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Ulysses S. Grant came to Spencer on July 16 and gave a very interesting talk on the years of his presidency. He smoked his trademark cigar, answered many questions, and told many stories from his life—not limited to his years as President. Grant was dressed in period costume, complete with t…

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At the July 13 meeting of the Candor Town Board, the newest executive director of Cornell’s Cooperative Extension (CCE), T. Hanson, was on hand to report exciting news to the board. Cooperative Extension has purchased the old Schumacher Dairy Farm at 345 Cass Hill Road in Candor. 

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The 58th Tioga County Dairy Princess Coronation was held outdoors at a private location, hosted by Ruth Strong, Dairy Princess Coordinator, on June 12, where the 2021-2022 Dairy Princess, Megan Henry, was crowned, for a second year.

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The Town of Candor Planning Board held its most recent monthly meeting on June 2, during which it entertained the possibility of becoming part of the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area. Planning Board Chairman Ed Evans held a vote during the meeting, during which three of the four attending…

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The three seats available on the Candor Central School District Board of Education will be held by Brent Doane, Raymond Parmarter and Kate Davenport. Rebecca Lyon, whose term expires this year, will no longer sit on the board. 

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At the May 11 monthly meeting of the Candor Town Board, Ed Evans, chairman of the Candor Town Planning Board, reported on completing the final draft of the changes to the Seasonal Use Law. He talked about the planning board changing the wording to make the law more readable, but now it is in…

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Masonry has been active in Tioga County as early as 1804, and various lodges throughout the County have thrived over the years. But with membership lagging over the last 10 to 12 years, several lodges have merged, keeping Masonry a viable benevolent, fraternal organization within the County.…

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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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At the April 13 regular meeting of the Candor Town Board, Kelly Starkweather and Bob Riggs were on hand to discuss more about what is needed to keep the Candor EMS in service for Candor’s residents. 

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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.