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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…

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Saturday was the first day for early voting, and Tioga County’s site saw a steady stream of voters throughout the day. Lining up in the rain to vote may have dissuaded some voters, but by the end of the day the Tioga County Board of Elections reported that 677 people had cast their ballots. 

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The Spencer-Van Etten Central School District Board of Education met remotely via Zoom on Oct. 15, the day it received the first of three COVID-19 diagnoses at its schools, prompting the district to shut down in-person learning until Oct. 26. 

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The COVID-19 virus has finally made it to the Spencer Van Etten School District. On Thursday, Oct. 15, an “all-call” communication went out to families of children enrolled in the S-VE District to ask them to come and pick up their children as “an S-VE employee who works in multiple location…

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On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Tioga County Legislature passed a resolution repealing the former recycling law and establishing the new Tioga County Mandatory Source Separation Law effective as of January 1, 2021. 

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The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everybody that scammers are out in full force. Telephone scammers try to trick you out of money or to get you to give your personal information. 

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“We don’t want to give up our garbage pick-up!” was the solid response of the Spencer Village Board members at their Oct. 5 meeting over the impending end of county-wide curbside recycling. State law mandates that if a municipality contracts for garbage pick-up for its residents, then the ha…

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With the general election only a month away, some Tioga County residents still have questions about when, where, and how to vote. This information, gathered from the Tioga County Board of Elections, should help answer your questions.

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The Spencer Fire Department has a new chief, as of the Sept. 2 Spencer Village Board meeting. At that meeting the board voted to confirm the department’s choice of a new leader, Nick Lango, previously the department’s first assistant chief. Most of the other line officers also moved up one p…