• Spring lawn care

    Now is the time to start preparing for a lush, green lawn this summer.  Maintaining a lawn that is free from weeds and pests can be a labor intensive process and depending upon your yard care priorities,...

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    Purple in the garden

    If you love purple, 2018 is your year.  Ultra Violet was chosen as the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year and that means purple will be making its way into fashionable gardens. Pantone picked the purple hue...

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  • Tips for starting garden plants from seed

    The growing season is almost here and starting your vegetables and flowers from seed can be a rewarding way to fill your garden at planting time. Starting seed indoors is fun and even educational and there is...

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  • Ogden Zoning Board approves variances and permits for proposed apartment project and community solar project

    Members of the Ogden Zoning Board of Appeals February 1 granted several variances for a proposed three-story apartment building at 2715 Manitou Road, and also approved a conditional use permit for the Delaware River Solar, LLC, community...

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  • Brockport Village Board continues talks with Canal Corp

    An open house at the new Brockport Village Hall, 127 Main Street, is planned for Wednesday, April 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. Brockport Mayor Margaret Blackman made the announcement during her report at the February 5...

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  • Christine Gates stands in the Children’s/Young Adult section of the Hamlin Public Library, which has seen some changes since she became library director in December. K. Gabalski photo
    Hamlin Public Library welcomes new director

    Christine Gates says she has enjoyed her first few weeks on the job as the new director of the Hamlin Public Library. “I love it, everyone is so nice,” Gates told the Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald...

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  • Phalaenopsis orchids are readily available at supermarkets and garden centers and are easy to grow at home. K. Gabalski photo
    Growing orchids indoors

    As the winter drags on, you might want to consider adding some color and entrancing blooms inside your home with orchids.  The beautiful exotic flowers will help to tide you over until spring finally arrives. Right now,...

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  • The floor covered with Bubble Wrap proved to be an inviting play space.
    Seymour Library celebrates Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

    The last Monday in January is designated as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day in honor of the air-filled bubbly packing material, and Natalie Burch, Children’s Services  Librarian at Seymour Library in Brockport, said she decided the library should...

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  • Brockport First Baptist Church will have a new pastor

    The year 2018 is bringing changes for the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Brockport. Reverend Joanne Gilbert-Cannon retired in mid-January after serving as the first female pastor in the history of the church. Rev. Gilbert-Cannon...

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  • Sweden Town Board adopts tax exemptions and emergency closing procedures

    Members of the Sweden Town Board January 23 adopted the first local laws of 2018 – both dealing with tax exemptions. The first law adds the Gold Star Parent Exemption to the Sweden Town Code and authorizes...

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