Chain-Reaction Crash Jams 20A in Lakeville on July 3

LIVONIA – Exceptionally heavy July 3 traffic on Big Tree Road (Rte. 20A) Monday was due to a three-vehicle accident in the afternoon. According to first responders on scene, all of the involved vehicles were headed West on Big Tree Road when one vehicle rear-ended the other, causing minor damage. A third vehicle rear-ended the eastmost vehicle, causing severe damage and a minor injury at about 2:40 p.m. Ambulance crews offered to check … [Read more...]

SUN VIDEO: Original Stump Blower Ciderworks Doubles Production with BrewINLivingston Award

LIVONIA – Original Stump Blower Ciderworks is doubling their production capabilities with the money from the BrewINLivingston competition. Owner Eric K. Smith said that the purchase of this 1,000 gallon, 30-barrel tank will let them put out twice the product to the 60 bars and restaurants that sell their cider. "We kind of went for the Cadillac of [tanks] with the grant money that we got from New York State and BrewINLivingston which really … [Read more...]

Conesus Lake Landlord Pushes Back on Neighbors’ Outrage

LIVONIA – The man who owns the four rental properties which are the heart of community outcry on Pebble Beach Road says that he is being unfairly singled out by angry neighbors. John McCoy, owner of four houses in the 3500 block of Pebble Beach, said at Livonia's Town Board meeting Thursday night that he bought his first house on Pebble Beach 11 years ago and moved to the road in 2016 'to take care of his neighbors and community.' The … [Read more...]

Lakeville Residents Reject Rentals as ‘Code Violation’

LIVONIA – Permanent residents of Pebble Beach Road are saying that the recent uptick in properties advertised for rent is against Town Code. A letter circulating Pebble Beach and surrounding neighborhoods, to be formally delivered to the Livonia Town Board at their meeting June 1 at 7 p.m., expresses concerns about the changing atmosphere of the neighborhood and alleges a code violation. "Pebble Beach Road in Lakeville, which is zoned … [Read more...]

Cops Arrest Lakeville Woman for Sending Explicit Photos and Videos to 13-Year-Old

LIVONIA — The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lakeville woman on felony charges for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos and videos to a 13-year-old and asking him to do the same. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, an anonymous online tip led to the arrest of Amanda Wilson, 35, for felony Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child and felony Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance of a … [Read more...]

Lakeville’s Ramsay Constructors Build Giving Tradition with $4.2K in Local Donations

DANSVILLE – When Christmas time rolled around last year, the friends, family and employees of Chris Ramsey and Michelle Paroda knew that their perfect gift would actually be giving something away. The employees of Ramsey Constructors out of Lakeville pooled money together for an end-of-the-year hurrah on Jan. 28 and $1,400 donations to three local organizations: Sully and the Ladies in Pink; the Vincent House; and the Lakeville Fire … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s Office Details Events Leading to Fatal Accident on LA+L Rail

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office released additional details on what they believe happened leading up to the death of a worker Wednesday morning. According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, the initial investigation by the Sheriff's Office has determined that employees from Crop Productions Services were unloading fertilizer from a 'covered hopper' rail car. Three employees were working from the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Lakeville Man Bites Protected Woman, Chews 2 Felonies

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office arrested a Livonia resident on felony charges after allegedly biting a woman who had an active order of protection against him, According to a press release from Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Justin Fraser, 26, was arrested for felony Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, and Harassment in the … [Read more...]

Firefighters Save Lakeville Garage from Sudden Blaze

LAKEVILLE – Firefighters made a quick save on a detached garage on Rochester Road that suddenly went up in flames Thursday afternoon. According to first responders on scene, no one lives at the residence but the property owner was in the home when the fire started near the back wall of the the garage. Firefighters quickly put out the fire, containing all of the damage to the garage's back wall. The structure was not considered a total … [Read more...]

Lakeville and Groveland Bid Farewell to Joeen Johnston

GROVELAND – Lakeville and Groveland said goodbye to Joeen K. Johnston on Saturday. According to an obituary from Dougherty Funeral Homes, Johnston passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 6 at age 70. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Johnston in 2013. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Becky) Johnston of Syracuse and Jeff (Kristen) Johnston of Groveland; Grandchildren Lauren, Ashley, Caleb, and Caroline; sister-in-law Collette … [Read more...]