LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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Geneseo’s Trustee Candidates Talk Community and Platforms

GENESEO – The GeneseeSun.com offered the floor to the five candidates for Geneseo Village Trustee this week with five basic questions about themselves and their candidacies. Candidates Leslie Carson (R), Matthew Cook (I), Phil Jones (D), Mary Rutigliano (I), and Bob Wilcox (D) all gave the following answers to the following questions in … [Read More...]

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GCC Spices Up Food Processing Program with New Equipment

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Food Processing Technology Program at Genesee Community College recently put into action for the first time 12 new pieces of diagnostic laboratory equipment. According to a press release from Genesee Community College, the purchase of the equipment was assisted by a grant through the Educational Credit Management … [Read More...]

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Red Cross Offers Safety Tips to Stay Safe in Dropping Temps

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The American Red Cross released professional safety tips to the public on Friday to beat biting temperatures and maybe save a life as the mercury continues to drop over the weekend. According to a release from the American Red Cross, weather advisories are now in effect across Western and Central New York. “Extreme cold … [Read More...]

(L-R) Kelsey Annese and Matthew Hutchinson. (Photos/Facebook)

Livingston Lanes Releases Schedule for Annese and Hutchinson Fundraiser

GENESEO  — Livingston Lanes and Pub and SUNY Geneseo student athletes have coordinated a fundraiser to raise money for the families of Kelsey Annese and Matt Hutchinson, the two students who lost their lives at 18 Wadsworth Street on Jan. 17. According to Drew Madarasz, a junior at Geneseo who is working with Livingston Lanes on Lakeville … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

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Zion Church Seeks $4M to Buy and Renovate Avon Inn

AVON – Zion Episcopal Church has launched an online fundraising campaign to purchase and renovate the historic Avon Inn, which has now closed, into a homeless supportive housing and service facility for female military veterans. A GoFundMe fundraising page set up on Jan. 11 says that the facility would be an expansion of the church’s […]

Trevor Waldren. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Cops Catch Backseat Passenger with Heroin

LIMA – A Hornell resident was arrested on drug charges by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office when a deputy allegedly found five bags of heroin on his person. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Trevor W. Waldren, 27, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. On […]

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Local Names Headline One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at York Central School

YORK – The Geneseo Community Players are bringing Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to York Central School, featuring several local local names like Gene Scherline, Stan Janczak, Chris Norton, Dave Peck, and Phil Bracchi. Producer Darlene Hunt and firsttime Director Blaine Vanry will bring their unique adaptation based on the play to the Ivan F. Hilfiker […]

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Wadsworth Grill Throws Chicken Barbecue to Rebuild Kelly’s Saloon

YORK – The Wadsworth Grill will host a fundraiser for Kelly’s Saloon on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m., proceeds to benefit the effort to rebuilt Kelly’s at 71 Main Street, Geneseo. Wadsworth Grill owner Karen Uhl told our news partner 13WHAM that she understands where Mike and Kathy Roome, the owners of Kelly’s Saloon, are coming from since […]

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Village of Avon Wishes Clerk Patty Baker a Happy Retirement with Surprise Party

AVON – Gracious community members threw a surprise reception for retiring Village Clerk Patricia Baker on Monday, thanking her for more than 30 years of service and dedication to the village. Baker came to the Village of Avon as a part-time clerk in 1982 and transitioned to full-time clerk in 1987. She says that the Board has always […]

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(L-R) Kelsey Annese and Matthew Hutchinson. (Photos/Facebook)

Livingston Lanes Releases Schedule for Annese and Hutchinson Fundraiser

GENESEO  — Livingston Lanes and Pub and SUNY Geneseo student athletes have coordinated a fundraiser to raise money for the families of Kelsey Annese and Matt Hutchinson, the two students who lost their lives at 18 Wadsworth Street on Jan. 17. According to Drew Madarasz, a junior at Geneseo who is working with Livingston Lanes on […]

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Live Owls Coming to Chip Holt Nature Center

LAKEVILLE — Curious folks can meet live owls at the Chip Holt Nature Center on Friday, getting close enough to feel the power in the presence of the mysterious night birds. Wild Wings, Inc. of Honeoye Falls will be bringing their owls for a guided hike and interactive demonstration on the birds, their habits and habitats at The Chip […]

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Village of Geneseo’s $2.5M Tax Base Surge Could Cover Municipal Costs

GENESEO – A surge in the tax base in the Village of Geneseo could completely cover the Village’s municipal costs. Mayor Richard Hatheway said that the 2016-2017 budget year could have municipal costs completely accounted for by the increased tax revenue. “We are going to meet in a couple of weeks, on February 24th,” said Hatheway. “I did point […]

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Geneseo Weighs Solar Panels Courtesy of California Company

GENESEO – The Geneseo Village Board is discussing a possible partnership with a California solar power company that could install solar panels for free in parts of the village and then bill the Village for the electricity. Mayor Richard Hatheway recalled various conversations with a representative from a California-based outfit who has been scouting around for partnerships. “What […]

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Cops Arrest Mount Morris Man for Stealing and Ditching Truck

MOUNT MORRIS – A Mount Morris resident was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office as a suspect in the theft of a pickup truck that was found disabled in a ditch on Saturday. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Tylor E. Parsons, 20, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and […]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

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Got Beef? CCE Hosts Workshop on Cow Health

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Livingston County will host an informative workshop for farmers who want to improve their cow game. According to a press release from CCE, Amy Cornwell, event sponsor and Territory Business Manager with Zoetis, will talk about vaccines to consider in the development of an effective cow or calf […]

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Village of Dansville Hiring Police Officer

DANSVILLE – The Village of Dansville is accepting applications for a part-time Village Police Officer. The Village has received about a dozen applications thus far. “About six applicants had criminal histories or were otherwise not feasible,” said Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins. “Two have full academy training, two have phase 1 training, and the others […]

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Springwater Celebrates its 200th Birthday with Full Year of Events

SPRINGWATER — Springwater is celebrating its 200th birthday with a year packed with unique events starting in April. According to a press release from Diane Olson with the Lake Country Weekender, the Town was established by an act of the New York State Legislature on April 17, 1816. “The Springwater Bicentennial Committee has been hard at work for […]

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U of R Noyes Health and Myers Cancer Center Host Senator Young

DANSVILLE — Noyes Health was pleased to host New York State Senator Cathrine Young for a tour of the Ann and Carl Myers Cancer Center project on Saturday. According to a press release from Noyes Health, Senator Young toured the renovated Diagnostic Imaging and Physical Therapy space, which will be opening soon. The cancer center, scheduled for completion […]

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Man Steals $9.8K from Elderly Women at Dansville Bank

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department arrested a Mount Morris man on Friday for allegedly stealing a bank card and gradually taking money from the bank account of two elderly women in Dansville. According to a press release from the Dansville Police Department, Shane A. Clark, 44, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and felony […]

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Sheriff’s Office Catches Illegal Immigrant in Operation Safe Interstate

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who had been deported in the past after pulling him over for a traffic violation on I-390 as part of Operation Safe Interstate. According to our news partner 13WHAM, agents said that on Jan. 26, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office detained Manual Galindo-Lopez, 35 after stopping […]

Patterson after her arraignment in December. (Photo/Conrad Baker)

Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter of ‘Nene’ Frisbie

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The woman who was charged for the death of Jeannine ‘Nene’ Frisbie in October 2015 pled guilty to all of her criminal charges Thursday morning. Amy Patterson, 44, pled guilty to felony Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, felony Assault in the Second Degree, felony Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, misdemeanor Driving While […]

(Foreground) Kurt Kline. (Photo/Conrad Baker)

Scam Victims Unite Against Crooked Caledonia Contractor

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The alleged Livingston County victims of a massive regional contracting scam are banding together to make their cases heard and press criminal charges. Five complaining witnesses watched in court Tuesday morning as contractor Kurt Kline, 46, was arraigned in county court on six counts of felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. These charges […]

Tylor Parsons. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Cops Arrest Mount Morris Man for Stealing and Ditching Truck

MOUNT MORRIS – A Mount Morris resident was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office as a suspect in the theft of a pickup truck that was found disabled in a ditch on Saturday. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Tylor E. Parsons, 20, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and […]

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Wanted Woman’s Car Breaks Down, Sheriffs Catch her with Crack

AVON – A Lima resident who was wanted on a Family Court warrant was arrested by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office on several charges on Friday after the Sheriff spotted her car broken down on the side of I-390 and stopped to help her out. According to a press release from Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Gabrielle L. Dame, […]

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FEATURES

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True Valentines: An Insight into Real Love

The following is a blog post by Caledonia native Jeff Mallaber offered as an insight into true love. You can follow more of Jeff’s posts at rokk.thoughts.com. Just as we get ready to engage in our superficial and largely phony annual celebration of romance, fate stepped in and slapped me in the mug with a bonafide […]

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Lakeville and Groveland Bid Farewell to Joeen Johnston

GROVELAND – Lakeville and Groveland said goodbye to Joeen K. Johnston on Saturday. According to an obituary from Dougherty Funeral Homes, Johnston passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 6 at age 70. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Johnston in 2013. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Becky) Johnston of Syracuse and Jeff (Kristen) […]

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Once-Condemned Avon Pit Bull Seeks Happy Ending to Sad Story

AVON – The dog with a dark past whose prospects were once looking grim indeed has come back stronger and is now looking for a perfect forever home. The pit bull, now named ‘Walter,’ was found starved and covered in skin sores in April 2015 on the side of the road in Avon after apparently escaping […]

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Phi Beta Kappa Awards Prestigious Internship to SUNY Geneseo’s Meghan Barrett

GENESEO – The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Geneseo has awarded a prestigious writing internship to one of the College’s most outstanding students. According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, Meghan Barrett, a senior biology and creative writing double major, will work this semester with Phi Beta Kappa’s national office in Washington, D.C. through May as part […]

Deputy (General) Gary Miller, Undersheriff Matt Bean, Deputy Clark Young and Chief Deputy Matt Burgess. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Livingston County Awards Deputy and Marine Clark Young for Continued Service

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputy and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps led the Pledge of Allegiance at Wednesday’s Livingston County Board of Supervisors meeting as part of Operation Continuous Service, which honors county employees who have also served in the military. According to a Facebook post by the Livingston County Sheriff’s […]

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SPORTS

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BOYS BASKETBALL: Geneseo Wins Hard-Fought Game Over LeRoy

LEROY— The Geneseo Blue Devils boys varsity basketball triumphed over the LeRoy Oatkan Knights Wednesday night. The Blue Devils held off the Knights and came home with the victory of a final score of 56-53. Geneseo’s center Marcus Griffin and forwards Devin Mix and Kyle Rollins racked up a total of 40 points, 22 rebounds […]

The Blue Devils after their victory. (Photo/Rylan Kelley)

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Geneseo Blue Devils Rise Above LeRoy Oatkan Knights

GENESEO — The Blue Devils girls basketball team dominated over the LeRoy Oatkan Knights Tuesday night. The Devils held their ground against the Oatkan Knights, keeping up the aggression on offense and not letting up on defense. They kept the shots going and kept denying the Knights shots with a strong defense. The final score rested at 44-27 […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cal-Mum Finishes Season at 17-3

CALEDONIA – The Cal-Mum Raiders bested Clyde-Savannah Saturday night, locking them into a solid 17-3 for the regular season. The final score was 50-35 Cal-Mum. The Raiders’ Gill Flint, a junior, scored 11 points, hitting 1,000 for her career. She added 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Hannah Wade had 11 points and 23 rebounds. Addy […]

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JV BOYS BASKETBALL: Avon Tops Geneseo

GENESEO – The Avon Braves came out on top of Friday night’s JV boy’s basketball game against the Geneseo Blue Devils. The Braves made plenty of shots, keeping a solid lead over the Blue Devils. The final score was 25-40 Avon. “I thought our guys played hard,” said Blue Devils coach Charlie Passarell. “I can never fault […]

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cal-Mum Tops Wheatland-Chili

CALEDONIA – The Cal-Mum Raiders came away with a hard-won victory Monday night against Wheatland-Chili. The final score was Cal-Mum 49, Wheatland Chili 37. Hannah Wade led scoring for the Raiders with 16 points and 12 rebounds, including 9 points in the first half. “She really handled the pressure and got the ball to the right people at […]

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WATCH: Leicester Town Council Candidates Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Candidates for Leicester Town Council position participated in the first ever county-wide Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’ hosted by the GeneseeSun.com. Miki Krueger and Gerald Hull both briefly introduced themselves and answered some basic answers submitted by the public. Over 70 people attended at the Geneseo Riviera and hundreds watched the live […]

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WATCH: Geneseo Candidates at the Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Four Geneseo candidates in two races participated in the first ever Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’ hosted by the GeneseeSun.com. Town Council candidates Christopher Ivers, Matt Griffo, and Jerald Wrubel participated as candidates for two vacant seats on the Geneseo Town Board. Wes Kennison appeared to give a speech on his […]

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WATCH: Avon Town Candidates Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Two Town of Avon candidates proudly represented their community at the first ever Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’ hosted by the GeneseeSun.com. Town Justice candidate Jan Cole and Town Council candidate Malachy Coyne both participated in the event, which was attended by over 70 people and watched live online by hundreds […]

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WATCH: Groveland Candidates Meet and Greet ‘Q and A’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Town of Groveland was the most represented community at the candidate meet and greet with a ‘Q and A’ having 6 participants. Take a look at these three videos from candidates of the races in Groveland. Candidates for Town Supervisor, Town Justice, and Town Council took the stage at the magnificent Geneseo […]

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WATCH: Doran, Nafus, Sinclair and Taylor Supreme Court Candidate Interviews

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Three of the of the candidates running for the 7th Judicial District took the time to stop in the GeneseeSun.com and speak with Josh Williams. Craig Doran, Judy Sinclair, Matthew Nafus, and Bill Taylor all stopped in for interviews. Special thanks to the candidates. The GeneseeSun.com will be hosting a candidate meet […]

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