WATCH: Caledonia Bids Farewell to Former Fire and Police Chief ‘Torp’

CALEDONIA – For a moment last week, the passing of a loved and treasured local hero crossed a local cameraman's skill and memory of this giant among giants. Over 23,000 people have watched Kevin Keenan's video honoring the life of former Caledonia Chief Tom 'Torp' Torpey, 71. "Today we lost one of our own," posted Keenan on Facebook April 12. "50 years of service to the Caledonia Fire Department. A true firefighter who was a wealth of … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: National Warplane Museum’s Educational Programs Take Off

GENESEO – The National Warplane Museum's educational programs are taking off, drawing kids and grownups from across Western New York to see real World War II planes, weapons and gear in action. On Friday, that meant the museum was host to Cub Scout Troop 6066 of Indian Falls. "I liked the Tom gun and this plane the most," said Cub Scout Spencer Kohl. "I knew that they had it but I didn't know a lot about it." Reenactors volunteer their … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Sheriff’s Office GPS ‘Pucks’ Could Slow Perps and Save Lives

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is the first in the state to use StarChase, GPS tracking devices to mark and follow fleeing cars. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says that the StarChase 'puck' is shot from the front of the patrol car and sticks to the fleeing vehicle with a 30-pound magnet and a powerful adhesive. The tags send a GPS signal to the internet, which dispatchers can track and send officers to … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: IDA to Name Brew IN Livingston Winners Friday

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Industrial Development Agency will announce the winners of the Brew IN Livingston competition on Friday. Bill Bacon, Executive Director of the IDA, said that the program is designed to develop a brewery trail in Livingston County, which will propagate local agriculture, manufacturing, retail and tourism. "We are very excited to have an impact of each of those four areas of economic activity in the county," said … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Debby Emerson Starts New Chapter as Wadsworth Library’s Next Director

GENESEO – Wadsworth Library on Center Street welcomed its new library director on Monday. Debby Emerson is taking the reins from retiring director Anna Grace. "I have some big shoes to fill," said Emerson. Her love for libraries began when she first moved to northern Ontario, Canada. Now, Emerson says she loves working at the library as a way to give back to the community she calls home. "I've lived in Geneseo for 30 years now but … [Read more...]

SUN SHOW: Geneseo’s Rollins and York’s Kennedy Named Genesee Valley Motors and Fratelli’s Athlete of the Week

The GeneseeSun.com introduced a new video feature this week, the Sun Show. The 'Sun Show' combines news and sports videos from the week and packs it into one show. Today, we announce the final athletes of the week for the winter sports season: Kyle Rollins from Geneseo and Lauren Kennedy from York. Each athlete earns a $50 gift card to Fratelli's. … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: York Falls to C.G. Finney in Class D1 Finals

ALFRED — The York Golden Knights fell to the C.G. Finney Falcons 68-58 in the Section V Class D1 Finals. The game started out as a shoot-out after the 1st quarter with York up 22-20. The key was 3 point shooting as York went  8 for 32 behind the arc and were out shot by the Falcons who went 12 for 30. Clay cutting led York with 18 points. … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Cinderella Run for Geneseo Earns First Sectional Title in 15 Years

HENRIETTA — The Geneseo Blue Devils defeated the Cal-Mum Raiders 52-49 earning their first sectional title in 15 years. The Blue Devils were led by Kyle Rollins who had 26 points including three 3-pointers. Caledonia led the game for three and a half quarters but Geneseo erupted for 18 points in the 4th to tie the game. The Blue Devils were the 8th seed and the Raiders were the 5th seed in the Section V C2 bracket. Brian Linton came … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Main Streets Going Blue Means Get Screened for Colon Cancer

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Livingston County villages and towns are going blue to get as many residents as possible to be screened for colorectal cancer. Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director for the Livingston County Department of Health, says that colorectal cancer is one of the most diagnosed but also one of the most preventable cancers. Amy Pollard, CEO of Noyes Health, said that colonoscopies save lives and are painless procedures that … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: York Lights up the Arc as they Defeat Lima Christian

CALEDONIA — The York Golden Knights defeated Lima Christian 77-49 thanks to fifteen 3-pointers. Josh Kobylanski cashed in five 3-pointers himself on his way to a team high 20 points. Dylan Zambito added 15 points which included four 3-pointers off the bench as he ended up with 15 points on the night. For Lima Christian Jayson Fanor had 24 points and Nate Arnold added 19. "I was happy to see us play so freely offensively tonight," … [Read more...]