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Any other month, Candor school board members would spread out their notes and binders on the table and invite reports from district administrators and the business office. March was not “any other month.” Five days earlier, on March 14, Tioga County and Tioga County Public Health had declare…

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At the Jan. 14 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, a discussion among board members occurred after Town Code Enforcement Officer Martin Jerzak gave his report about permits for new agricultural buildings.  

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The icy weather on Jan. 16 didn’t keep high school student Kori Strong from sitting in on the school board meeting. Strong is not only a volleyball champ, but she is spending her senior year taking classes through the New Visions life science program at Cornell University. Observing the scho…

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The Candor Planning Board started the new year with a site plan review, discussion of existing town laws, and a peek at upcoming training opportunities. Wendy Pierce Carlisle presented sketches and a site plan for converting the old Jehovah’s Witness church into a pet funeral business and cr…

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It’s a shiny New Year and, if you’re like most people, your New Year’s resolutions most likely include eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise, and maybe losing weight. Unfortunately, 80 percent of resolution-makers lose their resolve sometime around mid-February. The biggest reason: …

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Interested in learning what kind of creatures live right outside your back door? Join tracker and naturalist Linda Spielman for a hike at Logan Hill Nature Preserve on Jan. 18. The trip will focus on interpreting animal behavior by identifying various tracks and other signs. 

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Candor students at all grade levels get some exposure to computer technology in their classrooms. They might focus on digital citizenship, try their hand at an “Hour of Code” activity, or choose a robot module for junior high technology class. For those who want to learn more, two after-scho…

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A mix of children and adults showed up at Candor Free Library on Saturday, Dec. 7, to try their hand at coding. Don’t let the word fool you; “coding” is nothing more than writing instructions to tell a computer—or a robot—what to do. If you’ve ever written a recipe down for a friend, or give…

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The Tioga County Legislature planned to convene their last regular Legislative meeting of 2019 on Dec. 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hubbard Auditorium, Ronald E. Dougherty County Office Building, 56 Main Street, Owego. 

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The Armstrong School of Dance and those affiliated with it did a great job publicizing the fact that 22 of their dancers (including brother and sister duo Ki Alve and Zoe Zavaski from Spencer and Cassidy Payne from Newfield) would be performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so this …

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The Candor School Board began the regular session of their Nov. 21 meeting with a change to the agenda: granting a diploma to Fred Boudreaux. 

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At the Nov. 12 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, Board Member Patti Reichert reported she and Board Member George Williams did an internal audit on the Town’s books for the month of July. “We were doing a review of documentation and making sure work is being done in a timely manner,”…

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Spencer residents will not be hit by a huge town tax bill increase this year. At the Nov. 12 meeting of the Spencer Town Board, the Town council adopted a budget with a 0.016 percent increase. The tax levy decreased by 3 percent, and the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value will be 3.47, an…

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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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Bob Schultz Photography will be holding a photo shoot at the Firehouse Restaurant in Candor on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. Visitors can get a free photo done and a cup of coffee.  

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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.