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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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On Aug. 24, 2020, the county published (in conjunction with input from the County Executive and Health Department) a plan for resuming in-person meetings, with in-person public presence. The plan noted that it was “subject to modification as conditions change”. 

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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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During Spencer-Van Etten’s Board of Education meeting held on April 15, members of the middle school staff demonstrated that despite COVID-19, they have been executing plans and actions to best support students and teachers alike.

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The Village of Spencer had its fastest appointment and resignation likely in history for its new code enforcement officer. At the April fifth regular meeting of the Spencer village board, the board was very happy to appoint a candidate, Kevin Brown, to be the new village code enforcement off…

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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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With some frustration the board heard that the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance denied the town’s request to fund aid for the recent reassessment carried out by the Assessor Michael Maxwell. 

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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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On March 16 the residents of the Spencer-Van Etten School District are asked to vote and approve funds for two propositions: a capital project that focuses on safety, security and basic infrastructure maintenance and a second one to buy three school busses. 

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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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The Town of Van Etten has struggled for over two years with the dissolution of the village. One of those struggles has been the case of obtaining the copper chemical cart, a fire-fighting antique from the 1800s, that had originally resided at the Village of Van Etten Fire Company, which had …

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A new website for the Town of Spencer is definitely on the way. At the Feb. 9 Spencer Town Board meeting, Spencer Town Supervisor Al Fulkerson told the board that during the last month the town has registered three separate domain names to make finding the town’s website less confusing. The …

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How to control the population of Canada geese at Nichols Pond in Spencer is an ongoing thorny question. Former village trustee Tom Kozlowski shared a lengthy report with the Spencer Village Board at its Feb. 3 meeting (postponed due to a snowstorm) on his efforts to maintain a reasonable goo…

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Does the village of Spencer want a municipal water or sewer system at some point in the future? Timothy Steed, an engineer with Hunt, asked the Spencer Village Board at it’s Feb. 3 meeting (postponed due to a snowstorm) if it would like to do a study of either or both of those possibilities.…

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The Town of Spencer finally has a new highway superintendent. Mike Austin of Owl Creek Road in Spencer was appointed by the town board at their Jan. 12 regular board meeting. Austin recently retired from his job with the city of Ithaca after a 33-year career there. Most of those years he spe…

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The Spencer Village Board met on Jan. 4 but with reduced numbers as two normally at the table were in quarantine from a possible COVID exposure and another excused for an injured family member. A quorum was seated, however, so the board was able to conduct its business. Mayor Ken Sutfin bega…