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You’ve got to give Nancy McCarthy credit.The leader of Friends of Canandaigua Canine Campus, the group pushing a dog park in the city of Canandaigua, doesn’t give up easily.After a proposal for creating a place for dogs to roam free at Baker Park off Buffalo Street was shot down by City Council members last fall, McCarthy predicted a park for canines was not in Canandaigua’s future.However, she hinted in a guest essay, “Stay...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 10:36 AM

This week, Grammy Award winner John Legend announced an initiative, Free America, a movement to bring attention to the ills of mass incarceration. He has scheduled a series of performances at correctional facilities in various states, along with...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

The U.S. News and World Report ranks colleges and universities each year. So does Barron’s and the Princeton Review. Yet the criteria for ranking universities is so suspect that many universities are not included because they refuse to submit...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:29 AM

“You know, next time you’re going to have to do better, Mr. President.”

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Two decades. Twenty years.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat to throw her hat into the ring for the 2016 presidential election.USA Today chose the headline, “Second chance at a first impression.” That headline is false.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Hillary Clinton.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 12:43 PM

While some people seem quite attached to their cell phones, mine can sit in my purse for a week or more at a time, completely ignored.That was not the case last week however. My mother was in the hospital and my cell phone was pressed into...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 1:26 PM

American influence has long been pervasive in the Middle East, and when problems emerged, Washington saw itself as the region’s fireman. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in the early 1990s, the U.S. led a coalition to drive him out in...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Vinegar is a common household product that is used in food preparation as a condiment or preservative and even as a cleaning product. It is made through a process called double fermentation. The first round of fermentation usually uses yeast to...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Forty years ago, Tennessee state law authorized the use of deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect. The statute provided, “if, after notice of the intention to arrest the defendant, he either flees or forcibly resists, the officer may use all...

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