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Fire rips through former church

WILLING — A fire erupted at the former Stannards United Methodist Church Saturday evening, quickly consuming the structure on Hallsport Road. Firefighters were toned out shortly before 5 p.m. and arrived on scene to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. The fire quickly spread throughout the


Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church welcomes Deacon Corey Foegen

NORTH JAVA — Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church welcomed Deacon Corey Foegen into its ministry during an ordination ceremony early last month, but his presence within the parish community is really nothing new — Foegen’s been a man of faith and of service for many, many years.


Batavia Alpine Ski Team closes out season

Write up and photos submitted by Coach Matt Holman:. The regular season came to a close this past Saturday as the Southern Tier Race League marked senior day at Swain. After canceling a race on Wednesday due to freezing rain and warm temperatures, the conditions were hard and icy for a two-run GS, f


Fifteen locals earn state wrestling bids at VI qualifiers

PENDLETON — Section VI large school wrestling supremacy officially belongs up north. The Niagara Frontier League combined to win 10 of the 15 available NYPHSAA tournament spots at the Section VI Division I state qualifier Saturday at Starpoint.


New room honors social worker at Response to Love Center

A room named for a dedicated volunteer will open at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Response to Love Center, 130 Kosciuszko St. The room is named for Michael Perry, a social worker who died in May 2015.


SUNY Geneseo Releases Their 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List

Livingston County is well represented on SUNY Geneseo’s top student list. Below is a complete list of all of Livingston County residents on both the President’s List as well as the Dean’s List.


A wintry mix today followed by more high winds

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties through 10 p.m. A couple of inches of snow will accumulate Tuesday morning before a change to sleet and rain. McKean County is also included in an adv


Jury convicts Dansville man of child sex abuse; facing 7-year prison sentence

A Dansville man who served as a foster parent and coached Little League in Dansville was convicted of child sex abuse charges Thursday after a four-day jury trial in Livingston County Court.


Wadada Leo Smith – Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Wadada Leo Smith’s latest album Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs is out this FRIDAY, February 15, 2019 via TUM Records. The recording features another extended composition by Smith inspired by the civil rights movement in the United States. This new major work is composed for the ic


A good day for a (Wine) Walk

WELLSVILLE — The popularity of the Valentine's Day Wine Walk sponsored by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce exploded Saturday, with nearly 40 more people than those who participated last year.


The Dansville/Keshequa Wrestling Team Has Good Showing At Super Sectionals State Qualifier

Season record 40-6 1st at Byron Bergen tournament. 3 year career record 90-33 team captain and plans to attend college in the fall. Levi Howe (Keshequa) senior 160 lbs. Finished 2nd Supers. Levi had a season of 39-8 with 30 by pin which is a Keshequa school record!


What happens when kids get stranded? Warsaw responds with shelter, pizzas and a free movie

WARSAW — You’re on a school trip to New York City and you think your bus may have caught fire. A group of about 50 Canadian high schoolers experienced kindness and generosity after they became stranded Friday afternoon outside the Warsaw Fire Department on East Buffalo Street.


Springville indoor track records pair of seconds at Houghton

CANEADEA—The Springville indoor track and field team registered a pair of second-place finishes last weekend at Houghton College on Feb. 2. The team also had a half-dozen members record personal bests during the competition.


WRESTLING: Several wrestlers advance to Supersectional semis.

BROCKPORT — Several local grapplers kept their dreams alive for a Supersectional title Friday when they advanced to today’s semifinals at Brockport State College. Five local grapplers earned a spot in the Division I semifinals including Attica/Batavia’s Casper Stewart (99), Travis Kauffman (120), Bl


Hornell making case for more state aid

HORNELL — The Hornell City School District Board of Education could raise as much as $7,229,279 in local property taxes to stay under the tax cap for the next school budget, but with the focus on lobbying for more state aid, Superintendent Jeremy Palotti said Wednesday that the spending plan will ca


Police call West Seneca deaths murder-suicide after weeks of mystery

Some of the mystery surrounding the deaths of a woman and her stepfather found last month in a West Seneca duplex ended Friday as police announced the case was a murder-suicide.


Wayland Beats Dansville In Men’s Basketball

The Dansville men’s basketball team stayed close to Wayland in the first half. The second half saw Wayland pull ahead and hold on to win it.


Power 10: Miguel Rodriguez ranks the best of the scholastic winter season (Feb. 9)

(Through Friday night’s games) 1 Williamsville girls hockey. Regardless of whether Williamsville wakes up as a state champion or state runner-up Sunday morning, historic week for coach Rick Hopkins’ crew is hard to ignore and deserves to be rewarded. Four wins in five days entering Saturday night’s


Men’s Basketball Tops Houghton 84-72 to Move Closer to Postseason Berth

HOUGHTON, N.Y. (February 9, 2019) – A 9-3 run to open the second half pushed a four-point lead into double digits as the Stevens Institute of Technology men's basketball team returned to the win column with an 84-72 victory over Houghton College Saturday in an Empire 8 Conference matchup at The Niel