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...]

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...]

Alley Cat Owner Re-Hangs Spiritual Flags and Challenges Code Violation

GENESEO — The owner of Alley Cat Purrfect Price re-hung the spiritual flags outside her business and is challenging the Village's code violations, which ordered her to take them down. Village Code Enforcement Officer Craig Wadsworth sent the owner of Alley Cat, Connie Saffan, three violation letters asking her to take down the flags in front of her business because they project across her property line and are in the sidewalk, which is a … [Read more...]

Village of Geneseo Seeks More after $448K Wastewater Grant

GENESEO — The Village of Geneseo accepted a New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement grant for up to $448,675 that will go towards the disinfection project at the waste water treatment plant. The Village is still applying for another grant from the DEC that will be interest free and cover 85 percent of construction costs. "We are waiting to hear from the DEC." said Mayor Richard Hatheway. "They need to tell us what to do to move … [Read more...]

Village Historian To Publicize Geneseo WWI Efforts For Veterans Day

GENESEO — Village Historian David Parish went to the Village of Geneseo Board to publicize a report on Geneseo's history in World War I for this Upcoming Veterans Day. Parish received most of the records from the early days of the Northern Livingston Red Cross chapter. The detailed report is nearly the length of book and includes an incredible amount of information from that era. "The Northern Livingston County Red Cross raised $53,085.83 … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office Arrest Woman for Over $2K Welfare Fraud

MOUNT MORRIS — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Houghton, NY resident for allegedly defrauding the welfare system. According to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Donna Shelton, 44, was arrested for Welfare Fraud in the Fourth Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, and Offering a False Written Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, all of which … [Read more...]