Livingston County says ‘Thank You’ During Correctional Officers Week

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – This week, May 7 to 13, is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. A press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty announces the week and asks the community, both law enforcement and civilians, to thank corrections officers for the hard, dangerous work that they do. "The job of those that work inside the walls of our county jail is not an easy one, says the release. "These folks often see people on their darkest … [Read more...]

Springwater Hoarders Might Foot Bill for Trash Cleanup

SPRINGWATER – The Wrights Road property owners whose land is a public health nuisance could be ordered to pay for a contractor to clean up trash and dead animals that have plagued the plot for over 13 years. The Livingston County Ways and Means Committee said that they are in favor of an abatement plan that involves the Board of Supervisors seeking a contractor to clean the mess at 6679 Wrights Road on the property owners' dime. The plan will … [Read more...]

May Day Thunderstorm Cracks Trees in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The powerful thunderstorm is striking local towns hard, from Caledonia to West Sparta. As of 6 p.m., first responders are currently handling several emergency calls including multiple reports of trees down and multiple car accidents. Drivers should be aware of multiple unexpected road closures across the County. A pickup truck struck a tree on Maple Beach Road in Groveland just before the rain began. A Livingston … [Read more...]

Livingston County Enters Tornado Watch

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The County is on a tornado watch until Monday night. The National Weather Service activated the tornado watch until 10 p.m. Monday. A tornado watch indicates that conditions are favorable for tornadoes, 'which may pose a risk to life and property.' Watches are issued up to 48 hours in advance with forecaster confidence around 50%. Livingston County is also currently under a flood watch. … [Read more...]

Livingston County Employees Give Their Biggest Ever United Way Check

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Employees of the Livingston County Government center dug deep and gave bigger than ever to United Way at Wednesday's meeting of the County Board of Supervisors. The Government employees' campaign co-chairs Frank Bassett and Ryan Snyder, who are Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Director and Workforce Development Director, respectively, presented a $40,721.40 check to Karen Rumfola, Director of United Way for Livingston … [Read more...]

World Salutes 911 Centers on Telecommunicator’s Week

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – This week, the world salutes public safety telecommunicators as first contact when residents are in greatest need. A Monday press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty announced that the Sheriff's Office is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week, April 9 to April 15. "These Dispatchers are a vital component of the Law Enforcement, Medical and Fire communities in this county, said … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Livingston County Celebrates National County Government Month Primed for Watershed Year in 2017

The following is an email submitted by Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. There is much to celebrate as Livingston County joins thousands of county government peers across the nation in commemorating April 2017 as National County Government Month. The sounds you have been hearing and the momentum … [Read more...]

Livingston County Returns to Top 10 Healthiest in NYS

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – After a dip in rank, Livingston County is back in the top 10 healthiest counties in New York State. A press release from the Livingston County Department of Health says that the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), ranks Livingston as the 9th healthiest county in the state. "We are pleased … [Read more...]

Free Cancer Prevention Classes Coming to Nunda

NUNDA – UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, the Center for Community Health and the Chronic Disease Prevention Committee of the Genesee Valley Health Partnership will present a free cancer prevention program called Healthy Living Livingston starting in under two weeks. According to a press release from Wilmot Cancer Institute, Healthy Living Livingston runs from March 21 to June 9 at Trinity Church, Nunda, 25 East St. Participants attend … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Sheriff Dougherty Talks Wind Storm Aftermath

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Recovery efforts continue Thursday after powerful winds rocked the north of Livingston County. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said that the biggest priority now is staying safe while utility crews restore power to Caledonia and areas of York. "At this moment we're in good shape," said Dougherty. "Most of the roadways have been cleared. There are a couple outstanding like Stewart Road behind me but overall the … [Read more...]