North Shore to Reopen as ‘Hook and Spoon’ by Owners of Rabbit Room

LIVONIA – The restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, formerly the North Shore Grill, will soon be the Hook and Spoon. According to the Lake Country Echo, the restaurant is to be extensively renovated. The Hook and Spoon hopes to be open in February or March. The Rabbit Room restaurant, wedding and event space in Honeoye Falls is one of the region's culinary gems. Reviewers on weddingwire.com, for example, consider the old mill … [Read more...]

Freezing Rain Headed to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Freezing rain is likely on its way to Livingston County. According to the National Weather Service, a freezing rain advisory will go into effect for Livingston County from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday. "A freezing rain advisory is issued when icing is expected in the affected areas, but not enough to disrupt travel or damage trees and power lines, " said the National Weather Service. "Instead, patches of ice will cause … [Read more...]

Geneseo Walmart Food Thief Takes Off into Woods

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested two Geneseo residents for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars of food from Walmart, but not before one of them ran into the woods. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Judy Burdick, 43, and Shawn Markham, 43, were arrested for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. "Walmart's loss prevention staff were contacting us and were behind [Burdick and Markham] as they left … [Read more...]

Dwight Folts, Town Board Pass Geneseo Planning Board Torch to Bob Harris

GENESEO – The Geneseo Town Board unanimously voted to appoint Bob Harris as the new Chairman of the Town Planning Board Thursday night. The Town Board appointed Bob Harris to a 7-year term as Chairman of the Town Planning Board following the retirement of the previous chair, Dwight Folts, who held the position for many years. "It's unique for a town board to have the opportunity to appoint a Planning Board Chariman," said Town Supervisor … [Read more...]

Cops Catch Heroin in Livonia

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested two local residents for allegedly possessing heroin in Livonia. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Duane Cansdale, 24, and Stephen Cowley Jr., 32, were arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. Cansdale was also charged with misdemeanor Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second … [Read more...]

Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy Grows $1.3M to Preserve Farmland

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy outgrew its 2016 Stewardship Endowment campaign goal. According to a press release from Ben Gajewski, Director of the Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy, the Stewardship Endowment will support the annual obligations of maintaining 16,800 acres of protected land. With the closing of several preservation projects in 2015, Livingston County became the county in New York State with the … [Read more...]

Letchworth Gateway Villages Announces Program Director

PERRY —  The Letchworth Gateway Villages advisory committee announced that Nicole Manapol will serve as the inaugural Program Director for the Letchworth Gateway Villages Program. The committee says that Ms. Manapol brings considerable experience as a Program Officer and Director in a broad range of contexts, as well as small business experience to the role. "We are very pleased that Nicole has accepted this position," said Rick Hauser, … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Teen Goes to Prison for Torching Old House

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A County Court Judge sentenced a Mount Morris teenager to prison for burning a vacant house with the help of a 14-year-old. Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Alex Gross, 18, to 2 to 6 years in prison for felony Attempted Arson in the Third Degree. Gross is eligible to serve 6 months in Shock camp, a military-style prison boot camp, but will not have his record sealed as a Youthful Offender (Y/O). "You have a prior Y/O. I'm … [Read more...]

Livonia Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver on Big Tree Road

LIVONIA – A driver ran off Rte. 20A (Big Tree Road) in the early hours of Thursday. According to the Livonia Fire Department, the driver ran off the road in the area of Big Tree Road and East Lake Road, going over a guard rail and into a pole at 1:35 a.m. The driver was the only occupant and unable to get out. Crews from Livonia and Lakeville worked together to remove the passenger side door to free the patient. Livonia EMS transported … [Read more...]

Permanent Opioid Treatment Facility Coming to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) received more than $1.5 million to build its own opioid treatment facility. According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Livingston County CASA was awarded $1,590,250 for 25 Residential Service beds. "The availability of these new treatment beds and opioid treatment services can be a lifeline for the individuals and families who will benefit … [Read more...]