Why digital disparity persists

The “digital divide” is not defined solely by geography. Income matters too. State-of-the-art infrastructure will not bring broadband access to those who cannot afford it.

More growth in business confidence

Siena College Research Institute’s new survey of top executives finds optimism rising in the Rochester region, while views of state government sink lower.

A plight years in the making

The Rochester Historical Society’s finances have been spiraling downward, imperiling its collections. The chief causes: misguided self-reliance and difficulty adapting to modern fundraising realities.

Is the Democrat and Chronicle facing an existential challenge?

Operating in a deeply troubled industry a much smaller Gannett was ripe for the hostile buyout offer from Digital First Media, owned by Alden Global Capital. If Alden has its way, the D&C will soon contain many fewer local stories of any sort written by local reporters.