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Back to school in the pandemic era

Parents are waiting for a final decision on reopening so they can start preparing their children and households for a school experience unlike any they have ever had.

A whole other question

If the Whole Foods Center development proposed by the Daniele Family Cos. prevails in court, can it succeed in a brick-and-mortar retail landscape transformed by online sales and the impact of COVID-19?

Luminate pivots amid the pandemic

Organizers of the startup accelerator focused on advancing next-generation optics, photonics and imaging-enabled companies have been retooling to meet a new reality. One change: The 2020 Luminate NY Finals will be held online.

COVID’s mental health toll

The pandemic has brought an increase in the number of individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. Those already diagnosed with other mental health issues appear to be more vulnerable to these disorders.

Luminate pivots amid the pandemic

Organizers of the startup accelerator focused on advancing next-generation optics, photonics and imaging-enabled companies have been retooling to meet a new reality. One change: The 2020 Luminate NY Finals will be held online.

COVID’s mental health toll

The pandemic has brought an increase in the number of individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. Those already diagnosed with other mental health issues appear to be more vulnerable to these disorders.

Education leaders to take part in online event

In the third in a series of online forums presented by the Rochester Beacon and Upstate Venture Connect, St. John Fisher College president Gerard Rooney and two upstate peers will discuss how they are managing their institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

La’Ron Singletary’s trial by fire

Rochester’s police chief acknowledges the need for reform in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But he says people should not “take issues from other cities and drop them on the backs” of city residents and the RPD.

And a charity for all

Political requests in obituaries reflect our divided nation and they themselves can be divisive. Instead, why not suggest worthy causes for donation that everyone can be glad to support?

Black clergy respond to unrest over racism

The May 30 Black Lives Matter protest that turned violent prompted religious leaders console their congregations, teach them to become antiracists and lead them in prayer.