Letchworth’s Road Now Open from Mount Morris to Falls

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The way is now open from Mount Morris to the Glen Iris Inn and the park's three biggest waterfalls. Letchworth's main east-west vein of travel, closed in the area of the Perry entrance every winter, is now completely open to vehicle traffic. This means that vehicles can enter in Mount Morris and drive past the dam, Hog's Back and St. Helena to access the park's most grandiose scenes: lower, middle and upper falls, … [Read more...]

Letchworth Wins 2nd Place in I Love NY Contest

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Letchworth came in second place in the I Love New York March Madness competition. Livingston County residents know that Letchworth will always be number one for us, but the statewide competition put Boldt Castle in the 1,000 Islands in first place over the 'Grand Canyon of the East.' "The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three massive waterfalls, as tall as 600 feet," says iloveny.com. "With 66 miles of hiking … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo’s Restaurant Takeover A Success

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo’s Campus Auxiliary Services hosted its first 'Restaurant Takeover' event last night at the Letchworth Dining Complex on campus. Local village restaurants visited the dining hall, bringing some of their unique menu items for students to try. Featured restaurants included Village Tavern, Sweet Arts Bakery, Village Cafe and The Big Tree Inn, along with Questa Lasagna from Mount Morris. The event pulled near record … [Read more...]

SCHEDULE: Big Night For Boys Basketball in Sectional First Round Action

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — It's game day in Livingston County for High School Basketball for first round action in the Section V tournament Here's a list of times and locations of LCAA teams so you can get out to a game. CLASS B #3 LIVONIA (16-4) VS #14 WATERLOO (4-16) @ LIVONIA 7 P.M. #4 EARLY COLLEGE (13-7) VS #13 DANSVILLE (6-14) @ EARLY COLLEGE 5 P.M. #6 PENN YAN (11-9) VS #11 WAYLAND-COHOCTON (8-12) @ PENN YAN 7 P.M. CLASS … [Read more...]

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Geneseo Falls to Undefeated Letchworth 43-32

GAINESVILLE — Letchworth Indians defeat Geneseo Blue Devils 43-32 Jan. 30 to continue their streak. The Blue Devils and the Indians battled neck-and-neck in all four quarters but did not gain the upper hand. Both the Blue Devils and the Indians showcased a strong offense. Heidi Phelps led the Blue Devils with a total of 11 points, while teammate Victoria Finn contributed 6 points. Kat Phillips, Grace Hainsworth, and Kaity Keihl each … [Read more...]

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...]