Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development made 90 pillowcases for Cystic Fibrosis patients during the Hemlock Fair. The project was initiated by Mary Ann Scharmberg, 4-H educator, and was produced through the efforts of Linda Carney and Ann Davis, sewing leaders of the Scottsburg Highlanders 4-H Club.
To make an informed decision about a highly volatile subject, it might be best to first gather as much information as possible first-hand.
That was the mindset behind a recent visit that Livingston County decision-makers made to Towanda, Pa., in late April.
In a unanimous decision June 12, the town of Sparta passed Local Law No. 1, 2012, a moratorium on natural gas exploration and extraction.
Sparta Center firefighters responded to a call Friday a little before 3 p.m. Chief Kevin Robinson said a controlled burn that went out of control caused a barn to catch on fire on the William Beman property on Church Road in the town of Sparta. No one was injured.
Post offices in rural areas are not closing — yet.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will not close any postal facilities until after May 15 and at the same time announced a plan that the USPS reports “could keep the existing Post Office in place, but with modified retail window hours to match customer use.”
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports a two-family apartment house in the Town of Sparta is a total loss after a fire Saturday night.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Wayalnd men Thursday in connection with thefts in southern Livingston County.
Monica Sims, 30, of Sparta was arrested today and charged in connection to a high-speed chase yesterday in which her fiance, Brock Hyde, led authorities on a 100 mph pursuit from Dansville to Mt. Morris.
Brock Hyde, 29, of Sparta was arrested yesterday following a high speed pursuit. Already on parole for a previous robbery and assault charge, Hyde faces at least one felony with additional charges pending. Hyde's fiancee, Monica Sims, 30, of Sparta is also a subject of the investigation and may face charges after reportedly making a false report to law enforcement.
National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for Allegany, Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario and Wayne counties.
More than 70 percent of local governments reviewed by auditors had adopted budgets with a property tax levy that was within the allowable limit, while 5 percent exceeded the cap inappropriately, according to an analysis by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office. In the last few weeks DiNapoli sent more than 200 auditors across the state to review the new budgets of 798 municipalities. See list of the governments that stayed within the cap (PDF).
In Livingston County, two municipalities overrode the proprty tax cap: Conesus Fire District and the town of Conesus. Several Steuben County governments properly overrode their property tax caps, including Atlanta-North Cohocton Fire District, Steuben County and the towns of Bath, Campbell, Canisteo, Cohocton, Greenwood, Hartsville, Hornby, Hornellsville, Jasper, Pulteney, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Wayland and Wheeler.
Two people are dead after their vehicle struck a tree on a West Sparta backroad early Sunday morning.
With preliminary ballot totals coming into election offices, a few shake-ups happened in southern Livingston and northern Steuben counties.
General elections are right around the corner, slated for Nov. 8. Final results from Steuben and Livingston county caucuses are in.
The towns of North Dansville and Sparta are looking for a new assessor. Bruce Knapp, assessor for six Livingston County towns, has given notice that he will be leaving those two municipalities at the end of this year, and intends to retire from the other four towns when his six-year appointed term expires in 2013.
Doris L. Losey, 89, formerly of Sparta, passed away Thursday morning Sept. 1, 2011, at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris where she had been a resident for the past year.
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald yesterday announced the completion and opening of the Route 36 bridge over Rock Spring Creek in the town of W. Sparta, Livingston County. Traffic had been detoured onto Interstate 390 since May 2, while the old bridge, located about one mile north of McMaster Road, was removed, and the new structure was built.
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the County Historian’s office in conjunction with town historians will be organizing an annual event over the next four years to commemorate this hallmark event.
To raise awareness of the significance of this era and the impact on the home front, the first event will be a countywide bell-ringing event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 12.
On Tuesday, March 22, the Sea Breeze Fire Department turned over a 1991 ambulance to the Sparta Center Fire Department and added a thermal imaging camera as part of their donation. Fireman Henry Marlowe, formerly a fire captain and EMT with the Sea Breeze Fire Department, now active with both the Springwater Fire Department as an EMT and Sparta Center Fire Department as EMS coordinator and firefighter, brought the two departments together. This is the second large donation of equipment Sea Breeze has made to the Sparta Center Fire Department. Previously, Sea Breeze donated a truck that Sparta Center retrofitted for fire fighting.
There’s always room for improvement.
That’s the goal of the Livingston County Transportation Connectivity Plan, which aims to improve the way people get around.