LIVINGSTON COUNTY

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GeneseeSun.com to Broadcast Oak Tree Races Live

GENESEO – Sunday's Oak Tree Half-Marathon and 5K run and walk, which has already flown to the lead group of the region's running events, is geared to be the best yet, and the GeneseeSun.com will be broadcasting the races live on our Sun TV Live Stream page. Ben Gajewski, Executive Director of the Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy, announced in … [Read More...]

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CCE Livingston County Prevents Child Injuries with Seat Check at Noyes

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County's (CCE) Traffic Safety Education Program is collaborating with other Livingston County agencies to hold several events promoting the focus of this campaign. According to a press release from CCE, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will teach and instruct on the use … [Read More...]

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Letchworth State Park’s Playgrounds to See Part of $2.5M Grant

CASTILE – Letchworth State Park is one of four state parks that will receive a leg up courtesy of New York State. According to news partner 13WHAM, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that NYS will be dishing out $2.5 million to build or improve 13 playgrounds at 8 different state parks, including our local Letchworth. Governor Cuomo … [Read More...]

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New Conesus Lake Shore Fence Regulations in Effect

GENESEO – The Town of Geneseo has adopted new fence regulations that specify sizes and types of fences that are allowed on properties on the shore of Conesus Lake. According to a notice on Aug. 20, the Town has adopted Local Law No. 1 for 2015, the "Fence Law," after holding a public hearing on June 11 and voting 4 to 1 on July 9. The law … [Read More...]

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Geneseo Police: Social Host Law Now in Effect to Curb Open-Air Parties

GENESEO – The locally controversial 'Social Host Law' that establishes fines and possible short-term imprisonment for people in control of the premises where drugs or alcohol are being distributed illegally has cleared with New York State and is now in full effect within the Village. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that with the closure … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

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Operation Safe Interstate Nets Rolling Drugstore of Illegal Drugs

AVON — A vehicle traffic stop that is part of Operation Safe Interstate on I-390 resulted in the discovery of a rolling drug store of illegal narcotics. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Brian Treusdell, 34, of Cuba NY, and Cheyann Koontz, 23, of Friendship NY, were busted on drug […]

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MARSHALL: Tek Drive to have ‘Substantial Completion’ by Nov. and is ‘On Schedule’

AVON — After numerous delays, the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency is saying that the Tek Drive Road extension, which is part of the development of the Avon Crossroads Industrial Park Development and can be seen in the below aerial footage, should see ‘substantial completion’ by November. On June 3, Julie Marshall from the Livingston County […]

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Eerie Facebook Page of Assistant Scout Leader Charged with Child Porn Possession

CALEDONIA – An eerie facebook page connected to Daniel Fisher, 25, who was charged with Promoting a Sexual Performance by a child, paints a picture of a person battling serious issues. Fisher was an Assistant Scout Leader for the Boy Scout Troop 4027. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Fisher is suspected of being […]

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Genesee Valley Motors Sponsors First Responders Day at GCV&M

MUMFORD – In honor of the brave work and dedicated service provided by our region’s dedicated firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and many others, the museum will celebrate First Responders Day on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. According to a press release from Genesee Valley Motors, the dealership, encompassing Genesee Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Genesee […]

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AVON POLICE CHIEF: Farrell Able to Survive off of Rain Water, Investigation Closed

AVON — The Village of Avon Police Chief has released details into the bizarre disappearance of Don Farrell, who went missing for seven days and was discovered alive in a ditch off of the Genesee Valley Greenway. According to a press release from Avon Police Chief Gary Benedict, after conducting a hospital bedside interview, Farrell […]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

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New Conesus Lake Shore Fence Regulations in Effect

GENESEO – The Town of Geneseo has adopted new fence regulations that specify sizes and types of fences that are allowed on properties on the shore of Conesus Lake. According to a notice on Aug. 20, the Town has adopted Local Law No. 1 for 2015, the “Fence Law,” after holding a public hearing on June 11 […]

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Geneseo Police: Social Host Law Now in Effect to Curb Open-Air Parties

GENESEO – The locally controversial ‘Social Host Law’ that establishes fines and possible short-term imprisonment for people in control of the premises where drugs or alcohol are being distributed illegally has cleared with New York State and is now in full effect within the Village. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that with the closure of the […]

Jacob Cole. (Photo/Geneseo Police Department)

DWI for Fairport Teen After Striking Pedestrian at Geneseo’s Bear Fountain

GENESEO – A Fairport resident was arrested for DWI after striking and injuring a Geneseo resident at a crosswalk near the bear fountain on Friday. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Jacob Cole, 19, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol Under Age 21, and Failure to Yield […]

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Man Struck by SUV at Geneseo Bear Fountain

GENESEO – A middle-aged man was struck by an SUV while crossing Main Street on a crosswalk near the bear fountain Friday night. According to first responders on scene, the man is in his late fifties to early sixties and suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The SUV was headed north at a low speed […]

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Geneseo Leaning Towards Replacing Paper with New Technology

GENESEO – The Town of Geneseo is weighing the potential benefits of purchasing and using tablets instead of binders of paper for handling documents related to their work within the Town building. At Thursday’s Town Board Meeting, Town Supervisor William Wadsworth said that the towns of Henrietta and York already use tablets for government work. “I think […]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

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Letchworth State Park’s Playgrounds to See Part of $2.5M Grant

CASTILE – Letchworth State Park is one of four state parks that will receive a leg up courtesy of New York State. According to news partner 13WHAM, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that NYS will be dishing out $2.5 million to build or improve 13 playgrounds at 8 different state parks, including our local Letchworth. Governor Cuomo said […]

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Remax to Gift Elderly Dansville Mom with Balloon Ride of a Lifetime

DANSVILLE – Remax Hometown Choice will be sending their hot air balloon to give a personal visit and possibly the ride of a lifetime to an elderly local resident at her IRA home, which is located next to Cedar Court intermediate care facility for children. Debbie Lill, of Dansville, asked the organizers of the New York State Festival of Balloons if […]

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Ribbon Cutting for Dansville Main Street Art Gallery Next Weekend

DANSVILE – All are invited to the formal ribbon cutting and grand opening of the only Main Street art gallery in Livingston County, Dansville ArtWorks Gallery, next weekend. According to a press release from Dansville ArtWorks, the gallery at 178 Main Street will formally open Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting attended by representatives […]

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Two New Balloons to Join Labor Day Liftoff at Dansville Festival of Balloons

DANSVILLE – Two new cartoon character balloons will be among the dozens of others which will take off from the Dansville Airport as part of this year’s Festival of Balloons on Labor Day Weekend. At the 34th annual Festival of Balloons on September 4, 5, and 6, 2015, a total of five specially shaped balloons will fly, including two newcomers […]

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Independent Petitions Throwing Wrench into Traditional Town Races for 2015

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The stage is set as we near this November’s election as all Towns have reported their caucus and petition filings to the Livingston County Board of Elections. What makes 2015 stand out are the numerous independent parties looking to shake up the political landscape in Livingston County’s Towns. The Town of Avon has two races that […]

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Geneseo Police: Social Host Law Now in Effect to Curb Open-Air Parties

GENESEO – The locally controversial ‘Social Host Law’ that establishes fines and possible short-term imprisonment for people in control of the premises where drugs or alcohol are being distributed illegally has cleared with New York State and is now in full effect within the Village. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that with the closure of the […]

Jacob Cole. (Photo/Geneseo Police Department)

DWI for Fairport Teen After Striking Pedestrian at Geneseo’s Bear Fountain

GENESEO – A Fairport resident was arrested for DWI after striking and injuring a Geneseo resident at a crosswalk near the bear fountain on Friday. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Jacob Cole, 19, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol Under Age 21, and Failure to Yield […]

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Fight with Protected Ex Spells Burglary for Wayland Man

LIMA – A Wayland man was arrested for burglary by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly barged into the home of his ex-girlfriend, who had an order of protection against him, and fought with her. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Chad Malone, 33, was arrested for Burglary in the Second Degree, […]

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DA: ‘Most Dangerous Man in Livingston County’ Faces Persistent Felon Status

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – District Attorney Greg McCaffrey concluded his portion of a persistent felony offender status hearing on Thursday for one of the most infamous men in Livingston County, a convicted rapist and quadruple convicted felon who is one of three men to escape from the Livingston County Jail on the night that a corrections officer suffered […]

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Ragtag Bunch Caught with 30 Bags of Crack by Operation Safe Interstate

AVON – Three Olean residents and a Rochester resident with widely varying criminal histories were netted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office after 30 bags of crack cocaine and three bags of marijuana were allegedly found in their car Tuesday night on I-390 as part of Operation Safe Interstate. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Breman, […]

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FEATURES

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CCE Livingston County Prevents Child Injuries with Seat Check at Noyes

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County’s (CCE) Traffic Safety Education Program is collaborating with other Livingston County agencies to hold several events promoting the focus of this campaign. According to a press release from CCE, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will teach and instruct on the use of car seats, booster seats, […]

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Applications Open for Two Habitat for Humanity Homes in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The offer of a lifetime is being extended to local families in need by Habitat for Humanity, who are starting a housing rehab project in Sparta and building a house from scratch in Groveland Station. According to a press release from Patrick Rountree, President of Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, interested families should call (585) 335-5634 […]

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Learn from Mountain Man Flint-Knappers at Letchworth this Weekend

CASTILE – This weekend will present a free opportunity to learn firsthand from master flint crafters as world-class knappers, re-enactors, and stone weapons competitors flock to gorgeous Letchworth State Park to share their wares and secrets. From Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30, flint knapping demonstrations will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the famous Atlatl long-dart throwing […]

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Livingston County 4-H Youths Raise Animals and Money for Charity

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Four young Livingston County residents and 4-H members used their skill and diligence in raising animals to make generous donations to charities through the Charity Animal Program and 4-H Market Animal Project. According to a press release from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County, 4-H members Emily Cooper, 15; Kaleena Andress, 14; Connor Rodwell, 9; and Heidi Phelps, 14, raised […]

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Geneseo Planning Board Green Lights Auto Dealing from Lawn

Just recently, the Village of Geneseo Planning board approved that the Livingston County Chamber could sell parking spaces in their front lawn to car dealers. The program was shut down as a result of a lack of takers but the concern that I have is the double standard set for the Chamber compared to those […]

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SPORTS

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St. Andrews 5k in Caledonia this Weekend to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

CALEDONIA — The Village is the place to be for runners this weekend  for the 2nd annual St. Andrews 5k to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project this Saturday. The event now enters it’s second year with the starting line at Hamilton Park and refreshments and awards to follow. The Wounded Warrior Project provides support programs […]

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Innovative Edge Cross Country Series Kicks Off Early in Rochester

NYLON — Innovative Edge Sports is kicking off the Cross Country Running season early through a four-event series to be held four successive Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. August 5 to 26 at Cobb’s Hill Park in Rochester. According to a press release from the Genesee Valley Harriers Running Club (GVH), the proceeds of this and […]

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Bills Fans ‘All Ears’ Over Corn Maze

NYLON – Bills fans are all ears over a corn maze at Stokoe Farms that honors Rex Ryan and the beloved team. According to our news partner 13WHAM the giant corn maze sketches out Rex and says ‘Go Bills’ etched out in a corn field. “The Buffalo Bills are beloved by the farm and its […]

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Lightning Fast Field Expected at the Bergen 5K

BERGEN — The Jenny Kuzma Memorial Bergen Road Race is known as the most competitive 5K in Western New York, this year will be no different with over 36 people registered that can break 17 minutes. On August 8 runners will be toeing the line, the race is not only part of the Greater Rochester Track Club […]

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SUN TV

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SUNSPOT: August 31, 2015

SUNROOM — Josh Williams delivers you your sunspot for August 31, 2015. A 19-year-old man has been charged with D.W.I. after striking a pedestrian crossing main street. Letchworth State Park is getting a boost thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and according to our news partner 13WHAM.com be receiving much needed playground improvements. Geneseo community will be […]

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SUNSPOT: Newscast for August 20, 2015

SUNROOM – Conrad Baker delivers your weekday Sunspot, starting with an unexpected appearance by the mother of the victim and the mother of the alleged perpetrator of sex abuse in Livingston County court to voice their concerns. Moving then to the south of the county, Dansville’s mayor gives some insight into the progress the Village Board […]

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SUNSPOT: AUGUST 19, 2015

SUNROOM — Josh Williams delivers you your daily Sunspot, starting out with wonderful news for residents across the Valley as the investigation into the disappearance and safe discovery of Don Farrell is now closed. A woman was fortunate not to be injured in a motor vehicle accident but unfortunately she allegedly had an unsubscribed suboxone […]

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SUNSPOT: Newscast for August 18, 2015

SUNROOM — We are back with your daily Sunspot after a temporary hiatus as a result of damage sustained in the Kelly’s fire. Conrad Baker discusses the ongoing water main construction and a new anticipated completion date for Main Street Geneseo. You can see some exclusive video of a construction worker handling a water line break […]

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Sunspot: Newscast for July 27, 2015

SUNROOM – Conrad Baker delivers your daily Sunspot, walking through the day’s social media conversations. The story with the most comments for the day was Geneseo Police Officer Zach Hinkson’s selfie with former America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh. Other news from the Geneseo Police Department also generated some conversation as readers reacted to the outburst […]

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