Alleged Caledonia Boy Scout Predator Weighs State and Federal Prosecution

Daniel Fisher. (Photo/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Daniel Fisher, the former Assistant Caledonia Boy Scout Leader charged with multiple sex offenses concerning child pornography, made his first appearance in Livingston County Court, where the District Attorney's office laid out a potential plea deal. According to Assistant District Attorney Joshua Tonra, Daniel Fisher, 26, has been charged with Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child, an E felony, Promoting a Sexual … [Read more...]

DEC Squeezing Kraft and Barilla to Cut Genesee River Contaminants


AVON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is turning up the pressure on local industries to further restrict any possible release of chemicals into the Genesee River watershed. Bill Davis with MRB engineering told the Village Board at their meeting Monday night that neither Kraft nor Barilla have had significant problems with contamination, and that the new local requirements are due to stricter policies on the … [Read more...]

Driver Chokes on Drug Charges for Marijuana Nausea Pills in Car

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GENESEO – A Fillmore resident was arrested on drug charges after Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies found man-made marijuana pills in his car that are commonly used to treat nausea in people with terminal illnesses. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Larry Greene, 37, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance In The Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana, a violation, … [Read more...]

Livingston County Sick of Whooping Cough, Seventh Case Confirmed


LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Department of Health is investigating the spread of pertussis, or 'whooping cough,' in the community, a bacterial infection which has now spread to seven people, and reminds residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the contagious disease. Department of Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez stressed that it is important to get immunized, and to recognize the difference between a clinical … [Read more...]

Avon Mayor and Police Chief Discuss Protection from Deadly School Shootings

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AVON – At Monday night's Village Board meeting, Mayor Thomas Freeman breached a pressing but difficult topic to Avon Police Chief Gary Benedict and asked what safeguards Avon's schools have against tragedies like last week's deadly shooting at  Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Chief Benedict said that the answer is complicated. Though Avon does have a skilled and capable School Resource Officer (SRO) in Officer Matthew McFadden … [Read more...]

Kelly’s Building Owner Cuts Off Village Board From Influencing Site

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GENESEO – The owner of the Kelly's Saloon building stepped in front of the Geneseo Village Board Monday night for a tense exchange over the future of the burned-out building. Steve Burnette, who owns the now condemned structure and rented out the first floor of the building to Kelly's Saloon and maintained apartments on the second floor, expressly laid out concerns over rumors that members of the Village Board having decided what should be … [Read more...]

Shaky Tractor Rolls SUV in York

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YORK – A Ford Escape hauling a small tractor overturned on Rte. 36 in Piffard Monday afternoon as the shaky trailer destabilized and ran the vehicle off the road. According to first responders on scene, the male driver was uninjured and was out of the vehicle before emergency crews arrived. The driver was headed north on Rte. 36 near Cowan Road and lost control shortly after 2:00 p.m. when the trailer began to sway, ran off the road, … [Read more...]

Step Right Up! Dansville Announces Public Hearing on Peddling License Law

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DANSVILLE – The Village Board is asking the public to weigh in on a proposed local law that would require door-to-door salespeople, or 'peddlers,' to apply for and purchase a peddling license. In April, the Village Board voted by a 3-2 vote that peddlers with Edward Jones financial advising firm out of Rochester could go door to door advertising for financial assistance. After local residents approached the Village with significant concerns, … [Read more...]

Seriously Injured Motorcyclist Charged with Felony DWI After Hospital

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SPARTA – A motorcyclist who was seriously injured after a two-motorcycle collision in July has been charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated after his release from the hospital. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, William Normand, 46, of Albion was arrested for Felony Driving While Intoxicated on Thursday Oct. 1. The other motorcyclist involved in the accident, John Kemp, 47, of Rochester, was arrested for Driving … [Read more...]

Last Call for Kelly’s Saloon: Local Landmark to be Demolished

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GENESEO – The building that formerly housed Kelly's Saloon is now officially scheduled for demolition this week, months after a fire ravaged the structure. Geneseo Village Trustee Ben Gajewski reached out to Main Street businesses Monday morning to communicate the plan as it stands, and advise the community that the sidewalk will be closed during demolition on Wednesday and Thursday. "The work will necessitate closing the sidewalk off … [Read more...]