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What could legal weed mean for NY? (access required)


Quietly filed and awaiting review in the New York Senate Finance Committee sits S3040A, known more commonly as the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (MRTA), a bill that aims to make recreational marijuana legal for adults in New York State. ...

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Luminate incubator begins in Sibley Square (access required)

Luminate teams

Ten young tech companies have officially taken up residency at Sibley Square, as High Tech Rochester’s Luminate accelerator takes flight. The Luminate Accelerator project is a collaboration between High Tech Rochester and Empire State Development seeking to bring fresh blood ...

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Looking inward to fight racism in Rochester (access required)

From left, Nikki Haynesworth, Regina Randall and Michael Boucher of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center's Structural Racism Initiative.

It is a harsh reality to acknowledge that the specter of racism still permeates every layer of society—from employment, to neighborhoods to the health of communities. Although discrimination is no longer legal, oppression, segregation and unequal opportunities still haunt American ...

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AT&T accelerator offering $125,000 in funding (access required)


The 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator is taking submissions for a prize of $125,000 in funding for any business using technology to benefit students and education. The accelerator is a national endeavor that accepts applications from any organization including nonprofits. Along with ...

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Bio-Optronics gets $30 million investment (access required)

Sprout growing on glass piggy bank in saving money concept with

Brighton-based software company Bio-Optronics has netted a $30 million investment from San Francisco’s Mainsail Partners. Bio-Optronics specializes in providing software to health care firms as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and is most known for its Clinical ...

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Cuomo introduces FY 2019 budget (access required)

Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released his fiscal year 2019 budget, a $168 billion proposal which shows major investments into education, infrastructure and changes in New York tax code. A key focus of Cuomo’s proposed executive budget is protecting New Yorkers ...

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