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One large topic of the evening at the Aug. 30 meeting of the Spencer Village Board of Trustees was a presentation by Elaine Jardine, Tioga County Planning Director. She shared information with the board on the new New York State marijuana law, including the fact that—whichever option the boa…

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After initially thinking that it probably did not want to sign up for the sewage study discussed at the Aug. 2 meeting, the Spencer Village Board of Trustees will likely vote in favor of participating in the study after all. At its Aug. 30 meeting, Mayor Gilbert Knapp shared that Sean Muldoo…

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Good news for Southern Tier wine and beer enthusiasts: Madrona Tasting Room, based in Chenango Forks, just announced at last weekend’s Gusto Fest in Endicott that it will offer two brand-new locations next year. 

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At the Aug. 2 meeting of the Spencer Village Board, those members of the public attending the meeting were surprised to learn that the mayor, Ken Sutfin, had resigned, citing health reasons. The board accepted his resignation and discussed appointing somebody to fill a trustee seat, but took…

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VAN ETTEN, NY -- Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated the opening of its newly rebuilt facility in Arnot Forest, the Arnot Maple Research and Teaching Laboratory. The building is home to a new maple product development lab — the first of its kind in the country.

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Spencer Picnic is back. It begins next week, and almost everything that we look forward to will be there. However, there will be a few changes, since it has only been a few weeks since the Chamber of Commerce even knew they could hold Spencer Picnic, so it is a little bit pared-down. But, as…

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At long last, the Spencer Village Board has appointed a new village code enforcement officer who plans to stay at the job into the future. After losing two code enforcement officers in rapid succession, Kyle Bellinger stepped up and has assumed the duties of Spencer Village Code Enforcement …

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The Spencer Van Etten Class of 2021 is now officially graduated and launched into its life beyond the halls of high school with family and the entire class all able to be together for this momentous occasion. 

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Nine defendants were arrested and charged with federal drug conspiracy and drug possession charges, conspiracy to commit money laundering and federal firearms offenses, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Inv…

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Should the Town of Spencer opt in to regulate the coming cannabis issues looming on the horizon, to possibly garner some tax revenue for the town, or should it opt out and let other towns possibly benefit from any profitability? 

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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”.