Newfield News

Newfield revisits a mobile home park law

During the Newfield Town Board meeting on Feb. 22, the spotlight was on the potential revision of the town’s mobile home park law, a topic that has not seen significant updates since its last amendment in 1998. Initially established in 1989, the law now faces scrutiny and demands for change. According to Newfield Town Supervisor Micheal Allinger, many of the […]

School district unveils comprehensive capital improvement plan

Newfield Central School District (CSD) has announced a comprehensive capital improvement project set for a public vote on March 12. The initiative, encompassing significant upgrades across four key areas, aims to enhance safety, accessibility and infrastructure within the district without imposing additional tax burdens on Newfield residents or those who reside within the Newfield school district. This ambitious project will […]

Newfield Town Board talks solar projects and climate plans

On Feb. 7, the Newfield Planning Board convened at the town hall, where discussions spanned a range of pivotal topics, from leadership appointments to environmental initiatives and solar energy development. The board made decisive leadership choices, electing Debra Eichten as chair and Thomas Heffron as vice chair. These appointments underscore the board’s commitment to effective governance and strategic planning for […]

Newfield High school holds a week of honors during sporting events

Newfield High School recently experienced a week filled with basketball, tributes and awards, highlighting community and school spirit. The week commenced with Military Appreciation Night on Jan. 30 during the girls game, followed by the Jean Stewart Award for Excellence announcement on Feb. 2 during halftime of a basketball game. That evening also marked senior recognition for the boys’ basketball […]

Newfield Town Board focuses on recreation, utilities

Time-sensitive decisions on recreation and utilities led the Newfield Town Board’s Jan. 25 work session. Aa planned, a new facility at the Town’s Recreation Center, 66 Main Street, would include a kitchen concession area, bathrooms, and a shelter for picnic tables. Stream Collaborative’s designer Brandon Ebel said the building would be between the Center’s basketball courts and soccer field, noting […]

Newfield holds public hearing on tax exemption for firefighters and medics

On Jan. 17, a public hearing was held in the Newfield High School library to discuss a proposed exemption on school taxes for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers. The exemption specifically pertains to the Newfield school tax region. Perry Gorgen, Newfield Central School District (CSD) business administrator, stated that during the 2022-23 New York state legislative session, various exemptions were […]

A journey back to 300 B.C. at the Johnson Museum

In a vibrant display of historical immersion, Newfield Public Library recently hosted a workshop in collaboration with the Johnson Museum of Art. On Jan. 10, participants were transported back in time to 300 B.C. The Johnson Museum is renowned for its extensive collection, particularly its Asian galleries and rotating exhibitions. It is a hub of educational and cultural activities, regularly […]

Newfield Town Planning Board discusses comprehensive plan and solar development project

In a pivotal start to the new year, the Newfield Planning Board convened Jan. 3 at the town hall. The meeting, marking the first of the year, centered on key projects set to impact the community in the upcoming months. The planning board is currently examining Newfield’s comprehensive plan, which the Newfield Town Board adopted Sept. 12. Building on a […]

Fundraising event helps family affected by Newfield fire

In Newfield, a recent house fire left residents Leslie and four children in need. To help, Matthew VanEtten, owner of Memory Lanes bowling alley in Groton, organized a fundraiser. “We’re wrapping up a fundraiser for the victims of a fire who lost everything just before Christmas,” said VanEtten. The fundraiser included a raffle for tickets to the Dec. 31 Bills […]

Newfield planning board welcomes new member

On Oct. 11, the town of Newfield’s website announced a vacancy on its planning board. The process to join the planning board involved filling out an application, which was reviewed by both the town board and the planning board. The position was recently filled by Erwin (Tom) Heffron.  Heffron is a 2021 graduate of Ithaca College and a Newfield resident. […]

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