Short-Fused Geneseo RG&E Customer Punches Hole in Door

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly punching a hole in the glass door of Rochester Glass and Electric on Main Street. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, George Lehman, 38, was arrested for felony Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree. Investigating officers allege that Lehman was upset with an energy bill, entered RG&E and struck the door with his fist, … [Read more...]

Albany Investigators Ask for Public Comment on Wind Disaster

NYLON – New York State is investigating RG&E's and NYSEG's response to early March's wind storm and asking for the public comments. According to a press release from the New York State Department of Public Service, they will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation’s (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the … [Read more...]

Power Returns as Livingston County Braces for Winter Storm

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – RG&E and National Grid are reporting that none of their Livingston County customers are currently without power. Local residents will need all the help they can get heading into Monday evening's snowstorm. The National Weather Service said that a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Wednesday. "Heavy snow and blowing snow could produce very difficult driving conditions with very poor … [Read more...]

Geneseo Woman Takes Heat for Opening RG&E Account with Daughter’s SSN

GENESEO – The Geneseo Police Department arrested a village resident for allegedly using her daughter's social security number to open an RG&E account. According to a press release from Geneseo Police Chef Eric Osganian, Peggy Merrill, 34, was arrested for felony Identity Theft in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Identity Theft in the Third Degree, felony Forgery in the Second Degree, misdemeanor Forgery in the Third Degree, and misdemeanor … [Read more...]

ALERT: Scammers Calling Geneseo Residents Claiming to be RGE

GENESEO – Geneseo Police are responding to multiple complaints of scammers calling village residents threatening to close their Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) accounts and insisting that they pay a fee via Green Dot card. According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, his department has responded to three separate complaints Wednesday morning of someone calling and insisting that they are RG&E, and that whoever answers the phone … [Read more...]

Lights Out for 1,600 in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Power outages in the northwestern portion of Livingston County left York Central School and local residents dependent on emergency generators late Thursday morning. According to outage maps from National Grid, about 1,600 Livingston County residents in and around York lost power at about 11 a.m. Electricity is estimated to be restored at about 2 p.m. Rochester Gas and Electric is reporting that only 18 of their … [Read more...]

Nutty Squirrel Knocks Out Power for Hundreds in Geneseo

GENESEO – One blunder by an acorn-loving rodent blacked out the homes of groggy Geneseo residents on the Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) power grid for more than three hours Friday morning. According to RG&E's outage estimates, approximately 716 residents were without power from 7:20a.m. to 10:18a.m., after a squirrel apparently took a wrong step on a power line outside of 38 Crossett Road in Geneseo and the resulting electric bast … [Read more...]