Avon Fire Destroyed Friendly Truckers’ Home

AVON – Neighbors say that the fire on North Avon Road destroyed the home of a friendly couple who drive big rigs. Wayne White, who says he lives two doors down with his family, said that the couple and their 18-wheel rigs were gone at the time of the fire. "They must have been on the road," said White at the scene. "They had just moved here from the city [Rochester]. They were both very nice and neighborly." First responders contacted … [Read more...]

Fire Engulfs Avon Home

AVON – A home burned to the ground Thursday evening on North Avon Road. Numerous fire departments from Livingston and Monroe counties are currently fighting the fire, which was first reported at about 10:18 p.m. The structure is clearly a total loss. Multiple vehicles around the structure sustained heavy damage from the fire. Law enforcement including the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police are currently … [Read more...]

Undercover Operation Arrests Caledonia Woman for Prostitution

CALEDONIA – The Livingston County Drug Task Force arrested a Caledonia resident on prostitution charges. According to a press release from the Drug Task Force, Laura Husereau, 29, of Caledonia, "Following an undercover operation by members of the LCDTF, Husereau was charged by the Caledonia Police Department for prostitution," said the Drug Task Force in the release. The investigation was carried out over the last two … [Read more...]

Cops Make First Arrest in Avon Burglary Investigation

AVON – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Dansville man as the first suspect in an Avon burglary investigation. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Nicholas Young, 22, of Dansville, was arrested on Friday, March 17 for felony Burglary in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Petit Larceny and misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree. "Additional arrests are pending," said Dougherty in the … [Read more...]

Lima Ambulance Salutes Captains Caccamise and Lindsay as They Pass the Torch

LIMA – It was all green at the Lima Ambulance building Mar. 19, but not for Saint Patrick’s Day. On Sunday, ambulance volunteers, family members and public officials gathered to thank former Rescue Captain Norm Caccamise, and Co-Captain, Donna Lindsay, for their years of service. The celebration was hosted by Lima’s new Rescue Captain, Scott Domuracki, who will work in partnership with new Co-Captain, Michael Finucane. “I think what it … [Read more...]

Petition to Open Aldi at Lima’s Old Save-A-Lot Continues

LIMA – The petition to open an Aldi store in Lima is still short of the 1,000 supporters necessary. The petition, available here, is seeking the support of those interested in having an Aldi open in the old Save-A-Lot property located on 5&20. As of Mar. 16, the Aldi petition has garnered 769 supporters, still 231 shy of the 1,000 needed. After voting, participants are also offered the opportunity to write a comment explaining why they … [Read more...]

Avon’s Historic Library to Grow Onward and Upward with $250K in Grants

AVON – Avon Free Library will soon begin fundraising and putting about $250,000 in grants to work propelling the building into its next century. A $127,000 construction grant through Pioneer Library System and $100,000 secured by Senator Patrick Gallivan are welcome help towards the project's $317,000 total. It will take $40,000 from the Library Board and the generosity of the community to realize several permanent updates like cutting-edge … [Read more...]

Resigned York Judge Alleged to Have Disparaged Women from the Bench

YORK – The NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct's investigation into now former Judge Walter Purtell alleged four instances of illegal and/or inappropriate conduct on the bench in 2013 and 2014. Purtell resigned before the Commission on Judicial Conduct made a formal ruling on whether or not he actually violated the judicial code of conduct in these ways. However, the allegations, based on his recorded statements on court transcripts, were that … [Read more...]

Plow Struck Garbage Truck in Avon

AVON – A snowplow and garbage truck collided on Rtes. 5 and 20 Wednesday morning. According to the East Avon Fire Department, the vehicles collided at 10:10 a.m. "A fuel tank on the garbage truck was struck causing a fuel spill," posted the East Avon Fire Department to Facebook. The East Avon Fire Department along with mutual aid from Lima. One lane of the road between Oak Openings and the NYSDEC Region 8 office was closed until the … [Read more...]