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Links of the Day:

- In New York State, schools require a doctor’s note to apply sunscreen to children. Not all local schools follow the rule, but plenty do.

This seems extreme. Sunscreen is not dangerous. It’s not a drug that can be misused. Would teachers allow a fair-haired kid to go outside and play without sunscreen because he didn’t have a doctor’s note? With all of our focus on preventing skin cancer and sun damage, this rule makes absolutely no sense.

- The Monroe County District Attorney’s office is not too fond of the crime lab director because she doesn’t view the lab as an extension of the prosecution. Is that why she got suspended?

- A Rochester company is supplying the wire for Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.

- It looks like Buffalo’s interim superintendent will not be getting the permanent job.

- Syracuse feels “malled.”

- An elderly New York City woman’s wife died and she got hit with a huge tax bill. Same-sex marriage bias?

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