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    Friends of Branden Merrick Hit $2.3K Mark Hunting Squirrels for Charity

    Posted by CONRAD BAKER on Feb 26, 2017

    LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Dozens of Livingston County residents took to the woods in the pouring rain Saturday morning to do their best in a competition for charity that is ...
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    WOMENS BASKETBALL: New Paltz Upsets Geneseo For SUNYAC Championship

    Posted by KEN SHERWOOD on Feb 26, 2017

    GENESEO — The SUNY Geneseo women's basketball team was defeated by visiting New Paltz yesterday in the SUNYAC Championship, giving the Lady Knights their first loss ...
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    MENS HOCKEY: Cardinals Eliminate Ice Knights

    Posted by KEN SHERWOOD on Feb 26, 2017

    PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Geneseo men's hockey team was defeated by Plattsburgh, 5-2, last night at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The loss came in ...
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    GIRLS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND RESULTS

    Posted by JOSH WILLIAMS on Feb 25, 2017

    CLASS B #1 MYNDERSE  DEFEATS #8 LIVONIA 57-50 #2 WAYLAND-COHOCTON DEFEATS #10 MIDLAKES (CHECK BACK FOR SCORE) CLASS C1 #1 LETCHWORTH DEFEATS  #10 ADDISON 49-29 #2 GANANDA DEFEATS #7 GENESEO 43-30 CLASS C2 #4 CALEDONIA-MUMFORD DEFEATS #5 KESHEQUA 68-43 #2 ...
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    SUN VIDEO: Cal-Mum Advances with Win Over Keshequa

    Posted by JOSH WILLIAMS on Feb 25, 2017

      CALEDONIA  — The Caledonia-Mumford Raiders defeated the Keshequa Indians advancing to the semis of the Section V C2 division. The Raiders won 68-43 over the Indians and ...
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    SUNY Geneseo Indoor Track And Field Sweep SUNYACS

    Posted by DAVE HERBERT on Feb 25, 2017

    BROCKPORT — The SUNY Geneseo Indoor Track and Field team competed at SUNY Brockport this past weekend for the SUNYAC Championships. The teams, for the first time ...
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    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Geneseo to Face New Paltz for SUNYAC Title

    Posted by JOSH WILLIAMS on Feb 25, 2017

    GENESEO — The SUNY Geneseo Knights defeated the Cortland Red Dragons 63-43 last night earning a spot in today's SUNYAC finals. The Knights will face the New ...
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    Livonia to Bid Farewell to Chris Copeland March 3

    Posted by CONRAD BAKER on Feb 25, 2017

    LIVONIA – The following is adapted from an obituary by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes. If local communities have learned anything over the past month, it is that ...

LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Friends of Branden Merrick Hit $2.3K Mark Hunting Squirrels for Charity

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Dozens of Livingston County residents took to the woods in the pouring rain Saturday morning to do their best in a competition for charity that is quickly becoming a tradition in memory of a loved friend and neighbor. Far from their cozy homes, these hunters brought back as many squirrels as possible to benefit Wings Flights of … [Read More...]

Livonia to Bid Farewell to Chris Copeland March 3

LIVONIA – The following is adapted from an obituary by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes. If local communities have learned anything over the past month, it is that Chris Copeland had many dear friends. He is survived by daughters Madison Lynn Copeland and Arianna Lee Copeland, his mother Patricia (Randy Remming) Copeland of Conesus, his … [Read More...]

That’s a Record! Livingston County Melts Feb. Temp Record

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Friday is the hottest February day in Livingston County history. According to weatherunderground.com, which has multiple stations in Livingston County, temperatures are 72.3 degrees as of 3:21 p.m. This breaks intellicast.com's current 71-degree record for February, which was set in 1997. The National Weather Service, … [Read More...]

Car Hits Pedestrian and Walker in Geneseo

GENESEO – A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was using a walker to cross Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road) near Volunteer Road Friday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the car was westbound on Lakeville Road west of Volunteer Road when it struck the pedestrian, described as an adult male, at about 2:10 p.m. A Geneseo ambulance checked … [Read More...]

Van with Kids Hits Car Near Geneseo’s Court Street and Rte. 63

GENESEO – A van rear-ended a car on Rte. 63 in the area of Court Street at about noon on Friday. According to first responders on scene, both vehicles were northbound on 63 when the car tried to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of Geneseo United Methodist Church. The front driver's side of the van glanced off the rear passenger's side … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

York Judge to Resign While Under Investigation

YORK – Town Judge Walter Purtell has resigned while the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct continues an investigation. York Town Clerk Christine Harris confirmed that the Town received a letter of resignation stating only that Purtell will resign effective March 8. This resignation date means that Purtell is scheduled to take the … [Read More...]

Albany Investigates York Judge Purtell’s Conduct on the Bench

YORK – The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct is investigating Town Judge Walter Purtell. Purtell has retained an attorney to defend himself in the matter. Such investigations are thorough and long lasting, which indicates that the allegations are from incidents other than the most recent highly publicized decision to close the … [Read More...]

East Avon Firefighter Lauren Rothrock Turns 80 and Hasn’t Changed a Bit

AVON – One of East Avon's most experienced firefighters turned 80 this month. The fire department celebrated with former chief and current firefighter Lauren Rothrock, now 80, at their fire hall. "WOW! I haven't seen him in over 30 years! He hasn't changed a bit," posted Richard Hallauer to Facebook. "Congrats Lauren!!!" Rothrock received … [Read More...]

Lima’s New Fire Truck Takes Safety to New Heights

LIMA – A new fire truck purchased by the Lima Fire Department will help keep the town and village of Lima and its volunteer firefighters safer than ever. According to Lima Fire Chief Jim Pribanich, the new truck, a 1996 Spartan quint aerial, is a good fit due to its tall ladder and multiple safety features. "We’ve been looking for aerial … [Read More...]

Lima Rescue Capitan Passes the Torch after 40 Years of Service

LIMA – Norm Caccamise stepped down as ambulance Rescue Captain after 35 years serving in that position. In a note submitted to the Town Board, Caccamise said that he hopes to provide someone else the opportunity to bring new ideas to drive the ambulance forward. “He’s going to be a big loss,” said Town Supervisor Pete Yendell, who is a Lima … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Livonia to Bid Farewell to Chris Copeland March 3

LIVONIA – The following is adapted from an obituary by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes. If local communities have learned anything over the past month, it is that Chris Copeland had many dear friends. He is survived by daughters Madison Lynn Copeland and Arianna Lee Copeland, his mother Patricia (Randy Remming) Copeland of Conesus, his … [Read More...]

Car Hits Pedestrian and Walker in Geneseo

GENESEO – A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was using a walker to cross Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road) near Volunteer Road Friday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the car was westbound on Lakeville Road west of Volunteer Road when it struck the pedestrian, described as an adult male, at about 2:10 p.m. A Geneseo ambulance checked … [Read More...]

Van with Kids Hits Car Near Geneseo’s Court Street and Rte. 63

GENESEO – A van rear-ended a car on Rte. 63 in the area of Court Street at about noon on Friday. According to first responders on scene, both vehicles were northbound on 63 when the car tried to make a left hand turn into the parking lot of Geneseo United Methodist Church. The front driver's side of the van glanced off the rear passenger's side … [Read More...]

Quarry Cuts New Bear Fountain Basin

GENESEO – The basin for the new bear fountain is now cut from the granite quarry and ready to be shaped. According to the Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG)'s Facebook page, the slab of granite that will eventually be the replacement for the fountain is already cut. "Rock of Ages will cut (square to multi sided- possibly … [Read More...]

Searchers Deliver Chris Copeland Home from Conesus Lake

LIVONIA – Searchers recovered the body of Christopher Copeland Wednesday afternoon. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty confirmed that Copeland was found. "It's significant for the families to have closure," said Dougherty on the shore of Conesus Lake. "You don't think of the thoughts that go through a family's mind of 'well how do we … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

Springwater Baby Assault Suspect on Probation for Sex with Minor

SPRINGWATER – The man who is facing felony charges for critically injuring a baby is on probation for having sex with a minor. Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies, on Wednesday. He is now also charged with a misdemeanor Violation of Probation for a […]

Cops Arrest Springwater Man for Critically Injuring Baby

SPRINGWATER – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Springwater man on Wednesday for allegedly attacking and critically injuring a baby. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degreeand also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies. Investigators allege that Sackett broke multiple ribs and […]

Dansville Mayor Bans Village Police from Facebook for Nasty Comment

DANSVILLE – Dansville’s mayor has instructed the Dansville Police Department not to use their Facebook page until further notice. According to our news partner News10NBC, Mayor Pete Vogt told the Police Department not to use its Facebook page until it takes specific corrective action. “I have directed the department not to use the Facebook page again […]

Dansville Police Rant at Defendant’s Family Over Facebook

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department Facebook page left a nasty comment in response to an enraged woman on Facebook. The comment has since been deleted, but not before numerous members of the community took notice. “Dear [redacted], we know that your Obama phone does not have spell check or grammar check, but please do […]

UR/Noyes Maternity Delivers Blue Distinction

DANSVILLE – The UR/Noyes Maternity Center once again delivered a Maternity Center Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation. According to a press release from UR/Noyes Health, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awarded UR Medicine/Noyes Health’s Maternity Center Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation. “The healthcare team here at the Noyes Health Birthing Center is committed to providing excellent care […]

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Cops Watch 82-Year-Old DWI Suspect Crush Lima Mailboxes

LIMA – New York State Police arrested a Lima resident for DWI after they allegedly saw her car crash into three mailboxes. According to a press release from New York State Police, Laura Leonard, 82, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving while Intoxicated, misdemeanor Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and traffic violations including Failure to Stop at […]

Bad Seatbelt Locks Up Batavia Assault Suspect in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department pulled a woman over for not having a seatbelt on and found a Batavia assault suspect in the passenger seat. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Tyrone Richardson, 41, was taken into custody on an arrest warrant from the City of Batavia for assault, Criminal Obstruction […]

Banned Geneseo Walmart Customer Steals Bluetooth Speakers

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Perry woman on felony charges for allegedly stealing speakers from Walmart after being told she was no longer welcome on the property. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Chelsea Dumbleton, age 24 from Perry, NY for felony Burglary in the Third Degree […]

Springwater Baby Assault Suspect on Probation for Sex with Minor

SPRINGWATER – The man who is facing felony charges for critically injuring a baby is on probation for having sex with a minor. Matthew Sackett, 22, was arrested for Assault in the First Degree and also Reckless Assault of a Child, both felonies, on Wednesday. He is now also charged with a misdemeanor Violation of Probation for a […]

Men Plead Guilty to Letchworth Falls Child Deaths

NYLON – The men charged with the negligent deaths of two children at Letchworth State Park last year pled guilty to felony charges. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, pled guilty to felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. Both men could face a maximum sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. On […]

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FEATURES

York Says Farewell to ‘Aunt Vera,’ World-Class Public Servant

The following is adapted from an obituary from Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. YORK – York bid a final farewell to the public servant who traveled the world but did her best work at home. Veronica Mary Schwan, or ‘Sister Mary Alena,’ 89, was born Nov. 21, 1927 in Rochester William and Helen Wynhurst Schwan. She […]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: The Chris Copeland Impact

This week has been an awful struggle. I can’t shake the tragedy that unfolded over the weekend and the loss of my friend Chris Copeland. Chris and his friend went out snowmobiling on Conesus Lake, never to return again. I didn’t know Jay Fluet very well, but if he’s anything like all of Chris’ other friends, he’s […]

SUN VIDEO: ‘RKids’ Backs Geneseo’s Bright, Low-Income Schoolkids

GENESEO – Kids in low-income housing areas are welcome to a community-driven after school program at St. Michael’s Church. Rev. William Daniel Jr. says that ‘RKids’ started a year ago as the brainchild of local resident Tom Bushnell and has since blossomed into a partnership between the church, Geneseo Central School and SUNY Geneseo. Geneseo […]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Sun Rises to Stand Against the LCN

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Dougherty’s leadership has continued right where his predecessor’s leadership left off: pursuing equipment that would further protect deputies and members of the community. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office had an opportunity to obtain a free armored vehicle that was in need of some maintenance but in repairable condition. The Sheriff […]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Real Punishment is Being in Online Articles

The following is an email submitted by Quinton Schubmehl to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. ‘California Man Scratches Car, Sniffs Felony,’ was the headline of an article about me in your August 22, 2016 edition. Included was my photograph, and my name, […]

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SPORTS

WOMENS BASKETBALL: New Paltz Upsets Geneseo For SUNYAC Championship

GENESEO — The SUNY Geneseo women’s basketball team was defeated by visiting New Paltz yesterday in the SUNYAC Championship, giving the Lady Knights their first loss of the season. New Paltz got off to a fast start in the first quarter and led 17-9 going into the second. Geneseo outscored the visitors 20-16 in the […]

MENS HOCKEY: Cardinals Eliminate Ice Knights

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Geneseo men’s hockey team was defeated by Plattsburgh, 5-2, last night at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The loss came in the semifinals of the SUNYAC Championship tournament. The home team took a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the first period. But Geneseo’s Conlan Keenan tied it about […]

GIRLS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND RESULTS

CLASS B #1 MYNDERSE  DEFEATS #8 LIVONIA 57-50 #2 WAYLAND-COHOCTON DEFEATS #10 MIDLAKES (CHECK BACK FOR SCORE) CLASS C1 #1 LETCHWORTH DEFEATS  #10 ADDISON 49-29 #2 GANANDA DEFEATS #7 GENESEO 43-30 CLASS C2 #4 CALEDONIA-MUMFORD DEFEATS #5 KESHEQUA 68-43 #2 SOUTH SENECA DEFEATS #10 AVON 47-31 CLASS D1 #5 YORK (12-8) DEFEATS #4 FILLMORE 51-34  

SUN VIDEO: Cal-Mum Advances with Win Over Keshequa

  CALEDONIA  — The Caledonia-Mumford Raiders defeated the Keshequa Indians advancing to the semis of the Section V C2 division. The Raiders won 68-43 over the Indians and were led by Hannah Wade who had 23 points. Sami Bickford added 20 points. Gill Flint, who is the career points leader for the Raiders, added 19. The #3 Raiders […]

SUNY Geneseo Indoor Track And Field Sweep SUNYACS

BROCKPORT — The SUNY Geneseo Indoor Track and Field team competed at SUNY Brockport this past weekend for the SUNYAC Championships. The teams, for the first time since 2006, swept the SUNYAC Championships. “Those who competed, and those who did not all had a part,” said Assistant Coach Dan Moore. “The cheering squad provided much hype and motivation. […]

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SUN TV

SUN VIDEO: Cal-Mum Advances to Face East Rochester With Victory Over Alexander

  CALEDONIA — The Caledonia-Mumford Raiders defeated the Alexander Trojans 53-43 to advance in the Section V Class C2 division. At the end of the first quarter the teams battled to a 9-9 then and the 2nd the Raiders pulled ahead outscoring the Trojans 15-5 in the second. “I was very happy with the way […]

SUN VIDEO: Geneseo Advances With Victory Over Pembroke 62-26

GENESEO — The Geneseo Blue Devils defeated the Pembroke Dragons in the first round of the Section V Class C1 Bracket 62-26. The Blue Devils held the Dragons to just 11 first half points. Katy Keihl led the Blue Devils with 17 points all of which were in the first half. Vicki Finn had 10 […]

SUN VIDEO: Mount Morris Defeats Wheatland-Chili in First Round of Sectional Play

MOUNT MORRIS — The Mount Morris Blue Devils defeated the Wheatland-Chili Wildcats 62-36 in the Section V Class D1 playoffs. The Blue Devils ended the first with the score 14-10 but then broke game open outscoring the Wildcats 20-8 in the second quarter. The Blue Devils next play February 24 where they will host Jasper […]

SUN VIDEO: Your Genesee Three

We’re rolling out a new show idea from our Sunroom: Your Genesee Three. For those who might have missed them, here are three exclusive video news pieces that we published this week. Take a look and enjoy. We plan to bring you these recaps on the regular from now on.

SUN VIDEO: Lakers Defeat Rangers in First Round of Sectionals

GENESEO — The Geneseo-Livonia-Avon Lakers defeated the Spencerport Rangers 6-3. The 5th seeded Lakers peppered the 12th seeded Rangers with 48 shots on goal. Billy McDevitt set a team record with 5 assists on the night and Isaac Sweet had 19 saves. The Lakers started out slow falling behind 2 goals halfway into the first […]

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