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The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has permanently protected 93 acres in the town of Groton, Tompkins County with a conservation easement. Wholly located in the Owasco Lake watershed, the land was originally donated to the FLLT in 2019 from the estate of Katherine Sutphin …

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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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At the May 26 Newfield Planning Board meeting, Cornell University’s spring 2021 Design Connect class unveiled its plans to help progress the Newfield Hamlet Revitalization Plan (NEWHARP). “Every semester, [Cornell Design Connect] provides practical experience to students through cooperation …

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The Democtratic primary for the County Legislature District 13 seat is less than a week away (June 22) as candidates Greg Mezey and Samantha Lushtak look to garner enough support to earn the nomination. Both Mezey and Lushtak sat down with the Dryden Courier to discuss their candidacies ahea…

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A previous version of this article ran the incorrect responses to the interview questions. The updated version includes the actual responses from Aaron Thompson to the questions. The Ledger highly regrets the error.

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Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery might have been at an advantage in the state’s selection process for designation as New York’s first veterans cemetery, but it was never a guarantee. Local officials echoed that sentiment, and spoke to the 15 year effort that went into developing, opening, …

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Robin McColley was hired in September of 2004 as Trumansburg High School’s Athletic Director and Dean of Students. The next year, the position was split into two separate jobs, and McColley became the Dean of Students, a position she has held for the past 16 years. 

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“I regret to inform you that we have had four positive cases of COVID-19 since May 18, 2021,” begins the most recent statement by Kimberly Bell, Trumansburg Central School District Superintendent of Schools, on the district’s website, tburgschools.com. 

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Coaching at the collegiate level has been a goal of Ed Dow’s for quite some time, and now he has his shot at it after receiving the reins of the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team on May 13.

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A year ago, the Newfield community turned out in full force to support its high school graduates, throwing a parade and hanging banners along Main Street for the first time and making graduation day a little more fun, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Most students enrolled in Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow early degree program – a program that allows high school students to earn an Associate’s Degree while attending high school – wind up earning just one degree by the program’s end. 

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On May 18, the voters of Newfield elected four new school board members. Tim Payne and Austin Kuczek were elected to serve on the Newfield Central School District Board of Education for three years, as they received the most votes, with Payne coming out on top.

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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.