Far-Flung Veterans Services Gather in Geneseo to Reach Rural Vets

GENESEO – Saturday's veterans services fair and workshop brought services and benefits that local veterans are entitled to from as far away as Buffalo right to rural vets backyards in Geneseo. Jason Skinner, Director of Livingston County Veterans Services, said that the idea for the fair started when one local vet had to move into a nursing home because he could not access a location of the U.S. Veterans Affairs. "We couldn't get people … [Read more...]

Deputies to Guard Rep. Collins’ Veterans Benefit Fair in Geneseo

GENESEO – The Livingston County Sheriff has assigned Deputies to Congressman Chris Collins' veterans benefits fair and workshop tomorrow in Geneseo. Sheriff Thomas Dougherty and public relations staff at Collins' D.C. office confirmed that there will be increased security. "I can confirm that I am assigning Deputy Sheriffs to Congressman Collins tomorrow as he appears in Livingston County," said Dougherty. "There will be a uniform presence … [Read more...]

‘In the Wake of What Happened’ Rep. Collins Plans Security Changes at Geneseo Office

GENESEO – Representative Chris Collins is considering increased security measures at his Geneseo office. Collins' public relations director, Sarah Minkel, said that nothing is final but the Congressman does have security concerns, especially about a 'die-in' protest at his Geneseo office earlier in 2017. "There are no serious security concerns but they staged die-ins at the Geneseo Office," said Minkel. "In the wake of what happened, the … [Read more...]

Misunderstanding Puts Supers on Edge About Locals’ Town Hall for Rep. Collins

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An apparent misunderstanding has local Town Supervisors on edge about a locally-organized town hall-style meeting intended to go on with or without Rep. Chris Collins. County officials said during Monday's Ways and Means Committee meeting that rumors of a town hall-style meeting by Congressman Chris Collins are believed to be fabricated by local residents to trick the government into coming out as a sponsor of a … [Read more...]

27th District Dems Rallying to Vote Collins Out of Office

NYLON – The Democratic chairs of the eight counties comprising the 27th Congressional District are calling on anyone interested in running against incumbent Republican Chris Collins to contact them to prepare to run. A press release from the Democratic Chairs from the eight counties which comprise New York's 27th congressional district announces their new initiative, 'Turn 27 Blue,' a joint effort with grassroots groups to identify and prepare … [Read more...]

County Supers Overwhelmingly Approve of Rep. Collins’ Medicaid Amendment

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – All present members of the Livingston County Board of Supervisors voted on Wednesday to support an amendment to the American Health Care Act that would limit the local cost of Medicaid. The amendment is not yet passed. The Board simply approved a resolution to vocally support the amendment because counties nationwide contribute $9.7 billion per year in local taxes to support Medicaid, of which counties in New York State … [Read more...]

EMAIL TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Collins is Duty Bound to Hold Town Hall

The following is an email submitted by Anne Roth-Blizzard to the GeneseeSun.com for publication. The attitudes and ideas expressed below should not be interpreted as the opinion of the GeneseeSun.com. Dear Editor, Our duly elected “representative” Chris Collins is stating that he will “never hold a Town Hall Meeting” because “what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you. They are not what you would hope they … [Read more...]

Dozens Call for Meeting with Collins on Trump

GENESEO – Protesters from Livingston and neighboring counties gathered outside Congressman Chris Collins' Geneseo office to call on him to set a town hall meeting to hear their concerns. A total of 66 people, members of the Livingston County chapter of Stronger Together WNY and those following moveon.org, quietly held signs and waved to honking cars for about 45 minutes starting at 11:30 a.m. "Collins is very, very close to the Trump … [Read more...]

WNY Dems and Collins Clash Over Trump’s Khan Statement

NYLON – The Democratic Party Chairs of the eight counties within New York's 27th Congressional District released a joint statement on Tuesday condemning Congressman Chris Collins for backing Donald Trump's statements on the Khan family Monday evening. The press release listed at the bottom: Jeremy Zellner, Erie County Democratic Chair; Nick Forster, Niagara County Democratic Chair; Jeanne Crane, Orleans County Chair; Lorie Longhany, Genesee … [Read more...]

Kastenbaum Tees Off as Collins Stands Firm Behind Trump’s Khan Statements

NYLON – Livingston County's U.S. Congressman, Chris Collins, firmly backed Donald Trump's statements to MSNBC on Khizr and Ghazala Khan Monday night. Collins told MSNBC that the Khans are making disrespectful political use of the death of their son in the Iraq war as 'attack dogs' for Hillary Clinton. Collins' opponent for the upcoming election for 27th Congressional District, Diana Kastenbaum, quickly teed off on this with a media … [Read more...]