Geneseo Rape Victim’s Mom: ‘My Husband is More Monster than Man’

GENESEO – The wife of Fernando Alvarado-Perez says that the moment she found out he raped her young daughter, 'every ounce of love for him was gone.' Alvarado-Perez, 37, stood at the defense table with his attorney, Brad Janson, to be sentenced to 20 years in prison and 20 years of post-release supervision for felony Rape in the First Degree. The mother of the victim held back tears as she read a statement in court. "For 10 years I have … [Read more...]

Heater Burned Geneseo Woodworker’s Shop

GENESEO – The fire that consumed a talented woodworker's expanded garage and shop is so far thought to have started as an electrical fire in a heater. According to a press release from Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, the emergency call went out at about 3:31 a.m. Thursday reporting a possible garage fire. "The garage was a two story structure with a wood shop and vehicle storage on first floor and recreation room on the second floor," … [Read more...]

Towering Fire Destroys Geneseo Furniture Shop

GENESEO – Flames rose almost above the trees early Thursday morning as an expanded two-bay garage burned almost to the ground. According to an eyewitness, the fire started quietly and slowly built to a roar. "I was trying to sleep when I hear this crackling, sounded like ice cracking, almost a popping sound," said Dominic Friscia, who lives just across Prospect Street. "I look out my bedroom window and wow, the flames are towering almost … [Read more...]

VFW Plaque to Honor Geneseo’s Civil War Dead

GENESEO — The VFW plans to install a permanent plaque commemorating the Geneseo men who fought and died in the Civil War. They are looking to get a plaque made naming all 35 men at the war memorial in Geneseo's Village Park. "The VFW is tracing the war history of the Village," said Mayor Richard Hatheway. "It is important to look back to the 1800's and the Geneseo men who fought." Among Geneseo's Civil War dead is General James S. … [Read more...]

Healthy Campus Grant Coordinator to Attend Geneseo Chat

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles and Mayor Richard Hatheway are hosting a Community Chat Today, Nov. 8. The chat will be at the Livingston County Historical Society Museum, 30 Center Street, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. "This is a means for connecting with the community," said Hatheway. "It shows that the Village and College will work together to solve issues in the community." The Healthy Campus Community Coalition's newly … [Read more...]

Bunnies Inspire Lakeville Model-in-Training’s Raffle for Rescue Animals

LIVONIA – A Lakeville resident and new owner of two rescued bunnies is pushing as hard as possible to raise funds for local rescue animals. Jane Farrell, a model-in-training for Mary Therese Friel LLC (MTF) in Mendon, started the campaign about a week ago, going door to door to sell raffle tickets for $2 a piece or 3 for $5, with all proceeds to go to Lollypop Farm. "MTF challenged the models to make whatever change they can," said … [Read more...]

Banned Wegmans Customer Arrested for $210 Razor Blade and Red Bull Theft

GENESEO – A Geneseo woman who was allegedly banned from Wegmans is now under arrest for felony burglary for stealing razor blades and energy drinks. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Christina Schultz, 40, is now facing a felony Burglary in the Third Degree charge and a misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge. On Nov. 2, Deputy Bill Cartwright responded to Wegmans in Geneseo for a shoplifting complaint … [Read more...]

Kids Play for Free at Touch of Grayce’s Toy Store Day

GENESEO – Free crafts, game demonstrations and kids activities are coming to Touch of Grayce for Toy Store Day in anticipation of Christmas. According to a press release from Jennifer Sassano, Assistant Manager at Touch of Grayce, their Toy Store Day means a full day of free crafts for all ages, demonstrations of favorite games, deals and specials, and chances to win big prizes like the Calico Critter Adventure Tree House. 11 a.m. to 5 … [Read more...]

Cops: Beer Truck Driver was High on Two Drugs and Had Heroin

GENESEO – The Virginia driver who rolled his tractor trailer on 390 last Wednesday is now in custody for allegedly driving under the influence of two drugs and possessing heroin. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Robert Shenk, 56, of Rockingham, VA, was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, and several Vehicle … [Read more...]

Flea-Infested Cat’s Death Means Criminal Charge for Owner

GENESEO – A Geneseo pet owner is facing a criminal charge for allegedly neglecting her cat, causing its death. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Barbara Lynk-Cooke, 28, now faces a misdemeanor charge of Animal Neglect. "The cat went to a reputable local vet and unfortunately had to be euthanized," said Osganian. "The vet gave us a thorough statement on the cat's many health problems and deficiencies, … [Read more...]