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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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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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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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Native New Yorker and Owego-Apalachin and SUNY schools graduate Irena Raia has announced she will run for Tioga County Legislature in District 1 this year.?

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One large topic of the evening at the Aug. 30 meeting of the Spencer Village Board of Trustees was a presentation by Elaine Jardine, Tioga County Planning Director. She shared information with the board on the new New York State marijuana law, including the fact that—whichever option the boa…

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After initially thinking that it probably did not want to sign up for the sewage study discussed at the Aug. 2 meeting, the Spencer Village Board of Trustees will likely vote in favor of participating in the study after all. At its Aug. 30 meeting, Mayor Gilbert Knapp shared that Sean Muldoo…

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Good news for Southern Tier wine and beer enthusiasts: Madrona Tasting Room, based in Chenango Forks, just announced at last weekend’s Gusto Fest in Endicott that it will offer two brand-new locations next year.?

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At the Aug. 2 meeting of the Spencer Village Board, those members of the public attending the meeting were surprised to learn that the mayor, Ken Sutfin, had resigned, citing health reasons. The board accepted his resignation and discussed appointing somebody to fill a trustee seat, but took…

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VAN ETTEN, NY -- Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated the opening of its newly rebuilt facility in Arnot Forest, the Arnot Maple Research and Teaching Laboratory. The building is home to a new maple product development lab — the first of its kind in the country.

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Spencer Picnic is back. It begins next week, and almost everything that we look forward to will be there. However, there will be a few changes, since it has only been a few weeks since the Chamber of Commerce even knew they could hold Spencer Picnic, so it is a little bit pared-down. But, as…

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At long last, the Spencer Village Board has appointed a new village code enforcement officer who plans to stay at the job into the future. After losing two code enforcement officers in rapid succession, Kyle Bellinger stepped up and has assumed the duties of Spencer Village Code Enforcement …

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The Spencer Van Etten Class of 2021 is now officially graduated and launched into its life beyond the halls of high school with family and the entire class all able to be together for this momentous occasion.?

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Nine defendants were arrested and charged with federal drug conspiracy and drug possession charges, conspiracy to commit money laundering and federal firearms offenses, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Inv…

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Should the Town of Spencer opt in to regulate the coming cannabis issues looming on the horizon, to possibly garner some tax revenue for the town, or should it opt out and let other towns possibly benefit from any profitability??