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At the end of March, New York state became the 15th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed bill S.854-A/A. 1248-A on March 31. The bill allows for adult use marijuana and fulfills a “key component” of Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State agenda.

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The Spencer Town board adopted the budget for 2022 with only two questions at the public hearing. Mayor Gilbert Knapp of Spencer Village asked if it had included funding for Panther Pak, the summer recreation program for Spencer-Van Etten School District children. The other question was whet…

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Spencer Town Supervisor Allen Fulkerson told the Spencer town board at its Oct. 12 meeting that FEMA came to inspect Hulbert Hollow and Fisher Settlement bridges for storm damage, but told Fulkerson that the damage threshold was not reached to qualify for FEMA aid. 

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After much discussion and a lively exchange of varying opinions, the Spencer Village Board at its Nov. 1 meeting voted to opt out of the cannabis proposal of the NY State MRTA law (Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act). The original proposal before the board was to do nothing. To do nothing…

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If Westlake Development LLC succeeds in navigating the site plan review and SEQR requirements (State Environmental Quality Review), sometime in the future it will build a combination Family Dollar-Dollar Tree store where the old Spencer Dollar General sits crumbling and sinking. 

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County officials from across New York State this week elected Tioga County Chairwoman Martha (Marte) Sauerbrey as the new president of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Her one-year term begins immediately and extends through Sept. 2022, during the Association’s next Fall Seminar.

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Highway superintendent Mike Austin was present at the Sept. 14 Spencer Town Board meeting to discuss various highway projects in the town. The storm that came through in mid-August that caused flooding in North Spencer also washed out the two higher bridges on Vennel Road. 

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Terie Huseby, the Tioga County Director of Real Property, attended the Spencer Town Board meeting on Sept. 14 to support Spencer’s assessor, Michael Maxwell, as he addressed concerns of the board that he should make himself more available to taxpayers. The board has received complaints that …

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Native New Yorker and Owego-Apalachin and SUNY schools graduate Irena Raia has announced she will run for Tioga County Legislature in District 1 this year. 

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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…