Richford

Stolen Credit Card Investigation Results in Arrest

The New York State Police at Owego arrested 24-year-old Michael Thornton of McGraw, New York on felony Grand Larceny charges. The arrest was a result of an investigation into the use of a stolen credit card in February. Thornton was arraigned in the Town of Richford Court and remanded to the Tioga County Jail.

Primary Election Results

Primary Elections were held for certain contested party nominations Tuesday. There were 7 races in Tioga County. The winners of each primary election will get the Republican party’s spot on Election Day this November 7th. There were no democratic primary races in the county. In Barton, the Republican nomination for Town Justice goes to Joseph…

Car found in pond in Richford

A car was found partially submerged in a pond in Richford last night. Scanner reports indicate that the car was submerged in a pond off of Creamery Road. According to first responders on scene, no one was found in the vehicle when they arrived.  EMS crews, fire personnel, and law enforcement officers were all dispatched…

Head-on collision Friday closes part of Rt. 38

A portion of Route 38 was closed this morning in Richford after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a minivan. It was reported around 8:45am on the section of highway just north of its intersection with Route 79. The driver of the minivan had to extricated from the vehicle and transported from the…

Early morning fire in Newark Valley

Several fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire on Wilson Creek Road in Newark Valley this morning. The fire was reported to 911 just before 2:30am. Newark Valley crews were first on scene. Soon after the Weltonville Fire Department, Maine Fire and EMS, Richford Fire, Berkshire Fire, and the West Corners…

Northern Tioga EMS to Cease Operations on January 1st

As of January 1st, Northern Tioga EMS, formerly known as Berkshire EMS, will cease operations. The EMS service provider covers the areas of Newark Valley, Berkshire and Richford. The inability to keep the service adequately staffed is said to be the cause of the shut down. Maine EMS out of Broome County is said to…

Tioga County Primary Results

Primaries were held across New York State yesterday, including right here in Tioga County. A total of 1,294 votes were casted for Tioga County Clerk. Candidate Andrea Klett won the majority with 857 votes. Elections for Town Officials were also held throughout the county: In the Town of Tioga, Brenda Middendorf won the primary for…