Endangered Falcons Hunt Mount Morris Dam

MOUNT MORRIS – A casual birder poked along the trail by the dam on a blustery Friday, camera at the ready. A flying bird caught his eye, too small to be a hawk but slicing the wind faster than any pigeon. Charles Negley snapped a few photos as the bird perched on a high limb. Later, when he asked some friends what he had seen, the unanimous and surprised answer was 'peregrine falcon,' an endangered species in New York State. "There were … [Read more...]

2 Charged with Manslaughter for Deaths of Children at Letchworth Falls

NYLON – A Wyoming County Grand Jury indicted two Rochester area men for the deaths of two boys who went over the falls at Letchworth State Park in June. According to our news partner News10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, are now charged with several crimes including two counts each of felony Manslaughter in the Second Degree, two counts of felony Criminally Negligent Homicide and 10 counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare … [Read more...]

Smitten Internet Finds Letchworth’s Mystery Couple to Deliver Candid Pics

CASTILE – A Buffalo couple shared a magic moment at Letchworth State Park Saturday. All alone at the Trout Pond, or so they thought, the young man asked his girlfriend to marry him, and she said yes. Photographer Melody Jett just happened to be on a neighboring pier at the Trout Pond and snapped these shots. She was thrilled to have captured the moment, but there was just one problem: she had no idea who her subjects were or how to get the … [Read more...]

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: York Falls to Letchworth

YORK - The York girls' volleyball team lost to Letchworth yesterday. Letchworth (8-5) won in straight sets by the scores of 25-25-25 to 23-17-21. For York (5-6) Simona DiMurro picked up 12 assists and three kills, Bekah Voisey had five kills and two aces, and Maegan Klugh had five kills.   ATTENTION COACHES: IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR VARSITY TEAM COVERED EMAIL YOUR RESULTS AND A QUOTE TO NEWSROOM@GENESEESUN.COM … [Read more...]

Watch Letchworth’s New Bridge Complete 6 Months in Time Lapse

Watch the video below! CASTILE – The Portageville bridge project is as unstoppable as a freight train. Check out the progress on this amazing time-lapse video shot by the construction crew via Work Zone Cam. The $70 million bridge project is expected to chug along for the next approximately two years. The new bridge will be just 75 feet south of the current 'trestle bridge.' The rail company, Norfolk Southern, will continue to run … [Read more...]

Hikers Worry for Letchworth’s Honeycomb Heading into Winter

CASTILE – A resident bee swarm at Letchworth State Park is causing a buzz on social media. Dan Heale posted these photos of the swarm making a giant golden open-air honeycomb, and instantly park visitors began posting their concerns about the bees' winterability. "I hope a local bee keeper gets to rescue them before winter!" posted Gretchen Nach Caora. "Do you think it's because it's been hot for so long they have been tricked into … [Read more...]

Woman, 59, Falls into Letchworth Gorge

CASTILE – A woman was airlifted to an Erie County hospital Thursday afternoon after falling into the Genesee River gorge at Letchworth State Park. According to our news partner, News10NBC, New York State Park Police say the 59-year-old fell from a stone wall into the gorge near Lower Falls. First responders rescued her from the gorge and airlifted her to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. First responders said that she was awake and … [Read more...]

Friends and Strangers Pass Fundraising Goal by $10K for Family of Lost Boys in Letchworth

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A GoFundMe.com fundraising page created when two young brothers were found deceased in the Genesee River below Lower Falls has seen such an incredible outpouring of community donations that it has exceeded its goal by $10,000. Dylan Giangregorio, 9, and Preston Giangregorio, 6, both tragically died when they were swept over the lower falls with five other family members. The crowdfunding site originally set a campaign goal … [Read more...]

BASEBALL: Geneseo Takes Down York 7-0

GENESEO — The Geneseo Blue Devils defeat rival York Golden Knights 7-0. The Blue Devils were led by Mitchell Walton who went 3 for 4 and scored 4 runs. Also helping Geneseo out were Brian Linton who scored 3 runs and Parker Burnette who hit a homer. Jake Hamilton and Sean Kelly pitched from the mound for the shutout. Geneseo (3-1) next hosts Letchworth April 12 @4:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Letchworth’s Hidden ‘Dollar Blessing’ Reveals Growing Tradition in Park

CASTILE – A hiker in Letchworth State Park found more than a view of the gorge in coin-operated binoculars. He caught a peek into a heartwarming and growing tradition of hiding dollar bills with a blessing to cheer fellow inquisitive explorers. Hiker Ryan Livingston posted to Facebook on Tuesday that he had found a tightly rolled-up dollar bill stuffed in the binoculars with a little note, 'May your days be blessed and filled with much love, … [Read more...]