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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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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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A celebration of women (access required)

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The Rochester Business Journal has long been committed to recognizing the accomplishments of women in business, to providing resources to help women achieve success in business and to advocating for equality for women in business. The importance of women in ...

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STEM and the humanities can co-exist (access required)

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Letter to the Editor: In reading Professor Peter E. Knox’s recent guest opinion article entitled, “Is emphasis on STEM learning hurting the humanities?” (RBJ, 3/2/18), I was reminded of the initial angst I felt as we at McQuaid Jesuit began ...

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Budget process remains flawed

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New York passed its fiscal year 2019 budget last weekend, and it was once again the result of a flawed process that is completely lacking in transparency. The budget is negotiated behind closed doors by a small group wielding immense ...

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