One Year Later: Geneseo Remembers Annese and Hutchinson

GENESEO – Today marks one year since the violent deaths of two SUNY Geneseo students shocked Geneseo. Kelsey Annese, 21, of Webster, NY, and Matthew Hutchinson, 24, of Vancouver, British Columbia, were murdered at 18 Wadsworth Street in the early hours of Jan. 17, 2016. The killer then took his own life. Their sudden loss still sends ripples of grief through the College and Village. In the hours following Geneseo Police releasing the names … [Read more...]

North Shore to Reopen as ‘Hook and Spoon’ by Owners of Rabbit Room

LIVONIA – The restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, formerly the North Shore Grill, will soon be the Hook and Spoon. According to the Lake Country Echo, the restaurant is to be extensively renovated. The Hook and Spoon hopes to be open in February or March. The Rabbit Room restaurant, wedding and event space in Honeoye Falls is one of the region's culinary gems. Reviewers on weddingwire.com, for example, consider the old mill … [Read more...]

Geneseo Walmart Food Thief Takes Off into Woods

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested two Geneseo residents for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of food from Walmart, but not before one of them ran into the woods. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Judy Burdick, 43, and Shawn Markham, 43, were arrested for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. "Walmart's loss prevention staff were contacting us and were behind [Burdick and Markham] as they left … [Read more...]

Dwight Folts, Town Board Pass Geneseo Planning Board Torch to Bob Harris

GENESEO – The Geneseo Town Board unanimously voted to appoint Bob Harris as the new Chairman of the Town Planning Board Thursday night. The Town Board appointed Bob Harris to a 7-year term as Chairman of the Town Planning Board following the retirement of the previous chair, Dwight Folts, who held the position for many years. "It's unique for a town board to have the opportunity to appoint a Planning Board Chariman," said Town Supervisor … [Read more...]

Cops Catch Heroin in Livonia

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two local residents for allegedly possessing heroin in Livonia. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Duane Cansdale, 24, and Stephen Cowley Jr., 32, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Cansdale was also charged with misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second … [Read more...]

Livonia Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver on Big Tree Road

LIVONIA – A driver ran off Rte. 20A (Big Tree Road) in the early hours of Thursday. According to the Livonia Fire Department, the driver ran off the road in the area of Big Tree Road and East Lake Road, going over a guard rail and into a pole at 1:35 a.m. The driver was the only occupant and unable to get out. Crews from Livonia and Lakeville worked together to remove the passenger side door to free the patient. Livonia EMS transported … [Read more...]

Livonia Rapist Breaks Several Sex Offender Rules

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Livonia sex offender for allegedly breaking numerous rules of the Sex Offender Registry. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Shane Howard, 26, was arrested for five counts of felony Failure to Register and Verify as a Sex Offender. According to the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, Howard was convicted in 2010 of felony Attempted Rape … [Read more...]

Geneseo Hires Parking Enforcement Officer

GENESEO – The Village of Geneseo hired a new parking enforcement officer. According to Mayor Richard Hatheway, the position will be filled by Jay Lynch, of Leicester. Lynch will begin working on Jan. 17. The appointment follows the resignation of the Village's previous parking enforcement officer around August 2016. Parking continues to be a contentious issue in the Village. Increased parking enforcement turned heads in 2016. As … [Read more...]

Freezing Rain Advisory Cancels Evening Activity at Avon, Livonia Schools

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A freezing rain advisory has closed two Livingston County schools for the night. Livonia Central Schools and Avon Central Schools have cancelled evening activities for Tuesday, Jan. 10. "Due to the developing freezing rain and anticipated deteriorating conditions throughout this afternoon and evening, the campus is closed," posted Livonia Central Schools to Facebook. A winter weather advisory is currently in effect … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Leicester Woman for DWI Truck Accident

LEICESTER – New York State Police arrested a Leicester woman for allegedly driving drunk after she struck a tractor trailer near the entrance to Letchworth State Park late Thursday night. Ashley VanGraafeiland, 23, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated and traffic violations and infractions: Unlicensed Operator, Failure to Keep Right, and No Seatbelt. “She was ejected and sustained injuries to the head, facial injuries and … [Read more...]