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The Newfield Public Library said in their most recent newsletter that the Newfield History and Activity Center Open House last month was a success. They were “delighted by the turnout.” The open house was the kickoff to a number of events being held at the library this spring. As the weather…

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The Town of Newfield Planning Board has partnered with the Cornell Design Connect program to begin the initial phase of a Newfield Hamlet Revitalization Plan (NEWHARP), the purpose of which is to develop a plan to encourage a walkable, attractive, vital hamlet downtown by evaluating design i…

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Three popular local food processors who make their products with ingredients sourced from area farms will be featured in the next Virtual Open Farm Days tour on Wednesday, March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. 

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“The Newfield Public Library has some exciting news!” a press release by the library announced Jan. 29. “We have partnered with the Newfield Historical Society to open a ‘History and Activity Center’ on Main Street!”

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On Jan. 14, the Newfield Town Board held its first 2021 business meeting, during which plans for upgrading to LED street lamps were discussed. Newfield had already signed an agreement with New York Power Authority last year, but New York State Electric & Gas recently came to Newfield wit…

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A public hearing will be held by the Newfield Town Board on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard on said date, regarding the issuance of special permit to Tarpon Towers/ Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems LLC (“Verizon Wireless”) to construct a wireless cell tower on…

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The administration at Newfield Central School District has seen some big changes in 2020. Amidst a school year that would have been challenging due to COVID-19 even in otherwise placid times, the district has embraced change. And according to the interim superintendent, the schools have thrived. 

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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.