EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: New Members Keep Kiwanis Effective in Geneseo

The following is an email submitted by Laura Wrubel to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the Letter to the Geneseo Community: You may have recently seen articles in this paper reflecting activities of the the Geneseo Kiwanis Club. The members of the club invite you to become a part of our volunteer work in this community. Geneseo Kiwanis … [Read more...]

Internet Loves SUNY Geneseo Proposal Pic

GENESEO – Valley lovers are spreading a photo of a beautiful moment on SUNY Geneseo's campus like wildfire. In just four hours, 632 people 'reacted to' the post to SUNY Geneseo's Facebook page. The College wishes Shane O'Donnell and Caitlin Sullivan '13 all the best. "Yesterday afternoon, as the sun set over the valley, one of those small but perfect moments happened on our campus," posted SUNY Geneseo. "This perfect moment has an equally … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Collins is Duty Bound to Hold Town Hall

The following is an email submitted by Anne Roth-Blizzard to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the Dear Editor, Our duly elected “representative” Chris Collins is stating that he will “never hold a Town Hall Meeting” because “what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you. They are not what you would hope they … [Read more...]

York Says Farewell to ‘Aunt Vera,’ World-Class Public Servant

The following is adapted from an obituary from Rector-Hicks Funeral Home in Geneseo. YORK – York bid a final farewell to the public servant who traveled the world but did her best work at home. Veronica Mary Schwan, or 'Sister Mary Alena,' 89, was born Nov. 21, 1927 in Rochester William and Helen Wynhurst Schwan. She attended St. Peter and Paul Grammar School, graduating in June 1941. That fall, she entered Holy Angels Academy in Fort Lee, … [Read more...]

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 for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the '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 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...]