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Letter to the Editor

Gun violence is bad for business

Dear Editor: The recent RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll regarding the NY SAFE Act, published Jan. 24, raises a question readers of this publication should be asking: Is the SAFE Act good for business in Rochester? Aside from numerous polls ...

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Strong gun laws keep N.Y. safe

Dear Editor: Your Jan. 24 article, “A year later most oppose NY SAFE Act,” notes that 62 percent of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the law with 53 percent thinking that it should be repealed. The ...

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What complainers fail to see

Dear Editor: I’m writing in reference to the Aug. 23, 2013, Snap Poll article, "Most readers have no plans to move away." I did not take the poll, but as a Western New York native, I was intrigued by the ...

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Winn is committed to community

Dear Editor: On behalf of everyone at WinnCompanies, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Rochester and the many city and county officials, business owners and civic leaders who supported our decision to acquire the ...

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Paper failed to note reader’s bias

In this new term of Congress, Rep. Louise Slaughter is eager to move past the destructive personal attacks of the campaign and focus on what matters to families in Monroe County.

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Two points on tax hikes clarified

Dear Editor:   Thomas Adams did a superb job in his piece on tax hikes ("Looming tax hikes stir debate, questions over outcome," RBJ, 11/30/12), but two subtleties got bollixed, perhaps because I was not clear enough about the details. ...

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How can PLAs save money?

Dear Editor: Your article on Anna Dumont, executive director of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council ("Fast Start: Building jobs for economic equality," RBJ, 9/14/12), states that she is 23 years old, and I am sure she is a ...

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City is an energy efficiency leader

Dear Editor: Last spring, President Barack Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge to unleash private-sector investments in energy efficiency improvements to our nation’s buildings. Recently, Rochester was one of 36 new groups to sign on to the challenge, pledging to ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Gee Wizz’ has come a long way

Dear Editor:   Re: Dick Hirsch’s column on Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad ("A profitable little railroad you’ve never heard of," RBJ, 6/1/12): I grew up in Retsof, and the roundhouse for the G&W (better know as ...

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Patent professionals key to reform

Dear Editor: Richard Rochford commendably proposes that patents should achieve greater clarity and predictability ("Time for reform: Inventors should get what they invent," RBJ, 9/9/11). But he asks the courts to accomplish this in the way they construe patents.   ...

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No news value in wine-sales poll

Dear Editor: Common sense tells us that a poll is only as good as the questions asked, and science tells us that what your paper called a poll on the issue of wine in grocery stores is hardly a representative ...

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Teachers need a dose of reality

  Dear Editor:   As I listen to the rants of the protesters in Wisconsin and those of our local teachers union president, I can’t help but wonder how the teaching profession got to be the way it is.   ...

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Beware the ‘race to the bottom’

  Dear Editor:   A generation ago, non-union workers often welcomed news of improved wages and benefits for unionized employees, recognizing that a rising tide lifts all boats. However, at a time of sacrifice and insecurity, many would prefer to ...

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The truth is PLAs discriminate

Wasting tax dollars and limiting opportunities for New York construction workers is simply too high a price to pay to reward New York union bosses for their connections.

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