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Deputies: Drunk driver charged after head-on crash in Newfield

Deputies: Drunk driver causes head-on crash in Newfield, three sent to area hospitals
Deputies say a driver involved in a head-on crash in Newfield on Sunday, which resulted in three people being seriously injured – happened after one driver was under the influence of alcohol. It happened on Shaffer Road in the town of Newfield just after 7 p.m. Sunday. State Police say 27-year-old Andrew Sampson of Horseheads crossed the center line, hitting... more

Newfield man arrested for stealing over $7,000 in unemployment benefits

A Newfield man was arrested this week after a New York State Police investigation revealed he stole several thousand dollars of unemployment benefits. Ransome S. VanRiper, 40, was arrested on Wednesday at 9:56 a.m. and is charged with felony third-degree grand larceny. Police say VanRiper is accused of stealing over $7,000 dollars in unemployment benefits in 2014 while he was... more

Driver airlifted after three-car wreck on Rt. 13 in Newfield

First responders say one person was airlifted from the scene of a violent accident on Route 13 in Newfield. The crash occurred near Ithaca Recreation Sports Inc. and traffic was closed in both directions. The accident involved two cars and a tractor-trailer. The rig spilled between 100 and 150 gallons of fuel, according to reports from the scene. The Newfield... more

Learning curve for Newfield baseball team underway

The Newfield baseball team had been itching to get out on the field. Not only did the poor April weather keep them off their field, they actually hadn’t played on their home field in a year due to a renovation project. The Trojans were “chomping at the bit” to play outside, especially because they needed to shake some preseason rust... more

Final person charged in Newfield murder case sentenced to prison time

The final person involved in a robbery that left a Newfield man dead in December 2016 will serve jail time, a judge ruled this week. Dennis Lampila, 40, who was originally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery in October as part of a plea deal. He appeared for sentencing Thursday in Tompkins County Court.... more

SUV occupants sent to trauma center after serious crash, man arrested on DWI charge

Seriously injured occupants inside an SUV were sent to the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday night following a crash that occurred on the 1400 block of Elmira Road in the Town of Newfield. Tompkins County deputies responded to the crash scene and found a pickup truck and an SUV that were involved in a head-on collision, deputies... more

Newfield boys get another shot at Moriah in final four

After losing to Moriah last year in the Class D state championship game, the Newfield boys basketball team thought about what could have been. More significantly, the Trojans also thought about what could still be. As disappointing as the 61-52 setback was for the Trojans, there was a belief the talent would be back to make a return visit to... more

Newfield boys dominate Bridgehampton to return to final four

Newfield earned a return trip the Class D boys basketball final four thanks to another dominant defensive effort that has defined the Trojans over the last two seasons. The Trojans limited Section 11 champion Bridgehampton to 12 first-half points before pulling away in the third quarter on their way to a 61-44 victory Friday night in a state quarterfinal at... more

Newfield supports Its basketball teams

Somewhere along the long trip home from Delhi, the Newfield girls basketball team sat together at a Wendy’s at 10 p.m. for their annual postseason “cheer-me-up” after losing 56-35 to the No. 1-seeded Delhi Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the Class D sectional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 24. Trying to make it home before midnight would be difficult, but the... more

Deputies identify victims of mobile home fire

Deputies have identified the two individuals who died in a fire that destroyed a mobile home on Dec. 27 in Newfield as Alton Hile Jr., 51, and Sandy Robinson, 71. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire at Ward Heights Trailer Park by Douglas Road near the intersection of Ward Heights North at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 27,... more

Two dead after Newfield home fire

A fire killed two people and destroyed a mobile home at Ward Heights Trailer Park in Newfield on Wednesday. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to the fire by Douglas Road near the intersection of Ward Heights North at 5:50 p.m., authorities said. Fire departments from Newfield, Enfield and Odessa were at the scene and so were State Fire investigators... more

Newfield fire destroys Ryan’s Towing garage

A fire early Wednesday morning flared up again and again throughout the day as flames destroyed the Ryan's Towing garage in Newfield. According to witnesses, the fire started around 7 or 8 a.m. at the garage on 386 Shaffer Road. McKenna Belden, 15, said her family was alerted to the fire when a passing motorist noticed the flames. IthacaVoice.com: Read... more

Second woman convicted in Newfield murder case pleads guilty to conspiracy

A Dryden woman involved in a fatal robbery in Newfield last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy in Tompkins County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Colleen McColgin, 38, was initially charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and fourth-degree conspiracy following the death of 30-year-old Camden Rundell on Dec. 2. McColgin, represented by Attorney Edward Kopko, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy in relation... more

Sheriff: 19-year-old violated probation following grand larceny conviction

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on December 5th deputies arrested James P. Scott, 19, of Newfield due to a violation of probation warrant issued by the Steuben County Court. Scott previously convicted on a charge of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree, allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his probation. The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Newfield Elementary School student dies

A Newfield Elementary School student has died, the school district confirmed Friday. “The district is saddened by the loss of a student,” a Newfield School District representative said. “Our sympathies are with the family. We grieve along with the family.” The school district would not disclose the child’s name or grade. Newfield Elementary School serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth... more

IPD says officer accused of ‘pulling gun on person’ in Florida, no longer employed by City

According to officials, an officers with the Ithaca Police Department is ‘no longer employed’ after a pair of incidents, which crossed state boundaries. Matthew Lee Pagliaro, 51, was with the IPD for nearly 20 years, according to the Ithaca Voice. He was charged with driving while intoxicated in Newfield. Another incident took place in Florida, where he allegedly pulled a... more
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