Dreamers deserve to stay
President Trump’s decision this week to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Obama has been met with scorn from a wide variety of outlets, including many conservative politicians and traditionally conservative organizations. They are right to protest the potential deportation of the roughly 800,000 young immigrants who stepped forward […]
Tourism industry thriving
Labor Day weekend is historically a popular time for taking a final trip of the summer, which makes it a good time to acknowledge the important role tourism plays in our economy. According to a report recently released by I Love NY, visitor spending in the Finger Lakes region grew by 2.1 percent in 2016 […]
Keep, improve NAFTA
One of Donald Trump’s many campaign promises was that he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement to get a better deal for the United States. The U.S., Canada and Mexico began formal negotiations last week. Canadian and Mexican negotiators agree that the deal needs to be updated but, unlike Trump, they see the […]
Trump’s response shameful
When the United States is in the midst of conflict, either internally or with external forces, the president’s actions set an important tone. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, was nothing short of shameful. Self-proclaimed neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered Saturday to protest the planned removal […]
A smart new service
Wegmans has long been a customer favorite in the Rochester area for the great service people receive inside their stores. Now Wegmans is offering a service that will prevent people from even needing to enter the store.
Dereliction of duty
There is justified debate in this country about whether the Affordable Care Act is good or bad and what the ideal health care system for the United States would be. But we need not mince words when discussing Republican politicians’ approach to dealing with that difficult debate: It is an abandonment of their responsibilities.
Revamped market complete
The Public Market has long been one of Rochester’s treasures, with people in search of good deals on fresh fruit, vegetables and more packing the place, especially on Saturday mornings.
City adding nightlife
Amid all of the changes downtown, one question has loomed large: How much will people want to spend time downtown outside of normal business hours?
Celebrating healthy efforts
The cost of health care in the United States is a huge topic of discussion as Republicans work to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Getting around Rochester
One of the key factors to the vibrancy of any city is how fast and easy it is for residents and visitors to travel in and around it. Indeed, one of the major positives cited in any quality-of-life assessment of Rochester is that it has less onerous commutes than most cities.
A familiar pattern
The attack Wednesday morning on congressional Republicans while they practiced for a charity baseball game was both tragic and senseless.
Climate change fight endures
It is difficult to claim President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord on climate change will necessarily have a negative long-term effect on the environment.