time that the major…

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Town of Covert Supervisor Michael Reynolds proclaimed May 30, 2011, as Dick Bauer Day. However, it was not done so with any kind of approval by the very humble Dick Bauer. In fact, Bauer only agreed to participate in the Memorial Parade when he was coerced to do so by being told that the gue…

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Last week Covert supervisor Mike Reynolds spoke with the president of the South Seneca Ambulance Corps (SSCAC) Paul deGaray, and they agreed that the SSAC president should appear before the Covert town board this month to answer questions regarding the still-unsigned contract for ambulance s…

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On Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. the second part of a three-part commemoration of the legacy of the Seneca Army Depot will take place at the Lodi Historical Society on Main Street in Lodi. “Last November at a meeting with local historians we agreed that we should do a program on the depot,” said …

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At the meeting of the Trumansburg school board on Wednesday, March 30 interim business official Gary Alger was peppered with questions from the school board as went through the latest iteration of the expenditure portion of the 2011-2012 budget. Board member Frank Rossi suggested giving back…

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The Trumansburg Middle School 2011 Community Read was “The Revealers” by Doug Wilhelm. It is a story of bullying and how seventh graders Russell, Elliot, and Catalina deal with their own personal tormentors. In the beginning, the main characters are isolated and trying to endure on their own…

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The Cayuga land claim has been ongoing in one form or another for over 30 years. The Cayuga Indian Nation (CIN) estimates that the tribe population in “the Homeland” is currently 20 to 25 people. On Oct. 22, 2010 the CIN website noted that a Notice of Availability (NOA) had been published in…

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Covert supervisor Mike Reynolds has spoken with the members of his town board and they would like to go forward and ratify the contract with South Seneca Ambulance Company (SSAC). “We’ve collected the taxes,” he said. “We can’t just hold on to the money. It would be a Chinese fire drill.”