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LIVINGSTON COUNTY

DEC and Cornell Breed Predators to Eat Hemlock Pest

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Cornell University announced a new biocontrol laboratory on the Cornell campus focused on protecting the state’s 'ecologically vital' population of hemlock trees by growing colonies of predator insects. According to a press release from the DEC, the $1.2 … [Read More...]

Dansville Pizza Shop Robber Still at Large

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department is still seeking any information on the person who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint. Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins asks anyone with any information on the incident to call them at (585)335-3385 or the Livingston County Sheriff's Office at (585)243-7100. "If residents have any … [Read More...]

Letchworth Fixes and Reopens Upper Falls Trail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Letchworth State Park's trail leading to the upper falls is back open after more than seven months behind barricades. One of the park's most frequent visitors and most prolific photographers, Ken Wallace, took several photos and a video clip showing the improvements. think that would be very interesting to a lot of your … [Read More...]

Senator Young Reads to Livonia Kids for ‘Ag in the Classroom’

LIVONIA – The Ag in the Classroom program brought Senator Catharine Young to Livonia Central School on Tuesday. According to a press release from Young's office, Ag in the Classroom is a year-round program intended to 'foster knowledge and appreciation of agriculture’s role in our economy, society and daily lives.' “As our region’s leading … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON NORTH (AVON, CALEDONIA, LIMA, YORK)

Caledonia Sex Offender Completes Prison Time for Incest

CALEDONIA – The man who sexually abused a 16-year-old family member in 2011 and 2012 is now released from prison. In 2013, a jury convicted Frederick Symonds Jr. 49, of all charges: felony Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, felony Incest and misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct. He served three years and five days of a four-year prison … [Read More...]

ICE Detains ‘At Least 8’ in Village of Caledonia

CALEDONIA – Immigration and Customs Enforcement are believed to have detained several people on North Street. Multiple independent sources confirm that multiple people with vests marked I.C.E. escorted several people from a property between Pioneer Road and Mill Street. Eyewitnesses report seeing plainclothes law enforcement involved as well … [Read More...]

‘Skimmers’ Robbing Avon Gas Customers

AVON – 'Skimmer' devices have robbed several debit card users who bought gas at the Exxon Mobil gas station on the circle in the Village. The Avon Police Department has recovered several skimmer devices from inside gas pumps there starting at the end of August. "We found four skimmers in October and received no complaints via Community Bank … [Read More...]

2 Escape York House Fire with Minor Injuries

YORK – Two people were treated for minor injuries resulting from a house fire on Anderson in Linwood Friday night. According to first responders at the scene, an emergency call reported the fire at about 5:43 p.m. The York fire Department responded and immediately requested mutual aid from the Caledonia Fire Department, who arrived first at the … [Read More...]

Avon Lions Pooled $12K for New Circle Park Clock

AVON – Today is the day. The Avon Lions Club delivered an ornate pole clock to the outside of Circle Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The Lions' generosity installed the clock on a small grass triangle just outside the circle at half the expected cost to the Village and Town. "The Village and Town each … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON CENTRAL

Senator Young Reads to Livonia Kids for ‘Ag in the Classroom’

LIVONIA – The Ag in the Classroom program brought Senator Catharine Young to Livonia Central School on Tuesday. According to a press release from Young's office, Ag in the Classroom is a year-round program intended to 'foster knowledge and appreciation of agriculture’s role in our economy, society and daily lives.' “As our region’s leading … [Read More...]

Geneseo School to Cut the Ribbon on New Bus Garage

GENESEO — A new bus garage is opening up soon adjacent to the Geneseo Elementary School. The old facility, located on 20A, has served the community for over 70 years and in 2014 the Transportation Facility Task Force recommended that the village board build a new one closer to the school. The ceremony is on Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. "Having … [Read More...]

Geneseo Rotary’s ‘Thank You’ Luncheon for Veterans a Huge Success

GENESEO – The Geneseo Rotary Club's Veterans Day luncheon was a success. According to a press release from A total of 65 people attended the event, including veterans, Rotarians, SUNY Geneseo Rotaract students, Mayor Richard Hatheway, and guests. The Rotary Club of Geneseo shows its appreciation for local veterans by inviting them to a … [Read More...]

Livonia Firefighters Save Woman and Home from Burning Propane Tank

LIVONIA – Hero firefighters battled a burning underground propane tank to save a trapped woman and a home Tuesday night. According to first responders who were at the scene, leaking fumes from a mobile home's 1,000-gallon underground propane tank ignited just before 9 p.m. and continued burning, lighting the house on fire. "Myself and deputy … [Read More...]

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LIVINGSTON SOUTH

Dansville Pizza Shop Robber Still at Large

DANSVILLE – The Dansville Police Department is still seeking any information on the person who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint. Dansville Police Chief Charlie Perkins asks anyone with any information on the incident to call them at (585)335-3385 or the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at (585)243-7100. “If residents have any information, information they haven’t […]

Nunda Rollover Injures Driver

NUNDA – A rollover accident injured one person Monday afternoon. According to first responders at the scene, a driver was on Fuller Road when her vehicle ran off the road and overturned in a ditch at about 2:47 p.m. First responders arrived to find the vehicle on its roof in the ditch. Firefighters had to extricate […]

Dansville Oncologist Talks Radiation Effects

DANSVILLE – A radiation oncologist from UR Medicine – Noyes Health will bring her radiation expertise to the curious public at Dansville Public Library. According to a press release from The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Elena A. Nedea, MD is the speaker for their free seminar, ‘Long-Term Effects of Radiation,’ on Tuesday, Nov. 14, […]

Passionate Nunda Restores Hidden 77-Year-Old Site Marker

NUNDA – The community poured their hearts into the Nunda Historical Society’ mission to right a historical wrong. For 77 years, a sign just west of the village has designated the site where the first of 17 locks carried the Genesee Valley Canal from the Keshequa Valley, through Oakland, and over the hill to Portage. […]

Dansville to ‘Fill the Bus’ with Toys for Kids in Texas Hurricane Zone

DANSVILLE —  Dansville’s 2017 Fill the Bus campaign is dedicated to the children of Mendel Elementary School in Houston, Texas. According to Dr. Paul Alioto, Dansville Superintendent, the neighborhoods around Mendel Elementary sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Harvey, costing many kids their homes and belongings. “Most of the children who attended Mendel Elementary (K-4 school with 350 students) […]

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COURTS

Livingston County Gas Thief Now Owes Employer $14K

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man now owes his former employer a huge sum for stealing gas and using receipts to defraud the company. Carlos Arriaga, 40, pled guilty Thursday to Attempted Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor. He will serve 60 days in the Livingston County Jail and pay over $14,000 back to […]

Cops Bust Driver for Pills and Wanted Man for Coke and Weed on 390

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Holley resident and a Hamlin resident for allegedly possessing drugs on 390. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Richard Spence III, 46, of Holley, was arrested for Shane O’Mara, 31, of Hamlin, was arrested for misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the […]

Wanted Man Walks in for Geneseo Criminal Hearing, Leaves in Cuffs

GENESEO – A man who is wanted in Ontario County walked in for a court hearing on Nov. 3 and left in police custody. Matthew Cirasuolo, 35, is now in Ontario County custody for misdemeanor Petit Larceny. “Mr. Cirasuolo appeared in Geneseo Village Court for a hearing on a Resisting Arrest charge we filed,” said Osganian. […]

Caledonia Murderer Guilty as Charged

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted the man charged with murdering and burning a 64-year old woman. The jury found Aykut Ozkaynak, 34, guilty of Murder in the Second Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence, both of which are felonies. Defense attorney Steve Sessler requested an adjournment for the preparation of a pre-sentence investigation. “You […]

Astacio Held at Livingston County Jail Until Hearing

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Rochester Judge at the center of explosive Rochester media coverage is moving in for another stay at the Livingston County Jail. Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty confirmed that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astasio will be held at our county’s jail until further court proceedings out of county.  It is a common […]

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FEATURES

Lost Livonia Dog Lands Safe with AZ Owners

LIVONIA – The dog who was found wandering in the road in Livonia just landed safely in Arizona to be reunited with his owners. Perry Vet Group Work Leader Tonja Hynes saw Max the dog wandering in the road and took him to the office, where a microchip scan came back for Arizona. Turns out […]

SUN VIDEO: Veterans Reflect Through Collaborative Book ‘Blue Devils in Vietnam’

GENESEO — If you are looking for a hero, there is probably one on your street, and they likely served in Vietnam. Geneseo, like all communities across America, made great sacrifices during the Vietnam War. The recently released collaborative memoir ‘Blue Devils in Vietnam’ shines a light on that community during that era. “While I […]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Today is the Day to Vote for Your Favorite Candidate

The following is an email submitted by Don Wester to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Today has finally come to get out and vote for your favorite candidate. Please come out and vote for those who devote their time and want  […]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: I Want to Bring Ethics to Geneseo Government

The following is an email submitted by Tony Macula to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Families come in many forms. They are the foundation of our society. Similarly, local government is the foundation of our political system. However, with the elevation […]

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SPORTS

SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Sweeps Regional Meet

HOUGHTON – The SUNY Geneseo Cross Country teams competed at the NCAA DIII Atlantic Regional Meet this weekend, which took place at the Houghton Field of Dreams. Both teams came away with the win, and set themselves up nicely for the National Championship race next weekend. “The mission was to do what we have been […]

FOOTBALL: Hornell Defeats Livonia for Section V Class B Title

ALFRED — The Hornell Raiders defeated the Livonia Bulldogs 22-20 to win the Section V Class B title. The Bulldogs got within 2 points after a 59-yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter Hornell was the only team to beat Livonia during the regular season and remain undefeated.

FOOTBALL: Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen Win First Title Since Merger

ALFRED — Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen (CM-BB)won their first Section V Class C title since merging after defeating East Rochester/Gananda 27-26. It was an incredible run for the sixth seeded CM-BB who not only upset rival LeRoy in the semi-finals but top seeded East Rochester/Gananda for the title. This is the first sectional title for CM-BB Coach Billy […]

SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Teams Win SUNYACS

POTSDAM – The SUNY Geneseo Cross Country teams dominated the SUNYAC meet this weekend held at SUNY Potsdam. The teams showed their grit over the brutal course, striding away with first place finishes for both the Men, and the Women. “The teams performed exceptionally well,” said Head Coach Dan Moore. “The strategy was to go […]

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SUN TV

SUN VIDEO: Livingston County Delivers Hurricane Relief to Puerto Rico

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An outpouring of local generosity delivered piles of much-needed emergency supplies to the Livingston County Medical Reserve Corps, to later go to the residents of Puerto Rico reeling from the wrath of Hurricane Maria. June Webster, Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness in Livingston County, said that this is an unusual effort considering that their […]

SUN VIDEO: Livonia Vet and LCCOPS Fetch Lost Dog’s Plane Ticket to Arizona

LIVONIA – A German shepherd that went missing over a year ago turned up wandering the road in Livonia. The Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services (LCCOPS), the union for the Police Services Bureau of the Sheriff’s Office, agreed to foot the bill for Max’s plane ticket to fly home. The running theory is that Max […]

SUN VIDEO: Mount Morris Youth Center Shoots for Halloween Open House

MOUNT MORRIS – The youth and arts center taking shape in downtown Mount Morris is committed to opening its doors for a sneak peak on Halloween. Josh and Kelly Bacon, founders of the Christian Community Center for Youth and the Arts, have already recruited dozens of volunteers to help build the center. Still, donations will […]

SUN VIDEO: One of Geneseo’s Oldest Churches Turns 150

GENESEO – St. Michael’s Church was standing on Main Street before the bear fountain went in. It was there before the county courthouse was built, and before the construction of the Wadsworth Normal School, which would become SUNY Geneseo. Since then, its appearance has been virtually unchanged. The stone and iron work inside is all […]

SUN VIDEO: Anonymous Donors Restore 50-Year-Old Church Organ in Geneseo

GENESEO – Anonymous donors completely funded an extensive renovation of the nearly 50-year-old pipe organ at St. Michael’s Church. Breaking into the two-story, 2,000-pipe instrument revealed what Organist and Choirmaster Fr. Mitch Bush called ‘pages and pages’ of problems that had been altering the organ’s sound for years. The task then fell to organ technician Tim […]

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