Town Of Candor
 Village of Candor 

Village of Candor

Village Hall

138 Main St PO Box 1

Phone: 607-659-7966607-659-7966

E-mail: Village5@frontiernet.net

 

Village of Candor Meeting Times

Village Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30

 

The Village of Candor consists of .44 square miles within the Town and has a population of 855 according to the 2000 Census. The annual Fourth of July parade is one of Candor's biggest events. The Candor Central School is located in the heart of the Village offering a first-class education to area students.
 

At one time, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad ran through Candor, later becoming the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, and was one of the first railroads in the country (1834). It stopped operation in 1956.

 

Glove, blanket, and shoe factories, flour mills, and brick yards were in operation through the early part of the 20th century. The Catatonk Creek running through the village provided sufficient water energy to run the many businesses between the Upper and Lower Mill Ponds. Throughout the town’s smaller communities, additional waterways provided enough energy for creameries, mills, and factories to function.


But with the centralization of schools in 1936, the dawning of automobiles and buses, and the shift in lifestyles, Candor Village became the hub of activity. Citizens were able to go farther afield, faster, and the smaller communities couldn’t keep up with the times. Today, many of these little hamlets in Candor are remembered by road or street names.

Businesses have changed with the times. To keep pace, Candor’s families have turned from subsistence farming to large dairy operations, specialty and/or organic farming, and local tourism opportunities. Candor maintains a rural atmosphere, as well as a cosmopolitan one.

Links:
Candor Village Dissolution Study
In early 2010 the Village Board of Candor, NY voted to initiate a study and develop a dissolution plan. The study was completed in late 2010. In March 2011, Village residents rejected dissolution by a vote of 165 - 70.