Jumpers Video Flight from National Warplane Museum’s Whiskey-7

GENESEO – A member of the Liberty Jump team captured the moment that he jumped from the National Warplane Museum's flying historical treasure, Whiskey-7, just as paratroopers did over Normandy on D-Day, 1944. The team performed a demonstration at the Westfield International Airshow, held at Barnes Air National Guard Base. Whiskey-7 will continue to be busy this airshow season. She will be a prized guest at Thunder Over Michigan, one of the … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Professor/’Mad Scientist’ Safely Captures Eclipse in Geneseo

GENESEO – Livonia resident, MCC professor, dive instructor and local 'mad scientist' John Rodman took to the streets of Geneseo to safely show today's eclipse to fascinated passerbys. An old pair of binoculars, camera lens and rifle scope focused the image of the partially-obscured sun onto paper. Hundreds took to the streets to get a peek at the phenomenon through paper cameras, boxes, and eclipse glasses. Rodman is fueled by an … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Hemlock T-Bone Sends Small Child to Hospital

LIVONIA – A collision at the intersection of Main Street and Big Tree Road in the hamlet of Hemlock sent one small child to the hospital late Monday morning. According to first responders on scene, the emergency call went out at about 10:48 a.m. reporting a two-vehicle crash with two children injured. Livonia Deputy Fire Chief Rich Alexander was first to the scene and reported that one child had a minor laceration to the face and the other … [Read more...]

Contested Town Races Galore in November

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Contested races seem to be on in more than half of the 14 Livingston County towns to send in unofficial caucus results so far. The Livingston County Board of Elections reminds the public that caucus results will not be certified until late September and might change before then. "There will be caucuses through September 19 and candidates can decline until September 22," said David DiPasquale, Democratic Commissioner for … [Read more...]

The Statesmen Still Kicking as Dry Nightclub in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Statesmen says that it will no longer be serving alcohol, but it plans to open as an alcohol-free night club for the fall semester. Owner Rocco Dragani said that there are no official opening dates, but the plan is to open as a dry dance venue sometime during the coming semester. "There will be a $5 cover," said Dragani. "We still want to be the place where all college students can come dance. I spent a lot of time in bands so … [Read more...]

Potential Challenger to Gov. Cuomo to Speak at Livingston County GOP Dinner

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – John DeFrancisco, New York State Senator and potential challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is in the area to speak at Livingston County's Republican dinner Friday night. At the head of DeFrancisco's message is dissatisfaction with incumbent Gov. Cuomo. "You've got to have a leader in the State of New York that people trust and people believe is being straight with them," said DeFrancisco. "Our current leader is not." He … [Read more...]

Prosecutor Hopes ‘Disgusting’ Springwater Assault Convict Never Sees Injured Baby Again

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A prosecutor gave a harsh sentence recommendation and a harsh speech at a court appearance for the Springwater resident convicted of throwing his own infant son into a wall. County Court Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Matthew Sackett, 23, to 10 years in prison, eight years of post-release supervision and imposed an eight-year Order of Protection that will start after his release for felony Assault in the First Degree. … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Hook & Spoon’s Grand Opening Makes Big Splash on Conesus Lake

LIVONIA – The Hook & Spoon is finally open at the north end of Conesus Lake. Partners Andy Penner, Alison DeMarco and Derek Robertson and their close-knit team have spent the past year and a half perfecting every inch of the from-scratch restaurant. DeMarco created an atmosphere that she calls 'eclectic cottage' with vintage decor and maple bars built by uncle Bill Castle. The Hook & Spoon's Bar manager and sommelier Chad Lipson … [Read more...]

Hook & Spoon’s Grand Opening Launches New Lakeshore Dining

LIVONIA – This is it. The Hook & Spoon's grand opening is Thursday night. Anticipation has sustained a fever-pitch since news broke of the complete re-creation of the restaurant at 5870 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, which overlooks the length of Conesus Lake from its northern tip. Thousands have already dined there during its first few days of 'soft opening.' "We are grateful to the family and friends who have come out to enjoy our … [Read more...]

Students Bummed that The Statesmen Refuses to Renew Liquor License

GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo students are disappointed that The Statesmen bar and club, a staple of student night life for many years, is not renewing its liquor license. SUNY Geneseo students are still hopeful that the establishment could continue as an alcohol-free dance venue. "It's a place for students to go after upperclassmen hit the bars," said Sarah Jane Philips, a senior at SUNY Geneseo. "It's an outlet. A place to dance. I hope it stays … [Read more...]