The Village of Waverly will begin working on a master plan for Waverly Glen Park after receiving a grant from the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation. The village’s Parks and Recreation Department will put together the master plan to identify improvements to infrastructure and ideas for additions to the park. Once it is completed, the village will be able to use it to seek funding. Waverly Glen Park is adjacent to Two Rivers State Park and already contains a waterfall, pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, and trails. As part of the Master Plan, the community is being asked to participate in a survey to help shape the future of the park. Surveys are available at the Village of Waverly Clerk’s Office, the Waverly Library, and the Waverly School Offices.
A portion of Fulton Street in Waverly will be closed tomorrow between 7am and 12pm as a sewer project is completed at Leprino Foods. Waverly Police say the road will be closed between Broad Street and Yanuzzi Drive. Drivers are asked to use an alternate route tomorrow.
Saturday was a day to honor nature’s beauty. “I Love My Park Day” was celebrated throughout New York State Saturday. In Waverly, more than 40 volunteers painted birdhouses, worked on digital mapping and cleared trails at Two Rivers State Park. “I Love My Park Day” was planned to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites. The event at Twin Rivers was one of more than 100 held across the state Saturday.
Part of Fulton Street in Waverly is now closed in the area of Leprino Foods for a sewer replacement project. Police say they had hoped to keep one lane of the road open through the project, but that is no longer possible. The street will be closed during the daytime hours through the end of this week. Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.
This Saturday is National Record Store Day, and our friends at Broad Street Records in Waverly will be open early at 9am to celebrate. Owner Patrick Ayres was on the WEBO Morning Show today to tell us about some of the limited edition and new releases he will have available Saturday, in addition to a storewide sale. Broad Street Records is at 368 Broad Street in Waverly, and check out their Facebook page for more information. Today’s full interview with Patrick is available on the WEBO website.
Part of Broad Street in Waverly is closed today due to a sink hole near the road’s intersection with Cayuta Avenue. The street will be closed between the intersection and the Salvation Army parking lot. DPW crews temporarily filled the sink hole yesterday and are planning to work on it all day today and hope to have it reopened tonight. The Waverly Police Department says the sink hole was caused by the heavy rains and an issue with a storm drain. Traffic delays are expected and drivers are asked to seek alternate routes. We have shared the road closure notification from the Waverly Police Department on the WEBO Facebook page.
It was close, but the Taxpayers First Party swept all three trustee positions up for election in Owego yesterday, meaning that the party now has all six seats on the village board and the mayor position. Ken Henson beat out incumbent Phoebe Morris 212-192 in the First Ward, while Second Ward Trustee Rob Manville won re-election over Mike Baratta 218-182. Nick Ruiz was unopposed and elected as the new Third Ward trustee.
The Village of Waverly has a new Mayor, as former Deputy Mayor Patrick Ayres was running unopposed for the position yesterday. Rick Gorman was elected as the new village justice, beating out John Sobol 221-167. Three spots were open on the village board. Charlie Havens and incumbent Jerry Sinsabaugh were the top two vote-getters. Eric Reznicek edged out incumbent Chris Brewster by two votes for the last seat.
The Village of Nichols had three positions up for re-election, with two incumbents running unopposed on the ballot. Mayor Lesley Pelotte was re-elected along with Trustee Michael Woods. Trustee Jefferson Hunt was re-elected via write-in after he was not listed on the ballot.
In Broome County, Whitney Point re-elected Mayor Ryan Reynolds and elected two trustees – Danielle Hoeppner and Michael Hakes. All three were running unopposed.
Village elections will be held in Owego, Waverly and Nichols today. Owego voters will elect three trustees to the village board. Residents can vote at the Central Fire Station on North Avenue. In Waverly, voters will elect a new mayor, a new village justice, and three trustees today. Residents can vote at the Waverly Village Hall. Nichols will elect the positions of mayor and two trustees. Voting will be held at the former Nichols Elementary School. Polls will be open from noon to 9pm in all three villages. We will have the full results on tomorrow’s WEBO Morning Show.