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...]

Mount Morris Green Lights Downtown Youth Center

MOUNT MORRIS – The Mount Morris Village Board unanimously voted to advance a young couple's dream to reopen the youth center attached to the fire hall on Murray Street, which they first informally made public in February. The Board voted to allow Josh and Kelly Bacon to rent the space of the old youth center for the purpose of reopening it as a church youth group and later expand to after school activities for all local kids. Both Kelly and … [Read more...]

Knife Fight Draws 2 Large Crowds in Mount Morris

MOUNT MORRIS – An apparent knife fight drew over two dozen people to Hopkins Street on two occasions Saturday night. According to Mount Morris Police Chief Ken Mignemi, actual fighting was only among a few people who were residents of areas in Mount Morris other than Hopkins Street. "The fight was between two people and others got involved," said Mignemi. "There was screaming and yelling, but no injuries. Mount Morris Officer Sanders … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Summer Rec Program Enters 4th Year

MOUNT MORRIS — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County has continued their Summer Recreations contract with the Village of Mount Morris for their fourth consecutive year. According to a press release from Cornell Cooperative Extension, from July 10 to Aug. 18 the Mount Morris Summer Recreation Program will take place at Bellamy Park. "Just like previous years, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County will offer … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: American Rock Salt’s Underground First Responders Dig Rescue Competitions

MOUNT MORRIS – It's like a competition for best fire department, only you work in total darkness and radio signals only go a few feet. American Rock Salt's two mine rescue teams are not just on call for any underground emergency, they're fiercely competitive to be the very best. The mine rescue teams returned home last week from one of several mine rescue competitions. They not only pour their hearts into being the fastest, safest team but … [Read more...]

Cops Execute Felony Geneseo Sex Charge Warrant in Batavia

GENESEO – The Batavia Police Department helped the Geneseo Police Department take a former Geneseo resident into custody for a felony sex charge. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Ashlee Mistretta, 30, now a resident of Batavia, was arrested on a warrant for felony Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. An incident is alleged to have occurred in January … [Read more...]