Waverly

Fulton St in Waverly closed during daytime hours this week

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.

Celebrate National Record Store Day this Saturday in Waverly

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 St in Waverly closed after a sink hole

Photo provided by the Waverly PD

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.

Village Election Results

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 in Owego, Waverly and Nichols today

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 in Owego and Waverly Tuesday

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.

Patrick Ayres running unopposed for Waverly Mayor

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.

Third valley mayor will not run for re-election

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.