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Local political races in Spencer and Newfield were completely unopposed this past election, held Nov. 5. In Candor, two Republicans won out over two Democratic candidates for the pair of open seats on the Candor Town Board. 

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Elementary School Principal Katie Volpicelli shared an update on the i-Ready diagnostic tool at the Oct. 17 meeting of the Candor Central School District Board of Education, where no members of the public (other than this member of the press) attended. i-Ready is an interactive online learni…

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This June, when a bright red race car revs its engine at Watkins Glen International Speedway, Candor students will watch from the sidelines cheering it on, knowing they put in hundreds of hours of hard work to build the powerful machine.

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Phil Jordan, local psychic and man of many hats, was guest speaker at the Oct. 23 monthly meeting of the Candor Historical Society, sharing stories of his years as the funeral director and proprietor of the Candor Funeral Parlor (now Estey, Monroe and Fahey). Jordan opened the funeral home i…

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Elections are coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Candor voters have a chance to shape the next town board. There are two vacancies, and four candidates hoping to fill those seats: Sandra MacArthur, Nancy Rader, Jim Douglas, and Jim Brixey. There is a good chance you’ve run into them at a town…

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Editor’s note: this is the first of two stories featuring the work being done in the Winners Circle Project at Candor High School. Next week’s story will feature a more in-depth look at Candor High School students’ efforts to build a real, drivable race car by the end of the spring semester. 

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The Oct. 1 Candor planning board meeting may have been the shortest in recent history, clocking in at just under half an hour. This is because the board will tackle the major work of revising Candor’s solar law during their workshop meeting at its Oct. 28 meeting.   

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At the Oct. 8 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, Supervisor Bill Strosahl reported the new dam is paid off, and former code enforcement Jim Douglas and engineer are working on completing final paperwork for FEMA.     

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Had you attended the Sept. 19 Candor school board meeting, you would immediately notice the new chairs. They swivel, rise and lower to accommodate legs of all lengths, and can even stretch if you lean back. The second thing you would notice is that everyone was giving the chairs a test-swive…

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On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Candor Chamber of Commerce and Candor Forward had a meeting together; both are busy getting ready for the fast approaching Candor Fall Festival as well as working on future events in Candor.    

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Madison Poreda was bouncing with anticipation on Tuesday evening, Sept. 24. She and her father, Ryan, were among the kindergarteners and parents waiting for the elementary school doors to open. It was the kick-off for the Great Beginnings Family Reading Program, and Madison had donned a spec…

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At the Sept. 10 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, Town board member Matt Crowe asked Candor Town Highway Superintendent Kevin Noble, “Concerning the bridge on Doolittle Creek, where are we?” 

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When people think of school they often think of the academic learning that goes on in the classrooms, library, science and computer labs, and technology workshops. But education is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. 

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Tioga State Bank has once again received national recognition as one of American Banker magazine’s “Best Banks to Work For.” For the second consecutive year, the bank was honored for their employees’ commitment to their customers and communities. 

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Some people collect thimbles or tea cups or dolls or old tools. Wayne Myers of Spencer collects bricks, among other things. His 1,500 bricks are displayed in a special location behind his house, and he attends periodic brick swaps, when he can. Myers is a member of the International Brick Co…

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At their Sept. 3 meeting, the Candor Planning Board debated topics ranging from solar farms to the role of local government in business. Planning Board Chairman Ed Evans read correspondence from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Plans for a solar farm on West Creek…

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Candor High School was busy on Thursday, Aug. 15. Not only was it Meet the Coaches night, but also the regular meeting of the Candor School Board of Education. Six board members were present: President Raymond Parmarter, Vice President Josh Soper, and board members Mike Blake, Hannah Murray,…

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On Aug. 17, Jason Gorman, Nature Preserve Manager for the Fingerlakes Land Trust (FLT), along with one of the founding board members, Betsy Darlington, led a group of naturalists from Candor and surrounding communities on a trek up Logan Hill Nature Preserve in Candor to celebrate the 30th a…

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There were only a couple of items on the Aug. 6 Candor Planning Board agenda, leading Chairman Ed Evans to declare that it would be a short meeting. “The mail slot was pretty empty for once,” he chuckled. With four of the five board members present, Evans called the meeting to order. Also in…