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David Gordon has been the principle reporter on this site since we began.

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8/5/2020:   Beliger Defeated in Bid for Northfield Supervisor

6/18/2020:   Pot Public Hearings Postponed to July 15

5/26/2020:   Opinion: The Fart of the Deal

5/26/2020:   State Revenue Sharing Slashed 50% - Board Struggles to Adapt

1/12/2020:   Waterfront Park “Give-Away” to Developer

11/19/2019:   Pot Biz Legitimized at Four Hour Township Board Meeting

10/28/2019:   Fighting Rages on All Fronts: Master Plan, Parks, Sewers, Marijuana and Road Commission Shakeup

10/6/2019:   Reefer Madness Seizes Board at Sept. 24 Meeting

5/27/2019:   Full Speed Ahead on Spending & Debt at the 5/14/2019 Board Meeting

3/26/19:   BOT: Residents Question Need for $8M Sewer Expansion

3/21/2019:   $100/year Sewer Bill Hike Hints of Rate Hikes to Come: "Cliff Notes" Edition

3/17/2019:   The Board’s 4-Hour Bull Session – No Laughing Matter.

3/10/2019:   Planning Commission to Board of Trustees: “Why Are You Selling the Historic Barker Road Fire Station?”

2/15/2019:   BoT approves $2,000 for imperiled preservation deal.

1/22/2019:   Marijuana Ordinance Debated at January 16 Planning Commission Meeting

10/29/2018:   The October 17th Master Plan Open House, Residents to Planning Committee: “Preserve Farmland & Spruce Up Downtown”

4/5/2018:   What Are the Odds? .... of Dying in a Car/Tree Crash on North Territorial Road?

1/29/2018:   Shortest Meeting Since Chockley Elected Supervisor

1/23/2018:   Jomar Road Extension Tabled at January 17 Planning Commission meeting

1/13/2018:   2nd Floor of Township Hall Rented After Being Vacant for 15+ Years

9/8/2017:   Show Me A Sign & I’ll Show You an Ordinance: 9-6-2017 Planning Commission

8/29/2017:   New Manager, Same Agenda: Growth & Spending & More Debt

7/2/2017:   Trustees Maul Supervisor’s Balanced Budget: They Vow to Remove Funding for Employees Raises, Parks & Recreation, Land Preservation and People’s Express Service

6/11/2017:   Zoning Changes Recommended at 6/7/17 NFT Planning Commission meeting

5/13/2017:   Heavy Spring Rains No Problem for WWTP

4/29/2017:   No Real Money for Local Road Repairs - Northfield Near Bottom in Road Spending

4/19/2017:   Northfield Township Master Plan is “Just Fine”

4/5/2017:   Northfield Township Planning Commission Rejects Cobalt Survey Offer

4/1/2017:   Northfield Township: An Unbiased View from our Former Planner

3/28/2017:   Ambitious “North Village” Waterfront Park Plan Unveiled

2/28/2017:   Board Splits on Hiring Manager, Residents Ignored by Trustees at 2-28-2017 Northfield Township meeting

12/21/2016:   Northfield Township Board Creates 1st Farmland Preservation Committee

11/17/2016:   All New Administration Takes the Helm of Northfield Township

8/8/2016:   Biltmore Denied

7/14/2016:   Rural Northfield Township Pays Lion's Share of Taxes - 60%

2/23/2016:   Stuck on Suburbia - the Update, Op-Ed by David Gordon

1/12/2016:   Holiday Gift Arrives Early in Northfield Township

1/27/2015:   Who We Are

11/12/2014:   A Smelly Sewer Story at the November 11, 2014 Joint Session

11/12/2014:   The Rest of the Smelly Sewer Story at the November 11, 2014 Joint Session

8/4/2014:   20 Reasons to Oppose the Biltmore "Vision"

8/4/2014:   Your 2012 Township Master Plan