The Brockport Blog was founded in 2010 by Democrat and Chronicle columnist Caurie Putnam to shine a positive light on the western Rochester suburbs of Brockport, Hamlin, Clarkson and Sweden, New York.
For seven years the Brockport Blog was published by the Democrat and Chronicle, until (in March 2017) all community blogs were disbanded by the newspaper.
Caurie continues to publish the popular Brockport Blog here and maintains an active Brockport Blog community Facebook page here. She adores her Brockport Blog readers and credits them with rekindling her career in journalism after she had taken a decade off to start a family.
Clarkson is where Caurie calls home - with her husband Eric (a USMC veteran), sons Brice and Brady and four dogs, including a former laboratory research beagle rescued by the Beagle Freedom Project.
Caurie also blogged for HuffPost, reported for Reuters and has been published in many regional and national magazines and anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul.
A graduate of the University of Rochester and former Fulbright Scholar, her personal passions include photography, educating others about the genetic disorder Hyperekplexia and watching her sons compete in hockey, golf and the Special Olympics.
You can read Caurie's column West Extra - focusing on the people and places of the west side suburbs of Rochester, New York - in the Democrat and Chronicle every Sunday. Caurie also writes the Arts Week column for the Democrat and Chronicle - look for that every Sunday in the Arts section.