LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Geneseo Vietnam Vet Dennis Staley to Enter Hall of Fame

GENESEO – Geneseo High School graduate and Vietnam veteran Dennis Staley will soon enter the Veterans Hall of Fame. According to a press release from the Livingston County Veteran Service Agency, Staley, of Geneseo, was selected by Senator Patrick Gallivan to be inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame in Albany on May 16, 2017. The Veterans … [Read More...]

Fore! Hash Browns from Wegmans Might Contain Golf Ball Parts

GENESEO – Wegmans sent out a robocall Thursday morning to warn customers that some frozen hash browns may contain 'golf ball parts.' The call included customers who had recently purchased the hash browns. Specifically, Wegmans said that golf ball material may be in O'Brien frozen hash browns with a 'best by' date of Oct. 2017 marked as … [Read More...]

Geneseo Teacher Wins County Earth Day Award

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A nationally-renowned teacher at Geneseo Central School is the recipient of the 19th annual Earth Day Award for cultivating science and environmental education the world over. Geneseo teacher Randy French has provided more than 35 years of dedicated service to the science and environmental education for both youths and … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

That Stinks! Crews Clean York Manure Spill

YORK – A manure spill sent emergency cleanup crews and the Department of Environmental Conservation to a farm on York Road West on Friday. According to Livingston County Emergency Management Director Kevin Niedermaier, a broken hose leaked manure near the Genesee River. "It was a broken drag line," said Niedermaier. "The operators were right … [Read More...]

Cops Arrest Caledonia 19-Year Old for Sex with Teen Under 15

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Caledonia resident on a felony rape charge for allegedly having sex with a younger teen. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Joseph McFadden, 19, is charged with felony Rape in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. On April … [Read More...]

SUN VIDEO: Our Family Diner Legally Blocks in Neighbors’ Driveway

YORK – A neighbor dispute at a diner on Retsof Road is rapidly deteriorating into a lawsuit. Neighbors say that the restaurant, which technically owns the end of the residence's driveway, had no reason to install cement blocks on either side of the driveway. "My biggest concern, being a type 1 diabetic, if in time I needed emergency … [Read More...]

$1K DKG Grant Gives St. Agnes Kids Storytime with Local Literary Artists

AVON – The generosity of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) brought two authors and a storyteller to share their love for reading, writing and storytelling with kids at St. Agnes School. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, Pittsford author Marsha Hales, Conesus author Elizabeth Falk and Dansville storyteller Cris Riedel visited the kids to … [Read More...]

1 Goes to Hospital from York Bus Accident

YORK – An ambulance took one person from school bus accident Monday at the intersection of Linwood Road and Limerick Road. According to a Facebook post by the York Fire Department, an emergency call for a two-vehicle collision, found to involve a bus and minivan, went out at 7 a.m. Monday, reporting that the driver of the van was … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Geneseo Vietnam Vet Dennis Staley to Enter Hall of Fame

GENESEO – Geneseo High School graduate and Vietnam veteran Dennis Staley will soon enter the Veterans Hall of Fame. According to a press release from the Livingston County Veteran Service Agency, Staley, of Geneseo, was selected by Senator Patrick Gallivan to be inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame in Albany on May 16, 2017. The Veterans … [Read More...]

Fore! Hash Browns from Wegmans Might Contain Golf Ball Parts

GENESEO – Wegmans sent out a robocall Thursday morning to warn customers that some frozen hash browns may contain 'golf ball parts.' The call included customers who had recently purchased the hash browns. Specifically, Wegmans said that golf ball material may be in O'Brien frozen hash browns with a 'best by' date of Oct. 2017 marked as … [Read More...]

Marine Deputies Save Capsized Kayaker on Conesus Lake

CONESUS – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office saved the life of a Kansas City man when his kayak capsized on Conesus Lake on Sunday. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Marine Patrol Deputies Clark Young and James Clark were patrolling the lake at about 3 p.m. when they saw what they believed to be a log floating in … [Read More...]

Promote Geneseo! Uses New Guide and App to Push Local Tourism

GENESEO – Promote Geneseo! rolled out a new name and a new look Monday, which includes the use of a new travel guide and a neat video app to push for local attractions. Promote Geneseo! held a reception at Nothnagle Realty on Main Street Geneseo to officially unveil the new guide, which lists the Village and Town's businesses, cool local events … [Read More...]

Hero Dairy Workers Save Leicester Barn from Paper Fire

LEICESTER – A sharp eye and all-out battle against a paper fire in a Leicester barn saved the barn, cows and business from a potentially catastrophic blaze early Friday morning. Investigators say that a stationary tractor has sat in this dairy barn to shred paper for 10 years. At about 5:17 a.m., while workers had finished shredding a load of … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

Passing of Keshequa Teacher Ryan Almeter Fuels Friend’s Year-Round Balloon Rides

NUNDA – Balloon pilot Kevin Raymond chose to spend a long time on the ground following the tragic passing of his friend and fellow teacher, Ryan Almeter, in a balloon flying accident in June 2016. Now, Raymond, himself a balloon pilot, is flying private rides high above Letchworth State Park, the land and waters they both […]

Cops Cuffed Bone Yard Visitor for Knife During Meth Bust

WEST SPARTA The list of people arrested in connection to the Bone Yard is still growing. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Conesus man on a felony charge for allegedly possessing an illegal knife on his way to the Bone Yard. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jason Brockett, 33, was arrested […]

Feds and Cops Crush Boneyard’s 20-Year Meth Ring

Note: According to a press release sent later Tuesday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, all four defendants are facing increased federal charges that could result in a maximum of life in prison and a $10,000,000 fine. Take a look at our follow up here. WEST SPARTA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed federal charges against four […]

Meth Busts, Including One at West Sparta Boneyard, Lock Up 3

WEST SPARTA – Three men are in custody on high-level drug felonies following two drug busts in the Town of West Sparta, at least one of which was at the Boneyard auto salvage. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, arrested were: Kenneth Hoag, 55, of Dansville; Kurt Redance, 26, of West Sparta; […]

Cops Arrest Teen for Sexual Contact with Protected Girl

WEST SPARTA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a North Cohocton resident for allegedly having sexual contact with and sending indecent pictures to a 14-year-old subject of an order of protection. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Murray Dunham, 18, was arrested for felony Disseminating Indecent Material to a Minor in the Second Degree, […]

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COURTS

Cops Arrest Caledonia 19-Year Old for Sex with Teen Under 15

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Caledonia resident on a felony rape charge for allegedly having sex with a younger teen. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Joseph McFadden, 19, is charged with felony Rape in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. On April 25, […]

Cops Cuffed Bone Yard Visitor for Knife During Meth Bust

WEST SPARTA The list of people arrested in connection to the Bone Yard is still growing. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Conesus man on a felony charge for allegedly possessing an illegal knife on his way to the Bone Yard. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jason Brockett, 33, was arrested […]

Cops Find Dope in Pack of Smokes on 390

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Geneseo resident when they found what is believed to be heroin in a pack of cigarettes he allegedly threw from his car. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Timothy Mayeu, 50, was arrested for felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, misdemeanor Criminal […]

4 Busted for West Sparta Meth Ring Could Face Life in Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that the four people federally charged for allegedly conspiring to sell methamphetamine in West Sparta could face a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. According to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., Kurt Redance, 26, of Dansville, Kenneth Hoag, 55, of Dansville, […]

Livonia Man Wants Trial after Chase and Kids ‘Exit Car’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Livonia man said Tuesday that he is turning down a plea offer to take his felony Reckless Endangerment, DWI and drug possession case to trial. Paul Carey, 38, said that he wants to fight several charges, including: felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree; felony Reckless Endangerment in […]

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FEATURES

Obituary: Klemmer, Patricia Ann ‘Patty’ (Halpin)

The following is based on an obituary published by Dougherty Funeral Homes: Klemmer, Patricia Ann “Patty” (Halpin) Caledonia: April 20, 2017 at age 62 years. Predeceased by her parents Theodore & Marie Halpin, her father-in-law Allan Klemmer, and her nephew Matthew Halpin. Survived by her husband of 42 years Paul Klemmer and children; Jason (Nicole) […]

St. Agnes Kids Buy ‘Sneakers’ to Kick Multiple Sclerosis

AVON – For this year’s Lenten Drive, ‘Making a Difference One Step at a Time,’ students earned quarters from their family, and sometimes the principal, Ms. Elizabeth Jensen, for doing extra chores and good deeds. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, students used quarters to purchase ‘sneakers’ for $3, or the equivalent of one […]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Fresh Air Fund Open to More Host Families

The following is an email submitted by Fatima Shama, Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to […]

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SPORTS

GIRLS SOFTBALL: Cal-Mum Defeats Avon 17-1

AVON — The Caledonia-Mumford Raiders defeated the Avon Braves 17-1 in a conference game. The Raiders were led by Hannah Rubinrott, who pitched a 3 hitter with 11 strikeouts, as well as Meghan Mietlicki, who had a 3 for 4 double and triple 4 RBIs. Also contributing to the Raiders’ win was Makenzie Wilson, who […]

GIRLS SOFTBALL: York Defeats Pavilion 15-6

PAVILION — The York Golden Knights defeated the Pavilion Golden Gophers with a score of 15-6. The Golden Knights were led by freshman pitcher Emily Leone, who threw 6 innings and struck out 3 batters, to contribute to her first varsity win. Also included among Golden Knight contributors was Becca Fuller, who had 2 runs and […]

BOYS BASEBALL: Geneseo Falls to Way-Coh

WAYLAND-COHOCTON — The Geneseo Blue Devils fell to the Wayland-Cohocton Eagles in a close game, with a score of 2-1. The Eagles were led by sophomore Connor Englert and senior Jack Gibson, scoring 1 run each, as well as senior pitcher Eythan Briggs, pitching a game total of 5 strikeouts. On the Blue Devils’ side, […]

SUNY Geneseo Track And Field Continues Breaking Records

GENESEO – The SUNY Geneseo Track and Field team had a busy weekend. The team sent crews to SUNY Cortland, and Princeton, to compete. Each meet turned in outstanding performances. “Princeton went very well” said Assistant Coach Dan Moore. “Cortland went extremely well and the athletes continued to make remarkable progress. The team is rounding […]

GIRLS SOFTBALL: Cal-Mum Captures Tourney Title

CAL-MUM — The Cal-Mum girls’ softball team won both their games to capture the LeRoy Softball Tournament April 22. The tourney took place at Cal-Mum due to poor field conditions at LeRoy. Cal-Mum took advantage of their home field by beating Pal-Mac 8-3 in their first game. Cal-Mum’s Grace Walker stole the show in this […]

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SUN TV

WATCH: Caledonia Bids Farewell to Former Fire and Police Chief ‘Torp’

CALEDONIA – For a moment last week, the passing of a loved and treasured local hero crossed a local cameraman’s skill and memory of this giant among giants. Over 23,000 people have watched Kevin Keenan’s video honoring the life of former Caledonia Chief Tom ‘Torp’ Torpey, 71. “Today we lost one of our own,” posted Keenan on Facebook […]

SUN VIDEO: National Warplane Museum’s Educational Programs Take Off

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum’s educational programs are taking off, drawing kids and grownups from across Western New York to see real World War II planes, weapons and gear in action. On Friday, that meant the museum was host to Cub Scout Troop 6066 of Indian Falls. “I liked the Tom gun and this plane […]

SUN VIDEO: Sheriff’s Office GPS ‘Pucks’ Could Slow Perps and Save Lives

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is the first in the state to use StarChase, GPS tracking devices to mark and follow fleeing cars. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says that the StarChase ‘puck’ is shot from the front of the patrol car and sticks to the fleeing vehicle with a 30-pound magnet […]

SUN VIDEO: IDA to Name Brew IN Livingston Winners Friday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Industrial Development Agency will announce the winners of the Brew IN Livingston competition on Friday. Bill Bacon, Executive Director of the IDA, said that the program is designed to develop a brewery trail in Livingston County, which will propagate local agriculture, manufacturing, retail and tourism. “We are very excited to have an […]

SUN VIDEO: Debby Emerson Starts New Chapter as Wadsworth Library’s Next Director

GENESEO – Wadsworth Library on Center Street welcomed its new library director on Monday. Debby Emerson is taking the reins from retiring director Anna Grace. “I have some big shoes to fill,” said Emerson. Her love for libraries began when she first moved to northern Ontario, Canada. Now, Emerson says she loves working at the library […]

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