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U.S.-Canadian border could open as soon as mid-August (access required)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers could be allowed to cross the Canadian border as early as mid-August. On July 15, the prime minister’s office released a summary of Trudeau’s 33rd call with Canadian premiers regarding ...

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Cuomo: Emergency is over, ‘get out of the house’ (access required)

Normalcy will return to New York when the pandemic-induced state of emergency officially ends tomorrow, some 424 days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo first implemented drastic shutdown measures in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. Cuomo made the announcement ...

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Ibero CEO leans on lessons she learned from traveling a rocky road (access required)

At one time, Angelica Perez-Delgado was a teen mom who had dropped out of high school to care for her child. Today, she runs the Ibero-American Action League Inc., a local nonprofit with more than 200 staffers that serves roughly ...

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Primary care physician a good starting place for tackling mental health issues (access required)

Connections between physical and mental health run deep, including men’s proclivity to avoid talking about or seeking help for both despite potentially dangerous consequences.  The cliché that men avoid seeking health care until it is an emergency is grounded in ...

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Ease into restarting your old workout routine (access required)

Men looking to get back on track with their fitness goals after a more sedentary lifestyle over the past year-plus should take things slow and steady rather than rushing back into the exercise routines they did pre-COVID-19. Richard Alweis M.D., ...

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Standard & Poor’s boosts Monroe County’s bond rating (access required)

Monroe County’s long-term bond rating and underlying rating have been boosted to AA-, up one notch from A+, by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. The ratings upgrade means lower interest rates for the county on borrowing and refinancing bonds, a ...

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The COVID-19 rollercoaster and our current bull market (access required)

For the third time in the last 80 years, we’re in the midst of a secular (i.e. long-term) bull market.  Upward-trending markets like this tend to last fifteen to twenty years and are generally characterized by significant declines in unemployment, along with noticeable increases in inflation and ...

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Breaking down the HERO Act (access required)

With workplaces on the cusp of fully reopening, New York has enacted a first-of-its-kind law, imposing new burdens on employers to protect employees from COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. The law also creates unprecedented rights for ...

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CurAte offers new spin on Rochester’s culinary scene (access required)

A local startup is focused on providing community members with Rochester-based culinary experiences. The idea for CurAte grew out of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to help struggling businesses who were forced last year to either shift to a ...

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Canfield & Tack persevere through pandemic, launch OptiMail service (access required)

As a 100 percent employee-owned company, the full effect of last year’s pandemic was felt by every one of Canfield & Tack Printing Inc.’s 75 staffers. “I remember the initial scramble getting masks. And the other thing was gaining essential ...

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Nazareth College of Rochester to require COVID-19 vaccinations (access required)

Nazareth College of Rochester has joined a number of local colleges and universities in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester. In a statement Friday, Nazareth officials said the college is “committed to ...

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State AG wants Kodak boss to testify about stock buy (access required)

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday petitioned the court to force Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Jim Continenza to publicly testify about his stock purchase last year ahead of the federal government’s announcement that Kodak was in line ...

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