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From civil rights leaders to award winning artists, the Rochester area has been home to a number of remarkable people. Since 2010, the Democrat and Chronicle's Jim Memmott has chronicled the lives of individuals who have helped define our...

Although the honor has gone by different names over the years, the intention of All-Greater Rochester has always been the same: to recognize the area's top high school athletes. This database contains AGR first-team selections for all fall,...

Roughly 1,300 servicemen and women from Monroe County gave their lives serving their country during World War Two. This database, compiled by historian Russ Pickett, includes information on each of them. Click on an individual's name to see...

Whether they started here or ended up here, Rochester has been home to some of the most memorable names in sports. To honor their accomplishments, we've compiled a list of names in a database we've dubbed “RocJocks.” It’s not a definitive...

The Democrat and Chronicle worked in conjunction with the Rochester Area Community Foundation to commission a poll of Monroe County residents on racial opinions. Siena College Research Institute conducted the survey Dec. 13-23, polling 823...

This archive contains some of the reporting published on accusations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the Rochester diocese....
The Democrat and Chronicle worked in conjunction with ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation to commission a poll of Monroe County residents on racial opinions. Siena College Research Institute conducted the survey Dec. 4-12,...

The poll of 1,056 registered voters in the city of Rochester was conducted July 29 to August 1 for Voice of the Voter by the Siena College Research Instiitute. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.0 percent. Voice of the Voter is a...

The poll of 503 likely Democratic voters in the city of Rochester was conducted September 3-5 for Voice of the Voter by the Siena College Research Instiitute. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.0 percent. Voice of the Voter is a...

In 1996, retired Kodak engineer Roland Zavada was one of several experts asked to review the photographic evidence relating to the assassination of President Kennedy. His full report. including some appendices, is available below. His work was...