• Dianne and Doug Hickerson have contributed to the Suburban News and Hamlin-Clarkson Herald for over 27 years. They are bidding a fond farewell to their beloved Brockport and will be moving to Virginia at the end of the month.
    A farewell to Brockport

    Dear Reader,  Many people are aware that Dianne and I will be moving to Virginia at the end of November. This downsizing in our “golden years” is needed and beneficial to us, including being close to family...

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  • Jo Ann Newkirk as a young woman serving in the Air Force.
    A view of a changing world through the camera lens

    Jo Ann Newkirk’s life began in Hamilton, Ohio, in the early 1930s and transcended almost 90 years to include a military career, ultimately leading her to Rochester, New York. Jo Ann grew up during America’s most severe...

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    Hilton-Parma Make a Difference Day draws nearly 200 volunteers

    For the past 12 years, the Hilton School District has joined forces with the Village of Hilton, Town of Parma and local organizations to participate in Make a Difference Day on the last Saturday in October. This...

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  • Shown (l-r) BOCES 2 CWD Director Tom Schulte; teachers Andrea Parker and Carolyn Yarton; Patricia Douglas; Senator Joseph Robach; BOCES2 Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs Tim Dobbertin; and BOCES 2 District Superintendent JoAnne Antonacci. Provided photo
    BOCES 2 CWD adult student receives statewide Student of the Year Award

    Patricia Douglas received the New York Association for Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE) Student of the Year award in Albany. She is an adult student in the High School Equivalency (HSE) class at the Monroe 2-BOCES Center...

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  • Lynnette Gall with students working at counter height table.
    Comfortable bodies, focused minds

    For many adults, the idea of elementary school math class conjures memories of hard chairs with small writing surfaces and no wiggle room. This is not the case in Lynnette Gall’s math class. Gall teaches sixth grade...

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    Rangers advance to semi-finals after winning first division title in over a quarter-century

    Some parents of today’s players may have been in high school the last time Spencerport’s girls volleyball team won a Division title in 1992. The Rangers finished 6-2 to win the fifth division crown in program history...

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    Re-Thinking Thanksgiving

    Re-Thinking Thanksgiving:  A Native American Perspective on an American Holiday at Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park On Saturday, November 16, 2019 the Genesee Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic...

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  • Shown (l-r) State Archivist Thomas Ruller, Virginia “Ginny” Ignatowski, and Chili Town Supervisor David Dunning.
    Chili Town Clerk wins NY state Archives Award

    The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust awarded the 2019 Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management to Virginia “Ginny” Ignatowski, Town Clerk for the Town of Chili. The...

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  • Lennon Hare practicing a side kick as Dylan Mattice looks on.
    Meeting challenges through Karate

    Fifteen-year-old Hilton High School sophomore Lennon Hare is a member of the United States Karate Team and has qualified to compete in the prestigious World Karate Championships being held this year, November 2 through 8, in Niagara...

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  • Schroth helps students design pumpkins in CAD.
    Pumpkin spice designers at Byron-Bergen Elementary School

    Craig Schroth’s fifth and sixth grade STEAM Lab classes at Byron-Bergen Elementary School are carving pumpkins. But, there are no pumpkins in the room. Students sit at their computers and each build and carve their own virtual...

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