Police Still Investigating Geneseo Easter ‘Explosion’

GENESEO – Police are still invstigating why a loud 'explosion' noise allegedly shook the area of Avon Road in the wee hours of Easter Sunday. Residents of the area described generally as the vicinity of North Street, Rorbach Lane and Highland Drive say that a loud noise like an 'explosion' startled them at about 3 a.m. Sunday. "It sounded like a bomb and a building falling or a large tree snapping off and crashing through the woods," said … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo in the Semifinals to Become Hockeyville USA

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo's Ira S. Wilson has reached the semifinals of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017, with a grand prize of $150,000 in arena upgrades at stake. Voting for the semifinals is April 18 and 19, and students, parents, staff, alumni, and members of the community are invited to vote up to 50 times per day. To vote, go to the Kraft Hockeyville website here. If Geneseo continues past the semifinals, voting will re-0pen on April 24 for … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo’s Entrepreneurs Venture to Final Round of Competition

GENESEO – Student teams from SUNY Geneseo’s VentureWorks entrepreneurship program are advancing to the NYS Business Plan Competition in Albany April 28. According to a press release from SUNY Geneseo, four of Geneseo’s five teams were named finalists and the fifth an alternate in the recent semi-final round competition at RIT. Voludus (haptic feedback game controller) advanced in the Advanced Tech track; Budamundi Lifestyle (ancient grain … [Read more...]

Geenseo’s Wadsworth Library Proposes Nearly $30K Budget Increase

GENESEO — The Wadsworth Library has scheduled a public hearing for the upcoming Trustee election and budget vote. According to a press release from Wadsworth Library, there will be a public hearing April 25 in regard to the Wadsworth Library Boach requesting a budget increase of $29,967, making the property tax levy for the 2017-2018 budget year a total of $404,406. "Based on the taxable property of the district, a budget of $404,406 … [Read more...]

Original Norman Rockwell Sells for Over $109K in Geneseo

GENESEO — Cottone Auctions sold an original Norman Rockwell along with over $2 million in other gorgeous art pieces and antiques from their auction house in Geneseo. According to a press release from Cottone Auctions, the Norman Rockwell titled Bedtime sold for $109,250. A bronze maquette for the sculpture titled Draped Reclining Figure, by Henry Moore, for $195,500. The art piece originally had a high estimate of $150,000, which the … [Read more...]

Livonia Firefighters Save House from Easter Fire

LIVONIA – Firefighters saved a house from disaster on Easter Sunday at Vanzandt and South Livonia Road. According to first responders who were at the scene, the emergency call went out at about 1:05 p.m. and Livonia Fire Chief PJ Dwyer arrived first on scene to find a working structure fire. "Crews quickly knocked down the fire that was held to the kitchen area," said Dwyer. "Nobody was home at the time of the fire but one dog was rescued … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Ira Ice Arena in Top 4 for $150K Prize

GENESEO – The Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena is officially in the top four for the $150,000 grand prize from Kraft Hockeyville 2017. NBC announced the top four at 3 p.m. Saturday. This is big news for fans of the 'Ira,' which is the only full-size public ice rink for many Livingston County residents. "Thank you voting warriors! We made it!!!! We are in the top four!" posted fan Brian Lawrence. "New round of voting starts at 12 am on the … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: National Warplane Museum’s Educational Programs Take Off

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum's educational programs are taking off, drawing kids and grownups from across Western New York to see real World War II planes, weapons and gear in action. On Friday, that meant the museum was host to Cub Scout Troop 6066 of Indian Falls. "I liked the Tom gun and this plane the most," said Cub Scout Spencer Kohl. "I knew that they had it but I didn't know a lot about it." Reenactors volunteer their … [Read more...]

Livonia Judge Kicks Out Man During His Fight Against Communism

LIVONIA – Town Justice Margaret Graf Linsner ordered court security to remove a man who is vehemently challenging her authority to sit on the bench. Walt Wojtczak, 71, appeared in court Wednesday as 'counsel' for his ex-wife's son, Austin Vaughan, 19, who is facing Criminal Mischief charges from NYS Police. Vaughan is accused of throwing his mother's phone against the ground, breaking it. "There are federal charges filed against you," … [Read more...]

Allegedly Drugged Driver Leads Cops on Low-Speed Chase Through Groveland

GROVELAND – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a West Virginia driver on several charges, including felony drugged driving, after he allegedly swerved all over 390 in Groveland. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Donnie Plumlee, 46, was arrested for felony Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, misdemeanor Reckless Driving, … [Read more...]