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.
Village elections will be held in Owego and Waverly tomorrow. Owego voters will elect three trustees to the village board. First Ward Trustee Phoebe Morris is running for re-election against Ken Henson, while Second Ward Trustee Rob Manville is running for re-election against Mike Baratta. Nick Ruiz is running unopposed in the Third Ward. Voting will be held from noon to 9pm at the Central Fire Station on North Avenue. Waverly voters will elect a new mayor, a new village justice, and three trustees. Patrick Ayres is running unopposed for mayor, while Rick Gorman is running against John Sobol for village justice. Five people are vying for three seats on the village board. Voting will be held from noon to 9pm at the Waverly Village Hall.
Waverly will have a new mayor this year, and current trustee Patrick Ayres will run unopposed for the position. Petitions were due yesterday for those interested in appearing on the ballot for next month’s general election. Ayres, the owner of Broad Street Records, was the only candidate to turn in a petition for mayor. He currently serves as the village’s deputy to Mayor Dan Leary, who is stepping aside after his term ends. Also up for election next month are three trustee seats and the village justice post. Polls will be open from noon to 9pm on March 21 at the Village Hall.
A third mayor in the Valley has announced that he will not seek re-election this year. Sayre Mayor Denny Thomas announced yesterday that he will not be seeking a fourth term as mayor, after spending the last 12 years in charge of the borough. Thomas becomes the latest long-serving mayor in the Valley to announce he will be leaving local politics, joining Waverly Mayor Dan Leary and Athens Mayor George Whyte. Thomas thanked the residents of Sayre for their support. Besides his civil service, Thomas also owns a funeral service and is the athletic director of the Athens Area School District.
An Athens man is in the Tioga County Jail today after allegedly attacking and seriously injuring his girlfriend in Waverly yesterday. Investigators say 25-year-old Michael Comstock attacked his girlfriend at a home in the village. No motive was released. Comstock has been charged with felony assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
The Tioga County Legislature will recognize the state champion Newark Valley football team before their regular monthly meeting today. Coaches and players from the school’s first state champion football team will be recognized in the Hubbard Auditorium at the Tioga County Office Building at 12pm. Also on the agenda, legislators will recognize this month as National Radon Action Month and vote on a resolution to allow Taylor Garbage to accept household electronic waste from Tioga County residents.
The Waverly Central School District has announced plans to hold an active shooter drill sometime in the spring. Superintendent Dr. Randy Richards says the district is working with both the Waverly Police Department and New York State Police to develop the drill. It is part of the district’s safety plan, which will be available for residents to comment on during a public hearing Jan. 19 in the high school library.