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Snap Poll: Majority wants repeal of Plan 2014

Lake Ontario in the town of Sodus, Wayne County. (Photo by Mike Dickinson)

State, federal and local officials—fueled by heavy flooding and property damage this spring—have ramped up efforts to get the U.S. government to change the policies that currently regulate Lake Ontario water levels. This week’s RBJ Snap Poll asked readers whether they support a repeal of Plan 2014.

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Most readers support plan for Parcel 5

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A large majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll supports the city of Rochester’s decision last week that Parcel 5 at Midtown will be home to the Golisano Center for the Performing Arts and Tower with housing, retail shops, restaurants and additional parking.

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Majority: Firing hurts corruption fight

This month President Donald Trump fired Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after the prosecutor reportedly declined to resign. Roughly 67 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll expect his departure to hurt efforts to reduce corruption in New York.

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Readers weigh in on region’s top assets

National media often portray the Upstate New York economy in a negative light. And by some economic yardsticks, the upstate region—including Rochester—lags many other metropolitan areas.

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Snap Poll: Readers give views on $200 million trail

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently proposed to spend $200 million in public money to connect Western New York, the Canadian border north of Plattsburgh and New York City with a hiking and biking trail, which he calls the Empire State Trail. Readers give their views on the proposal.

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