‘It’s Time,’ Lima Super Pete Yendell Will Not Run for Re-Election

LIMA – After 38 years of public service in Lima, Town Supervisor Pete Yendell has decided not to run for re-election this fall. According to Yendell, his decision was finalized during his vacation earlier this year. “I made my decision when I was down in Florida," said Yendell. "When I was there, my wife and I talked. I’ve been at it for 38 years. It’s long enough. Having a month down there just kind of put the frosting on the cake to say, … [Read more...]

Avon Proposes Temporary Ban on Industrial Solar Fields

AVON – The Town of Avon scheduled a public hearing for a moratorium and prohibition of large-scale solar fields. This may surprise some residents, since Avon Central School is home to the largest solar field on any school grounds in New York State. However, the moratorium, if passed, would not stop that solar field from operating. It would, however, prevent any similar fields from being built. "The moratorium only affects large-scale … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Illegal Immigrant for Felony DWAI with Child on the Flats

YORK – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Brooklyn man who is believed to be in the country illegally for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle on Rte. 63. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Brandon Abriz, 22, was arrested for felony DWAI under Leandra's Law, misdemeanor DWAI Drugs, misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and violations including … [Read more...]

York Farmer Gone Paratrooper to Jump on National Stage for All American Week

YORK – An eighth-generation Livingston County farmer will gear up jump for tens of thousands of veterans to celebrate the centennial of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Spc. Andrew Donnan, an infantryman with the Famed Devils Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division, will join a record-high 1,700 of his brothers-and-sisters-in-arms in a jump for the Division's All American Week. Scheduled for May 25, this will be the largest airborne … [Read more...]

Avon Voters Approve Purchase of New School Bus and Vehicle

AVON – Village residents voted in favor of the purchase of two transportation vehicles at Avon Central Schools. According to a press release from Avon Central Schools, the Board of Education of the Avon Central School District is hereby authorized to expend an amount not to exceed a combined total of $165,000 to purchase the vehicles. The vehicles will be a 65-passenger school bus that will cost up to $114,500 and one … [Read more...]

Driver Hits Parked Car in Avon

AVON – A woman is en route to a hospital after her vehicle struck a parked car. According to first responders at the scene, the driver of a white sedan was northbound on Athena Drive when her car swerved across the road and struck a parked vehicle which was faced southbound at about 10:30 a.m. The driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is investigating. The Avon Fire Department … [Read more...]

Live Ammo Sends Avon School Into Lockdown

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AVON — The Avon Central School District High School went into lockdown after a live round of ammunition was discovered in a bathroom. According to our news partner News10NBC, Aaron Johnson, Superintendent of Avon Central School District, the building was placed into lockdown and all student lockers were swept and staff bags were searched. "Today a live round of ammunition was found in a high school bathroom. As a precaution, the building … [Read more...]

St. Agnes Kids are Returning Page Turners Champions

AVON – St. Agnes School's 4th and 5th graders students on the Page Turners team took home the Championship Trophy from their Regional Competition. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, the Regional Competition was on April 24 in York with St. Agnes School, Letchworth, Batavia, Livonia and Pembroke competing for the title. Competition was fierce. St. Agnes School came out on top by one point in a close match, earning them the … [Read more...]

IDA to Rename Struggling Park after Late Super James Steele

AVON – The Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will rename Avon Crossroads Commerce Park after the late Jim Steele, former Avon Town Supervisor and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. IDA Director Bill Bacon said that though the industrial park was originally supposed to remain Crossroads Commerce Park, former Livingston County Administrator Nick Mazza suggested the name change to James M. Steele Commerce Park. "About a year ago, Nick … [Read more...]

Agriculture Wins Out Over Lima’s Large Scale Solar Prospects

LIMA – It does not look like large scale solar will be coming to Lima after all, though a local law being drafted may make it easier for residents to install private solar. According to Lima Town Supervisor Pete Yendell, a local law is being drafted by the town's attorney, Steve Kruk, that will address both private and large scale solar for the town. “Steve is going to go back and put together a draft for a local law," said Yendell. "And … [Read more...]