Chip Holt Nature Center’s ‘Anything Floats’ Regatta Cruises Into Third Year

LIVONIA – Looks like the Chip Holt Nature Center was really onto something when they invited people to strap together watercraft from recycled materials and race at Vitale Park. The third annual 'Anything Floats' Regatta hits the water July 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are only three hard and fast rules: no motors, no commercial boats and no boats over 20 feet long. A full list of race rules is available here. The Conesus Lake Association … [Read more...]

Pete Dougherty’s 24-Hour Campaign Earns Most Votes at Livonia Caucus

LIVONIA – The town's former postmaster ran a highly successful 24-hour campaign for a seat on the Town Board. Republican Peter Dougherty says he didn't even know that he'd be running until the two days before the June 13 caucus. He made some phone calls to family members and decided to go for it. "That Sunday the idea popped into my head," said Dougherty. "I called my daughter Katie and my sons Tom and Michael and they were on board. Monday … [Read more...]

State Association Awards Livonia’s Clerk

LIVONIA – The New York State Association of Town Clerks has certified Town Clerk Colleen West Hay as a Registered Municipal Clerk. Town Supervisor Eric Gott announced Hay's award at the June 1 Town Board meeting at Vitale Park. "This prestigious award recognizes the professional competency of Colleen in fulfilling the responsibilities of her office," said Gott. "I want to congratulate you, Colleen. We've always known that you ran a … [Read more...]

Livonia Law to Address 4 Unwelcome Rentals Could Come Slowly

LIVONIA – The Town Board said at their Thursday meeting that they are prioritizing potential new policy to address the recently explosive issue of an unwelcome stretch of four rental properties, but that such change, if it happens, will have to come slowly. Livonia Town Supervisor Eric Gott committed to addressing the issue to the about 50 members of the public who attended the meeting to voice serious concerns with four rental properties in … [Read more...]

Cops say Missing Beer Led to Threats to Stab Family in Livonia

LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a Hemlock man for allegedly threatening to stab his family over missing beer. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Bradlee Redman, 24, is charged with felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, misdemeanor Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Harassment in the Second Degree, … [Read more...]

BASEBALL: Livonia Bulldogs Beat Geneseo Blue Devils behind 8th Grade Arm.

LIVONIA — Livonia Bulldogs beat Geneseo Blue Devils Saturday night. Livonia scored in the first inning and didn't stop there, going on to win 9-0. "We schedule this game every year to prepare for sectionals. You don't get better by playing weak competition, you get better by playing teams like Livonia," said Geneseo Head Coach Nick Drollette. "I have a lot of respect for the program that Coach Gilman has built there. This year's team is the … [Read more...]

Livonia Firefighters Save House from Easter Fire

LIVONIA – Firefighters saved a house from disaster on Easter Sunday at Vanzandt and South Livonia Road. According to first responders who were at the scene, the emergency call went out at about 1:05 p.m. and Livonia Fire Chief PJ Dwyer arrived first on scene to find a working structure fire. "Crews quickly knocked down the fire that was held to the kitchen area," said Dwyer. "Nobody was home at the time of the fire but one dog was rescued … [Read more...]

Livonia to Bid Farewell to Chris Copeland March 3

LIVONIA – The following is adapted from an obituary by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes. If local communities have learned anything over the past month, it is that Chris Copeland had many dear friends. He is survived by daughters Madison Lynn Copeland and Arianna Lee Copeland, his mother Patricia (Randy Remming) Copeland of Conesus, his father Gregory Copeland of Buffalo, and his brother Cameron Copeland of Livonia. He is also survived … [Read more...]

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Livonia Defeats Greece Odyssey in the First Round of the Playoffs

LIVONIA — The #9 seed Greece Odyssey Leopards fell to the #8 seed Livonia Bulldogs 44-34 in the first round of the Section V tournament Feb. 22. The Leopards kept the score close for most of the game, going into the 4th quarter with the score tied up 31-31. In the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs outscored the Leopards 13-3, putting them in a 10 point lead to finish the game. "I was really proud of the girls' 4th quarter effort," commented … [Read more...]