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Incinerator deserves reasoned evaluation

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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

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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

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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)

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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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Opioid plan is a start (access required)

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The opioid epidemic has grown steadily worse since the turn of the century, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Municipalities across the country are struggling with how to address this deadly drug, with mixed results. Monroe County on ...

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N.Y. needs bag fees (access required)

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It is obvious that single-use bags—especially plastic ones—handed out by grocery stores, restaurants and other retailers are bad for the environment. A six-member task force was convened last year to research and recommend a way to reduce their impact. The ...

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