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cropWelcome to my website!


I’m a lifelong Rochesterian. I grew up in the Maplewood neighborhood on beautiful Seneca Parkway and graduated from John Marshall High School and Cornell University.


I write about urban education, downtown, regional development, local and state politics, social media and technology. I believe strongly in the future of Rochester.


The Rochesterian launched in December 2011. Less than a year later, readers of City Newspaper, the area’s definitive annual poll, named it Best Blog.


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Thank you for being here.


Rachel Barnhart