Confirmation of Jackie Ortiz as Democratic county elections commissioner stalls

The delay in confirming Jackie Ortiz as elections commissioner was the latest twist in an ongoing internal fight among county Democrats. More...

News & Opinion

Monroe County renames airport for Frederick Douglass

Monroe County renames airport for Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, a well-traveled man in his time, will soon be the namesake of the airport in the city where he made his home.

News & Opinion

City poised to fund new $16 million police station in Beechwood

City poised to fund new $16 million police station in Beechwood

$12.6 million in bonds could be allocated for a new police substation on East Main Street. Construction is expected to start in fall

Aug 11, 2020

Music

Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Black composers and performers deserve more recognition in the classical music world. Violinist Epongue Ekille is doing something about it.

Aug 11, 2020

News & Opinion

Bello wants a redistricting commission; Legislature leaders declare it dead

Bello wants a redistricting commission; Legislature leaders declare it dead

County Executive Adam Bello’s proposal would amend the county charter to create an eight-member commission to redraw Legislature districts.

Aug 10, 2020

Music

The F Word: The new normal and the old weird

The F Word: The new normal and the old weird

Who would have thought I would have lasted this long — almost six months — without going out to see live music? Forget the "new normal," I want the old weird back.

Aug 10, 2020

Special Sections

VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2020 Primary Ballot

VOTE NOW: Best of Rochester 2020 Primary Ballot

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how to make the best of a bad situation. With that in mind, we present our annual Best of Rochester readers' poll.

Aug 3, 2020

Allegro @ Livestream

Hochstein at High Falls Virtual Showcase @ Livestream

Hochstein at High Falls Virtual Showcase @ Livestream

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Building Racial Justice Through Allyship @ Livestream

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