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...]

Avon Boards Cautious of Proposed $130K Driving Park Lodge

AVON – The Town and Village Boards are cautiously optimistic about Avon Rotary's proposal to build a four-season public lodge in Avon Driving Park. The proposal is to tear down the existing skate-house and build a 32-foot by 64-foot, 100-person capacity lodge at Avon Driving Park. Rotarians Tom Vonglis and John Marks sought commitments from both the Village and Town Boards to help pay for the project, slated at $130,000, in a 30-minute … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Odyssey of the Mind Takes Flight in Regional Competition

YORK — The 2017 Region 15 and 16 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament took place in York with 10 schools and over 200 students competing in creatively fueled competition after months of hard work and planning. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages. Teams of students  from a school select a problem, create a solution, then present their solution in a competition against other teams in the same problem … [Read more...]

Caledonia Opens Warming Station for Blacked-Out Residents

CALEDONIA – Cold residents can go to J W Jones Hall 366 Leicester St. to warm up while they wait for power to be restored to their homes. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty issued a travel advisory for York and Caledonia and advised the public of the warming station in a press release. "Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty has issued a travel advisory for No Unnecessary Travel for portions of Livingston County including all of … [Read more...]

Sheriff: ‘No Unnecessary Travel’ in York and Caledonia

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Sheriff Thomas Dougherty issued a 'no unnecessary travel' advisory for Caledonia and York Wednesday evening. Though Avon and Geneseo saw some damage and hazards, York and Caledonia bore the brunt of Wedesday's high winds. "No unnecessary travel issued for the Town of Caledonia and Town of York until further notice. Please stay inside if you can." tweeted Dougherty. "Deputies are handling many calls for service for … [Read more...]

Caledonia to Hold Public Hearing for Suit-Kote Zoning Change

CALEDONIA — The Caledonia Town Board scheduled a public hearing regarding an application for a change in zoning submitted by Suit-Kote Corporation, a privately owned asphalt manufacturing and engineering company. The public hearing is a chance for the Town Board to formally hear public opinions for and against the proposed zoning change. The company requests that the Town of Caledonia Zoning Map be changed to create a Heavy Industrial … [Read more...]

Lima to Clear Up Problems with Cleary Road Bridge

LIMA – The Lima Town Board is working on plans to fix the Cleary Road bridge. Keith Arner, Lima Highway Superintendent, explained the need for a new structure at Lima's town board meeting. “To look at the bridge you don’t realize that it’s on a skew, but when they went out and did their field measurements it is actually on a slight skew,” said Arner. Bridge plans have been ongoing, and although the bridge does not meet length standards … [Read more...]

Lima Antiques Says Farewell After 30 Cherished Years

LIMA – For those who have seen the discount signs hanging in the windows of the long-standing and much-loved Lima Antiques, the rumors are true. The shop is closing its doors. Although at this time owner Tecla Benson is working on selling as many of her antiques as possible, she said that she plans to be closed down by the end of June. The shop continues to be a fixture, but for Benson, it is just time. “I’ve had a shop in town for 45 … [Read more...]