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Albany needs ethics reform

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The conviction this week of Joseph Percoco, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former aide, on three felony charges is further evidence that Albany is in serious need of significant ethics reform. That need has been apparent for years, and lawmakers—including Cuomo—continue to ...

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Rochester encouraging electric vehicles


It is heartening to see that the City of Rochester and several local employers are committed to removing obstacles to more widespread electric vehicle ownership. Electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular option, as evidenced by the fact that Gov. ...

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This time feels different (access required)


After the Valentine’s Day shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida, there was concern that we would see the same cycle we usually see after a mass shooting: officials offering thoughts and prayers, outrage from citizens, proposals for gun reform, then no ...

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Incinerator deserves reasoned evaluation


A fight is brewing between Rochester-based Circular enerG LLC, which wants to build a massive trash incinerator between Cayuga and Seneca lakes, and Finger Lakes wineries and residents. Both sides are claiming the environmental high ground, and both have legitimate ...

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Wings, county avoid disaster


It’s hard to believe that it was ever in doubt, but baseball fans across the region can breathe a sigh of relief: The Rochester Red Wings will be playing their home games at Frontier Field this season, and for the ...

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Tide not to blame

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Several deaths and an increase in calls to poison control centers have been connected to the Tide Pods challenge, which involves people—usually teenagers and young adults—biting or ingesting the laundry detergent pods and posting video of said act online. In ...

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NAFTA withdrawal hurts NY


Business Roundtable released a 50-state economic analysis this week that shows the effects of terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement and re-imposing tariffs on exports and imports. Not surprisingly, despite the Trump administration’s rhetoric about the agreement, abandoning NAFTA ...

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Taking steps to predict sexual harassment (access required)


Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Donald Trump. It’s safe to say that sexual harassment is in the national spotlight currently, and rightfully so. It’s about time these issues were brought to light, and the perpetrators brought to justice. With increasing media ...

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