Vegas Shooting Increases ‘SWAT’ Presence at Letchworth Craft Fair

CASTILE – A photo of special operations police personnel at the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Festival is turning heads but fortunately is no indication of a specific public threat. Facebook profile Jeff Kramarz posted the image to social media with the text, 'Snipers on a roof at the Letchworth Arts & Craft Festival. Welcome to the new normal in America.' A State Police Sergeant who asked not to be named confirmed a heavy presence of SORT … [Read more...]

Fingers Crossed for Clear Weather at Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show

NYLON – Skies should clear just in time for the opening of the outdoor Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show this weekend. The National Weather Service says that there could be thunderstorms Saturday morning up to the opening of the show at 10 a.m. then, showers are expected to taper off for a mostly sunny day with a high of 83. On Sunday, there is a chance of showers, mainly before 9 a.m. The rest of the day should be mostly sunny with a high … [Read more...]

Researchers Say Player Protests Will Halve Bills’ Viewership

NYLON – A poll of about 1,400 likely general election voters in Western New York suggests that voters overwhelmingly oppose the player protests during the national anthem and are less likely to tune into future Buffalo Bills games by nearly a 2 to 1 margin. According to a press release from Big Dog Strategies, they in partnership with Remington Research Group commissioned the survey of 1,390 likely general election voters in Western New York. … [Read more...]

DEC Says Dine on Bear this Hunting Season

NYLON – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) highly recommends bear as 'excellent table fare.' According to a press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, early bear seasons are staring up statewide. In Livingston County, this means an early bowhunting season starts Oct. 1. A full list of NYS deer and bear hunting seasons is available here. "Because of the likelihood of warm weather, hunters should be … [Read more...]

State Police Remind Drivers of Back to School Safety Campaign

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – New York State Police remind drivers that back to school means changing traffic patterns and extra need for caution. According to a press release from State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II, the AAA 'School’s Open—Drive Carefully' campaign is an attempt to instill and maintain public awareness of the special risks motorists pose to school-age kids. "With traffic safety a top priority for our agency, we will once … [Read more...]

Elites and Casual Runners Take the Field at Bergen 5K

NYLON – The Jenna Kuzma Memorial Runners and walkers came to tackle the 3.1 mile course that weaves through the streets of Bergen. The 5K, also known as the Bergen Road Race, took place this past Saturday, Aug. 12. "I think it went well" said Race Director Eric Boyce. "More than pleased with the results. A ton of depth here, and people looked to have a great time. " Omar Boulama took the win on the Men's side in a time of 15:14, edging out … [Read more...]

Rochester Twilight Criterium Adds Elite Road Mile

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NYLON –The Rochester Twilight Criterium will be adding a new event this year. A road mile running race will be joining the criterium event, bringing elite-level competition. "I had the idea years ago to put together runners and cycling" said Executive Director Scott Page. "Almost any weekend there are 5K's, and 10K's to do. Nobody's doing any speed stuff." The mile event has time standards athletes must hit to qualify for their fields. … [Read more...]

Public to Weigh in on NYS’ Plan to Fight Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

NYLON – The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for public input on their plan to fight back against chronic wasting disease (CWD) in local deer. According to a press release from DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, a draft New York State Interagency CWD Risk Minimization Plan is open for public comment online here. Written comments emailed to wildlife@dec.ny.gov with the subject line 'CWD Plan' will be accepted through Sept. 1. … [Read more...]

Collins Announces Plan to Federally Beat SAFE Act

NYLON – Congressman Chris Collins hosted a press conference Monday to present legislation that would limit the authority of New York State to regulate or tax sales of rifles or shotguns. According to a press release from Collins' office, local, county and state officials join Collins in backing this legislation, called the 'Second Amendment Guarantee Act' (SAGA), which would serve as a means to repeal the New York Secure Ammunition and … [Read more...]

Mount Morris Meth Case Ends with Guilty Plea

NYLON – A Mount Morris man pled guilty to federal charges for his involvement in making and distributing meth. According to a press release from acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr., Zackery Billings, 27, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Manufacture, Possess with Intent to Distribute, and Distribute, a Mixture and Substance Containing Methamphetamine. The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney … [Read more...]