Former SUNY Brockport President John Van de Wetering has died. College officials say that he died early last week in Rochester. He was 93.

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport says that as of Saturday morning it suspended its wrestling program pending the outcome of investigations stemming from potential COVID-19 policy violations. Two wrestling physical education classes have also been canceled for the Fall semester.

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There will be a public information meeting in Brockport Tuesday night to help answer questions residents may have about the coronavirus, as well as some SUNY study-abroad students who have been housed at a dorm on the Brockport Campus.

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Eighteen SUNY students returning from study abroad in Italy will call the College at Brockport home for the next two weeks. SUNY officials took immediate measures to return the students to New York, whose programs were in countries at the center of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

State funds have been approved as part of a $300 million effort to expand tourism and economic efforts along the Erie Canal.

Federal prosecutors

A former Brockport kindergarten teacher has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for possessing and trading child pornography.

Federal prosecutors

A former Western New York kindergarten teacher has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Two WNYers readying for Sunday's 2018 Iditarod

Feb 28, 2018
Tara Cicatello

Unique winter sports are not over now that the Olympics are done, especially for two mushers who grew up through blustery Western New York winters.

9 arrests made in Brockport hazing incident

Dec 7, 2017
Tianna Manon / WXXI News

Nine men have been charged with misdemeanors in  Brockport in connection with a months-long hazing investigation at the College of Brockport.

New York State Education Department

A Brockport elementary school teacher has been named New York State's Teacher of the Year. 

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A news source in Rochester is reporting that a drowning victim was discovered in the Erie Canal in Brockport this morning.

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The Western New York region has lost another soldier who served in Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Reid, a Brockport native, was pronounced dead in a German hospital on Thursday. The 26-year-old soldier was being treated for injuries sustained earlier this month from an improvised explosive device. Reid enlisted for service in 2006 and was serving with the 53rd Ordnance Company of the 3rd Ordnance Battalion.

He was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.