Richford, New York

July 2015 Newsletter.

2015 Town of Richford Final Assessment Roll

2015 Final Budget

Meeting Schedules

This site  The Web 

2015 Comprehensive Plan Draft and Data.

Draft Comp. Plan


Survey Results Report

Survey Comments

Welcome to the Town of Richford, New York website. 
This website is provided by the Town of Richford for our residents and visitors as a common location to find information regarding local government, services, laws, history and events that are of interest to all.  This website is maintained by volunteers of the Town Planning Board, and as with any volunteer group, we are limited on the amount of time that can be spend on research and development of our website and article for this site and our quarterly newsletter.  If you wish to post an event, article or photo(s) that serves the interest of our local residents, please, Click Here to contact us.  Thank You and we hope you find what you were looking for on our site.
Note: Any item that is underlined is a link to another site or page,  

The  new Richford  NY P.O. Box center is now open at the Richford Dinner. For information on services available at the new location contact the Berkshire Post Office ph 607-657-2755.

 Starting February 7, 2015, the Berkshire Post Office Retail window will be open 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, (closed 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for lunch) Saturday hours are 9 - 11 a.m. .  The lobby is open 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  and 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 


Local Happenings

October 2015 Happenings

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October 7,   Planning Board Meeting  7:00 p.m. Town Hall,  7 Bowery Lane, Richford.  Open Public Meeting.

October 13,  Town Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Town Hall, 7 Bowery Lane, Richford.  Open Public Meeting.

October 17,  Berkshire Free Library Offers Introduction to Technology

Northern Tioga area residents wanting to learn to use their new tech devices are invited to an introductory session Saturday, Oct 17, at 10 am.  This session, to be held at the Berkshire Town Hall, will present many types of devices that are available on the market today.   The array of products on display will include computers, tablets, e-readers, iPads, smart phones, children’s tablets, Playaways, and more.  A demonstration of a 3D printer is also planned.  Join Anthony Miller in a demonstration of many of these devices and learn how they can be used to help in your everyday life.
The 6 week program, funded by an Outreach Grant from the Finger Lakes Library System, will also include instruction in using the many on-line services offered by FLLS.  Additional sessions will be scheduled to fit participants’ interests.  Any N. Tioga area resident who is interested, but unable to attend, can stop in at or call the library during library hours for more information.  (Tues: 12-5; Wed: 1:30-7; Thur: 1-5; Fri 1:30-7; Sat 9-2)
Miller is a PC/LAN Technician with Broome-Tioga BOCES.  He is a NYS certified operator and technician on both Apple and Microsoft Windows computers. 

November 2015 Happenings

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November 4,   Planning Board Meeting  7:00 p.m. Town Hall,  7 Bowery Lane, Richford.  Open Public Meeting.

food available to those who need it., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Richford Congregational Church, State Rt. 38,  bring boxes, bags.

November 3,   General Election,  Richford Polling location, Town Hall, 7 Bowery Lane, Richford, NY.  More information to be added soon.

 November 10,  Town Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Town Hall, 7 Bowery Lane, Richford.  Open Public Meeting.


Richford Fire Dept.

Highland Cemetery, Richford, NY

Tioga Opportunities Inc.

Northern Tioga Center for Family Health


Newark Valley Central School

Town of Newark Valley

Village of Newark Valley

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Topical Information

2015 Town of Richford Tentative Assessment Roll

Final 2014 Richford Assessment Roll

Posted 5/1/2014

Valley View Pond Press Release.

Pond Up-Date Press Release.

Richford Quarterly April - June 2015 Click Here To Download

New: Click Here to be added to our newsletter e-mail list.

January 2015 Tioga County Health Dept. Newsletter

Library Position Open

The Berkshire Free Library is seeking someone who enjoys working with children and teens as Director of the library.  The position also requires familiarity with using internet and computer technology, both for assisting patrons, as well as, for routine library business such as circulation, reports, and cataloging.  Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years college.  The Director is scheduled 20 hours/week (4 afternoons and 2 evenings) and has 3 unscheduled hours per week. 


Applicants should mail their resumes to John Stoughton, President Board of Trustees, 294 Ford Hill Rd, Berkshire NY  13736 before Oct 10, 2015.  For a job description or further information, please call John Stoughton at 607 657-2501.

Berkshire Free Library’s STORY TIME
Story Time
Free for children Ages 2 – 5 and their parent or caregiver.
Wednesdays:  10 - 11 at the Berkshire Free Library
Fridays:  10 - 11 at the Richford Congregational Church
Program cancelled on school snow days.


Local 2013 Election Results

Notice Tioga County Residents

We have been getting calls from various people with questions concerning your recycling pickup. Tioga County recycling program has changed as of 2/1/2013. Because of market changes, there will no longer be any curbside pickup of plastic bags. Exception to the rule - it is ok to put shredded paper out into a plastic bag to contain the paper. Grocery bags may be returned to most stores, all other plastic bags should be placed in the trash. Many people are not aware that the only glass that is recyclable curbside is glass jars or glass bottles (clear, green or brown in color); all other glass goes into the trash. No Styrofoam or cardboard with Styrofoam attached to it. Remove Styrofoam before recycling the cardboard.

We have also received some complaints concerning our pickup service;

We strive to provide good service. We are now picking most all of our recycling in trucks that look like garbage trucks. Be assured that we are recycling all of the material picked up. You no longer have to sort your recycling material curbside. The new facility does all the sorting for you, so mix all your recycling together in one container now. If you have questions on what material can be recycled curbside go to click on (RECYCLING DEPT.) to find a list.

Notice Regarding Open Burning
In towns with a total population less than 20,000, you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.


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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Required as of February 22, 2010
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We are looking at providing the best quality Emergency care we can to the region.  We have hired additional EMT Critical Care and EMT Paramedics to our group in the last 5 months.

Billing issues:

Please contact our full time Operations Manager at 607-642-3451.  He will review all problems and get back to you with an answer. If you do not get an answer you like please feel free to contact me at 607-760-5551.  Thanks and we look forward to serving you in the coming year.

Lee Virtue, President Berkshire EMS.



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