The ‘Bells’ heard ’round the world

The Rochester Beacon story on a Brighton elementary school’s decision to drop “Jingle Bells” from its music curriculum has sparked news coverage—and a torrent of online comments—around the nation and across the globe.

Rochester Beacon tops NewsMatch goal

During NewsMatch, the nation’s largest grassroots fundraising effort in support of nonprofit news organizations, donors gave more than $20,000—and the Beacon is in line to receive another $15,000 in matching funds.