Serving the town of West Sparta for about 90 years had taken its toll. Sure, a lot of other buildings are as old, if not older. But when there’s a lack of maintenance, it’s bound to happen.
That’s why, when Justice Sue Mahaney first heard of a Justice Court Assistance Program soon after being elected three years ago, she jumped at the chance to apply, and wondered why no Justice before her had done so.
For the third year in a row, Gene Moffat has led an effort in West Sparta to help raise funds to combat Juvenile Diabetes, a disease that hits close to home.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has charged two in connection with a string of burglaries in West Sparta.
Bridgett Emigh of West Sparta, a member of the 4-H Flashers Club, not only earned the coveted rosette for her photo entry but she won the Champion Rosette for time period 2 at State Fair. That is the top honor an exhibit can receive in the photography area.
Organizers at West Sparta’s Old Fashioned Day, returning for a second year last Saturday, were gearing up for a wet, dreary Saturday, but just after the event got underway, the clouds were gone and out came the sun.
Step into the past with Civil War and 19th century historic reenactments, displays and demonstrations of historic farm equipment and vehicles. There’s something for everyone: children’s Fair, petting zoo, pony, hay and wagon rides, many arts, crafts, and food vendors, games, 50/50 raffle, dunking booth.
Hope Valley Camp was established in 2009 as a Christian youth camp. Nathan Welton and his wife, Jessica, rented Bliss Summit in the town of Bliss since 2010 to run Hope Valley Camp. In January, Nathan brought his camp to a permanent location in the town of West Sparta. In addition to two summer camp sessions, the property is available year-round for businesses and organizations to rent.
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.”
Regretful fraternity members restored a roadside mural dedicated to a fallen upstate New York soldier.
Officials at Alfred Stae College suspended a fraternity after its Greek letters were painted over a roadside mural dedicated to Sgt. Devin A. Snyder, a soldier killed in Afghanistan last year.
A West Sparta man who was allegedly driving drunk has been charged in Saturday’s fatal accident on Frontage Road.
Many of us are probably dreaming about summer right now. For sure, Nathan Welton of Nunda is one of those people.
On Jan. 27, Welton signed ownership papers that will bring his Christian summer camp to West Sparta.
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.
Livingston County Sheriff's deputies charged a 29-year-old man Friday with multiple felonies in connection with a Nov. 27 accident in West Sparta that left two dead.
Clarence L. Sahrle, 97, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2011, at his home.
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.
Ora Mae Pike, 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
Miriam “Betty” Shaver, 91, passed away peacefully at home early Saturday morning, Oct. 29, 2011, after a short illness.