WATCH: Heart-Dropping Video Shot Atop New Letchworth Bridge

CASTILE – Breathtaking video from atop the in-progress railroad bridge above the upper falls puts the internet right in the construction site. New structure is visible on both sides of the gorge. As we watch, a train passes on the existing trestle bridge just 75 feet to the north of where the new bridge will stand. The classic bridge will continue to be in use throughout the project. The clip was originally posted by Facebook profile Mark … [Read more...]

On the Money: Teachers are Being Taken Advantage Of

Recently, I’ve been dissecting 403(b)s for some young teachers as I’ve constructed their financial plans, and to put it bluntly, they and many veteran teachers are being taken advantage of. To clarify, this article is directed at K-12 teachers who have a 403(b) through an insurance company. Whether they’re a millennial approaching retirement or in retirement I would bet they haven’t read the entire 400+ page prospectus on their 403(b) that … [Read more...]

On the Money: 6 Things to Do When You Receive Your 2016 Tax Refund That Will Help You In 2017

Now that the dust has settled and you have taken care of your 2016 taxes you may have thought of ways to spend that highly anticipated refund check. Many people think of the things they want to buy, but the money that you’re getting back could be a good stimulus for building financial security in 2017. Here are some ways to use the money that will pay off this year and years to come. Build an Emergency Fund You should have 3-6 months of … [Read more...]

Obituary: Klemmer, Patricia Ann ‘Patty’ (Halpin)

The following is based on an obituary published by Dougherty Funeral Homes: Klemmer, Patricia Ann “Patty” (Halpin) Caledonia: April 20, 2017 at age 62 years. Predeceased by her parents Theodore & Marie Halpin, her father-in-law Allan Klemmer, and her nephew Matthew Halpin. Survived by her husband of 42 years Paul Klemmer and children; Jason (Nicole) Klemmer of Avon and Erika (Kyle) Edwards of Caledonia; grandchildren; Liam, Cole, … [Read more...]

St. Agnes Kids Buy ‘Sneakers’ to Kick Multiple Sclerosis

AVON – For this year's Lenten Drive, 'Making a Difference One Step at a Time,' students earned quarters from their family, and sometimes the principal, Ms. Elizabeth Jensen, for doing extra chores and good deeds. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, students used quarters to purchase 'sneakers' for $3, or the equivalent of one foot in quarters. The students colored their 'sneakers' any way they liked and then the sneakers were … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Livingston County Celebrates National County Government Month Primed for Watershed Year in 2017

The following is an email submitted by Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the There is much to celebrate as Livingston County joins thousands of county government peers across the nation in commemorating April 2017 as National County Government Month. The sounds you have been hearing and the momentum … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Fresh Air Fund Open to More Host Families

The following is an email submitted by Fatima Shama, Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the Dear Editor, The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Geneseo’s D’s and R’s Must Cross-Endorse to Counter Students

The following is an email submitted by Dick Gallivan to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the Dear Josh and Conrad: The latest incident involving SUNY Geneseo students was the stopping of a woman who was speeding.  She also had children in the vehicle not in car seats. She also was unlicensed. Students gathered at the scene and protested … [Read more...]

FROM THE NEWS DIRECTOR’S DESK: Immigration Law is Not the Cops’ Fault

Trustee Mary Rutigliano has stirred the pot to a boil. She knows this. She consistently doubles down on her pride in protesting GPD's decision to call U.S. Border Patrol at that traffic stop, inviting others to protest GPD's call and most recently inviting college students to get involved in and change the policy of the village government, which she represents. First off, her and others' direct criticism of Chief Eric Osganian and Officer Ian … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Sheriff, DA Urge Residents to Oppose ‘Raise the Age’

The following is an email submitted on behalf of Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffrey to the for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the An important piece of the budget that our Assembly and Senate will be voting on in the very near future entails a 'Raise the Age' initiative. Livingston … [Read more...]