Genesee County, NY

Men and women upset by Friday's SCOTUS ruling on abortion turn out for rally at City Hall

Her daughters deserve a choice when they're old enough to make big decisions for themselves, said Michelle Kozak at an abortion rally outside Batavia City Hall earlier this evening. "I believe that their rights matter and my rights matter," Kozak said. "Their lives matter and they might need an abortion someday, medically or even if they just want one, and they deserve that choice."
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Eat, Stink, And Be Merry At Upstate New York’s Garlic And Herb Festival

There is still a place where you can eat, stink, and be merry in Upstate New York. The 19th Annual Mohawk Valley Garlic an Herb Festival is the perfect event. You can join them on Saturday, September 10th at Canal Place in Little Falls with garlic growers, produce vendors, fine artisans, food product producers, herbs and flower vendors, and of course amazing festival cuisine.
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A partnership to help prevent skin cancer

More than 4,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with skin cancer a year. United Memorial Medical Center and the Genesee County Parks Department are collaborating once again to put a dent in those numbers, giving park visitors an easy way to protect their skin from damaging UV rays that can lead to skin cancer.
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New York Road Trip: Genesee County in the Spotlight!

Today we again put another of Upstate New York's counties in the road trip spotlight. Genesee County is located in Western New York. It covers about 500 square miles and has a total population of 58,300. The county seat, and largest city, is Batavia which has a population of 16,000 residents.

Abortion rights rally planned for 5 p.m. today at City Hall

A "Rally For Abortion Rights" has been announced for 5 p.m. today at City Hall. The event is being organized by the Genesee County branch of the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America), GLOW Women Rise, and Genesee County Democrats.  The rally comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision handed down this week in Dobbs v. Jackson overturning Roe v. Wade and returning abortion legislative power to state governments.

Carnivals Are Back!

Irondequoit 4th of July Festival- July 3rd-4th, 11:00am-11:00pm, free activities for kids 12:00pm-4:30pm. Webster’s Firemen’s Carnival, July 13th-16th, 6:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday- 12:00pm-11:00pm. Hilton Fire Department Carnival, July 12th-16th. East Rochester Firemen’s Carnival, July 21st-23rd, 5:00pm-9:00pm. Livingston:. The Hemlock Fair, July 19th-23rd. Ontario:. Ontario County Fair, July 26th-30th. Check...

Morning News Brief

The Genesee County Branch of the Democratic Socialists held a rally in front of Batavia City Hall Sunday afternoon to protest the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey. The decision sends the abortion debate back to the states to decide what to make legal and illegal. Previously the court decisions established a trimester system and stopped states from making any laws that prohibited abortion in the first 12 weeks and allowed regulation but not outright bans in the second trimester. In New York Aborotion is legal up to the birth of the baby as long as a medical professional deems it necessary. The protesters held signs saying slogans such as “my body my choice,” “Pro life is not pro birth,” and “abortion is healthcare” along with many signs accusing pro life people of racism among other things.

West Genesee students inducted into National Honor Society

On April 19, 151 students were inducted into the West Genesee Scientia Chapter of the National Honor Society. They are true role models of scholarship, service, character, and leadership. Congratulations!. Inductees are:. Jack Abert. Lucas Aldinger. Sean Alvaro. Christian Amica. Lauren Amodie. Tyler Anastasio. Anthony Augello. Sarah Bacon. Kevin Bailey.