Fire Destroys Nunda Garage

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NUNDA – A fire destroyed a large garage on Tuesday. According to first responders, the garage was a total loss. The incident occurred on Rte. 15 (Creek Road). The Livingston County Sheriff's Office Road Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division and Forensic Identification Unit were on scene. Responding fire departments included Nunda and Dansville. Note: This story originally incorrectly said that the fire occurred in West Sparta. … [Read more...]

Nunda Man Considers Guilty Plea in Disturbing Child Sex Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man accused of one of the highest-level sex crimes in New York State penal law is considering pleading guilty. Herman Hassell, 47, is accused of felony Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, one count of felony Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree, three counts of felony Criminal Sex Act in the Third Degree, and two counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly having sex with multiple girls … [Read more...]

Cops Give Away 25 Safe Car Seats in Nunda

NUNDA – A joint-effort by multiple police agencies put more than two dozen new car seats in local vehicles over the weekend, making the roads safer for young children. Certified Child Seat Technicians from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, NYS Police and Nunda Police Department checked 38 car seats, and drivers received a total of 25 new car seats. "Thanks to the members of the Livingston County Cornell Cooperative Extension, … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Throws Off the Gloves to Fight New Charges

NUNDA – Joe Harris made bail and began another legal battle against Livingston County. Harris, 48, is filing another lawsuit against law enforcement. His new charges include misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, four counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. "Was I in a fight with my neighbor? Yes. I just got the better of him," said Harris. "He got beaten up, basically. But then he calls the cops, and the Deputy slammed … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Back in Jail for Assault After Ending 3-Year Court Battle

NUNDA – Less than a month after pleading guilty and finally resolving a three-year battle with Livingston County courts, Joseph Harris is back in jail, this time for allegedly injuring another person in a fight and impeding Nunda Police Officers in their investigation. According to a press release from the Nunda Police Department, Joe Harris is now charged with misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, four counts of misdemeanor Endangering the … [Read more...]

International Musician to Revive Ragtime in Nunda

NUNDA – An internationally renowned ragtime musician will bring his talents to Nunda to play and revive the music of Joseph Lamb, which has passed into obscurity. According to a press release from the Nunda Historical Society, the recital will be 'Joseph Lamb: the 'Other' Greatest Classic Ragtime Composer by Dennis James and Jen Conklin' at 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 31 at 24 Portage Street. "Lamb, a white accountant from New Jersey, grew up … [Read more...]

Downed Lines Cause Blackout for Nearly 4K in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Southern Livingston County is experiencing widespread blackouts as the result of downed power lines on the border of Mount Morris and Nunda. According to online outage maps by Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and National Grid, about 3,970 people are without power in an area that includes Nunda, Portageville, Mount Morris, Groveland and Conesus. Electrical lines are currently down and first responders are detouring … [Read more...]

Nunda Community Fears Alleged Sex Offender

NUNDA – A village resident who is under investigation for possessing child pornography is behind bars, this time on a heavy bail amount, much to the relief of the Nunda community. According to press releases from respective police agencies, Herman Hassell, 47, is charged with felony Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree by New York … [Read more...]

Nunda Says Farewell to Teacher Ryan Almeter

The following is an obituary by W S Davis Funeral Home. NUNDA – Ryan R. Almeter, of E. Main St., Bliss, died Friday June 10, 2016 in the Town of Nunda at the age of 34. He was born November 6, 1981 in Warsaw a son of Gordon and Karen (nee Elliott) Almeter. He was a 1999 graduate of Letchworth Central School, Gainesville; a graduate of Genesee Community College, Batavia and received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Geneseo State … [Read more...]

Injury Reported After Hot Air Balloon Contacts Wire

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UPDATE: The balloon did not contact power lines, passengers had just beend dropped off when apparently control of the balloon was lost. NUNDA – A hot air balloon reportedly contacted a power line Friday night. The incident occurred in the area of Pickett Road. At this time, there is believed to be at least one person injured. Emergency crews are on scene. Check back to the GeneseeSun.com for more details. … [Read more...]