LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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County Party Leaders and Incumbent Judges React to Van Allen Announcement

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Both Republican and Conservative Party leaders are pleased with the Van Allen announcement that he will not be forcing a primary on either the Republican or Conservative Party lines. According to a press release from Jason McGuire, Livingston County Conservative Party Chair local party leaders and Candidates are greatly … [Read More...]

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Van Allen Steps Out of Judicial Race in Support of Republican Party

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Local Attorney, Kevin Van Allen who previously announced his candidacy for Livingston County Judge has announced that he is withdrawing before the election goes to primary. According to a press release from Van Allen, he is stepping aside as a result of the Livingston County Republican Committee where he lost to incumbent … [Read More...]

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Main Street Parade Reminds All of the Sacrifice of Veterans

GENESEO – The Village put on its red white and blue in honor of our veterans on Monday, taking to Main Street in honor of our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Main Street was packed with flags, cars and trucks as families watched the Geneseo Blue Devils, Geneseo Fire Department, Geneseo Country Christian and Home School Band, girl … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Oyssey of the Mind ‘Train II’ Wins World Title

EAST LANSING — Geneseo Central School sent a record 6 teams to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Competitions with Train II emerging as the World Champions. Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Geneseo's … [Read More...]

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Leicester Infant Paisley Rassau Battling Cancer

LEICESTER — A Leicester infant is seeking much-needed medical funds for her chemotherapy treatments. According to Pearl Runfola's GoFundMe page,  the site is in place to help raise money for the chemotherapy treatments Paisley will need throughout her treatment. "A week ago, the Rassau family found out that their sweet baby girl,  Paisley, … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

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ENGINEER: Poor Retention Ponds Contributing to Avon Flooding Issues

AVON — The Village of Avon held a Board meeting in which engineers analyzed potential steps to resolve Avon’s flooding issues, explaining that one of the contributing factors to the Mother’s Day flash flood were non-functional retaining ponds. Ryan Colvin and Kurt Rappazzo from MRB Engineering Group addressed the Avon Village Board, answering numerous questions from concerned […]

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Community Bound Tighter by Students’ Metal Works

AVON – The fifth consecutive Metal Trades artwork and auction project has released spectacular new metal artwork into the community, to be sold at auction and benefit Avon Community Cares. According to a press release from Cindy Zhe, Metal Trades instructor Olie Olson with the Charles G. May Center collaborated with art students from Avon Central High School […]

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Pressure Building in Avon Over Rainwater and Flooding Issues

AVON — The Village of  Avon will have their regularly scheduled board meeting tonight as tensions mount over water damage during rainstorms, and infuriated residents are anticipated to show up to voice their concerns. Village Mayor Tom Freeman reached out to Avon Town Supervisor David LeFeber to discuss water flow and drainage issues after a second […]

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Town of Avon Approves up to $3,500 for White Horse Facelift

AVON — The Town Board voted unanimously to spend revenue that will preserve the base of the White Horse, an iconic statue for Avon. Robert Westfall of the Avon Historical society spoke to the Avon Town Board during Thursday’s Board meeting and after a series of discussions received unanimous approval to spend up to $3,500 for the […]

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LeFeber: $75K in Damages from Flood for the Town of Avon

AVON — Avon Town Supervisor Daivd LeFeber estimates the damage to the Town after the Mother’s Day flooding to be approximately $75,000, as residents voiced questions over what has changed that is causing the new destructive path of rain water. During Thursday’s Board Meeting, the first meeting since the flooding occurred, a handful of residents […]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

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Leicester Infant Paisley Rassau Battling Cancer

LEICESTER — A Leicester infant is seeking much-needed medical funds for her chemotherapy treatments. According to Pearl Runfola’s GoFundMe page,  the site is in place to help raise money for the chemotherapy treatments Paisley will need throughout her treatment. “A week ago, the Rassau family found out that their sweet baby girl,  Paisley, who is not quite 1 year […]

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Outpouring of Citizen Aid Helped in Chaos of Arc Bus Accident

GENESEO – First responders voiced their thanks to the brave and generous community on Friday at the scene of the accident involving an Arc of Livingston-Wyoming from a Geneseo home and an SUV on Rte. 20A at 390 that happened at about 2:30 p.m. and left 13 people injured, two of whom with critical injuries. After returning to the […]

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Arc Bus Engine Catches Fire When Pulled Upright

GENESEO – New York State Troopers extinguished a sudden engine fire that flared up when the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming bus that was involved in a serious accident Friday afternoon was pulled upright to be towed. The minor flare-up broke out at about 6:15 p.m. on Friday, and though State Police quickly put it out with a handheld fire extinguisher, the […]

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Full Day of Remembrance Planned for Memorial Day

GENESEO— This coming Monday, Geneseo has a full day of remembrance planned for the upcoming Memorial Day as we honor those who have died while in active military service. Memorial services will be held at The War Memorial on Main Street, the Town Park,  Temple Hill and St. Mary’s Cemetery, the Depot at Highland Park, and […]

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Police: SUV Failed to Yield to Arc Bus

GENESEO – Police say that the collision between an Arc of Livingston-Wyoming bus and an SUV was caused by a failure of the SUV to yield right of way while attempting to exit 390 North at Exit 8. According to news partner 13WHAM, New York State Police said that the Arc bus was heading east on […]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

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Idaho Fugitives Agree to Limp Home and Face Charges After Nunda Arrest

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Idaho fugitives who were arrested by the Nunda Police Department have consented to return to their home state to face their charges. Chad Bowman, 40, waived formal extradition procedures and agreed to voluntarily return to Bonner County, Idaho, to answer to numerous felony charges, including drug charges for both Chad and Samantha and Attempted Battery […]

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Triple Hit-and-Run Lands Driver with DWI Charges

DANSVILLE – A Springwater man was arrested Monday morning on numerous Vehicle and Traffic Law charges including DWI after a motor vehicle accident investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from Sheriff Dougherty, Daniel P. Young, 31, of Springwater, was arrested on May 18 after members of the Sheriff’s Office investigated a report […]

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Nunda Police Catch Idaho Renegades on Newville Road

NUNDA – A pair of runaways wanted in Idaho for drug charges were arrested late Friday afternoon by the Nunda Police Department and New York State Police when it was found that they had moved into a residence on Newville Road. According to a press release from Nunda Police Chief Jeffrey Wilcox, police were tipped off that Chad Bowman, […]

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First Responders Team up to Educate Youths on DWI Dangers

DANSVILLE — Students were able to witness a mock DWI accident presentation that was designed to promote awareness and the dangers of drunk driving. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, this past Friday Dansville EMS, Dansville Fire, Dansville Police, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Livingston County Coroner’s Office […]

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West Sparta Manure Tanker Rollover Cleanup Spearheaded by DEC

WEST SPARTA – On Tuesday, April 28, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) received a report of a tanker rollover and manure spill into a flowing drainage ditch on the south side of Nunda-Byersville Road in the Town of West Sparta. According to a press release from Linda Vera, Citizen Participation Specialist with the DEC, the tanker rolled […]

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COURTS

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Macaroni Bandit Re-Arrested as Part of Spring Roundup

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – One of the three locally famous ‘macaroni bandits’ accused of breaking into Build-A-Burger in Mount Morris was also arraigned on drug sale charges on Friday along with 10 others. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James Marullo, 35, of Mount Morris, was arrested for Criminal Sale of Marihuana in […]

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Spring Roundup Nails 10 with Drug Dealing Charges

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A county-wide sweep of active felony drug warrants landed 10 people in jail Friday morning for alleged sales of drugs to undercover members of the Livingston County Drug Task Force over the last six months. The accused range in age from 17 to 56 and allegedly sold an array of drugs including LSD, cocaine, heroin, […]

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Caledonia Marketplace Pill Sale to Undercover Lands Woman in Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Genesee County woman admitted to a felony sale of Adderall and Xanax to an undercover police officer at the Caledonia Marketplace. Cheryl Smith, 49, pled guilty to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and was sentenced to 6 months’ in the Livingston County Jail and 5 years’ probation. “I would […]

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Contractor Bails, Pleads Guilty on Eve of Trial

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Local contractor Douglas Shanley, who was accused of defrauding residents of the Genesee Valley for years, decided to give up on his right to a trial and fully admit to his misdemeanor charges and now awaits sentencing on July 7. According to Assistant District Attorney Joshua Tonra, Shanley, 37, was indicted by a Grand Jury […]

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Infamous Crilly Jailed for Felony Assault Charge

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A former Geneseo resident, who was found not guilty back in 2012 of Trespassing and Criminal Mischief, is now being held on Felony Assault Charges. According to Livingston County Jail records, Anthony Crilly, 50, has been charged with Assault with Intent to Cause Serious Physical Injury and is being held on $5,000 bond. […]

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FEATURES

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Main Street Parade Reminds All of the Sacrifice of Veterans

GENESEO – The Village put on its red white and blue in honor of our veterans on Monday, taking to Main Street in honor of our veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Main Street was packed with flags, cars and trucks as families watched the Geneseo Blue Devils, Geneseo Fire Department, Geneseo Country Christian and Home School Band, girl […]

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Geneseo Oyssey of the Mind ‘Train II’ Wins World Title

EAST LANSING — Geneseo Central School sent a record 6 teams to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Competitions with Train II emerging as the World Champions. Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Geneseo’s Train II team was […]

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Al’s Landscaping and Design Growing in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — This Memorial Day folks on their way to Conesus Lake are going to notice something new as the pass by Al’s Landscaping located on Rochester Road, an expanded greenhouse. Al’s Landscaping had previously focused on home landscaping projects as well as a local source for unique stones for home gardening and landscaping enthusiasts. […]

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Shutterbug’s Delight with Letchworth State Park Hot Air Balloon Festival

LETCHWORTH STATE PARK — Spectacular photo opportunities will be available this Memorial Day Weekend in Letchworth State Park as 30 hot air balloons launch from the Archery Field Overlook and float into the Canyons of Letchworth State Park during the 14th Annual Red, White & Blue Balloon Festival. The Festival will be hosted Friday, May […]

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OBITUARY: Joan Ash

Piffard: May 20, 2015 unexpectedly at age 76. She is survived by her husband, Richard; children, Catherine (David) Strong, Jennifer (Brian) Geer; grandchildren, Peytyn and Parker Geer; brother, John (Joan) Ruppersberger. Predeceased by her parents, Franklin and Marion Ruppersberger. Joan was a dedicated teacher for 28 years to profound severely handicapped children. Joan was a […]

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SPORTS

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BOYS BASEBALL: Moran Hurls Shutout as Geneseo Advances in Playoffs

GENESEO — Geneseo moved on to the semifinals in sectional playoff baseball behind a stellar pitching performance by Jamison Moran as they defeated the Campbell Savona Panthers 3-0. Moran pitched a complete game shutout striking out 12. Cory Valentine led Geneseo offensively going 2 for 3 with an RBI and also started the scoring in […]

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BOYS BASEBALL: Geneseo Advances to Quarterfinals with Sound Victory

GENESEO —The Geneseo Blue Devils defeated the Cuba Rushford Rebels 8-2 in sectional playoffs advancing them to the quarter finals. Geneseo was led by Brian Linton who went 3-4 with two runs at the plate and by Blake Phelps who had 1 earned run over 5 innings on the mound. “You can’t let mental mistakes […]

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Fitness and Fun in Livonia at 6th Annual Little Lakes Triathlon

LIVONIA — Aspiring triathletes took to Livonia over the weekend for the 6th Annual Little Lakes Triathlon organized by the Livonia Rotary and representatives from the Livonia Central School District. The event was held this past Sunday and was open to kids in grades 3 through 8. The event included swimming, bicycling and running of […]

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Boys Baseball: Lagrou the Unstoppable Base Thief

GENESEO – Geneseo Blue Devil Ryan Lagrou is one of those players whose weapon of choice is pure, dominant speed. Lagrou hasn’t been caught steeling a base over the span of his entire 10-year baseball career. The feat is not only impressive, it demonstrates how great base running really helps a baseball team win games, be it the major leagues […]

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Boys Baseball: Geneseo Blue Devils Defeat the Hornell Red Raiders

GENESEO–The Geneseo Blue Devils have defeated the Hornell Red Raiders in a great game that resulted in a final score of 7-3. The Blue Devils came into the game with hot bats scoring 5 runs within the first four innings of the game while only recording 7 hits throughout the entire game. “It’s always good […]

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SUN TV

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SUNROOM EXCLUSIVE: Avon Flash Flood Special

SUNROOM – Publisher Josh Williams and Editor in Chief Conrad Baker talk about the extreme  Mother’s Day flooding and the last 24 hours of how they teamed up to deliver the news to the readers faster and better any other source. Homes and roadways have been lost again for the second year in a row of […]

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NEWSROOM REWIND: Judges’ Race, PHIG Arrests, Severe Garbage Truck Accident

SUNROOM – Publisher Josh Williams and Editor in Chief Conrad Baker talk about Monday’s arrest of two student members of the Phi Sigma Xi, or ‘PHIGS’ fraternity on Tampering and Conspiracy charges, as well as Tuesday’s serious accident on Stoner Hill Road and 36 in West Sparta that sent the driver to the hospital in a helicopter, […]

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NEWSROOM REWIND: Plenty of News Across the Genesee Valley

SUNROOM — It’s been a busy few weeks for the GeneseeSun.com as Conrad Baker and Josh Williams share some behind the scene details you don’t get in the stories. Williams and Baker discuss the recent fire in Avon, drinking water concerns in the Village of Lima, the Avon duo charged with abusing their dog, the […]

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NEWSROOM REWIND: From House Fire to Newborn Baby, News in the Valley Never Sleeps

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — It looks like the winter is finally behind us as Josh Williams and Conrad Baker recap this past week’s big stories from across the Valley. They start by discussing the house fire and heroic rescue by firefighters in Portage, mention some wild weather and safety concerns as we transition to spring, and […]

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News Rewind: Hot Village Politics, St. Patrick’s Day, Officer Chapman’s Award

SUNROOM – Publisher Josh Williams and Editor in Chief Conrad Baker discuss the heated Mayor’s race in Livonia where a last-minute surprise candidate came within 23 votes of winning the mayor’s seat, and Trustee’s race in Mount Morris where two Republican candidates won out over two Democrats. Also on the table are the first ever St. […]

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