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ITHACA, NY -- Tompkins Trust Company and the Legacy Foundation announced that five Tompkins County teachers were recognized with certificates and monetary awards for their efforts to improve education in their districts. This year’s Raymond Van Houtte Teacher Awards recipients are Jamie McCa…

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Though Newfield resident and Dryden High School teacher Nichole Gunn was not able to obtain access to the internet for herself and her family prior to the first day of school, just six days after, on Sept. 16, Clarity Connect finally came through and laid down fiber optic cables to give the …

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“Our admin team, tech team, and staff are trudging through unprecedented waters and trying their best to build a plane while we are flying it,” the letter states. “We are very thankful to all of you for your continued patience and grace as we make this thing work.”

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On Sept. 30 at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Newfield Fire Company was alerted for a reported house fire on Van Kirk Road, according to the department’s Facebook page. 

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Like most libraries throughout Tompkins County, the Newfield Public Library made the decision to move all of its programs to an online format for folks to take advantage of remotely early on during the COVID-19 outbreak this past spring.

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The Town of Newfield adopted the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Pledge June 11 and is now seeking community members to apply for membership in Newfield’s Climate Smart Communities task force. 

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An online public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 to outline the New York State Route 13 Corridor Study. The meeting will be hosted by the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (TCDPS) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC).

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Families who are looking for ways to relieve their children from isolation and time spent watching a screen during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new “story walk” has been set up along the Groton Trail System behind the community pool at Sykes Park.

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Newfield Central School district will hold three public informational meetings next week to address the topic of school reopening in the fall. The meetings, which will take place over the video conferencing program Zoom, will all dispense the same information, and there will be question and …

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Like the majority of the local school districts, the COVID-19 outbreak forced the Newfield Central School District to alter its plans for the graduation ceremony of the class of 2020.

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Newfield’s oldest relic, the Seabring Inn, has new ownership as of April 10. Jordan Rosenbaum and Sabine Detterback have taken over the reigns of a bar and restaurant that has existed in the community for more than 50 years.

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Spring is usually the time for high school seniors to make the major decision of where they want to continue their education. Some students, like Newfield’s Connor Furman, have the stressful luxury of having multiple options to weigh over the next month or so.

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Are you interested in knowing more about today’s technology and how to implement it in your life? The Newfield Public Library is beginning a series of technology classes, to be held on the fourth Thursday of every month, and they could prove to be just what you need to solve your technology …

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This past October marked the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the Volstead Act by Congress in 1919. It was that law that instigated the colorful era in American history known as prohibition. No doubt the mere mention of the word conjures images of suited gangsters, tommy guns, back alley …