Nunda, Avon Libraries Part of $500K Grant

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Pioneer Library System announces that New York State legislators awarded New York State Library Construction Aid Grants to nine of the System’s member libraries, including Nunda and Avon's libraries. According to a press release from the Pioneer Library System, the $512,365.00 grant will aid over $1 million in construction projects the Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica), Avon Free Library, Geneva Public … [Read more...]

Geneseo Man is Newest Veterans Hall of Famer

GENESEO – The newest member of the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame is a Geneseo resident who continues to serve his fellow veterans in the American Legion and VFW. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, Dennis Staley was inducted to the Hall of Fame Tuesday at the State Capitol. “I am honored to be recognized by Senator Gallivan and New York State,” said Staley. “I enjoy working with veterans throughout the … [Read more...]

NYS Grants Nearly $600K for Livingston County’s Top-of-the-Line Emergency Radios

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the award of $598,108 in funding from New York State to support the county’s emergency communications system. According to a press release from Livingston County, on March 29, Governor Cuomo announced that counties will receive portions of $45 million in total funding to enhance their vital emergency communications systems. Livingston County's part of … [Read more...]

Final NYS Budget Gives Hope to Vacant Properties in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The final enacted budget includes increased opportunity to save local abandoned or vacant properties. According to a press release from Senator Catharine Young, her advocacy resulted in language being included in the final budget that will expand the number of statewide land banks from 20 to 25. “In just a few years, land banks have been successful throughout the state to help revitalize communities," said Young. "The … [Read more...]

NYS Grants Geneseo $234K for Greener Salt Storage House

GENESEO – New York State is investing over $234,000 for the Town of Geneseo to build a brand new salt storage facility. The Town Board unanimously voted to accept a $234,375 grant from the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Board to build a fully enclosed salt storage facility. "Currently the salt is exposed to the elements and some of it gets washed into Fallbrook Creek," said Geneseo Highway Superintendent Larry Levey. "This new … [Read more...]

NYS Seizes Geneseo’s Omega Grill for Failure to Pay Taxes

GENESEO – New York State seized the Omega Grill and may sell it to make up for allegedly failing to pay taxes. A sign taped to the door declares the seizure and warns against 'tampering with' the property at 4182 Lakeville Road. “This property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes and is now in the possession of the state of New York,” says the sign. “Any person who attempts to tamper or interfere with this property will be prosecuted to … [Read more...]

$2.5 Million Available for New York Farmers in Drought

NYLON – New York State grants are available to local farmers to help them better cope with severe weather events, such as this year’s drought. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, a total of $2.5 million is available in the FY 2017 State Budget through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming grant program to help farms reduce their operational impact on the environment. The money can also be used to help farmers … [Read more...]

Local Lawmakers Press Albany for Bus Cams to Catch Illegal Passers

NYLON – Livingston County representatives are among those pushing for external school bus cameras to watch for illegally passing drivers. According to our news partner News10NBC, Livingston County's Assemblyman, Bill Nojay is one of those lawmakers. “It would increase public safety, it will protect school kids, what could be wrong?” said Nojay. “Only the NYC delegation could block it and they're doing it, because in the Bronx, in Queens in … [Read more...]

Livingston County has Region’s Second Fewest Reported ‘Dead Zones’

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Though 21 cell service 'dead zones' were reported in Senator Chuck Schumer's dead zone report, Livingston County has one of the fewest in the region, outdone only by Seneca County. According to Schumer's report, New Yorkers reported over 5,000 dead zones statewide. More than 4,000 of these were in upstate New York. Of these, 21 were reported in Livingston County. By comparison, Monroe County had 151 and Wyoming County had … [Read more...]

Geneseo Woman Busted for Worker’s Comp Fraud

GENESEO – The New York State Inspector General's Office announced the arrest of a Geneseo woman on multiple felony charges for allegedly collecting thousands of dollars to which she was not entitled. According to a press release from NYS Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, JoAnne Cardona, 47, was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, Perjury in the First Degree, two counts of the Workers’ … [Read more...]