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Snap Poll: Majority favors arming school security guards (access required)

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The Hilton Central School District announced Monday that it has postponed a scheduled school board vote on whether to arm some of its security officers. The school board had planned to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would apply to ...

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Snap Poll: Majority oppose single-payer health care (access required)

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State Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Chili/Rochester, is one of a number of New York Democrats supporting a bill that’s in front of the state Senate Health Committee that would create a single-payer health system for New York. Bronson promoted the bill ...

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Snap Poll: Few fans of Amazon’s Alexa (access required)

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As voice-activated digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have become more common, there have been increasing concerns about what the devices mean for the privacy of their users. Some of those concerns came to life when an Oregon family’s private conversations ...

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Snap Poll: Overwhelming support for Frontier Field netting (access required)

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When the Rochester Red Wings host the Buffalo Bison at Frontier Field this weekend, fans will see a major change: The protective netting that previously only shielded the people sitting behind the home plate area has been extended to the ...

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Snap Poll: Majority favors legalized sports betting (access required)

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which made it illegal for states to license or allow sports betting, is unconstitutional. The ruling is the culmination of New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to ...

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Snap Poll: Majority supports changes at Xerox (access required)

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Xerox has been locked in a fierce battle with two of its biggest shareholders since announcing a deal earlier this year with Fuji Xerox that would have Fujifilm Holdings take 50.1 percent control over the document company. Activist shareholders Carl ...

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Snap Poll: Jazz Festival picked as favorite summer event (access required)

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Rochester offers a bounty of special events each summer season, which unofficially kicks off with the Rochester Lilac Festival. The festivals are a big part of the quality of life throughout the region and it seems everyone has their favorite. ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes lawmaker pay raise (access required)

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Included in the New York state budget that was approved at the end of March was a measure that could allow lawmakers, state agency commissioners and statewide elected officials to receive a pay increase for the first time since 1999. ...

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Snap Poll: Majority supports Whole Foods project (access required)

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The controversial plan to build a Whole Foods in Brighton is closer to reality following the Town Board’s approval of the project’s incentive zoning application last month. The Daniele Family Cos. plans to build a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods grocery store, ...

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Snap Poll: Majority questions Facebook’s value (access required)

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Amid the fallout from its privacy scandal, Facebook is polling some of its users in an effort to improve. The Associated Press reports that Facebook sent a poll asking whether the service is “good for the world” to an unspecified ...

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Snap Poll: Majority wants to wait for congressional election (access required)

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Candidates have started to emerge to replace Louise Slaughter as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 25th District. But even once the field is set, the question of when someone will be elected remains. Gov. Andrew Cuomo can call ...

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Snap Poll: Readers split on death penalty for drugs (access required)

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President Donald Trump on Monday announced his plan to combat the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the nation. He called for improving education and awareness about drug addiction and expanding access to proven treatment and recovery efforts. But a key ...

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Snap Poll: Majority not interested in smart glasses (access required)

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Rochester-based Vuzix announced this week that it has begun mass production of the world’s first Windows-based smart glasses, in partnership with Toshiba. The announcement comes after Vuzix unveiled its Android-based Blade smart glasses at CES in January. With both Android- ...

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Snap Poll: Majority opposes mandatory union fees (access required)

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that has far-reaching implications for workers in America: whether public-sector employees have a right to refuse to pay union fees. The case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and ...

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Snap Poll: Overwhelming opposition to partisan gerrymandering (access required)

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Pennsylvania’s high court on Monday announced a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections after ruling last month that the district boundaries unconstitutionally put partisan interests above neutral line-drawing criteria, such as keeping districts compact and eliminating municipal ...

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