Morelle: ‘History will judge us’

Monroe County’s Democratic representative on Capitol Hill says impeachment is necessary because “Donald Trump’s actions and rhetoric clearly demonstrate that he is unfit for the presidency.”

Capitol riot lays bare GOP rift

When the leader of Monroe County Republicans disavowed the violence of the pro-Trump mob, his statement drew fire from many who insist the presidential election was stolen.

Storming of the Capitol

Local representatives condemn the pro-Trump mob that assaulted the halls of Congress during the joint session to officially count Electoral College votes confirming Joe Biden’s victory. Biden’s election was ratified in the early morning hours.

A stark political divide

In the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election, whose outcome is still unclear, 82 percent of respondents to a Rochester Beacon poll say they are “very concerned” about the nation’s polarization.

Riding the blue wave

Over two decades, Monroe County’s Republican Party has lost its enrollment advantage. With ongoing gains in both the city and suburbs, are Democrats now poised to gain even more power locally?