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Rally for Karen Klein

On Friday evening, June 22nd, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, a rally for Karen Klein. As many of you know, Karen is the bus monitor from Greece who was the victim of bullying by middle school students. The video of the event has become a national story. Over 100 members of the Greece community also came out to the rally.

June 25, 2012
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Twelve Corners Middle School Award Ceremony

Recently I had the privilege to attend a ceremony at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton where the school received an award for the New York State Education Department. Twelve Corners was designated a 2012 Essential Elements: Schools to Watch recipient. Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff on a job well done!

June 14, 2012
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Greece Relay for Life A Success

Last weekend, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Greece Relay for Life. This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. It was great to see so many families take part in this year's event!

June 14, 2012
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Regus Group Opens Downtown Office

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for Regus Group. The Regus Business Center is designed for small business owners that want a presence downtown. It is 10,000 square feet which includes conferences rooms, a kitchen, and wi-fi access. Regus also provides administrative services. Regus has over 1,000 locations around the world.

June 11, 2012
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Two Libraries Presented NYS Resolutions

Yesterday, I had the privilege to recognize Autumn Lane Elementary School library and Brighton Memorial Library with New York State Resolutions. Both libraries were presented awards during the Rochester Regional Library Council's 46th Annual Membership Meeting. Pictured with me from Autumn Lane are Tasha Potter, principal, Autumn Lane School; Katherine Boggs, librarian, Autumn Lane; Mary Ellen Garritano, Autumn Lane library staff.

June 8, 2012
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Garbin Graphics and Print Opens in Greece

Recently, I had the opportunity to welcome Garbin Graphics and Print to Greece. The business opened their new office on West Ridge Road. Best wishes to Tom and your entire team for continued success! For more information about Garbin Graphics, visit their website, http://www.garbingraphics.com/home.html.

June 4, 2012
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Monroe County Opens Second Dog Park

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening of Monroe County's second dog park. It is located at Ellison Park on Blossom Road. For more information on dog parks in Monroe County, click http://www.monroecounty.gov/parks-DogParks.php.

June 1, 2012
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Lend Us Your Story Video Contest Winners Announced

Recently, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the award ceremony for the "Lend Us Your Story Video Contest". This contest was for children under the age of 17, and required them to shoot short videos about why the Rochester Public Library is important to them. The grand prize winner received a Kindle Fire, and the second and third prize winners received a Kindle. Great work by all the kids involved!

May 30, 2012
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School of the Arts Students Visit Albany

Recently, Participation in Government students from Rochester's School of the Arts visited Senator Robach in Albany for a day. The students received tours of the state Capitol, learned about the day-to-day responsibilities of the state government, and met with state lawmakers.

May 29, 2012
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Christopher's Place Playground Opens

(Rochester, NY) - Recently, I had the privilege to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Christopher's Place Playground. It is located adjacent to Cameron Community Miinistries’ facilities at 48 Cameron St. The playground includes a bank of four swings, a teeter totter, extensive climbing area with slides and a sports court with portable basketball hoop as well as space for jump roping, games and other neighborhood events. The project also includes a raised bed planter so that children can learn about vegetable gardening. The playground was constructed to enhance programs for after school youth enrolled at Cameron Community Ministries, but it will be open at designated times for neighborhood use.

May 29, 2012
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Memorial Day 2012

Yesterday, I had the privilege and honor to take part in Memorial Day celebrations around our community. It was great to see so many familiar faces around Gates, Hilton, Greece, Charlotte, and Rochester. Thank you to all the brave men and women for your sacrifice and service to our Country.

May 29, 2012
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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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