Roscommon Hounds Season Opens with the New Year

To beagle – it’s a verb that refers to the sport of using a pack of beagles to enjoy a tramp about in the outdoors during the winter months observing the diminutive hounds as they attempt to sort out the vagaries of scent in pursuit of the wily wabbit. Rest assured that the bunnies have not only a distinct advantage, they are so adept at eluding any minimal threat to their well-being that one can only wonder why we two-footed 'hunters' even … [Read more...]

The Bright Side: 10 Best ‘Feel Good’ Stories of 2016

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County residents will never forget how 2016 felt like one tragic blow after another. Many felt that unprecedented murder, disaster, drought and loss seemed to repeatedly stain the county without rhyme or reason. But we residents have not forgotten the bright side. Here are 10 times that the bright side of 2016's news lit the region on the Chichester Delivers, Qualifies for Olympic Trials with … [Read more...]

Dad and Daughter Build Support to Make Their ‘Christmas Story’ Lego House Official Set

NYLON – A SUNY Geneseo graduate and his daughter are quickly building support to make their original Lego set of the house from 'A Christmas Story' an official set. Jason Middaugh and his 8-year-old daughter, Jane, built this exact replica of the house from scratch, just for fun. Once his wife, Tina, mentioned that they really might have something here, Jason started looking into how he can apply to make their Lego creation an official … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Rescued Runaway ‘Genny the Pig’ to be Petting Zoo Star

YORK – This porker fit comfortably on Teresa Easton's lap when it was first scooped up on the side of the road in Geneseo. Scared and alone, the pig's future lay in the hands of her captors, who unbeknownst to her would soon become her best friends. Fast forward about five months. 'Genny,' bred as a meat pig destined for the dinner table, now shares a nice comfy barn with some chickens and a duck. An Australian Shepherd makes the rounds … [Read more...]

Around the Sun: Introducing Livingston County’s Only Video Broadcast Studio

For Josh and I, 2016 has been a year for the record books. Josh spent 9 months in Maryland at the U.S. Department of Defense's video broadcast school, during which time I ran the as a solo operation. Josh and I each broke many, many unique, original, local stories over that time, he as Public Affairs Officer for the Air Force's 914th Airlift Wing and I as Livingston County's online news source. We put many miles on our cars … [Read more...]

Staley Earns All-American Status with Top 25 Finish at Junior Olympics

ALABAMA — Catherine Staley, 9, competed at the highest level of competition for youth in America at the Junior Olympics Cross Country meet placing in the top 25 earning her All-American status. Staley, who is in 4th grade at St.Agnes placed 24th out of a field of 313 of the best runners in the Nation. The hard charging runner had qualified for the Junior Olympics with a spectacular performance at the USATF regional qualifier in New Jersey … [Read more...]

Local Heroes Bid Farewell to Chief Tom Linsner

GENESEO – The following is adapted from an obituary published by Rector-Hicks Funeral Home: Thomas J. Linsner, 70, of North Road in Piffard, formerly of Geneseo, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at his residence. He was predeceased by his daughter, Tammy, and his parents, Melvin and Jane Linsner. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Linsner, his children, Brian (Laura) Linsner of Fredericksburg, VA, Janna (Terry) O'Brien of Geneseo, Brian Augustus … [Read more...]

Pearl Harbor Day Touches Navy Vet at National Warplane Museum

GENESEO – On Dec. 7, 1941, a clear, tropical winter morning in Honolulu, Hawaii, young American sailors woke to the dull hum of foreign airplanes. Hundreds of fighters, bombers and torpedo planes with the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service descended on the harbor, raining thousands of bombs and torpedoes on non-combatant American ships and planes. Loss of life was extremely high. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt declared war on … [Read more...]