Council OKs street sweeper, discusses economic survey
October 17, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council discussed a potential amendment to the town’s FY 16-17 budget to allow for the purchasing of a street sweeper at its monthly meeting Monday evening. An action item on the meeting’s agenda regarding discussion of the waiver of itinerant merchant fees for the upcoming Tis the Season event was withdrawn
Firefighters want to name volunteer as chief
October 4, 2016
NEW MARKET – The town’s fire department wants local officials to allow the department to appoint a volunteer as fire chief.
Council discusses event parking, personnel matters
October 3, 2016
NEW MARKET – The town’s finance and personnel committee on Monday discussed parking and merchant fees for the town’s Tis the Season holiday event on Dec. 3. Kelli Penstock, representing the New Market Chamber of Commerce, asked for the use of the town’s parking lot for vendor space.
Council enrolls in Municipal League program
September 19, 2016
NEW MARKET — Town Council passed a resolution allowing the town to be a part of the Virginia Municipal League’s Stairway to Success program.
Town to unveil restored monument
September 1, 2016
New Market’s veterans memorial adjacent to the former New Market School, now the New Market Community Center, has received some updates due to work by Boy Scout Andrew Stauff in his quest to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Town Council appoints interim fire, rescue chief
August 15, 2016
NEW MARKET – At a Monday meeting, Town Council unanimously approved the public safety committee’s recommendation to appoint Tim Williams as the town’s interim fire and rescue chief, and the finance and personnel committee’s recommendation to appoint Danny Rice to the town’s planning commission, effective immediately.
New Market panel recommends appointment, awards funds
August 9, 2016
The New Market Finance and Personnel Committee on Tuesday recommended Danny Rice to serve out the remainder of Ron Gore’s term on the town’s Planning Commission, said Chad Neese, New Market’s town planner.
New Market to vote on new interim fire chief
August 4, 2016
New Market Town Council will vote on appointing Tim Williams as the town’s interim volunteer fire chief, replacing former chief Gary Yew, who has announced his retirement.
Council appoints vice mayor, planning commission representative
July 5, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council held a special organizational meeting Tuesday to appoint a vice mayor and a council representative
Council waives $10K in fees for developer, votes down aid for theater
June 20, 2016
At its Monday meeting, Town Council unanimously approved a waiver of $10,000 worth of water and sewer connection fees for Shenandoah ALF II LLC, owners of a forthcoming assisted living community in town.
New Market residents focus on improving town
June 15, 2016
New Market Councilman-Elect Peter Hughes led another community discussion regarding the state of real estate in town Tuesday evening at the New Market Community Center.
New Market library begins summer reading program
June 15, 2016
The New Market Area Library will begin its Children’s Summer Reading program on Thursday.
Residents express concern, hope for town’s economy
June 6, 2016
Dozens packed into the town’s municipal building Monday to hear a forum discussion led by councilman-elect Peter Hughes regarding the state of business in New Market. The forum also served as a meeting for the town’s Tourism, Economic Development and Historic Preservation Committee.
Officials believe cigarette contributed to fatal New Market fire
May 31, 2016
A New Market woman died last week after fire and rescue workers responded to a fire at her apartment.
Antique shop owners cherish local items
May 20, 2016
Still River Days Antiques held the first day of its grand opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The store, located at 9408 South Congress St., stresses the importance of local items, and cherishes the stories behind them even more, said Trudy Burgess, who owns the store with her husband David.
New Market Town Council approves budget
May 17, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council unanimously voted Monday to adopt its proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Town elections set for Tuesday
May 1, 2016
Voters in Shenandoah County’s six towns can pick local leaders by going to the polls Tuesday.
Councilman Wymer seeks re-election
April 20, 2016
Incumbent Scott Wymer is a candidate for New Market Town Council in the May 3 elections.
Council repeals law on begging
April 18, 2016
NEW MARKET – New Market Town Council voted at its meeting Monday to repeal a law prohibiting begging in public areas. The repealing of the law came on the recommendation of town attorney Jason Ham.
Litten to run for mayor of New Market
April 18, 2016
Councilman Eddie Litten is running for mayor of New Market. Litten has served on New Market’s Town Council for the past eleven years and is the chairman of the town’s Personnel Finance Committee.