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Local author, Sue Heavenrich’s newest book, coauthored with Alisha Gabriel, is all about fungi. Funky Fungi: 30 Activities for Exploring Molds, Mushrooms, Lichens, and More, goes well beyond pizza toppings, and is due out on June 21, by Chicago Review Press. This 128 page book is a delightfu…

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At the May 10 meeting of the Tioga County Legislature a resolution was passed approving the mortgage tax distribution as follows: Barton, $32,036.18 dollars; Berkshire $8,261.14; Candor (town) $23,609.77; Candor (village) $6,394.82; Newark Valley (town) $22,829.22; Newark Valley (village) $5…

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COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in Tioga County, according to the Tioga County Public Health Department. Over the past two weeks, Tioga County has been averaging 24 new cases of COVID-19 each day, according to a press release issued by the health department April 26. As of April 26…

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The Van Etten Library is offering Shamrock Mugs as its Take and Make kit for the month of March. The kits are for all ages; call the Van Etten Library at (607) 589-4435 ext. 3 to arrange a time to pick up your kit. 

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The meeting of the Spencer village board on Jan. 3 was much shorter than anticipated. Three of the board members had been exposed to COVID so they were home quarantining. Other than paying the bills, which the board did with a home bound quarantined trustee on the phone to make a quorum, the…

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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…