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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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Another New York scandal (access required)

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With every passing scandal, it becomes more and more difficult for New Yorkers to have faith in their elected officials. Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins became the latest New York politician to face legal trouble Wednesday when he was arrested ...

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A delicate balancing act (access required)

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Downtown Rochester has experienced a clear resurgence in recent years. Exciting new restaurants have opened, living options have expanded, new amenities have appeared, and companies have moved downtown or increased their downtown presence. The more enthusiasm for downtown Rochester there ...

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Put principles over party

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There is no question that President Donald Trump has been good for many businesses. His administration has removed many regulations that businesses did not approve of. The tax cuts he helped usher into law have helped many companies save money. ...

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Welcome path to a good job (access required)

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One of the biggest concerns you hear from businesses in our region—and across the country—is that there are not enough skilled workers for companies to fill the openings they have. This is especially true in technical fields that require more ...

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Overhaul immigration with compassion (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ended the process of separating children from their parents after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. The separations had increased dramatically since the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy ...

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Increase development transparency (access required)

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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and other Republican Assembly members on Wednesday called for passage of bills that would make the state’s economic development programs more transparent. They are right to do so. The state gives out hundreds of ...

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Sexism loses round (access required)

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It is fitting that on the same day that Harvey Weinstein stood in court to face rape and criminal sex act charges, another vestige of sexism was discarded. The Miss American Organization announced Tuesday that when the Miss America pageant ...

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Underwood the right AG (access required)

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The state Legislature made the correct decision this week when it appointed Barbara Underwood as New York’s interim attorney general. Underwood, who has served as New York’s solicitor general since 2007, became acting attorney general when Eric Schneiderman resigned May ...

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Take care on sports betting (access required)

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News that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional—clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting if they so desire—was greeted by cheers across the country. Gambling and sports ...

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A victory for common sense

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As in most villages, Main Street is crucial to the success of businesses in Fairport. What makes Fairport different from other villages is that to get from one side of Main Street to the other, you have to cross a ...

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