Around the Sun: Introducing Livingston County’s Only Video Broadcast Studio

For Josh and I, 2016 has been a year for the record books. Josh spent 9 months in Maryland at the U.S. Department of Defense's video broadcast school, during which time I ran the as a solo operation. Josh and I each broke many, many unique, original, local stories over that time, he as Public Affairs Officer for the Air Force's 914th Airlift Wing and I as Livingston County's online news source. We put many miles on our cars … [Read more...]

Wanted Geneseo Man Turns Himself in after Story

GENESEO – A man who was sought on felony charges has turned himself in to the Geneseo Police Department. According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, Kevin Dolison, 20, turned himself in for felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, two counts of misdemeanor Criminal Obstructing of Breathing, misdemeanor Assault in the Third Degree, and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child after seeing a story about himself on the … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER’S DESK: Gratefully Homeward Bound

Well, today is the beginning of a new chapter for myself, my family, and the I leave the Department of Defense Information School (DINFOS) as a graduate of the Broadcast Communications Specialist Course. Now, in addition to my work at the, I have the honor of telling the stories of the sons and daughters of our nation who are defending our freedoms. I will still be assigned to the 914th Air Wing in Niagara … [Read more...]

SUNSPOT: Newscast for August 18, 2015

SUNROOM — We are back with your daily Sunspot after a temporary hiatus as a result of damage sustained in the Kelly's fire. Conrad Baker discusses the ongoing water main construction and a new anticipated completion date for Main Street Geneseo. You can see some exclusive video of a construction worker handling a water line break earlier today. Also on the agenda is the Avon man who was set up to be beaten and robbed by a Caledonia … [Read more...] Hits Solar Burst in Readership

We knew it was only a matter of time, and then bang, the surged to a record level of readership, with over 130,000 unique viewers reading our site in the month of June. Livingston County has a total population of approximately 60,000 people, and we see that our traffic is coming from not just our County but across the region. Our system handled the surge in traffic smoothly. Two stories in June really went viral. Oddly … [Read more...]

SUNSPOT: Newscast for June 30, 2015

SUNROOM — Your Sunspot for June 30, 2015. First, an update on Carter Ellis, whose Geneseo forgery charges where dismissed on Friday, and how that incident is likely to be prosecuted. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office announced almost 400 local students graduated frothier D.A.R.E. program. Last but not least, the York Firework show has been rescheduled for July 18. … [Read more...]

New App puts the Sun in Your Hand

SUNROOM – As the continues to utilize new technology and make delivery of the news more efficient than ever, they have now released apps for both Google Play and the Apple Store which are now available for download. With your subscription, you are allowed to register two mobile devices, like phones and iPads, and view content as it is published or by category, like News, Sports, Features, or live video from the … [Read more...]

THE PUBLISHER: Sun Continues to Rise on a Bittersweet Birthday

Happy Bittersweet Birthday to the Sun. Four years ago, the was born – more like reborn. It’s been a process – with many errors. Future errors are a guarantee but here we are, healthy and growing. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about myself over this time and the one lesson that I have always struggled with is that you can’t do everything. When you try to do everything, a lot of things go wrong. The addition of Mr. Conrad … [Read more...] Naughty and Nice List for 2014

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — As we wrap up another year of highs and lows in Livingston County, we would like to start a annual tradition, a naughty and nice list from our stories for 2014. Santa Claus works hard to keep an eye on us, so we think we can lend a hand. Naughty: 1. In September, a shocking story that was picked up across western New York was the brutal assault of a transgender SUNY Geneseo student who had just left a bar … [Read more...]

FROM THE PUBLISHER: Significance of 13WHAM Partnership

Today we made a major announcement about a new partnership between the and 13WHAM. Simply put, this is a big deal - not only for the family, but for the community as well. The family has worked hard to get this point, and we are proud to be associated with 13WHAM, the News Leader in Rochester. I grew up watching ABC WOKR  news with Dick Burt and Don Alhart. My family had a John Deere business and a … [Read more...]