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February 17, 2012 - 1:53pm
posted by Billie Owens in Basom, elba, Oakfield, byron, Le Roy, Pavilion, Stafford, corfu, Milestones, bergen.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, recently honored students who excelled academically by naming them to the Deans' List for the Fall 2011 semester.

Students who earn a GPA of 3.70–3.99 are named to the Deans' List with Honors, while students who achieve a GPA of 3.40–3.69 are named to the Deans' List.

The honorees are:

Deans' List with Honors

Jeff Appis, of Byron
Brian Burgay, of Bergen
Shane Chatham, of Bergen
Kayla Chiocco, of Elba
Carly Crnkovich, of Elba
Samantha Denton, of Oakfield
Samantha Elliott, of Bergen
Zackary Kibler, of Oakfield
Jennifer Lazarony, of Corfu
Christina Mancuso, of Le Roy
Joanna Menzie, of Bergen
James Mignano, of Stafford
Erika Parmenter, of Pavilion
Theresa Raponi, of Pavilion
Rebecca Smith, of Bergen
Lori Stellrecht, of Basom
Patricia Van Buren, of Bergen
Danielle Wojtaszczyk, of Le Roy

Deans' List

Sarah Amico, of Le Roy
Dylan Ashley, of Le Roy
Zachary Bannister, of Elba
Gregory Barron, of Le Roy
Justin Becker, of Le Roy
Nicholas Bonin, of Bergen
AnDrea Carrigan, of Pavilion
Kristen Casper, of Oakfield
Chelsea Dillon, of Le Roy
Emily Drzewiecki, of Bergen
Donald Fonda, of Byron
Danielle Ford, of Le Roy
Molly Geissler, of Elba
Abigail Graham, of Le Roy
Natalie Haas, of Le Roy
Casey Herman, of Corfu
Brittany Kessler, of Byron
Gena Korn, of Le Roy
Emily Kovatch, of Le Roy
Chelsey Macomber, of Le Roy
Antonio Madau, of Le Roy
Jason McElroy, of Le Roy
Danielle Merica, of Le Roy
Melanie Monroe, of Bergen
Joseph Patton, of Le Roy
Ethan Reynolds, of Corfu
Lyman Rhodes, of Le Roy
Krystal Rivers, of Basom
Katherine Rogers, of Le Roy
Peter Subsara, of Darien Center
Christian Townes, of Le Roy
Kelsey Wright, of Pavilion

The College at Brockport is a comprehensive four-year public college. It offers 50 undergraduate majors, more than 40 graduate programs as well as 24 teacher certification programs. The college is rated among the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, and a "Best Value" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

February 14, 2012 - 8:29am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Le Roy, Pavilion.

Michael A. Nicometo, 27, of 37 Lake St., Le Roy, is charged with four counts of criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia, 2nd. Nicometo was allegedly found in possession of the instruments after police and EMS responded to his residence for a report of an unresponsive male.

Cheri Monea Patterson, 19, of Cottage Street, Lockport, is charged with petit larceny. Patterson is accused of stealing $45.46 in merchandise from Kmart.

Ryan N. Bartholomew, 18, of Adams Street, Batavia, is charged with two counts of petit larceny. Bartholomew is accused of shoplifting from Kmart.

Rebecca Jean Viedeffer, 43, of Franklin Street, Batavia, is charged with petit larceny and criminally possession of stolen property. Viedeffer is accused of stealing two official 2012 NYS trailer inspection stickers and possessing them in the Town of Pavilion.

February 7, 2012 - 12:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Pavilion, Milestones.

SUNY Canton students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments for the Fall 2011 semester.

To receive President's List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Deans' List, full-time students must receive a GPA of 3.25. Part-Time Honors are awarded to students earning at least a 3.25 GPA on six to 11 credit hours.

Among the students who earned honors for academics were:

Tarry M. Fluker, of Oakfield, a Legal Studies major made Part-Time Honors. Fluker is a 1988 graduate of Le Roy Central School.

Justin A. Richardson, of Pavilion, an Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major made President's List. Richardson is a 2009 graduate of Pavilion Central School.

SUNY Canton offers 22 career-driven bachelor's degrees in addition to its associate and certificate programs. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 190 courses online each semester. The college's athletic teams belong to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The College is home to a brand-new athletic facility, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites, offering students single rooms in apartment-style settings while they live on campus.

February 6, 2012 - 7:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in Oakfield, Pavilion, Milestones.

SUNY Canton students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic accomplishments for the Fall 2011 semester.

To receive President's List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For the Deans' List, full-time students must receive a GPA of 3.25. Part-time Honors are awarded to students earning at least a 3.25 GPA on six to 11 credit hours.

Two local students earned honors for academics. They are:

Tarry M. Fluker, of Oakfield, a Legal Studies major made -- Part-time Honors. Fluker is a 1988 graduate of Le Roy Central School.

Justin A. Richardson, of Pavilion, an Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems major -- President's List. Richardson is a 2009 graduate of Pavilion Central School.

SUNY Canton offers 22 bachelor's degree programs, in addition to its associate and certificate programs. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 190 courses online each semester. The college's athletic teams belong to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The college is also home to a brand-new athletic facility, nicknamed "Roos House," and the Grasse River Suites, offering students single rooms in apartment-style settings while they live on campus.

February 1, 2012 - 2:32pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

An accident with injuries is reported at Route 20 and Asbury Road in Pavilion. Pavilion Fire Department and medics are responding. Mercy Flight from Batavia is on in-air standby.

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: Traffic will be shut down at South Street and Route 20. A guide wire from a utility pole is blocking the roadway and needs to be cut and removed.

UPDATE 2:44 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.

UPDATE 3:06 p.m.: Pavilion is back in service. Fire police will remain on scene along with State Troopers until the one vehicle involved is removed. One person is being transported to Strong Memorial Hospital.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: Pavilion Fire Police are back in service. The roadway is open.

January 30, 2012 - 1:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and pickup truck is reported at routes 19 and 20 in Pavilion. There are no injuries, but it is blocking the roadway. Pavilion Fire Department is responding and traffic police are called to the scene.

UPDATE 3:27 p.m.: The crippled tractor-trailer has finally been removed from the roadway and is awaiting a tow truck.

January 30, 2012 - 6:22am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A third-party caller has reported a motor-vehicle accident at Route 63 and Roanoke Road, Pavilion.

There are reportedly injuries.

Dispatch has received no other calls.

Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS are being dispatched.

UPDATE 6:28 a.m.: Fire police dispatched to the scene for traffic control. A deputy on scene reports dangerous road conditions.

UPDATE 6:48 a.m.: We missed any further transmission about the nature of injuries, if any.  The Pavilion assignment is back in service and the roadway is reopened.

January 29, 2012 - 7:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A two-car accident with injuries is reported at 6808 Ellicott Street Road. Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS are responding. The accident is blocking the roadway.

January 27, 2012 - 1:16pm
posted by John Roach in Pavilion, Boy Scouts.
Event Date and Time: 
February 11, 2012 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Pavilion Boy Scout Troop 16

Spagheeti Dinner

Eat in or Take Out

Spaghetti, Homemade Sauce, Salad and Bread

$6.00 per ticket

Pavilion Fire Hall, Rt. 19, Paviion, NY

Help support our scouting program.

January 17, 2012 - 11:05pm
posted by Billie Owens in Basom, elba, Le Roy, Pavilion, corfu, darien center, Milestones, bergen, linwood.

Stephen J. Havlovic, vice president for academic affairs at Alfred State College, has announced the Deans' List of students for the fall 2011 semester.

Students from both the Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville are selected for the Deans' List if they maintain a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0. The 4.0 GPA or straight "A" students are indicated with an asterisk (*).

The following Genesee County students were among those recognized:

Brandon Richardson, of Basom

*Nicole Binns, of Corfu

Ethan Willard, of Darien Center

*Kailynn Stacy,  of Elba

Nicholas Weibel, of Elba

*John Langdon, of Bergen

Quentin Humphrey, of Le Roy

Morgan Presher, of Le Roy

Edward Cigno, of Le Roy

*Christopher Locke, of Le Roy

*Christian Dermody, of Linwood

Thomas Parmenter, of Pavilion

Alfred State College offers associate degrees in 52 programs in the fields of agriculture, health, business, vocational, and engineering technology, as well as liberal arts and sciences. There are also 19 baccalaureate degree offerings.

January 16, 2012 - 11:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A driver reportedly failed to stop for a stop sign off Perry Road at Route 20 in Pavilion Sunday night, leading to a two-car collision that sent one person to the hospital.

Lee R. Broadwell, 59, of Sheldon Street, Castile, was reportedly south on Perry at 8:08 p.m., when his 2007 Dodge SUV allegedly went through the stop sign at Route 20.

Broadwell's vehicle struck a 2010 Chevy sedan driven by Donald R. Sweeney, 22, of Peck Road, Hilton.

Sweeney's passenger, Andrew V. Sweeney, 20, was injured and transported by Mercy EMS to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Pavilion Fire Department responded to the scene and extricated Andrew Sweeney from the car.

Neither Donald Sweeney, Broadwell nor Broadwell's passenger were injured.

The accident report does not indicate that a citation was issued.

The incident was investigated by Deputy James Diehl.

(Initial report)

Reader submitted photo.

January 15, 2012 - 8:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A two-car accident, with one car rolling over, has been reported on Route 20 just west of Perry Road, Pavilion.

Pavilion Fire dispatched.

Law enforcement on scene requested that medics expediate their response. (Different call)

A chief on scene requests the status of Mercy Flight. Mercy Flight 2 is returning to Batavia from Buffalo and can be routed to the accident if necessary.

Patient is alert and conscious, but extrication will be required.

UPDATE 8:24 p.m.: One injury with complaint of neck and back pain, and three people who will probably not require ambulance transport.

UPDATE 8:28 p.m.: Pavilion command requests Mercy Flight continue to the scene.

UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: Landing zone being set up just south of the accident scene. Mercy Flight as a nine minute ETA. Patient extricated.

UPDATE  8:42 p.m.: Per a Mercy medic on scene, Mercy Flight can go back in service. The patient will be transported by ground ambulance.

UPDATE 9:01 p.m.: Pavilion fire back in service. One fire police remaining on scene to help with traffic control until the vehicles are towed away.

UPDATE 9:29 p.m.: Reader submitted photo added.


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January 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in elba, Le Roy, Pavilion, corfu, Milestones.

The State University of New York at Geneseo has announced its Deans' List for the fall semester 2011. To be on the list, a student must have achieved a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 credit hours.

Students on the list from this area are:

  • Clarisse Birkby, from Corfu
  • Alaina Chapman, from Corfu
  • Kelsey Scott, from Elba
  • Alex DiFrancisco, from Le Roy
  • Brittany Fiato, from Le Roy
  • Briana Pangrazio, from Le Roy
  • Hali Plummer, from Le Roy
  • Cory Green, from Pavilion

SUNY Geneseo is a public liberal arts college recognized nationally for excellence in undergraduate education and for its professional and master's level programs. The college combines a rigorous curriculum and a rich co-curricular life to create a learning-centered environment.

January 5, 2012 - 11:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Pavilion, Bullying.

This video was produced by Ted Johnson, of Pavilion.

December 26, 2011 - 6:38pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion, Starr Road.

A one-car accident with an injury has been reported on Starr Road at Hudson Road, Pavilion.

The victim is inside a residence at that location.

Pavilion fire and Mercy EMS dispatched.

December 26, 2011 - 9:05am
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, Pavilion, horse rescue.

One of the owners or a horse rescue in Pavilion has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the rescue must shut down immediately.

The owners need to quickly find new homes for 18 horses and are turning to the public for help.

Chris Dodge said she has contacted other rescues, let other stables and vets know about the situation, but "there's no room at the inn."

"We have to turn to the public," Dodge said. "If somebody wanted a horse in the spring, don't wait until the spring, take it now."

Chris' husband Mike has stage 4 cancer, Chris said. He's undergoing intensive chemotherpy and radiation treatment, but has been given seven- to nine-months to live.

The cancer has wrapped around his heart, trachea and is in his liver. It was first discovered in his pelvis after he fell recently while feeding the cats and broke his pelvis.

The rescue is doing well enough financially right now, Chris said, but she simply has no time now to properly care for the horses. She and Mike must make frequent trips to the doctors and he needs care when they are home.

"We have some wonderful volunteers, but they're inexperienced," Chris said. "The horses are getting fed and the stables are getting mucked, but that's about it."

The rescue will still require the same standards for placement of horses that they always have, but the contract is being modified to take out the return policy. There will be no returns on any horses adopted.

To make an appointment at the rescue to view the animals and consider an adoption, call (585) 584-8210.

Previously: Horse rescue in Pavilion carries on in difficult times

Photo: Mike Dodge from September of this year.

November 29, 2011 - 10:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, Pavilion.

A car has reportedly been T-boned at the intersection of Black Street Road and South Street Road, Pavilion.

Injuries are reported.

Pavilion Fire Department and Mercy EMS responding.

November 26, 2011 - 11:53am
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, Pavilion.

Photo taken this morning.

November 12, 2011 - 11:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, Pavilion, cross-country.

Updated Sunday, 11:02 a.m.

Liz Valento, Pavilion, and Jeffrey Antolos, Notre Dame, were given a big welcome home tonight at Route 20 and Route 19, Pavilion, as they returned from the state cross-country championship.

Liz and Jeffrey won their respective races to claim state titles in Verona on Saturday.

Friends, family and volunteer firefighters turned out to greet them and the Pavilion Volunteer Fire Department escorted them down the remainder of Route 19 to Pavilion.

Prints of these three photos can be purchased by clicking here.

Andrew Fisher, left, Notre Dame; Liz Valento, Pavilion; Jeffery Antolos, Notre Dame; Ethan Richardson, Pavilion.

Photos and captions below submitted by Bare Antolos.

ND's Jeffrey Antolos entered the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill HS football stadium for the final 150 yards of the Class D State Championship race about a half step behind Eldred HS's Alex Campenalla. But as they sprinted to the finish, Jeffrey was able to pass and hold off his opponent to win the first-ever Individual State Championship for Notre Dame HS! Jeffrey's 1.5-second victory was the narrowest margin of the four Boys' State Championship races of the day.

After battling with many runners who pushed her to stay in the lead over the first two miles of the championship race, Liz was able to pull away and win by a 24-second margin to win Pavilion's first-ever individual state championship.

Rain and snow on Friday, combined with seven earlier races, turned many sections of the course into a muddy mess that challenged the girls to maintain their footing and keep up their speed to finish a memorable day in Verona.

More pictures and information after the jump (click on the headline above to see the others).

November 12, 2011 - 8:52am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Pavilion.

When a Pavilion resident of York Road returned home about 4 p.m., Friday, he found a light-colored minivan parked in his driveway and unknown man sitting in the driver's seat.

As he pulled into the driveway, the van took off.

The homeowner followed the van and called police.

Troopers and Sheriff's deputies from Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties converged on the area. The State Police also brought in their helicopter to assist in the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle was stopped on Route 246 in Covington. 

Arrested were Alexis Santiago, 34, of Columbus Avenue, Mt. Morris, and Roman E. Esparza, 22, of South Main Street, Batavia.

Santiago and Esparza were both charged with burglary, 2nd, and jailed on $100,000 bail each.

The two men may be suspects in a series of other burglaries in a three-county area.

As the suspects fled the York Road residence, the men tossed items from the window of the minivan that were allegedly stolen from the house they had just left. The York Road homeowner later identified the items as his. 

Once stopped, Santiago and Esparza were arrested without incident and the van was seized pending investigators receiving a search warrant for the van and its contents.

The case remains under investigation and, because the two men may be suspects in other burglaries, the Sheriff's Office is asking that anybody who might have information that could aid the investigation to call (585) 343-5000. For tips in Livingston or Wyoming counties, callers should contact their local Sheriff departments.

Photos: Top, Esparza; bottom, Santiago.

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