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Fedele Family Honored as Veterans' Hall of Fame Award Recipients

On Wednesday, May 23rd, I had the privilege to honor the Fedele family as recipients of the 2012 New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. It was a privilege to nominate this well-deserving family for their courage, bravery, and sacrifice for our Country. Thank you to the Fedele family and to all of those who have serve, and continue to serve for our Country.

The Fedele family, like millions of other American families, responded to their country’s needs during World War II. Except that, unlike every other family, the Fedeles sent eight brothers off to war. This was the record for the most men from one family to serve in a foreign war at the same time.

May 23, 2012
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Lollypop Farm Announces Expansion

Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the ground breaking ceremony to kick off an expansion project at Lollypop Farm. The expansion is being funded by their Unleash the Dream Campaign. To learn more about the great work Lollypop Farm does in our community, visit their website, http://www.lollypop.org/.

May 18, 2012
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2012 Women of Distinction Awards

On Tuesday night, May 15th, I had the privilege to present Hilda Rosario Escher, president and CEO of Ibero American Action League, with a New York State Women of Distinction Award. As President and CEO, she is the voice of the Rochester Hispanic Community. Hilda focuses her efforts on strategic planning, developing leaders in her organization and being a change agent leading innovation. Since 1968 Ibero-American Action League has taken a leadership role in nurturing partnerships, services, and advocacy among the community to meet the needs of the Latinos in the Rochester area. Hilda has an extensive background in Human Services including: developmental disabilities, foster care, adoption, day care and employment and training services.

May 16, 2012
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2012 Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Pink Ribbon Run and Walk

Yesterday, I had the privilege to take part in, and speak at, the 2012 Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Pink Ribbon Run and Walk. Thousands of runners and walkers turned out for this year's event, at Ontario Beach Park. What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day then to be a part of this special event with my mother, and so many other great families from our community. It was great to catch up with and vist with so many people! Great work by every at BCCR on this year's walk.

 

May 14, 2012
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Your Pharmacy Opens in Rochester

On Thursday, May 10th, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening celebration of Your Pharmacy. Your Pharmacy is located at 780 Joseph Avenue. Thank yo to Dr. Neil Scheier for your investment in our city. Best wishes to you, Eugenio Cotto, Jr., General Manager, and your entire staff for much success!

May 10, 2012
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Rochester Early College International High School Visits Albany

Rochester, NY - Earlier this week, I had the privilege to welcome students from the Rochester Early College International High School to Albany. Included are: Jamal Wilson, Precious Harris, Jordin Rickett, Jordan Jablonski, Howard Sturgis, Deirdra Hokins, Mercy Kirui, Kenrick Brown, and Mark Durkin.

May 9, 2012
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I Remember Mama Luncheon

On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Volunteers of America 22nd Annual I Remember Mama luncheon. With Mother's Day coming up, this event is designed to honor senior women who would be alone on Mother's Day. In addition to lunch, visitors are treated to speakers, gifts, and entertainment. Joining me was Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter.

May 8, 2012
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Senate Celebrates West Point Day

Rochester, NY - On Thursday, April 26th, the New York State Senate celebrated West Point Day. This annual celebration is held to honor all of those brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve our Country, both at home, and overseas. Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for their dedication and courage. Here I am pictured with retired Lieutenant Colonel Bill Larkin, who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army, and is now my colleague in the Senate.

 

April 30, 2012
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Land Trusts Grants

Earlier this week, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference regarding grants totalling $1.4 million being awarded to 53 nonprofit lan trusts across the state. 10 grants totalling over $230,000 were awarded in the Western New York/Finger Lakes/Southern Tier category. This included the Genesee Land Trust, Genesee Valley Conservancy, and The Central and Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

April 27, 2012
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Greece Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

On Thursday evening, I had the privilege to attend the Greece Chamber of Commerce Civic Awards Banquet. This dinner honored business professionals and outstanding individuals in the Greece Community. Congratulations to all the award winners! For more information on the Greece Chamber, visit their website at www.greecechamber.org.

April 27, 2012
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Speak Out Rochester 2012

On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend 'Speak Out Rochester 2012". This event was a day long event which allowed for survivors of all forms of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault to come together, heal together, share their stories through any and all means of creativity, and break the silence that surrounds these crimes.

April 25, 2012
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WDKX Women for Women Event

On Saturday I had the privilege to attend, and visit with vendors and guests at, the WDKX Women for Women event. This event, to mark the 38th Anniversary of WDKX 103.9 FM, featured a health panel, and an award ceremony to honor inspiring women in our community.

April 24, 2012
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ABVI Goodwill Grand Re-Opening

Recently I had the privilege to take part in the grand re-opening ceremony for the ABVI Goodwill location in Stoneridge Plaza, Greece. The theme of the ceremony was Hawaiian, thus the hawaiian look! For more information on the great work that ABVI Goodwill does for our community, visit http://www.seegreatthings.com/.

April 24, 2012
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New York State Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium

Recently, I had the privilege to attend the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium at Eastman Business Park. This conference previewed commercial, cost-effective energy storage technology and the impact on the energy and transportation industries. For more information, visit www.ny-best.org.

April 23, 2012
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Bestfit Menswear Opens in Greece

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Bestfit Menswear. The store recently opened in The Mall at Greece Ridge. There are additional locations in Henrietta, and in the Syracuse area. For more information on Bestfit Menswear, visit their website, www.bestfitmenswear.com.

April 17, 2012
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Rochester Special Hockey Tournament

Rochester, NY - This past weekend, I had the privilege to meet with hockey players and their families, and speak with participants during the Rochester Special Hockey Tournament at The Sports Center at MCC. Congratulations to all of the participants and a job well done and keep up the great work on and off the ice!

April 17, 2012
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Tartan Day 2012

Rochester, NY - On Saturday, April 14th, I had the privilege to speak at Tartan Day in Rochester. This was the 5th annual celebration put on by the Scottish Heritage Society of Rochester. For more information on this organization and the national celebration of Tartan Day, visit their website, http://www.rochestertartanday.com/.

April 16, 2012
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The Bop Shop Relocates to Brighton

Rochester, NY - On Sunday, April 15th, Senator Robach was a guest at the grand opening celebration for The Bop Shop. It recently relocated from Village Gate to 1460 Monroe Avenue in Brighton. He was joined by Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. For more information on The Bop Shop, visit their website, http://bopshop.com/.

April 16, 2012
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March Against Violence

Recently, I had the privilege to take part in the March Against Violence. The march was organized by Bridges to Wellness, which is a community health initiative in northeast Rochester that engages residents to bring about positive changes to their community. The march was put on by Bonita Blocker, whose brother was murdered and Jesse Knoth, who is the reisdent organizer/youth coordinator for Bridges to Wellness.

April 11, 2012
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Reviewing New York State Budget

ROCHESTER, NY - Recently, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference to review the 2012-2013 New York State Budget. You can read all the details regarding this year's budget by visiting my website here, http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/senate-completes-second-consecutiv....

April 9, 2012
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