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Updated May 22, 2015 at 2:41 PM

Editor’s note: in honor of Memorial Day, we offer this editorial from our archives:It’s easy to look at Memorial Day weekend in its most simple terms. It’s the first three-day weekend of the year for many working Americans, and it also ushers in, unofficially, the summer season, when many of us spend more time in front of the grill than in front of a hot stove.But this weekend is different from some of the other three-day breaks we look forward to.

Posted May 21, 2015 at 2:01 AM

There is no telling whether Brittany Passalacqua and her mother, Helen Buchel, would be alive today had New York had in place a registry of violent offenders who had been released from prison, but it would not have hurt.Helen...

Posted May 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Nearly a year after the state Legislature enacted legislation to allow the use of medical marijuana in New York, not a single person has been helped by the legislation. And that’s sad, given the Cuomo administration could be taking steps...

Posted May 15, 2015 at 2:01 AM

JEER … to the town and village of Macedon, for once again becoming hopelessly entrenched in one of the most cantankerous and longstanding turf wars in recent history. Unfortunately for all, the standoff will never be in...

Updated May 11, 2015 at 4:19 PM

A CHEER … to the state Department of Health, which is now finally accepting applications from businesses that are interested in becoming registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana under the...

Posted May 10, 2015 at 2:01 AM

If economic growth is your goal — as just about any municipality would claim — than one would think that you would welcome any legitimate business looking to locate within your borders.But sometimes public officials, and...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 11:20 AM

The list just keeps getting longer.Alan Hevesi, Shirley Huntley, Malcolm Smith, John Sampson, Eliot Spitzer, Sheldon Silver … and now Dean Skelos.They’re all current or former state officials that have been or are...

Updated May 1, 2015 at 12:59 PM

The past two decades have not been kind to small, rural hospitals.A number of them have closed their doors, including Myers Community Hospital in Sodus in 2002 (now an internal medicine office) and Lakeside Hospital in Brockport, which...

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM

So here's the scenario: You're sitting in your living room, watching TV and sipping a glass of wine while your kids do homework in the next room and your cat snoozes in the corner.The peace is shattered by a bullhorn-enhanced voice...

Posted Apr 29, 2015 at 2:01 AM

It’s 2015, and women still don’t get the same pay as men for doing the same work. Not in finance, not in retail, not even in nursing.A report released this week by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that...

Updated Apr 26, 2015 at 2:35 PM

The movement to keep students from taking New York’s standardized tests has had its intended effect. Even if the Board of Regents and the state Department of Education push on with plans to use these results to...

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