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...]

Mayor Mike Tearfully Passes Torch to New Board

MOUNT MORRIS – Outgoing Mayor Joel Mike wished the newly-elected members of the Village Board well early Wednesday morning as election results came in. Mike chose not to run for re-election. Frank Provo won the mayor's seat and Geoff Pagano and Pete Bishop won trustee seats. "Congratulations to Mayor elect Frank Provo, and Trustees Elect Geoff Pagano and Pete Bishop," posted outgoing Mayor Joel Mike to Facebook in the early hours of … [Read more...]

Amanda Halpenny Joins Livingston County Dept. of Health

MOUNT MORRIS — The Livingston County Department of Health welcomes a new provider, Amanda Acomb Halpenny, to its Reproductive Health Center and WIC Clinic. According to a press release from the Livingston County Department of Health, Halpenny received her midwifery certification from the Frontier Nursing School in 2014 and has since been trained in techniques allowing her to distribute new and emerging forms of birth control, specifically an … [Read more...]

March Music Madness Coming to Geneseo Riviera

GENESEO — The Historic Geneseo Riviera Theatre will be hosting their second annual concert called 'March Music Madness' this upcoming weekend to benefit Geneseo Rotary Club community programs. The family-oriented concert will feature music by Bob's Brother's Band, snacks, and a cash bar. "We wanted to use music to bring people together to celebrate the Geneseo community spirit," said Tim Hayes, President of the Geneseo Rotary Club. "The … [Read more...]

Victor E. Knight Hopes to Defend ‘Mascot Madness’ Title

GENESEO — The fifth annual SUNY Mascot Madness tournament is now underway, as Victor E. Knight tries to defend his title as reigning champion. Mascot Madness is a five-round tournament to select New York State's favorite mascot that coincides with the March Madness tournament. The competition is an opportunity for students, alumni, staff, and community friends of every SUNY college to show their school spirit. “With all of our competitive … [Read more...]

Geneseo Kiwanis’ Charitable Antique Show Moves to Old Staples

GENESEO – Through a year of hurdles, Geneseo Kiwanis' annual antique show is coming to Genesee Valley Plaza on the first days of April. The show on April 1 and 2 will as always benefit Livingston County food pantries. Admission for the entire weekend is $7, with a dollar taken off ticket prices with a donation of any non-perishable food. "I'm a big fan of food pantries," said auction organizer Pam Linfoot. "It's an everyday way to serve the … [Read more...]