Rail travel has a proud place in Rochester's history. With construction of the new station, it could earn an important place in the city's future as well.
What's lacking is the necessary focus and political will to deal with the mortgage debt overhang.
DiNapoli's words of warning about the state's fiscal situation should be heeded in Albany.
With work progressing at Midtown and Winn's long-term commitment to the Sibley Building, there's reason for optimism.
With severe weather events becoming more frequent, New York cannot afford a "labyrinth" of regulators and utilities incapable of rapid and effective response.
Post-election, what most Americans truly want seems strikingly obvious: a willingness by both Republicans and Democrats to compromise.
Barring unexpected events, the recovery will continue. The question now is who would do more to build the strongest economy for the future.
Colleges and universities can help drive economic growth in urban areas.
The Tax Foundation index is a rather crude measure. But by any yardstick, New York has an uncompetitive tax climate.
What's needed is a new generation of growth-oriented companies and community leaders who believe our combined assets are more than sufficient to build a prosperous future.
An early warning system to identify municipalities and school districts under budgetary strain is a prudent step.
We must do more to enable the community's poorest members to improve their lives.