SUNY Geneseo President: We are Taking Student Concerns Very Seriously

GENESEO – Following student outrage at a sociology professor's comments about transgender people, SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles said in an email to students that the College is taking student concerns very seriously. Battles' email is as follows: A situation that took place in a sociology classroom earlier this week has been brought to my attention and I felt the need to communicate to you about it, particularly as it pertains to … [Read more...]

Geneseo Presses Trauma and Recovery Into Steamrolled Painting

GENESEO – Artist Steve Prince and over two dozen people he had never met before helped steamroll painted puzzle pieces on paper to represent individual traumas and recoveries, which fit together as one community in one art piece. Prince, a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, says that his piece, 'Ripple,' is designed in the spirit of 'gestalt,' or 'a whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.' "Loss and recovery … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Students Outraged by Prof’s ‘Female or Shemale’ Quiz

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo students are outraged by a Sociology professor's quiz during a lecture on transgender people, which some are calling transphobic. The Facebook profile of student Jasmine Cui posted an image of Professor David Sorbello and a slide shown to students titled 'Female or Shemale? Can You Tell?' and claimed that he had said 'so this is a lesson to you all not to get too drunk or you might take the wrong one home.' "Let … [Read more...]

Plane, Drones, Neighbors Searched Geneseo for Runaway Hunt Race Pony

GENESEO – A WWII plane, drones and dozens of volunteers searched for two days for the pony that bolted from the Genesee Valley Hunt Races on Saturday. According to Marion Thorne, <> of the Hunt, a child was trying to mount the pony, Jasmine, when the saddle slipped. "The girth wasn't tight enough and the saddle slipped under her. She was excited and took off," said Thorne. "She had to make a few jumps to get where she went, but it's … [Read more...]

Armed Dansville Pizza Shop Robber at Large

DANSVILLE – Police are still seeking the man who robbed Pizza Corners on Main Street at gunpoint Thursday night. Pizza Corners owner Dawn Cuddeback said that her two employees were at the shop at about 8 p.m. when a man came in wearing a t-shirt and a backwards baseball cap. "The girls said he was really sketchy looking," said Cuddeback. "He looked around, asked when we close, and said 'This looks really different from when I worked here in … [Read more...]

Geneseo Police Release Activity Report for Oct. 16 to Oct. 19

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GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department released the following activity report to local media. Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian said that the activity reports are intended to give local residents a direct glimpse into the day-to-day activities of the Geneseo Police Department. “We want residents to know what our officers are doing in their community,” said Osganian. “These days, we think it’s important that people get to see what the … [Read more...]

DEC Investigates Buried ‘Solid Waste’ on Geneseo Property

GENESEO – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating a possible illegal dumping site on Lakeville Groveland Road. According to the DEC, the investigation is focused on the illegal disposal of 'solid waste.' "We are investigating improper disposal of solid waste," said DEC Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenant Christopher Diddion. "We executed a search warrant at that property. It is an active … [Read more...]

Gun and Menacing Felonies for Livonia Man After Car Crash

LIVONIA — A car crash and domestic incident investigation over the summer ended Wednesday with the arrest of a Livonia resident on felony charges. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Cieri, 57, was arrested for felony Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, felony Menacing in the Second Degree and Harassment in the Second Degree, a violation. The incident itself was back on July … [Read more...]

$5K Check Fraud Jails Conesus Man

LIVONIA — An allegedly illegal check deposit resulted in a felony charge for a Conesus man. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Daniel Wood, 50, was arrested for felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. The investigation alleges that Wood deposited a check into his account at a bank in Livonia withdrew nearly $5,000. The bank later alleged that the check was fraudulent. The investigation by the … [Read more...]

Foreclosed House Burns in West Sparta

WEST SPARTA – A mysterious fire damaged the interior of a house on Presbyterian Road on Wednesday. According to first responders at the scene, the house is unoccupied, vacant, foreclosed, and had no power running to it. "I arived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the eaves and roof," said West Sparta Fire Chief Thomas Pearson. "Our firefighters put a hole in the roof and have it under control. Right now we're about to enter and … [Read more...]