WATCH: Emmeline Goes Under the Torch for Her Return to Geneseo’s Main Street

GENESEO – Restoration experts put the flames to the bronze bear as part of her journey back to her pedestal on Main Street. The Association for the Preservation of Geneseo (APOG) shared the above video, originally posted by Connie Basset to Instagram, with a message from Emmeline: "Getting my restoration done so I can come home! Miss everyone! Having some great R&R (Repair and Restoration). Constance and David have been taking care of … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Babysitters for Geneseo Child Abuse

GENESEO The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two people after a report of child abuse at the Dollar Tree in Genesee Valley Plaza. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Pietro Russo, 41, was arrested for felony Assault in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Heather Woodworth, 36, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, a violation. On April 10, at about 1:15 p.m., Deputy Becky … [Read more...]

Homicide Suspect High-Tailed it Through Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – A Mount Morris Police Officer stopped a driver on April 5 who would in the following days be arrested for a gruesome Pennsylvania homicide. Mount Morris Police Officer Melody Moore happened to be behind the station wagon southbound on Rte. 36 and called in to the 911 Center at about 3 p.m. to report that it was driving 70 mph towards Main Street with its hazard lights on, passing in a no-passing zone. Officer Zachary Hinkson … [Read more...]

The Oaks Takes Root at Livingston Country Club

GENESEO — Livingston Country Club's new restaurant and bar, The Oaks, opened for the first time Tuesday. The complement to the country club's golf course on 20A is now run by Gale and Nancy Hazen with the help of former bartender and New York City restauranteur Glyn Hartigan, who says that the venue is open to any and all, not just members of the golf course. "I did used to bartend here and the opportunity arose to take it on so we jumped … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Serves ‘Order to Remedy’ on Owners of Boarding House

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village of Mount Morris served an 'order to remedy' to the owners of a boarding house that a resident alleged was not in compliance with local code. Ken Mignemi, who owns the house with Joe Zambito, says that they will appeal the order to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and have concerns about the living arrangements of their tenants, most of whom have checkered pasts and criminal histories. "We have four homeless … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo President Cautiously Applauds ‘Historic’ Free Tuition

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles released a statement to students and staff applauding Governor Cuomo and the legislature for their commitment to ensuring New Yorkers college degrees but explaining that the requirements will very likely increase students' demand for credit hours. Battles said that the now passed Excelsior Scholarship Program, designed to provide free college to students without access to more than $100,000 for … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo’s Ice Arena Shoots Hard for $150K Prize

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo is giving their all on social media for the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena, which is in the running for huge free upgrades and a chance to host the NHL for a pre-season game. SUNY Geneseo is peppering their social media pages urging locals to vote in support of 'the Ira.' Competition is steep, with five other community ice rinks in the game in the eastern U.S. Five others out west are competing with each other but do not … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Raises Over $160K for Relay for Life

GENESEO – Saturday's 12th annual Relay for Life raised over $160,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS). In aiding the ACS, the student-run event helped not only to raise money for cancer research, but also to sustain services for cancer patients. This year, the event raised $160,173. The Geneseo event is among the top 25 Relay for Life events nationally and has won several national Relay for Life Awards. College President Denise … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Walks Out of the Darkness to Prevent Suicide

GENESEO — The SUNY Geneseo student body will again join the annual Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide, for which walkers are encouraged to sign up online, create teams, and seek out sponsors. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 12th leading cause of death overall in New York, with one person dying by suicide every 5 hours statewide. According to New York State Department of Health, Livingston … [Read more...]

Geneseo and York Odyssey of the Mind Qualify for World Championship

GENESEO — Students at Geneseo Central School and York Central School qualified for the World Finals at the Odyssey of the Mind State Championship on at Binghamton University. Official results say that the competition on Apr. 8 saw teams qualify for worlds in a total of  seven categories between the two schools. At this year's State Championship, Geneseo Central School had three 1st place finishes, in categories 'Ready, Set, Balsa, Build!' … [Read more...]