Issues: Miscellaneous

2011 Greentopia Festival

On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to help kick-off the inaugural Greentopia Festival at High Falls in downtown Rochester. Businesses and organizations showcased products and programs that help restore the planet, promote green living – even save consumers some money. Greentopia is a festival of ideas that empowers everybody to create positive change on the planet we call home. Senator Robach was also proud to sponsor the essay contest, which awarded scholarships to four local students. For more information on the festival, visit http://greentopiafestival.com/.

September 20, 2011
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Holy Cross Re-Opening Mass Celebration

On Friday, September 16th, Senator Robach had the privilege to join Bishop Matthew Clark of the Diocese of Rochester for the re-opening mass at Holy Cross in Charlotte. The school closed in 2008, but re-opened this September, welcoming back students in grades K through 6. I wish all the best to the students and staff of Holy Cross for a successful school year. Holy Cross is where Senator Robach attended grammar school.

September 20, 2011
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2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS

On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to speak with, and visit with, participants prior to the start of the 2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on the great work that the ALS Association of Upstate New York does in our community, click http://webuny.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UNY_homepage to visit their website. Great job to all those who took part in this year's walk to raise money for this important cause!

September 20, 2011
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Senator's McDonald and Gallivan Propose Medicaid Relief Proposal

 

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Erie), Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) conducted a press conference Monday in Albany to outline a plan to structurally reform the cost administration of New York State’s Medicaid system by incrementally transferring full responsibility for funding the $44 billion program to the State -- gradually eliminating the local share traditionally paid by county governments. 

September 20, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: HALDANE SCHOOL CHECK PRESENTATION

Senator Ball Secures $150,000 for Athletic Field Renovations

September 19, 2011
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SENATOR VALESKY NAMED TO TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

Bipartisan panel to identify savings, eliminate wasteful spending, streamline bureaucracy

Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named to the revamped New York State Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, a bipartisan panel charged with uncovering waste, inefficiency and mismanagement throughout state government.

September 19, 2011
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LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS: Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

Skelos: LI will thrive, thanks to technology

By Dean Skelos

For decades, Long Island’s economy was dependent on the aerospace industry until it crumbled and our economy recessed. Rather than bemoan the loss of jobs and people, many of us envisioned a stronger economy built on high-tech and biotech industries using Long Island’s wealth of scientific and entrepreneurial talent. Now, Nassau and Suffolk counties are home to many growing companies and thousands of new jobs.

September 19, 2011
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State Farm Insurance Donates $20,000 to Staten Island 1st Responders

Senator Diane Savino Lauds State Farm Insurance Company for donating $10,000 to the all volunteer Port Richmond Crisis Emergency Response Team or CERT and the all volunteer Metropolitan Fire Company for their efforts assisting NYPD, FDNY and Staten Island residents in need during Hurricane Irene.  Metro Fire Dept.

September 19, 2011
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KLEIN TO CO-CHAIR TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

 

Lawmaker tapped to head renewed, bipartisan effort to identify savings,eliminate wasteful spending, streamline bureaucracy

September 19, 2011
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Press Statement about the Parkside Project Design Competition

The Parkside Project

This autumn, neighbors and business owners are coming together to hold a contest for the best plan to redesign Parkside Avenue, located in the 20th district.  Special honorary mentions will be awarded for the best entries by children and teens. For the full rules, further information and application forms are available at www.theparksideprize.org.  

Senator Adams’ statement in response to the Parkside Prize:

September 19, 2011
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O'Mara and Palmesano hold community meeting later today in Corning

Corning, N.Y., September 22—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents today that they will hold a community meeting later today at Corning City Hall.

September 19, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: NEW YORK STATE’S STORM CLEANUP COULD TAKE MONTHS

Written by: Cara Matthews

ALBANY — Cleanup of hard-hit areas in New York from Tropical Storm Irene is expected to take months because roads and bridges have to be rebuilt, farms restored and infrastructure reconstructed.

September 19, 2011
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: MCGUIRE GUILTY PLEA

Senator Greg Ball on Guilty Plea of Raymond McGuire

September 19, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT BELLMORE STREET FESTIVAL

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he speaks with some of the local residents who visited with him during the Bellmore Street Festival. 

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the annual Bellmore Street Festival, where he spoke with residents about a host of different issues and offered information about various state programs and services.  

September 19, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Site of Honeywell Cleanup Project at Onondaga Lake

Honeywell Inc. is in the process of cleaning up pollution in and around Onondaga Lake.  On Friday, September 16th, Senator John DeFrancisco took a tour of the project site.

September 16, 2011
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International Police Association's Friendship Week

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a New York State Flag to retired Nassau County Police Detective George Duguid and his wife, Diane of Deer Park.  The flag was taken to the International Police Association’s Friendship Week in Edinburgh, Scotland by the Duguids on August 5, 2011 where it was proudly displayed alongside the American flag to represent all New Yorkers on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Over 120 police officers from nine countries attended.

September 16, 2011
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