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Eastman Business Park Community Update

I was honored to join Lt. Governor Duffy and other local leaders at today's Eastman Business Park community update where we announced an agreement between New York State and Kodak. This agreement will help attract more businesses and bring more jobs to our community, and features three major components -

June 28, 2013

2013 Wilson Magnet High School Graduation

On Saturday, June 22, I was pleased to join the 2013 class of Wilson Magnet High School at their graduation ceremony. Best of luck to the 300+ graduates of this year's class, we know you will represent our community well! I'm pictured here with Assistant to the Mayor Darryl Porter and graduates Cameron and Bailey. 

June 24, 2013

11th Annual Rochester Juneteenth Celebration

Last weekend, I joined 1,000 fellow Rochester residents at Susan B. Anthony Square to celebrate the 11th annual local Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth is the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863, but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that slaves in Galveston, Texas, got word that the Civil War had ended and all the enslaved were free.

June 19, 2013

5th Annual Rochester Hope for Pets Benefit Dog Walk

I was privileged to kick off the Hope for Pets Walk last weekend at Highland Park. Rochester Hope for Pets assists pets whose owners are facing financial hardships. Thanks to all those who walked to help support this important organization! For more information about them, please check out their website on

June 18, 2013

ABATE Flag Day Freedom Rally

This weekend, I had the oppurtunity to join the Monroe County chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) has they held their 12th annual Flag Day Freedom Rally and Motorcycle Run at Washington Square Park.

June 18, 2013

33rd Annual Community Health Fair

This Saturday, I joined WDKX Radio and the Rochcester Jamaican Organization at the 33rd Annual Community Health Fair. Witih such a great turnout, I want to thank all the volunteers and everyone who attended!

June 17, 2013

2013 CURE Picnic

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the 10th Annual CURE Chilhood Cancer Survivors Day Picnic. This year the event was held at Genesee Valley Park. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. I am greatful for being part of such an inspirational event.

June 14, 2013

2013 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals

Looking for employment or a career change? Come meet prospective employers in the fields of health care, manufacturing, engineering, professional services industries, and more! Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach, Monroe Community College, RochesterWorks!, Time Warner Cable, The August Group, Democrat and Chronicle Media Group.


Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time: 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Parking: Use Lots M and M1 (to the rear of the campus, follow signs)

Employers Scheduled to Participate:

June 6, 2013

Awards Dinner Honoring Paul Montanarello and Gladys Vasciannie

Recently, I attended an event to honor Paul Montanarello and Gladys Vasciannie. Both Paul and Gladys have dedicated much of their lives to education and helping individuals within the Rochester City School District. We are very fortunate to have not only Paul and Gladys, but the many people who dedicate their time helping and shaping the youth of our community. Thank you for all that you do!

June 5, 2013

2013 Monroe County Special Olympics Track & Field Games

Today, I had the opportunity to join hundreds of participants and their families at the 2013 Monroe County Special Olympics Track and Field Games at Lebeau Field at Hilton High School. I would like to thank Hilton Central School District for hosting the event. A special thank you to those who have been involved in making this year's Special Olympics such a huge success! Everyone was a winner today!

May 31, 2013

Speaking With Students at Leadership Academy for Young Men

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to speak with students at the Rochester City School District Leadership Academy for Young Men. We discussed the duties of state government and what students need to do to be successful throughout high school and beyond. Here I am photographed with principal Wakili Moore and some of the students from the Leadership Academy for Young Men.

May 28, 2013

Honor Flight Rochester Mission 28

On Sunday, May 19th, Honor Flight Rochester welcomed home veterans who were a part of the organization's 28th Mission. It is always and honor and a privilege to take part in this great ceremony to welcome back those who sacrificed so much to make our country what it is today and allow us to enjoy each and every day.

May 20, 2013

Honoring Veterans in Hilton

This weekend, Vay-Schleich & Meeson held a veterans ceremony at their Hilton chapel. During the ceremony, their new flag pole and Veteran Memorial was dedicated.

May 14, 2013

Alternatives for Battered Women Celebration of Hope

Tuesday morning, Alternatives for Battered Women held their 4th Annual Celebration of Hope. ABW exists to enhance the quality of life and empower individuals affected by, or at risk of, domestic violence. For more information on the great work ABW does in our community every day, visit their website at

May 14, 2013

2013 Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Pink Ribbon Run and Walk

Sunday, the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester held it's 12th Annual Pink Ribbon Run and Walk. This year's event moved to Genesee Valley Park. More than 4,000 people took part in the run and walk, which raises money for breast cancer research. All of the funds raised stay right here locally. For more information on the great work that the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester does in our community, visit their website at

May 13, 2013

Greece Police Name K9 Dog After Fallen Webster Police Officer

Earlier this afternoon, the Greece Police Department held a ceremony to name their newest Greece Police K9 dog. The dog is named 'Chip', in honor of fallen officer, Lt. Mike Chiapperini of the Webster Police Department and West Webster Fire Department. It is tradition in law enforcement to honor fallen heroes by naming a canine after them. Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, along with Webster Police Department Chief Gerald Pickering.

May 10, 2013

Grace Tillinghast Honored as NYS Woman of Distinction

Senator Robach recently recognized Grace Tillinghast of Gates with the New York State Senate’s 2013 Woman of Distinction Award in Albany.


The “Woman of Distinction” program was created in 1998 as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month and honors New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or act of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.


May 9, 2013

2013 Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

Earlier today, I was on hand to honor 16 fallen police officers from New York State. Included in those remembered today was Lt. Mike Chiapperini from Webster, who was killed on Christmas Eve as he responded with fellow volunteer firefighters to a fire in Webster. The black granite memorial lists the names of more than 1,300 police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies, and other law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty in New York state.

May 8, 2013

Walkers Raise Money to Help Fight MS

On Sunday, May 5th, the 2013 Greece MS Walk was held, beginning at Greece Olympia High School. Funds raised give hope to the more than 12,800 people living with MS in Upstate New York, and help support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. The walk has taken place since 1988 and has raised more than $10 million dollars to help support people living with MS.

May 8, 2013
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