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Tioga County Public Health has been diligently working to vaccinate our entire county since the beginning of January. To date, Tioga County Public Health has held over 20 vaccination clinics throughout the county, and we have administered over 100 percent of what we receive. 

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The Candor Chamber of Commerce is very busy getting ready for their annual Candor Daffodil Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Candor Ball Field on 40 Spencer Avenue in Candor. 

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On April 7, the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency board unanimously voted to move forward with the planning of a new employee position. This position, currently titled education workforce coordinator, was presented during the meeting by Brittany Woodburn, deputy director of Tioga Co…

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“When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.” Oliver Wendell Holmes

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In an effort to persuade administrators to reopen schools to a regular, pre-COVID-19 schedule, a group of concerned parents and caregivers started a petition several weeks ago, which they submitted at a recent meeting of the Candor Central School District Board of Education. 

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“The squad saved us, let’s save them” was the theme of a presentation done by former Candor Town Supervisor Bob Riggs at the regular meeting of the Candor Town Board on March 9, 2021. 

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With 2020 now behind the citizens of Tioga County, Legislature Chair Martha Sauerbrey gave her state of the county address during Tioga’s Legislative Worksession meeting on March 9, during which she addressed COVID-19, expressed thanks to those who worked hard, and discussed future plans for 2021.

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Junior-senior high school basketball games and wrestling matches resumed across Tioga County earlier this month, following the New York State Department of Health’s decision to resume “high-risk” sports. After waiting nearly a year to compete in school sports again, Candor Central School Dis…

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Through a collaborative process involving local agencies, Tioga County developed a police reform plan and adopted it at the Tioga County Legislature meeting Feb. 18. 

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At the Feb. 9 meeting of the Candor Town Board, which many are listening to on YouTube, it was decided the town will allow a limited amount of public to come in to the next meeting, to be held the second Tuesday in March, but with certain restrictions.  

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On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Candor EMS Squad held an informational meeting, allowing a limited number of residents to come into the Candor High School auditorium and broadcasting it virtually as well. 

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Local science writer, Sue Heavenrich, has done it again. Her second children’s book “13 Ways to Eat a Fly,” a picture book illustrated by David Clark, is sure to be another hit. And so, the countdown begins — due out mid-February. 

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On Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, the Candor town board held a hastily convened special meeting at the Candor Ambulance building. Candor Town Supervisor Bill Strosahl, Councilpersons Patti Reichert, George Williams, Jim Douglas, Town Clerk Connie Kulz, and Matt Crowe joined the Candor EMS board a…

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The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office investigated a fatal one-car motor vehicle crash in Candor on Dec. 14.

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At the Nov. 10 monthly meeting of the Candor Town Board, a public hearing was held on the tentative 2021 budget and later was passed. The 2021 budget passed at $2,487,602, which is a .95-percent increase from the 2020 budget. 

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Saturday was the first day for early voting, and Tioga County’s site saw a steady stream of voters throughout the day. Lining up in the rain to vote may have dissuaded some voters, but by the end of the day the Tioga County Board of Elections reported that 677 people had cast their ballots. 

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The Spencer-Van Etten Central School District Board of Education met remotely via Zoom on Oct. 15, the day it received the first of three COVID-19 diagnoses at its schools, prompting the district to shut down in-person learning until Oct. 26. 

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The Oct. 13 regular monthly meeting of the Candor Town Board took place at the Candor Highway Building and included a lot of discussion about the Candor Emergency Squad’s need for funding. There has been a meeting with the board chair, office manager and squad captain, along with Candor Town…

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On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Tioga County Legislature passed a resolution repealing the former recycling law and establishing the new Tioga County Mandatory Source Separation Law effective as of January 1, 2021.