New Market

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agenda regarding discussion of the waiver of itinerant merchant fees for the upcoming Tis the Season event was withdrawn

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.

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.

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.

Residents express concern, hope for town’s economy

From right, Cathy Donald, owner of Valley Sports Connection; Mark Linski, owner of New Market Grocery; Randy Andes, owner of Andy's Hardware; and Karla Kokkonen, owner of The Home Store, listen on Monday as Councilman-elect Peter Hughes discusses the state of business in New Market.  Nathan Budryk/Daily

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.

Antique shop owners cherish local items

David Burgess, co-owner  of Still River Days Antiques, stands beside a display case in the New Market shop. Nathan Budryk/Daily

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.

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.