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...]

Geneseo Hires Parking Enforcement Officer

GENESEO – The Village of Geneseo hired a new parking enforcement officer. According to Mayor Richard Hatheway, the position will be filled by Jay Lynch, of Leicester. Lynch will begin working on Jan. 17. The appointment follows the resignation of the Village's previous parking enforcement officer around August 2016. Parking continues to be a contentious issue in the Village. Increased parking enforcement turned heads in 2016. As … [Read more...]

Car Knocks Down Geneseo Telephone Pole

UPDATE: Reservoir Road is now open. GENESEO – A car ran off Reservoir Road and into a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, the car ran off the road and knocked down the pole at about 12:31 p.m. The driver was not injured. Telephone lines were down on the car. The driver was able to safely get out of and away from the car. National Grid is currently on scene. The accident did not result in loss … [Read more...]

College Voters Rocked 2016 BOE Record Books

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Board of Elections was busier than ever last year, closing 2016 with a record number of elections and possibly a record number of voters. Board of Elections (BOE) Democratic Commissioner David DiPasquale and newly-appointed Republican Commissioner Rebecca Schroeder said that the presidential election likely drew out a high, possibly record high, number of voters county wide. Geneseo registration exploded with the sudden … [Read more...]

Lifting Up Livingston Announces St. Patty’s Day Parade Coming to Geneseo

GENESEO – The St. Patrick's Day parade is officially coming to Geneseo. Lifting Up Livingston confirmed in a press release that their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 18 at 1 p.m. in Geneseo. While some details are yet to be finalized, it is anticipated that the parade route will travel down Main Street and allow for spectators to enjoy specials and holiday-themed decor in the business district. Following the parade, … [Read more...]

Truck Takes out Geneseo’s Rte. 63 Sign

GENESEO – A tractor trailer took out a traffic sign on Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road) last Wednesday. The sign alerts the westbound lane of Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road). It signals the steep left turn to stay on 20A and that Mary Jemison Drive straight ahead leads leads to Rte. 63. According to the Geneseo Police Department, the truck was northbound on Lakeville Road from the direction of Dewey Hill (Leicester/Mount Morris) trying to turn right to … [Read more...]

Geneseo Pit Bull Bites Second Child, Owner Arrested

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a man on a misdemeanor charge after his dog bit and injured a 2-year-old on Meadow Drive. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Justin Jackson, 28, was arrested for Dangerous Dog and Failure to License/Register his dog with the Town of Geneseo. Both are sections of the Agriculture and Markets Law. "This is the second documented case of a bite that we found with … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Find Felony Amount of Ecstasy and Pills After Routine Traffic Stop

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Grand Island resident for allegedly carrying a large amount of controlled substances in a vehicle. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Jordan Piershalski, 19, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by … [Read more...]