• The Rt. 259 lift bridge in Spencerport will close in July for major repairs that are exected to take 15 months. Photo by Maggie Fitzgibbon
    Big changes for Spencerport commuters in summer 2019

    Those who travel through the Village of Spencerport crossing the Erie Canal Lift Bridge can expect big changes in their routes this summer. The 115-year-old lift bridge is set to undergo major repairs. This extensive work will...

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  • Fran McDowell, archivist for the Girl Scouts of Western New York, set up the Girl Scout display in the Local History Room on February 13. Here she is explaining the original 1919 uniform and hat made of khaki. The sash and merit badges were from that period also. Photo by David Q. McDowell
    Girl Scout artifacts and current literature are on display at Brockport’s Seymour Library

    Since 2018 the Seymour Library at 161 East Avenue in Brockport has been featuring special displays in its Local History Room. The two-month exhibits in display cases present current activity by local writers, hobbyists, museums, artists, schools,...

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    Brockport Lions hold fundraiser to help family with treatment and rehab expenses

    Last fall, Zach Losee, a 15-year-old Brockport student, fell ill and needed a heart transplant as a result. The Brockport Lions Club held a pancake breakfast on February 10 to help the family with expenses associated with...

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  • Byron-Bergen Jr./Sr. High Art Teacher Sandy Auer. Photo by Gretchen Spittler
    Byron-Bergen art students think outside the paint box

    Byron-Bergen Jr./Sr. High Art Teacher Sandy Auer approached Principal Pat McGee with a request. She wanted to shake up the visual arts curriculum. The result of that conversation is the new Eclectic Arts program, now in its...

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  • Samantha Fisher and Alexander Richmond light candles representing the five characteristics of membership during the Merton Williams Middle School National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony.
    Students inducted into Hilton NJHS

    Merton Williams Middle School inducted 50 students into the Hilton Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on February 13. The ceremony opened with Principal Tracie Czebatol welcoming the audience and inductees. “So much of how you...

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  • Rangers girls basketball seniors presented a check for $4,305 to the More Than A Game Foundation on February 11. Provided photo
    Ranger athletes make donation to Golisano Children’s Hospital

    The More Than A Game Foundation, Big City Sportswear and Graphics and Spencerport Central School District hosted the 23rd Annual Hoops for the Hospital Basketball Tournament on November 30 and December 1, 2018, and the 28th Annual...

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  • Edward Suk (left) and Scott Berne (right) in front of the Training Center on Lake Avenue. Photo by Karen Fien
    Local abuduction survivor making a difference in the lives of children

    Eleven years ago Scott Berne, a parental abduction survivor, shared with the world the journey of his childhood experiences in the release of his book Extraordinary Circumstances. The book has been sold worldwide and describes his survival...

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  • After the February 13 assembly at Hill School, Bill Andrews displayed a 1770 Map of North America which he referred to in his presentation. Andrews talks with Alexander Zelent who expressed thanks for the presentation and asked questions about the map. Josh Mangalino (right) also studies the map. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Bill Andrews addresses Hill School students about history

    Proving the past is not dead; it enriches a living future Bill Andrews was apprehensive as he was about to address the fourth- and fifth-graders at Brockport’s Hill School. “I was nervous about talking to kids,” he...

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  • Nathaniel Fals, Lauren Nelson, Bridgette Lange and Sienna Mekker. Provided photo
    Four Wheatland-Chili students selected for All-County Ensemble

    The Monroe County School Music Association holds three Solo Festivals in the month of January for elementary, junior high, and high schools to select students for the All County Ensemble. Students perform a solo work on their...

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  • The student council presents the check. Photo by Gretchen Spittler
    Byron-Bergen elementary students raise $1,700 for K-9 officer

    Wednesday, February 13, marked the finale of the month-long community service fundraising project spearheaded by the Byron-Bergen Elementary School Student Council. The entire student body assembled to present the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department with a check for...

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