Farmland Protection Board Picks Kingston, Mulligan, Batzing Farms for Conservation

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Members of the County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board and County Planning Board recommends that over 1,300 acres in three of our finest high-producing farms be permanently conserved by the Genesee Valley Nature Conservancy. The Conservancy's Dave Bojanowski was among those to successfully ask the Livingston County Public Services Committee for support of these selections Wednesday morning. The selections will go … [Read more...]

Driver Gracefully Parks on Guy Wire in Avon

AVON – A vehicle harmlessly landed on a guy wire on Littleville Road Tuesday morning. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office reports that no one was injured. Deputies are investigating. As of 8:54 a.m., Littleville Road is shut down for the investigation. Continue to follow the as further information becomes available. … [Read more...]

Road Work in Mount Morris Redirects The Rock Criterium and Road Race to Avon and Perry

AVON – The 2017 American Rock Salt Criterium and Gran Fondo will change locations after the Village oiled and stoned portions of the course. The event now turns into a two day stage race with a criterium to be hosted at the Perry Warsaw Airport and on the following day a road race to start and finish in the Village of Avon. On July 22 the tarmac of the Warsaw-Perry Airfield  will host a four corner 1-mile loop criterium.  The second stage of … [Read more...]

Car Rolls on Bronson Hill Road, Avon

AVON – A vehicle left the pavement on Bronson Hill Road and overturned Sunday night. According the the East Avon Fire Department, the emergency call reporting the accident came in at 8:02 p.m. The driver was not injured. The scene was near Rtes. 5&20 and Sutton Road. East Avon First Assistant Chief Jeff Faugh had command. Firefighters with the East Avon Fire Department responded to the scene alongside Avon Ambulance. The … [Read more...]

Cops: Fleeing Parolee’s Crime Spree Hit Nunda, Avon, Wellsville

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A wanted parolee is in custody on multiple felony charges for allegedly stealing in Nunda and Avon and fleeing from law enforcement multiple times. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Randy Smith, 44, was arrested for felony Burglary in the Second Degree, felony Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, felony Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and misdemeanor Obstructing Governmental … [Read more...]

Avon’s Former Court Clerk Jan Cole Runs for Town Justice

AVON – Avon resident and retired court clerk Jan Cole is running for Town Justice. Cole was court clerk for 26 years before retiring and now serves as clerk for several departments within the justice system. "I can switch hats and work as clerk if need be," said Cole. "That's not something anyone walking into this job will know." Cole clerks as need be for the Livingston County Public Defender's Office, Livingston County District … [Read more...]

Michalski Runs for Avon Town Justice

AVON – Jeannie Michalski announced her candidacy for Town Justice. She says that her experience as a former Monroe County Prosecutor and former contracting conflict defender for Livingston County would serve her well on the bench. "I've been an attorney for 18 years," said Michalski. "I've prosecuted in town courts and defended clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters. I don't know if an attorney has ever been a Town Justice in … [Read more...]

Bomb Threat at Coastal Staffing Leads Avon Police to Critical Info for FBI

AVON – A nationwide bomb threat scare that struck Avon Town Plaza on East Main Street had the Avon Police Department and later the FBI thoroughly investigating in the days following Memorial Day. Investigating members of the Avon Police Department and K9 units with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police and Rochester Police Department ultimately found the threat not to be credible. Avon Police Chief Gary Benedict says … [Read more...]

Avon Proposes Temporary Ban on Industrial Solar Fields

AVON – The Town of Avon scheduled a public hearing for a moratorium and prohibition of large-scale solar fields. This may surprise some residents, since Avon Central School is home to the largest solar field on any school grounds in New York State. However, the moratorium, if passed, would not stop that solar field from operating. It would, however, prevent any similar fields from being built. "The moratorium only affects large-scale … [Read more...]

Avon Voters Approve Purchase of New School Bus and Vehicle

AVON – Village residents voted in favor of the purchase of two transportation vehicles at Avon Central Schools. According to a press release from Avon Central Schools, the Board of Education of the Avon Central School District is hereby authorized to expend an amount not to exceed a combined total of $165,000 to purchase the vehicles. The vehicles will be a 65-passenger school bus that will cost up to $114,500 and one … [Read more...]