GENESEO – Livingston County, which in 2018 received a designation as a “Purple Heart County,” will join with counties throughout the country in recognizing National Purple Heart Day on Aug. 7.

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BATAVIA — Until the city water filtration plant can be replaced with a significant increase in regional water supply, there will be weeks each summer when Genesee County asks residents to conserve water.

ALBANY — Hunting and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits are now on sale for the 2022-2023 seasons.

The Livingston County Department of Health is reporting for the third straight week that harmful algal blooms have been found throughout Conesus Lake.

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JAMESTOWN — State Sen. George Borrello has proposed legislation that would eliminate the three-member Farm Laborers Wage Board.

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ATTICA — A Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Attica prison riot and violent aftermath is now allowed in state prisons.

WATERTOWN — Mario J. Fratto said he’s working to represent his own home as he runs for the Republican nomination for New York’s 24th Congressional District, and has found voters are more and more willing to hear his message as the race heats up.

No one studying polio knew more than Albert Sabin, the Polish-American scientist whose vaccine against the crippling disease has been used worldwide since 1959. Sabin’s oral vaccine provides lifelong immunity. It has one drawback, which Sabin, who died in 1993, fiercely disputed: In rare cas…

WASHINGTON D.C. — As monkeypox continues to spread rapidly throughout the United States, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Biden administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase domestic production of and access to monkeypox vaccines.

AVON – Members of the Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace and Rochester Chapter 23 Veterans for Peace will gather Aug. 6 for its 48th annual Hiroshima Day Candlelight Vigil in the traffic circle at Routes 5 and 20 in Avon. The vigil is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

A Rochester man is facing several drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 390 in the town of Avon, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

MOUNT MORRIS – A Mount Morris is facing felony driving while intoxicated charges following a traffic stop on Scipio Road in the town of Mount Morris, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Seven boats took to the water on Conesus Lake on Saturday morning. They raced around the “cove” hoping to come in first – and also making sure that their boat was still floating at the end of the race.

BATAVIA — A meeting between local pastors and Cornerstone Church representatives over the weekend about Cornerstone’s plans to host the Reawaken America Tour in Batavia was cordial, but Cornerstone’s pastor said Monday that the church still plans to host the Aug. 12-13 event.

A resident and multiple dogs were able to escape a house fire July 27 at Wadsworth Avenue in the village of Avon, according to the East Avon Fire Department.

LIMA – A Wayne County man is facing felony driving while intoxicated and other charges following a traffic stop in Lima, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

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SPRINGWATER – A Springwater man is facing a pair of felony and other charges following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly choked a female and kicked in a door, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

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NUNDA – A Nunda man is facing felony criminal mischief charges after alleging destroying items during a domestic incident on West Street in the village, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

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LIVONIA – Two people were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on West Lake Road, and the operator of the motorcycle is facing numerous charges, including driving while intoxicated and assault, following an investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

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CONESUS – Two men are facing weapons-related charges following an investigation into stray bullets found striking the ground of a neighboring property on McGinty Road in the town, reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.