Geneseo Police Chief Writes Down I.D. Policy After Protests Defend Illegal Immigrants

GENESEO – Village Police Chief Eric Osganian presented the Village Board of Trustees with a written document communicating the department's policy for traffic stops where the driver does not have an I.D. that the Geneseo Police Department can verify. The earliest that the Board could formally approve this policy is May 1, their next meeting. The policy is closely modeled after that of the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. It says that if an … [Read more...]

Public Demands Policy Changes of Split Geneseo Board in Wake of Detained Migrant Workers

GENESEO – Members of the public asked the Village Board to make policy changes in the wake of Thursday's detainment of migrant workers at a traffic stop on Mary Jemison Drive. Mayor Richard Hatheway called a public meeting for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Village Hall. He, Deputy Mayor Sandra Brennan, Trustee Mary Rutigliano and Trustee Matt Cook attended. Over two dozen people including SUNY Geneseo professors and students, village residents and … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo VP: No Policy Change Results from New College-Village Compact

GENESEO – Administrators at SUNY Geneseo say that the rewrite of the College-Village Compact, which was signed in May at a ceremony at the Big Tree Inn, will not change any policies for either the Village or the College. College Vice President Robert Bonfiglio said that the document, which a committee of college and village officials carefully reworded over several meetings, more puts in writing what is already being done than requires new … [Read more...]