Public Demands Policy Changes of Split Geneseo Board in Wake of Detained Migrant Workers

GENESEO – Members of the public asked the Village Board to make policy changes in the wake of Thursday's detainment of migrant workers at a traffic stop on Mary Jemison Drive. Mayor Richard Hatheway called a public meeting for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Village Hall. He, Deputy Mayor Sandra Brennan, Trustee Mary Rutigliano and Trustee Matt Cook attended. Over two dozen people including SUNY Geneseo professors and students, village residents and … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Dansville Gratefully Honors Staff Sgt. Morrow

DANSVILLE – Friends, family, neighbors and fellow service members honored the life of Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow on Saturday. Many members of the Dansville community joined Morrow's family at Williams Park for speeches, prayers and to lay wreaths and flowers at Dansville's memorial to veterans of all wars. Besides thanking her for her service to our nation, her friends and neighbors remember her as 'super positive, loved by all and a … [Read more...]

Sheriff Backs Geneseo Police Calling Border Patrol from Stop

GENESEO Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty tweeted his support for the Geneseo Police Department's decision to call U.S. Border Patrol from a traffic stop on Mary Jemison Drive, a decision which sparked protests. Protesters, including Geneseo Village Trustee Mary Rutigliano, vocally opposed the decision to call Border Patrol, which ultimately led to the detainment of two adult women from Guatemala and five children, including infants. … [Read more...]

6 Injured in Geneseo Arc Bus Crash

GENESEO – Multiple people were sent to the hospital from a crash involving an Arc of Livingston Wyoming bus and a pickup at Dewey Hill, the intersection of Rte. 63 and Rte. 20A. According to first responders on scene, the pickup was northbound on 63 when the driver stopped in traffic waiting to turn left to remain on 63 when the Arc bus struck it in the rear passenger's side at about 5:10 p.m. "Four people including the driver in the pickup … [Read more...]

Mayor Backs Geneseo Police’s Calling Border Patrol at Stop

GENESEO – Village Mayor Richard Hatheway released a statement Friday laying out the details leading up to Thursday's federal detention of seven people on Mary Jemison Drive and that police did their job and did it well. Hatheway's statement comes after Village Trustee Mary Rutigliano advocated for the release of the seven people, two adult women and five children, to the media and at protests during and following the detention. Hatheway's … [Read more...]

Geneseo Town Officials Support Police on Detention of Suspected Illegals in Village

GENESEO – Town officials are making their stances known as protesters continue to denounce the federal detention of seven people as suspected illegal immigrants Thursday evening. Town Supervisor William Wadsworth, Deputy Town Supervisor Roberta Irwin, and Town Councilman Matt Griffo posted their comments to Facebook. "I support the police and trust they know how best to handle a delicate situation," posted Wadsworth. "It wasn’t a pretty … [Read more...]

Trustee Rutigliano: Geneseo Detention Protests are the Right Response

GENESEO – The Village Trustee who joined protests at a traffic stop where two women and five children were taken into custody by Border Patrol says that Geneseo is having the right response. Mary Rutigliano was one of dozens who gathered at the traffic stop for hours as Geneseo Police and Border Patrol agents questioned and ultimately took into custody seven people. Later, she and many others protested outside the Border Patrol office in … [Read more...]

Large Protest Flares Around Family Detained as Illegals in Geneseo

GENESEO – U.S. Border Patrol agents took a family of seven into custody on South Street Thursday night, sparking large protests by SUNY Geneseo students, local officials and migrant workers rights organizations. Mary Rutigliano, SUNY Geneseo student and Village of Geneseo Trustee, said that the Geneseo Police Department should never have called the Border Patrol when the driver of a minivan was stopped for allegedly speeding on Mary Jemison … [Read more...]

Geneseo Trustee: Cops Should Not Have Called Border Patrol on Suspected Illegal Immigrants

GENESEO – Geneseo Village Trustee Mary Rutigliano and several SUNY Geneseo students and recent alumni immediately responded to the detainment of seven people, two adults and five children, as suspected illegal immigrants from a routine traffic stop Thursday evening. Rutigliano returned a request for comment at 1:39 a.m. Friday while outside the Irondequoit Border Patrol Office with members of Metro Justice Rochester and the Worker Justice … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Detain Suspected Illegal Immigrants at Traffic Stop

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department stopped a car for an alleged speeding violation on Mary Jemison Drive and assisted in detaining two adults and several children for allegedly having no valid identification. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that a Geneseo Police Officer stopped a minivan for an alleged speeding violation and called U.S. Border Patrol to confirm the driver's identity when they could not produce a valid form of … [Read more...]