Eleventh annual Traci’s Hope BBQ planned for Oct. 4

Eleventh annual Traci’s Hope BBQ planned for Oct. 4

Continuing Traci Gibson’s mission of helping others, the Traci’s Hope annual barbeque will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4. Traci’s family and friends invite the community to enjoy a delicious Smokey Legend BBQ, fun activities and raffles, great music and good company from noon to 6 p.m. at the Apalachin Firemen’s Field Day Grounds. Tickets […]

OpEd: Righting a Wrong For Tipped Workers

On Oct. 3 in Syracuse, a Wage Board appointed by Gov. Cuomo will hold its first of four public hearings around the state on raising the minimum wage for workers who earn tips. These workers were excluded from the wage increase passed last year, and are only guaranteed a sub-minimum wage, which for food-service workers […]

Anndrea Starzak visits small businesses in Owego

Anndrea Starzak visits small businesses in Owego

Anndrea Starzak, senatorial candidate for the New York State 52nd District, spent time recently in Tioga County visiting small businesses and listening to the business owner concerns. According to Anndrea, “These business are the backbones our community, the backbone of our economy and what I’ve been hearing from these businesses is that times are hard, […]

TAG announces dissolution

TAG announces dissolution

Tioga Acting Guild, Inc., (TAG) will no longer be hosting dinner theaters. As the incorporators, Mike and Robin Benesh, were ready to take a back seat to the theater productions, TAG was notified that it would no longer be able to rent out the Nichols Elementary School for the dinner theater productions. The board of […]

Zombies to invade Owego; Oct. 25

Organizers of the Second Annual Zombie Fest are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place on Oct. 25, 2014 at Owego’s Historic Parkview Hotel and Restaurant located at 145 Front St. in Owego, N.Y., which is included in New York’s Haunted History Trail, and at Draper Park, directly next to and across […]

Our buses are needed

Dear Editor, The following letter was sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. “I am writing to you in response to information I have received regarding public transportation in Tioga County. It is very disturbing to those of us who regularly use public transportation to find out, through a news report online, that we have lost our […]

Privacy is just a vague concept used by the Founders

Dear Editor, I suspect the reason the Founders don’t use the word “privacy” in the Constitution is that they considered privacy a settled manner. After all, an English judge in 1644 had made the point that a man’s home is his castle, and our Constitution was built, after all, on centuries of English achievements regarding People’s rights. Maybe they thought they […]

Riding the wrong way?

Dear Editor, This is in response to the article, “The Old Coot goes the wrong way” by Merlin Lessler, dated Aug. 24, 2014. I was in disbelief that an adult would advocate for a behavior that would endanger life and limb of your readers. There is wisdom behind the New York State traffic law that […]