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...]

Mount Morris Alum Returns Home to Give Keynote Speech as Medicine Professor

MOUNT MORRIS – A 1972 graduate of Mount Morris Central School is coming home to deliver the school's commencement address. According to a press release from Mount Morris Central Schools, Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD, is one of their graduates and is now one of the nation’s leading medical researchers, with over a dozen articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Most of his career has been spent with the University of California as a … [Read more...]

Sun Announces ‘Sun Beat’ a Community and Business Listing Like No Other

LIVINGSTON COUNTY - The GeneseeSun.com officially launched a new feature Wednesday, the 'Sun Beat,' a business and community directory for Livingston County unlike any other. It's a directory where you control the message. It shows all participating businesses' and organizations' social media feeds in real-time, side-by-side. The directory is designed for people and connects them to social media for businesses, community groups, elected … [Read more...]

Fingerprint Match Pins Down Forgery Suspect 2 Years Later

LIVINGSTON COUNTY The Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who allegedly lied to the Livingston County Sheriff's Office about his identity two years ago and has been at large ever since. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Eduardo Bonilla, 31, was arrested for felony Forgery in the Second Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree. In February of 2015, Deputy Connor … [Read more...]

Road Work in Mount Morris Redirects The Rock Criterium and Road Race to Avon and Perry

AVON – The 2017 American Rock Salt Criterium and Gran Fondo will change locations after the Village oiled and stoned portions of the course. The event now turns into a two day stage race with a criterium to be hosted at the Perry Warsaw Airport and on the following day a road race to start and finish in the Village of Avon. On July 22 the tarmac of the Warsaw-Perry Airfield  will host a four corner 1-mile loop criterium.  The second stage of … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Original Stump Blower Ciderworks Doubles Production with BrewINLivingston Award

LIVONIA – Original Stump Blower Ciderworks is doubling their production capabilities with the money from the BrewINLivingston competition. Owner Eric K. Smith said that the purchase of this 1,000 gallon, 30-barrel tank will let them put out twice the product to the 60 bars and restaurants that sell their cider. "We kind of went for the Cadillac of [tanks] with the grant money that we got from New York State and BrewINLivingston which really … [Read more...]

Geneseo’s Wild Cat ‘Herds’ to be Focus of New Committee

GENESEO – The Village's notorious if beautiful free-ranging cats will be the focus of a committee of local residents. Village Trustee Mary Rutigliano is spearheading the committee, which will discuss ways to humanely slow the cats' population growth. "Growing up on Livingston Street, I'd see cat litters getting under porches and in hollow trees," said Rutigliano. "There are concerns but we're not going to play the blame game. This will be a … [Read more...]

Pete Dougherty’s 24-Hour Campaign Earns Most Votes at Livonia Caucus

LIVONIA – The town's former postmaster ran a highly successful 24-hour campaign for a seat on the Town Board. Republican Peter Dougherty says he didn't even know that he'd be running until the two days before the June 13 caucus. He made some phone calls to family members and decided to go for it. "That Sunday the idea popped into my head," said Dougherty. "I called my daughter Katie and my sons Tom and Michael and they were on board. Monday … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Awards Tim Howe for Heroic Fire Rescue

MOUNT MORRIS Electrician and Mount Morris Rotarian Tim Howe received an award and grateful applause at Monday night's Village Board meeting. He's the village's newest hero. It was Howe who came to the rescue when an apartment building on Trumbull Street caught fire and two people were trapped upstairs. He accepted the award to applause and shouts of 'good job!' and 'speech!' from the public. "I heard the fire whistle go off at home and I … [Read more...]

Cops Find Suboxone in Livingston County Jail Inmate

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested an inmate at the County Jail for allegedly possessing Suboxone on his person. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Lorenzo Weipert, 23, was arrested for felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the First Degree and misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree. While processing an intermittent (weekend) inmate into the jail, … [Read more...]