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Surprise move from Collins (access required)

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins

When Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, Erie County, was indicted on federal insider-trading charges, he quickly announced that he would not seek re-election in New York’s 27th Congressional District. The decision this week that not only will he remain on the ...

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NY tough on voters

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Voters in New York went to the polls Thursday to cast their votes in primary elections across the state, which provided a good reminder that New York is not an easy state in which to exercise your voting rights. New ...

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Wise use of VW settlement (access required)

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New York’s decision to invest the $127.7 million settlement it received from Volkswagen in clean vehicles is a welcome one. New York received the money as part of a national settlement resulting from Volkswagen installing devices in about 580,000 vehicles ...

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Promote our region’s greatness (access required)

2018 is the 120th anniversary of the Rochester Lilac Festival.

The Rochester region is a tremendous place to live and work for a variety of reasons, but many Rochesterians focus more on the negatives of living here than on the positives. Greater Rochester Enterprise, which works to attract new businesses ...

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Plastic waste accumulating in Great Lakes (access required)

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Awareness is rising worldwide about the scourge of ocean plastic pollution, from Earth Day 2018 events to the cover of National Geographic magazine. But few people realize that similar concentrations of plastic pollution are accumulating in lakes and rivers. One ...

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Media is crucial, not the enemy

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It is one of the jobs of a free and independent press to work to hold elected officials accountable. As a result, there have been many politicians of all persuasions who have disliked the press. Some have disagreed with media ...

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