Grand Jury Indicts Springwater Man for Throwing Baby Into Wall

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Grand Jury indicted a Springwater man on felony charges for allegedly throwing his baby into a wall. Matthew Sackett, 22, stood still and silent at the defense table as he heard his seven criminal charges read aloud in Livingston County Court: felony Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Felony Assault in the Second Degree, felony Reckless Assault of a Child, misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a … [Read more...]

Springwater’s AWOL Super Keeps Defending Absence from County Meetings

SPRINGWATER – Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry continues to defend her near total absence from all of her Livingston County meetings. On Dec. 6, the GeneseeSun.com released an update reporting that Babbitt-Henry had officially missed all Human Services Committee meetings and 17 of 22 meetings of the Board of Supervisors. On Dec. 7, Babbitt-Henry posted the following as a Facebook comment on our story: "I answered the Suns negative … [Read more...]

No-Show Springwater Super Absent for All 2016 Committee Meetings

SPRINGWATER – Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry has officially been AWOL for 100 percent of Livingston County Human Services Committee meetings in 2016. Babbitt-Henry was elected in 2012 and collects $15,510 per year. In October 2016, after the GeneseeSun.com published statistics on her absence over the past two years, she provided the following comment. Capitalization, bolding and underlining is from Babbitt-Henry’s email: “I work a … [Read more...]

No-Show Springwater Supervisor AWOL for Most County Meetings

UPDATE: Springwater Supervisor Defends Absence from County Meetings SPRINGWATER – The Town Supervisor has been absent for more than half of Livingston County Board of Supervisors meetings and nearly all Human Services committee meetings since her re-election in 2015. After beating two other candidates for the job, Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry missed 9 of 12 Human Services meetings and 14 of 24 Board of Supervisors Meetings in 2015. The … [Read more...]

Springwater Pair has Kids Heist Walmart Emoji Pillows, Rubber Duck and More

GENESEO – What at first looked like two kids' poorly orchestrated theft of petty merchandise turned out to be Springwater grownups' heist plan blowing up in their faces. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Audra Kays, 35, and David Otero Jr., 29, were arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. "Some people think it's a loophole to tell a … [Read more...]

State Police Identify 3 Injured Victims in Springwater Rollover

SPRINGWATER – New York State Police have identified the three young people who were injured in Friday night's rollover accident on Strutt Street. According to a press release from NYS Police, the driver, Sebastian Armeli, 20, of Wayland, was driving southbound on Strutt Street at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle left the east shoulder of the roadway and overturned. A passenger, Kyle Halsted, 18, of Springwater, … [Read more...]

Springwater Rollover Injures 3

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UPDATE: State Police Identify 3 Injured Victims in Springwater Rollover SPRINGWATER – A rollover accident injured three people Friday night. According to a press release from the New York State Police, at approximately 7:38 p.m. a car rolled over on Strutt Street in the Town of Springwater. The operator of the southbound vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the eastbound shoulder. The vehicle overturned and the front seat … [Read more...]

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Springwater Car Accident

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SPRINGWATER – One person died and at least two were injured in a car accident in Springwater late Sunday morning. According to a press release from the New York State Police, Lisa Price, 42, of Lima, was operating a 2009 Kia Rio southbound on Rte. 15A. Price was attempting to turn left into a State Forest trail access parking area when she drove into the path of an oncoming 2008 Mitsubishi Mirage driven northbound by Paul Russell, 51, of … [Read more...]

Bad-Mannered Bear Stealing from Neighbors in Springwater

SPRINGWATER  – Residents of a Springwater neighborhood were met with an unlikely house guest this past weekend. On June 20, Pati Clark uploaded a photo to Facebook of a black bear staring right into the camera whilst exploring the back porch of her home. "He tipped the birdseed can over," Pati wrote. "Kept butting it with his head to get more seed out." According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York's … [Read more...]

Driver and Deputy Uninjured after Accident in Springwater

SPRINGWATER – A driver and Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy were both uninjured after an accident at North Main Street and Mill Street Thursday night. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said that the Deputy was responding as a non-emergency car to a domestic incident in the Town of Springwater, and collided with another vehicle at the stop sign at North Main and Mill Street. Neither the Deputy nor the 19-year-old driver of the … [Read more...]