July 4 Memorial at Hamilton Farm to Commemorate ‘America’s Greatest Hero of World War I’

CONESUS – A memorial at the northern end of the Hamilton family farm in Conesus will be dedicated on July 4 to Maj. George Hamilton on, who is described as 'America’s greatest hero of World War I.' According to a press release from Col. Gary Anderson, he will formally dedicate the memorial kiosk at 11 a.m. at 5684 Sutton Point North, Conesus. A biography of Maj. Hamilton sent by Col. Gary Anderson is as follows: Maj. Hamilton was born in … [Read more...]

Cops Solve Geneseo Hit-and-Run

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department solved a hit-and-run investigation this week. According to activity reports from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, there was a minor fender bender at the Highlands Apartments on Meadow Drive. "A community tip led police to a suspect and suspect vehicle in Mount Morris," said Osganian. "We ticketed the driver for Unsafe Backing and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident." Osganian said … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Livingston County Man for Sex with 13-Year-Old

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – New York State Police arrested a man for allegedly having sex with a young teenager over the last three years. According to a press release from the New York State Police in Geneseo, Lance Riley, 38, was arrested for felony Rape Third Degree and felony Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree. Riley is accused of having sex with a young girl on and off for the last three years, starting when the girl was 13 years … [Read more...]

Geneseo-Based Lawyer Becomes Village Attorney for Scottsville

NYLON – Geneseo attorney Daniel Magill is now the Village Attorney for Scottsville, the village he grew up in. Magill's predecessor, Peter K. Skivington, was Scottsville Village Attorney for 23 years. Now Magill, who has worked for Skivington for nearly five years, carries the torch. "Although I've been a Livingston County resident for the past six years, I was born and raised in the Village of Scottsville," said Magill. "Frankly, … [Read more...]

Swarm of Friendly Bees Sees Off Retiring School Speech Pathologist from Mount Morris

NYLON – Perry Elementary School was abuzz during Barbara Weller Paul's last few days at school before she retires, and not just because it was one of her last days at school in 15 years. A swarm of bees was swooping around the buses on Wednesday, close to dismissal time. Concerned school staff contacted Perry Police, who forwarded the number of a nearby beekeeper. In the meantime, the swarm decided to hunker down under the hood of Paul's … [Read more...]

Car Rear-Ends Pickup in Geneseo

GENESEO – A car struck the rear of a pickup Thursday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, both vehicles were eastbound on Rte. 20A (Lakeville Road) when the car rear-ended the pickup at about 2 p.m. No one was seriously injured. Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler said that the collision was most likely due to driver inattention. Traffic was reduced to one lane while first responders were at the scene. The car had to be … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Sells Old Pump Station Land to Neighbor

MOUNT MORRIS – The Village is selling a plot of surplus land on Fairmont Street that abuts the buyer's current property on Damonsville Street. The land, which Mayor Frank Provo described as the site of a former pump station that includes a sand pit, is to be sold to Charles DiPasquale for $7,025. DiPasquale is not to be confused with the Mount Morris Town Supervisor of the same name. "The Village of Mount Morris many years ago authorized … [Read more...]

Strike Two Jails Man for Counterfeit $100 at Geneseo’s 7-Eleven

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a Rochester resident for allegedly attempting to pass a fake $100 bill at 7-Eleven on Main Street Wednesday night. According to Police Chief Eric Osganian, Mohamed Saad, 27, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree and felony Scheme to Defraud. "He tried purchasing some small items and $15 in gas, which all totaled less than $25," said Osganian. … [Read more...]

Conesus Board Member: ‘The Timing Sucks’ for Controversial Zoning Change

CONESUS – One Town Board member says he needs more information before voting in favor of a controversial change to the definition of 'legacy business' that would allow five businesses that do not conform with their zoning districts to expand, including, as the public has pointed out on numerous occasions, the Myers Inn. At Tuesday night's Town Board meeting, Town Council member Don Wester made it abundantly clear that he is not opposed to the … [Read more...]

Homeland Security to Award Hemlock Fire Department $82K for Airpacks

LIVONIA – The Hemlock Fire Department is poised to receive a federal grant through the Department of Homeland Security. According to a press release from Congressman Chris Collins, the Hemlock Fire Department will receive $82,667 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and … [Read more...]