LIVINGSTON COUNTY

County Administrator Ian Coyle. (2015 file photo)

NYS Awards Livingston County $3.5M for Major Projects

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – New York State awarded the County government about $3.5 million for four major local economic development projects. According to a press release from Livingston County, they are the recipients of four large awards through the 2016 New York State Regional Economic Development Council Awards announced on Dec. 8. The money will … [Read More...]

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Finger Lakes Opera’s Shows Will Go On Independent of SUNY

GENESEO – Though SUNY Geneseo will no longer fund the Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) as a 'resident professional company,' the company's director assures patrons that, as always, the show will go on. FLO Artistic Director Gerard Floriano released a statement via Facebook reiterating that the College will no longer support the FLO financially, but … [Read More...]

FLO Artistic Director Gerard Floriano. (Photo/SUNY Geneseo)

SUNY Geneseo Cuts All Ties with Finger Lakes Opera

UPDATE: Finger Lakes Opera’s Shows Will Go On Independent of SUNY GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles discontinued Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) operations, effective immediately. According to Battles' campus-wide email on Nov. 11, challenges with finances and enrollment has made certain cutbacks necessary. Until now, the FLO, which … [Read More...]

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Springwater’s AWOL Super Keeps Defending Absence from County Meetings

SPRINGWATER – Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry continues to defend her near total absence from all of her Livingston County meetings. On Dec. 6, the GeneseeSun.com released an update reporting that Babbitt-Henry had officially missed all Human Services Committee meetings and 17 of 22 meetings of the Board of Supervisors. On Dec. 7, … [Read More...]

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Judge Purtell Scoffed at First Amendment During Homicide Arraignment

YORK – Justice Walter Purtell joked on the record that 'what the Town of York needs right now is a good lawsuit' while arraigning Danielle Allen on a felony manslaughter charge. Court transcripts obtained by our news partners News10NBC show that court clerk Norma Geary repeatedly asked the Judge to allow the media access to the arraignment to … [Read More...]

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Truck Burns at Fastenal in Avon

AVON – A dump truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon outside of Fastenal on Rte. 15 (Lakeville Road). According to eyewitnesses, the smoke was visible from I-390 nearby as the fire started just before 3:30 p.m. Firefighters with the East Avon Fire Department responded to the scene alongside multiple assisting departments. There are no … [Read More...]

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Jack Quinns’ Irish Pub Opens in Lima to Friendly Neighbors

LIMA – Over the last two weeks, a quiet, bare-beamed pub peeked its doors open for friends and neighbors on West Main Road. Now, all are invited to gather and chat over a drink and a snack. Jack Quinn's Irish Pub at 6659 West Main Road, formerly the long-closed Jack and Jill's, is a haven for the weary traveler, family-oriented eatery … [Read More...]

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No Opposition Heard at Avon’s Village Deer Harvest Presentation

AVON – No dissenters spoke as the Deer Management Committee publicly presented their plan to coordinate regulated annual deer culling in the Village. The committee, consisting of Don Mastin, Kevin Allen, Chris Connie, Scott Gage, Herb Jones, Chuck Kanty, Trustee Rob Hayes, Avon Police Officer Joe Geer, and NYS Department of Environmental … [Read More...]

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Truck Hits Avon Boy Trying to Save Dog

AVON – A large truck hit an Avon boy who ran into traffic to save a pet dog on South Avon Road on Saturday. According to Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the 12-year-old suffered a serious leg injury and the dog was fatally injured. The boy was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating … [Read More...]

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Finger Lakes Opera’s Shows Will Go On Independent of SUNY

GENESEO – Though SUNY Geneseo will no longer fund the Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) as a 'resident professional company,' the company's director assures patrons that, as always, the show will go on. FLO Artistic Director Gerard Floriano released a statement via Facebook reiterating that the College will no longer support the FLO financially, but … [Read More...]

FLO Artistic Director Gerard Floriano. (Photo/SUNY Geneseo)

SUNY Geneseo Cuts All Ties with Finger Lakes Opera

UPDATE: Finger Lakes Opera’s Shows Will Go On Independent of SUNY GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles discontinued Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) operations, effective immediately. According to Battles' campus-wide email on Nov. 11, challenges with finances and enrollment has made certain cutbacks necessary. Until now, the FLO, which … [Read More...]

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Mom Pilfers Geneseo Wegmans with Her Teens’ Help

GENESEO – The New York State Police arrested a Geneseo resident for allegedly stealing several items from Wegmans with the help of her two teenage children. According to a press release from the New York State Police, Sarah Shengulette, 41, was arrested for three counts of misdemeanor Petit Larceny and one count of misdemeanor Endangering the … [Read More...]

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Springwater’s AWOL Super Keeps Defending Absence from County Meetings

SPRINGWATER – Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry continues to defend her near total absence from all of her Livingston County meetings. On Dec. 6, the GeneseeSun.com released an update reporting that Babbitt-Henry had officially missed all Human Services Committee meetings and 17 of 22 meetings of the Board of Supervisors. On Dec. 7, Babbitt-Henry posted the following as […]

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No-Show Springwater Super Absent for All 2016 Committee Meetings

SPRINGWATER – Town Supervisor Deborah Babbitt-Henry has officially been AWOL for 100 percent of Livingston County Human Services Committee meetings in 2016. Babbitt-Henry was elected in 2012 and collects $15,510 per year. In October 2016, after the GeneseeSun.com published statistics on her absence over the past two years, she provided the following comment. Capitalization, bolding and […]

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Honeoye Falls-Lima Coach Arrested for Inappropriate Message to Teen

HONEOYE FALLS – The New York State Police arrested an Assistant Track Coach at Honeoye Falls Lima High School for allegedly requesting illicit photographs from a 16-year-old. According to a press release from New York State Police, Jeffrey Utegg, 32, was arrested for misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. NYSP in Rochester made the arrest […]

(L-R) Faber and McCarthy. (Photos/Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Secret Suboxone Sinks Duo in Dansville

DANSVILLE –The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested then re-arrested an Angelica resident and an Olean resident for allegedly packing drugs both on the road and in jail. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Jon Faber, 31, was arrested for misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of […]

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Hunter in Springwater Reported Dead, Sheriff’s Office Investigating

SPRINGWATER — The Livingston County Sheriffs Office is investigating an E-911 call where a man was reported as a ‘hunter down for an unknown reason’ at approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Sheriffs Office confirmed that the hunter is deceased. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Marvin Hill Rd. This is the second hunter death […]

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Mom Pilfers Geneseo Wegmans with Her Teens’ Help

GENESEO – The New York State Police arrested a Geneseo resident for allegedly stealing several items from Wegmans with the help of her two teenage children. According to a press release from the New York State Police, Sarah Shengulette, 41, was arrested for three counts of misdemeanor Petit Larceny and one count of misdemeanor Endangering the […]

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Cops Find Pills and Weed on Unconscious Driver in Groveland

GROVELAND – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mount Morris Man for allegedly carrying pills and marijuana in a vehicle in which he was found unconscious. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Thomas Predmore, 63, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Unlawful Possession of […]

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Possible Heroin Overdose Sends Driver Off Livonia Road

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man for allegedly driving drugged and running his car off Richmond Mills Road. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, James Ozzello IV, 28, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh […]

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Livingston County to Appoint Hayden Dadd as First Ever Conflict Defender

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The county government offered the newly-created position of Conflict Defender to local attorney Hayden Dadd, and he accepted. Dadd currently serves the County as a Livingston County Assistant District Attorney and has worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney within his past eight years as an attorney. A panel including County Administrator […]

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Teens’ Cosmetic Thefts from Geneseo Walmart Not Pretty

GENESEO – Geneseo Police arrested a total of three teenagers in two unrelated instances of cosmetics theft from Walmart over the past week. According to a press release from the Geneseo Police Department, three people were arrested for Misdemeanor Petit Larceny: Victoria Ozadovsky, 19, of Oceanside, NY and two others under age 19, one from Avon and one from Honeoye […]

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Staley Earns All-American Status with Top 25 Finish at Junior Olympics

ALABAMA — Catherine Staley, 9, competed at the highest level of competition for youth in America at the Junior Olympics Cross Country meet placing in the top 25 earning her All-American status. Staley, who is in 4th grade at St.Agnes placed 24th out of a field of 313 of the best runners in the Nation. […]

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Local Heroes Bid Farewell to Chief Tom Linsner

GENESEO – The following is adapted from an obituary published by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home: Thomas J. Linsner, 70, of North Road in Piffard, formerly of Geneseo, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at his residence. He was predeceased by his daughter, Tammy, and his parents, Melvin and Jane Linsner. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Linsner, […]

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Pearl Harbor Day Touches Navy Vet at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – On Dec. 7, 1941, a clear, tropical winter morning in Honolulu, Hawaii, young American sailors woke to the dull hum of foreign airplanes. Hundreds of fighters, bombers and torpedo planes with the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service descended on the harbor, raining thousands of bombs and torpedoes on non-combatant American ships and planes. Loss of […]

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FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Judge Purtell Should Resign

York Town Judge Walter Purtell should resign immediately. Purtell made headlines after banning media from the courtroom during the arraignment of Danielle Allen for the homicide of her then boyfriend Marcus Postell. Rochester media outlets were rightfully livid over violation of first amendment rights. For myself, the greater issue is Purtell being able to continue on as Judge. […]

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Jack Quinns’ Irish Pub Opens in Lima to Friendly Neighbors

LIMA – Over the last two weeks, a quiet, bare-beamed pub peeked its doors open for friends and neighbors on West Main Road. Now, all are invited to gather and chat over a drink and a snack. Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub at 6659 West Main Road, formerly the long-closed Jack and Jill’s, is a haven for […]

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Staley Earns All-American Status with Top 25 Finish at Junior Olympics

ALABAMA — Catherine Staley, 9, competed at the highest level of competition for youth in America at the Junior Olympics Cross Country meet placing in the top 25 earning her All-American status. Staley, who is in 4th grade at St.Agnes placed 24th out of a field of 313 of the best runners in the Nation. […]

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BOYS BASKETBALL: York Tops Letchworth

LETCHWORTH — The York Golden Knights (3-0) stayed unbeaten by defeating the Letchworth Indians 61-46. York outscored Letchworth 24- 13 in fourth quarter to pull away. “Were very happy to get a win tonight, Seth Gill played about as good an offensive game as you can play. I’m not sure in my 11 years as […]

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MENS BASKETBALL: Knights Cruise in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Geneseo men’s basketball team won big at SUNY Plattsburgh Friday night by the final score of 86-71. The Knights trailed 36-33 at halftime. However, they came back with a big second half where they outscored the Cardinals 53-35 to close out the game. Senior guard Justin Ringen had 21 points and […]

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MENS HOCKEY: Ice Knights Win in Plattsburgh

PLATTTSBURGH — In a rematch of last year’s SUNYAC Championship, the Geneseo men’s hockey team defeated Plattsburgh 5-4 on Friday night at Maxcy Hall. After seeing their winning streak snap last Saturday in Buffalo, the Ice Knights rebounded nicely with a big road win. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one on goals […]

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Avon Football Star Signs Pro Contract

AVON – Brandon Fuentes, an Avon native where he was a High School graduate in 2012, signed a contract with the High Country Grizzlies of the National Arena League. Fuentes was a three-year starter during his football days at Avon and played seven different positions his senior year. After graduating high school, Fuentes went to play […]

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Pearl Harbor Day Touches Navy Vet at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – On Dec. 7, 1941, a clear, tropical winter morning in Honolulu, Hawaii, young American sailors woke to the dull hum of foreign airplanes. Hundreds of fighters, bombers and torpedo planes with the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service descended on the harbor, raining thousands of bombs and torpedoes on non-combatant American ships and planes. Loss of […]

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Drug Overdose Takes Life of SUNY Geneseo Student

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department is investigating the death of a SUNY Geneseo student in an off-campus apartment. Colin Murphy, 21, passed away on Nov. 22. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the initial investigation suggests a drug overdose. “We have expressed our condolences to the family,” said Osganian. “Unfortunately this is a very […]

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WATCH: Sneak Peek at Expanded Sunroom Newscast

    The GeneseeSun.com’s new and expanded Sunroom studio is taking shape. Take a look at this prototype ‘Suncast,’ delivered from our news desk with a traditional newscast feel. The Sunroom, Livingston County’s first video news studio, is the result of years of constant work and honing by co-owners Josh Williams and Conrad Baker. We […]

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