40-Foot Fall Seriously Injures Hiker in Springwater

SPRINGWATER – A young man sustained serious injuries from a 40-foot fall from a hiking trail near Rte. 15A Thursday evening. According to first responders on scene, a 22-year-old from Wayland and several others were hiking and taking pictures along two waterfalls when he slipped on loose shale and fell about 40 feet, breaking his shoulder or upper arm and suffering lacerations. The emergency call came in at about 6:50 p.m. "The group he was … [Read more...]

Springwater Man to Take Felony Pot Case Back to Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The man who successfully appealed convictions from a 2014 trial is preparing for round two in County Court. Buza and his defense attorney since the beginning, Dan Magill, appeared in County Court Tuesday to declare their intent to have the case scheduled for a jury trial. The Livingston County District Attorney's Office offered Buza 5 years on probation plus court fees and fines if he pleads guilty. He declined. They … [Read more...]

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


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


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...]