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...]

20th Karnocker 5K To Benefit Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

NYLON– The 20th running of the Karknocker 5K will benefit the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, a partnership established just last year. The Karknocker 5K will take place Friday, July 28. The East Rochester Chamber of Commerce sponsors and puts on the race. "I've been involved with the Chamber for 6 or 7 years," said Communications Director MaryBeth Lovejoy. "The Chamber sponsors the race, and puts it together. We also coordinate the … [Read more...]

GCC Opens $6.1M Student Success Center

NYLON – The new Student Success Center at Genesee Community College's Batavia campus officially opened on Monday. According to a press release from GCC, the facility forms the new 'front door' of the main campus. The two-story facility is 18,478 square feet and connected to the existing college though a second story bridge that goes into the Conable Technology Building. It is centrally located on the main Clock Tower Plaza, and creates a new … [Read more...]

‘Candle Light’ 12-Hour Ultra Marathon Returns to Honeoye Falls

NYLON – An unlimited-distance race is returning to Honeoye Falls. The Candle Light 12 Hour Ultra allows participants to test their grit, completing as many laps as possible (each lap is about 1.07 miles) in 12 hours. This will be the second year for the event. "It went very well for the first year," said Race Founder, and Director Gil Robs. "We had about 80 participants the first year." Robs says the race will cap at 100 runners to … [Read more...]

Balloons Over Letchworth Celebrates 30 Years July 27

NYLON – Balloons Over Letchworth turns 30 years old on July 27. According to a Facebook post by Balloons Over Letchworth, the Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism will hold a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the upper and middle falls picnic area at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. The plan is to enjoy some snacks and then of course launch some balloons. There will be $10 tethered balloon rides to benefit the Friends of Letchworth State … [Read more...]

Geneseo-Based Lawyer Becomes Village Attorney for Scottsville

NYLON – Geneseo attorney Daniel Magill is now the Village Attorney for Scottsville, the village he grew up in. Magill's predecessor, Peter K. Skivington, was Scottsville Village Attorney for 23 years. Now Magill, who has worked for Skivington for nearly five years, carries the torch. "Although I've been a Livingston County resident for the past six years, I was born and raised in the Village of Scottsville," said Magill. "Frankly, … [Read more...]