FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: The Chris Copeland Impact

This week has been an awful struggle. I can't shake the tragedy that unfolded over the weekend and the loss of my friend Chris Copeland. Chris and his friend went out snowmobiling on Conesus Lake, never to return again. I didn't know Jay Fluet very well, but if he's anything like all of Chris' other friends, he's a good guy. Most are great guys. The part that I'm struggling with is that Chris and I grew up together. If you grew up in the crew … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: ‘RKids’ Backs Geneseo’s Bright, Low-Income Schoolkids

GENESEO – Kids in low-income housing areas are welcome to a community-driven after school program at St. Michael's Church. Rev. William Daniel Jr. says that 'RKids' started a year ago as the brainchild of local resident Tom Bushnell and has since blossomed into a partnership between the church, Geneseo Central School and SUNY Geneseo. Geneseo Central School counselor Beki Kaye, AmeriCorps VISTA Jessie Gyr, and many college interns hang out … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Sun Rises to Stand Against the LCN

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Dougherty's leadership has continued right where his predecessor's leadership left off: pursuing equipment that would further protect deputies and members of the community. Recently, the Sheriff's Office had an opportunity to obtain a free armored vehicle that was in need of some maintenance but in repairable condition. The Sheriff took advantage of that opportunity. I completely support … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Real Punishment is Being in Online Articles

The following is an email submitted by Quinton Schubmehl to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. 'California Man Scratches Car, Sniffs Felony,' was the headline of an article about me in your August 22, 2016 edition. Included was my photograph, and my name, Quinton Schubmehl. My arrest was based on a video of me walking past a car in the … [Read more...]

Herzog and Cutting Named Genesee Valley Motors and Fratelli’s Athlete of the Week

GENESEO — The GeneseeSun.com has announced Livonia's Maddy Herzog and York's Clay Cutting as the Athlete of the Week. The two point guards each get a $50 gift card to Fratelli's courtesy of Genesee Valley Motors and Fratelli's. Herzog had a career high 27 points in their win over previously undefeated Letchworth and Cutting has led York to their 3rd number 1 seed in school history. … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Simple Fix For Bear Fountain as it Collects Car Parts

I get it - it's a silly rendering. I'm not an engineer, but hopefully you get the gist of it. The bear fountain has been a punching bag for trucks lately. There's a really simple fix and honestly, it's the responsibility of our leaders at the Village Board to handle the situation quickly and appropriately. I love the bear fountain and think it should stay, but with improvements. My rendering, done in 5 minutes and with no engineering … [Read more...]

Sun Co-Owner Participates in Historic Day for the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS — You might notice that the GeneseeSun.com has been without its hallmark sports video coverage this week, and that's with good reason. The GeneseeSun.com's Sports Director and General Manager, Josh Williams, also serves as a video broadcaster for the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls. The wing is currently switching missions from a C-130 Hercules to the KC135 Stratotanker. Williams produced a video for the Air Force documenting … [Read more...]

Lakeville’s Ramsay Constructors Build Giving Tradition with $4.2K in Local Donations

DANSVILLE – When Christmas time rolled around last year, the friends, family and employees of Chris Ramsey and Michelle Paroda knew that their perfect gift would actually be giving something away. The employees of Ramsey Constructors out of Lakeville pooled money together for an end-of-the-year hurrah on Jan. 28 and $1,400 donations to three local organizations: Sully and the Ladies in Pink; the Vincent House; and the Lakeville Fire … [Read more...]

Cycle For Hope Fundraiser at Cycle Craze to Benefit Camp Good Days and Golisaono Children’s Hospital

GENESEO – Cycle Craze is participating in the Cycle for Hope Fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Golisano Children's Hospital. The event is a 6-hour spinning marathon that anyone can participate in.  Sign up and pledge $25 or more for every hour you participate. Email ride@cycle-craze.com to sign up. Times are quickly filling up. "This is a great event that raises funds to support children fighting cancer and their families," said Deb … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Student to Fight Cancer by Crossing Continent

GENESEO – A SUNY Geneseo student is about to push her physical limits to comfort those who are fighting for their lives. Sophia Garber, 21, will put herself through a grueling ride across the country to help those with a much harder battle, the battle against cancer. She and other college students will ride bikes donated by a Baltimore bike shop from Maryland to San Francisco, stopping at volunteers' houses along the way. "I had a close … [Read more...]