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Veterans begin making metal poppies for Livingston County monument

MOUNT MORRIS - A group of Livingston County veterans – and the daughter and spouse of another – embarked on a new mission Thursday afternoon: create 150 metal poppies for a planned county veterans monument.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Noto, Van Allen get GOP nods for county judge; Conservatives to endorse Saturday

Members of Livingston County’s Republican Committee voted overwhelmingly to endorse former federal prosecutor Jennifer Noto and Geneseo defense attorney Kevin Van Allen Wednesday night as the two county judge candidates prepare to enter the opening stretch of a contested race that will see two new j


‘Chocofrolic’ to sweeten downtown Geneseo on Feb. 16

A wintertime favorite is set to return to the streets of Geneseo this weekend to the delight of sweet-toothed strollers across the county. The aptly-named Chocofrolic runs from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. A ticket to the event gets strollers a chocolate treat at each of the participating Main Street bus


Livingston County Chamber names 2019 Farm of the Year

AVON – Howlett Farms, a fifth-generation, multiple-enterprise farm on East River Road, has been named Livingston County’s Farm of the Year. Bruce Howlett, the farm’s president, and his son, Michael, the operations grain merchandiser, were surprised Friday with a visit from representatives of the Liv


Valentine’s Day Couples: Geneseo couple’s first dance was the beginning of a long romance

There is something of a cinematic quality to the story of how Doug and Mary Jo Johnson met. He had just returned home from three years service in the U.S. Marine Corps and was going out for the first time since getting back to Geneseo.


Meet the Greeks: Kappa Sigma

The Tau Alpha chapter of Kappa Sigma is relatively new, founded at Geneseo in 2014. Kappa Sigma, commonly referred to as “Kap Sig,” has quickly established a large presence on campus with 64 active members.


Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man and four daughters from 4 to 14 years old have died after a fire tore through their home in northern New York. Watertown fire officials tell television station WWNY on Friday that Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Skylar and Erin died Thursday and Alexa and Mer


Noyes Health to use $2M in state grants to expand imaging, mental health services in Dansville, Avon

UR Medicine Noyes Health has received two grants worth nearly $2 million from New York’s Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program that will allow the health care organization to expand services in Livingston County.


Laker icemen finish up regular season on the road

The Oswego State men’s hockey team (17-4-2 overall, 10-3-1 SUNYAC) is set to hit the road to close out the regular season against SUNY Potsdam (7-15-1 overall, 3-10-1) and rival Plattsburgh State (10-11-2 overall, 8-5-1 SUNYAC). Both games for the Lakers will start at 7 p.m.


Study Abroad: Spending a semester studying at the Sorbonne

I am an international relations major junior studying abroad in Paris this semester. Paris has always been my dream destination due to its rich history, culture and monuments. I hope through this experience I can immerse myself in the culture, learn the language and become well-rounded for my future


Family pets lost in log home fire

GROVE — A family lost three beloved dogs in an afternoon blaze that consumed its log cabin home. On Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., firefighters were toned out for a house fire at 10319 Blakley Road in the Town of Grove in the northeast corner of Allegany County.


State order grants property tax extension to residents of Lima, Livonia

Residents in seven towns in the four-county GLOW region will get an extra three weeks to pay their property tax payment following an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Women’s basketball regains stride, rattles off three straight victories

Geneseo women’s basketball brought about back-to-back wins against SUNY Brockport, both at home and away. The wins come as the women begin wrapping up the regular season. “When you play against a team back-to-back like that, you see who improves more over the break between games,” junior guard Natal


Furniture, ceramic art beautify Lockhart Gallery

Students milled around the spacious Lockhart Gallery on the night of Feb. 6 to observe the art around the room. The Lockhart Gallery had an open reception for their new exhibit called “Contemplative Interiors: Furniture and Ceramics.”


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


BOYS HOOPS: Batavia wins back and forth affair with Olympia; Le Roy stuns Avon in OT; Mt. Morris rolls past Perry

BATAVIA — Don’t look now, but Batavia might be getting hot at the right time. With sectionals approaching next week, the Blue Devils have now won three in a row following a brief two-game skid last week, the latest victory a 59-51 league win over Greece Olympia on Wednesday night.


State police seize 100 bags of crack cocaine during 390 traffic stop

State Police out of Wayland and Geneseo arrested two motorists on Interstate 390 Monday after a traffic stop and subsequent vehicle search turned up about 100 bags of crack cocaine, according to police.


Missing woman last seen in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Police are asking for your help to find a woman who has been missing for one week. 31-year-old Jessica Deridder was last seen at her home on East Main Street in Batavia last Friday morning.