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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

Fairport Lift Bridge
Photo courtesy of Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.

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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Arts crucial to the economy (access required)

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It’s self-evident that having strong arts organizations is important to the cultural life of any community, but a new report shows how important the arts are to the economy as well. The data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ...

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Wrong way to right result (access required)

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he intends to restore voting rights to felons on parole through executive fiat is an example of doing the right thing the wrong way. First is the question of whether felons on parole should be ...

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