• Village of Spencerport sign at the corner of South Union Street and Nichols Street. Village elections will be held Tuesday, March 21. K. Gabalski photo
    Village Elections/Local mayors express concerns over governor’s consolidation proposal

    Voters in two local villages will head to the polls Tuesday, March 21 for village elections. Both the Village of Spencerport and the Village of Churchville have elections; however, candidates are running unopposed. In Spencerport, Mayor Gary...

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  • Greater Churchville-Riga Chamber of Commerce Awards Winners (l to r):  Peggy Naughton, Business Person of the Year; Denise Haggerty of Wilkins RV, Civic Beautification Award; Kathleen Stephany, Citizen of the Year. Not pictured:  Sue Davis, Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. K. Gabalski photo
    Greater Churchville-Riga Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner recognizes community members

    our Churchville-Riga community members were honored March 9 during the annual Greater Churchville-Riga Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner held at Naughton’s Johnson House in Churchville. Long-time Johnson House owner Peggy Naughton received the Business Person of the...

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  • Artist Dayton Crawford created a park-style environment that progressed into a cityscape of winding tunnels. Provided photo
    Digital animators and sound artists create dynamicanimated movies at CCHS

    There was no red carpet, but the premier of nine digitally animated movies in the Churchville-Chili Performing Arts Center on February 17 had all the excitement of a Hollywood opening night. The Churchville-Chili High School animators had...

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  • Brockport CSD All County music students: Row one - NJ Wingo, Claire Gratto and Molly Falkenstein; row two - Abigail Foley, Taylor Murphy, Jennifer Lippa, Grace Crowe, Kaylyn Weits, Gavin Tremblay and Clara Barrett; row three - Alyssa Gilzow, Morgan Costello, Elizabeth Gaffney, Jakeb Specht, Isaac Barrett and Griffin Smith; Row 4: Nzinga Marah, Kayla Mosher, Mikayla Canham and Xavier Vogel. Provided photo
    Brockport CSD students perform in all county music festival

    Brockport High School was well represented in the 2017 Senior High All County Music Festival held this March. Twenty Brockport students performed in the event, held on March 3 at Honeoye Falls-Lima and Eastman Kodak Hall on...

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    St. John’s CYO team wins Division

    The seven/eight St. John’s of Spencerport CYO Basketball Team recently won the Division Championship for Division B in the Rochester Diocese. Coaches are Mark Laubacher and Rick Bernhart. Players include (l-r): back row – Sonny Mangini, Andre...

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  • Maryann Marshall (left) and Lorie Fishell (right) are the founders of Tranquility of Hope. Photo by Karen Fien
    Opioids – The Drug Next Door

    Third in a series On March 10, 2016, Tammi Bale of Brockport just filled out the birthday card for her son Robert who was turning 29 in just a few days.  Little did she know that he...

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  • Crews work to remove a fallen tree at the corner of Clark Street and Amity Street in Spencerport. Photo by Karen Fien
    High winds topple trees, down power lines

    Hurricane force winds blew through the region on Wednesday, March 8, leaving destruction in their wake. Gusts were recorded up to a near-record 81 miles per hour. Garbage cans and other items turned into projectiles, shingles and...

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    Brockport’s Amthor takes two runner-up places at State Competition

    Brandon Amthor placed second in the 200 freestyle in 1:39.33 and second in the 100 freestyle in 45.41 in a public school swimming competition held on Long Island on March 3 and 4.  Both swims were All-American...

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  • Elevations of what town homes at the proposed Stonebriar Glen development in the Town of Sweden might look like. Bob Cantwell of BME Associates said plans are currently being worked on and that the elevations, which show other projects completed by the same developer, were meant to give the town, “a sense of the architectural style,” which could be expected. The development includes a community clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool.  Developers are seeking a zoning change for the sight in order for the project to move forward. K. Gabalski photo
    Sweden Town Board hears concerns over proposed zoning change

    Sweden residents and town council members got a first look February 28 at what a proposed townhouse development on Fourth Section Road might look like. Stonehaven Commercial of Fairport is proposing a 148 unit town home community...

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  • John Gabalski (left) and Craig Melvin in the MSNBC studio in New York City, February 22. Photo provided by National 4-H Council.
    Local 4-Her selected for “Day in The Life Experience” in New York City

    John Gabalski, an Orleans County 4-H member, traveled to New York City February 21 and 22 to shadow MSNBC/NBC News anchor Craig Melvin as part of a 4-H “Day in the Life Experience.” John was nominated for...

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