Roots revealed 

The history of a house is the history of a community. A writer explores the story of a family long forgotten.

A long history of caring

Hillside Children’s Center marked 185 years of service last month. As it looks ahead, the organization identifies mental health services as a growing need.

Revitalizing from the ground up

Connected Communities, a public/private partnership focused on building up the EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods, offers a new community-based approach to break the cycle of poverty. Can it be replicated?

The outlook for Haiti brightens

With a proposed new leader there, Rochester residents Pepin Accilien and Ed Hourihan hope to be able to resume helping the troubled island nation.

United Way launches six-county campaign

All new and increased donations to United Way’s Community Impact Fund will be matched, up to $500,000, through the Canandaigua National Bank & Trust 6-County Challenge Grant.

The pandemic divide

In a new Rochester Beacon survey, a large majority express pessimism about the six-month outlook for COVID-19—and many point a finger at the unvaccinated and those who won’t wear a mask.