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’s Coast Professional Donates Over $12K to Ronald McDonald House

GENESEO — Coast Professional Inc. raised $12,130 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester at the conclusion of its "dress down for charity" program in its Geneseo and Henrietta offices. Coast Professional's 'dress down for charity' program requested employees to donate $20 or more for the option to wear jeans and business casual attire in the office for the month. The total donation included individual donations from employees in … [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...]

SUNY Geneseo’s Restaurant Takeover A Success

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo’s Campus Auxiliary Services hosted its first 'Restaurant Takeover' event last night at the Letchworth Dining Complex on campus. Local village restaurants visited the dining hall, bringing some of their unique menu items for students to try. Featured restaurants included Village Tavern, Sweet Arts Bakery, Village Cafe and The Big Tree Inn, along with Questa Lasagna from Mount Morris. The event pulled near record … [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...]

Car Injures County Courthouse Employee in Parking Lot

GENESEO – A person who works at the Livingston County courthouse was struck and injured by a vehicle Thursday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the female employee was walking through the parking lot near the courthouse rear entrance when she was struck by a vehicle. She suffered a leg injury and was transported to Highland Hospital. As with all minor motor vehicle accidents, the GeneseeSun.com is withholding the … [Read more...]

CCE Meeting to Cultivate Interest in Livingston County Farmers’ Market

GENESEO — The Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Livingston County has scheduled an upcoming meeting to build support for farmers' markets in Livingston County. The event will be co-hosted by the Cornell Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Outreach Team. Growers, community organizations, market managers, and interested community members are all encouraged to attend. The event's hosts will review programs and services that … [Read more...]