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Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Candor Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest. Every entry was a winner. There were three categories: Group/Nonprofit; Individual; and Business.?

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If Westlake Development LLC succeeds in navigating the site plan review and SEQR requirements (State Environmental Quality Review), sometime in the future it will build a combination Family Dollar-Dollar Tree store where the old Spencer Dollar General sits crumbling and sinking.?

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Fayan Dukalee Ophelia Grant-Rhoden was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lived with her grandparents Louis and Louise Thompson. Her father resided in Queens, so, during the early 2000s, Fayan frequently traveled back and forth between the US and Jamaica until she permanently moved to New York C…

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With Doug Dake choosing not to run for another term, there will be at least one new face on the Lansing Town Council next year. Democrat Ruth Groff is one of the hopefuls looking to secure that seat. In addition, Councilman Joe Wetmore plans on running to retain his seat on the council in th…

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The Trumansburg Fire Department, along with Trumansburg EMS, Enfield Fire Department and Mecklenburg Fire Department, responded to Jacksonville Road at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 for reports of a garage on fire with vehicles inside, according to a press release by the Trumansburg Fire Department.?

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Lansing town officials have placed a new plaque at the Salt Point Natural Area as a tribute to area resident George Isaac. The Lansing Town Board voted on a resolution in 2019 to honor him and name the cove north of Salt Point as George Isaac Cove.

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The Ulysses Public Library announced recently that Laura Mielenhausen will be joining the library staff as its new director. She will start in the position Oct. 11.?

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It had been a year since girls soccer was played at South Seneca Central School District, as the Board of Education voted to not allow fall teams to compete last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even prior to the pandemic, South Seneca competed as a combined team with Romulus.

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County officials from across New York State this week elected Tioga County Chairwoman Martha (Marte) Sauerbrey as the new president of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Her one-year term begins immediately and extends through Sept. 2022, during the Association’s next Fall Seminar.

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The Catatonk Valley Wood Carvers are at it again. After having to put a hold on their Fall Festival Show last year, due to Covid, these award winning carvers have continued to spend hours perfecting their craft, and are ready to show it off this year. Case in point is their new special raffl…

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As of this past June, the Candor Historical Society has a new President. Nancy Ward Riggs, previously the Vice-President, was voted in as president, due to Milton Dougherty stepping down. Riggs’ father moved the family to Candor where her ancestors had been among the first settlers in Candor…

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NYSEG and Governor Kathy Hochul reached an agreement on Sept. 24 to cancel the online auction for the Bell Station property that was scheduled to take place on Oct. 11.

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At the Sept. 14 meeting of the Candor Town Board, highway superintendent Kevin Noble was not present, so board member Jim Brixey gave the report. The town’s highway department has had two catalytic converters stolen from its equipment along with two batteries. He also reported that a big tru…

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At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Candor School Board of Education, elementary and high school principals reported the first days of opening the schools went well, even despite the downpour that hit while trying to load buses. Now they have worked on a plan for downpours.?

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Highway superintendent Mike Austin was present at the Sept. 14 Spencer Town Board meeting to discuss various highway projects in the town. The storm that came through in mid-August that caused flooding in North Spencer also washed out the two higher bridges on Vennel Road.?

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Terie Huseby, the Tioga County Director of Real Property, attended the Spencer Town Board meeting on Sept. 14 to support Spencer’s assessor, Michael Maxwell, as he addressed concerns of the board that he should make himself more available to taxpayers. The board has received complaints that …

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A few years into her career in New York City, Annelise Hagen decided she really wanted to work with plants and animals. She experimented at first, volunteering on farms in Norway and learning about dairy goats.