This Week
  • Former college hockey teammates aim to make their multivitamin a health product standout.

  • Empire State Development regional chief Vincent Esposito is still a politician at heart.

  • Green residential construction is starting to take root in Rochester, builders say.

  • Courtney Dixon is director of marketing and communications at Allendale Columbia School.

  • Soleo Communications Inc. has continued to grow by being attuned to what is coming next.

  • The Schools Report Card has rankings for 27 districts and more than 250 schools.


A spreading stain
The stain of public corruption now has spread to the executive chamber and beyond.

A moat no more
Even skeptics should have a much clearer idea of the potential of filling in a portion of the Inner Loop.

Why we have laws
Laws requiring regulatory oversight are on the books for good reason, and they should be vigorously enforced.

Return to the future
Kodak is still here. And quietly, its leaders and employees are working to build a future for the company.

Progress report
A positive sign for the entire upstate region: Its annual wage gain of 3.3 percent last year outpaced both the downstate and national averages.

Snap Poll

Clinton won first debate, most say
In the eyes of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton was the victor in her first debate with Republican Donald Trump. The two candidates squared off Monday night in a 90-minute event that drew the largest TV audience ever for a U.S. presidential debate.

Majority opposes Kaepernick's protest
Three out of four respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll do not support San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, which he says is a protest against racial oppression.

Plurality: U.S. less safe than before 9/11
It has been 15 years since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest U.S. terrorist attacks on record, and a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they feel less safe than before the attacks.

Snap Poll: Most prefer green space for Midtown site
More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor green space and an outdoor festival site for Parcel 5 at Midtown.

Snap Poll: Readers favor Assini in election rematch
Voters in the 25th Congressional District in November will get a rematch of the 2014 contest when Republican Mark Assini lost to Democratic incumbent Rep. Louise Slaughter by fewer than 1,000 votes. And if the contest were held today, the majority of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents would favor the GOP candidate.


Is it all about you or all about them?
People are motivated by challenges, ownership, shared identity and pride in the end result.

We need an Upstate Priorities political party
By creating a political party focused on upstate priorities, we can abate some of the disadvantageous effects of politics and demographics.

Safety programs should be a top priority
Please consider doing all you can in your organizations to make safety the highest priority.

Would Diogenes find an honest man today?
Diogenes spent his life searching for an honest man. He died without finding one.

Opinion Column

Health care reform's unexpected benefits
Health care expenses loom large in the minds and in the pocketbooks of most Americans.

Who's No. 1? You really can't tell from most rankings

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