After the strike, the D&C’s dilemma remains

After a nearly three-week walkout, unionized Democrat and Chronicle newsroom staffers have returned to work without a new contract. For Gannett, the newspaper’s owner, mounting losses as it pursues a “digital transformation” might be a factor in its hard negotiating line.

An economy that’s still healing

At the start of the fifth year since COVID struck, the Rochester regional economy is continuing to recover, but the rate of growth has slowed. And by several key measures, it lags New York and the nation as a whole—but is that a useful yardstick anymore?

Fear and loathing in 2024

Many voters are dreading a presidential rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. And as this year’s race gets set to start with Monday’s Republican caucuses in Iowa, a Rochester Beacon reader survey shows a high level of concern about the nation’s polarized politics.