Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, May 19th

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding Senator Robach's upcoming Career Fair in June; events around the area in the week ahead; and a big turnout on Mother's Day to support the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen. 

May 17, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, May 12th

In this week's Community Connection: new legislation to provide more resources for breast cancer research, the New York State Senate honors Women of Distinction, and upcoming events in the week ahead. To read this week's community connection in full-screen view, click on the link below.

May 10, 2013
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Gates Resident Honored as Woman of Distinction

SENATOR ROBACH HONORS GATES’ GRACE TILLINGHAST

AS A NEW YORK STATE SENATE ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

 

Senator Robach will recognize 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 7, 2013
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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.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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:

May 6, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, May 5th

In this week's Community Connection, the deadline to apply for college scholarships being offered by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and the University of Rochester breaks ground on College Town. To read this week's edition in full-screen view, click on the link below. 

May 3, 2013
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2013 Concerts by the Shore Schedule

The 2013 season of Concerts by the Shore gets underway on Wednesday night, June 5th and Ontario Beach Park. The weekly concerts are FREE for families to attend and enjoy. Parking is available at the Ontario Beach Park parking lots, and overflow parking is available on the grass fields Nola's and Abbot's. 

You can download a PDF copy of the 2013 Concerts by the Shore schedule by clicking on the link below.

May 1, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday April 28th, 2013

In this week's Community Connection: highlights of anti-crime legislation passed by the New York State Senate earlier this week, funding for the City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity Program, and upcoming events around the area in the week ahead. Click the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection.

April 26, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 21st

In this week's Community Connection: Senator Robach urges you to think pink in honor of Mother's Day; upcoming events around the area; and the Naiades Oncology Rowing Group Launches a new boat. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view. 

April 19, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 14th

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding college scholarships that are now available; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and Inspire! Learning and Childcare cuts the ribbon at Greenleaf Meadows. Click the PDF link below to read this week's issue in full-screen view.

April 12, 2013
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To Honor Mother’s Day, Senator Robach Urges Women Over 40 to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease. Having a risk factor, or even several, does not mean that you will get the disease. There are different kinds of risk factors. Some factors can be changed or modified- others cannot be changed, such as age and gender.

April 9, 2013
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Senator Robach Announces College Scholarships

Senator Robach announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 10th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.

 

“As hard working families struggle to afford higher education, this scholarship will go a long way in allowing a student to further their education,” said Senator Robach. “For our high school graduates, every little bit will help them afford their dream of getting a degree.”

 

April 8, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, April 7th

Even the Community Connection is getting into the Final Four spirit! In this week's issue: Last-minute income tax filing information; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and honoring Susan Swanton for her service to our community. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen!

April 4, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 31st

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding the 2013-2014 New York State Budget, which was passed by the Senate earlier this week; upcoming events in the week ahead, and DePaul breaks ground on a new project to rehabilitate the Carriage Factory on Litchfield Street. To read this week's Community Connection in full screen view, click on the PDF link below. Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

March 28, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes 2013-2014 Budget

Budget Includes Senate Republican Proposals For Tax Relief To Create Jobs & To Help Middle Class Families; 

Keeps State Spending Growth Below 2% Again

 

March 27, 2013
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Senate Passes Alix's Law

Bill Would Make it Illegal for Driver to Leave Scene After Vehicle Hits Any Object

 

The New York State Senate today passed “Alix’s Law”, sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), to close a legal loophole and hold intoxicated drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident.

 

The legislation (S1698A) responds to a drunk driving accident that killed a teenage girl in Amherst, Erie County. On July 8, 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was killed by a drunk driver as she road home on her longboard. The driver argued that he was not aware he had hit a person and he was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

 

March 25, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Announces Construction on I-490 Bridges in Monroe County to Begin in April

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that construction will begin next month on a project to replace four bridge decks on Interstate 490 in Monroe County. The work is part of a $13.8 million contract funded through the NY Works program. The project meets the goals of Governor Cuomo’s Drivers First initiative to ensure that construction causes the least impact to motorists.

 

The bridges carry eastbound and westbound I-490 over Chili Center Coldwater Road (Route 386) in Chili and eastbound and westbound I-490 over Route 204 (Airport Expressway) in Gates.

 

March 22, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 24th

In this week's Community Connection: the New York State Senate passes legislation increasing penalities for criminals who commit on-line crimes against children, upcoming events around the area, and important tax information if you have not filed your returns yet. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full screen.

March 22, 2013
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Senator Robach Supports Legislation To Toughen Penalties for Sex Crimes

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills cracking down on rapists and sex offenders by creating new crimes and increasing penalties.

 

Legislation (S.1459) sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) ensures significantly longer prison sentences for serial rapists. Under current law, it is possible for a judge to issue concurrent sentences for multiple counts arising from separate and distinct acts of rape. The legislation would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate count of first-degree rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts, keeping dangerous felons off the streets for as long as possible.

March 21, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 17th

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17th. In this week's issue: legislation which would allow New Yorkers to receive their tax refunds in a timely manner, upcoming events around the area in the week ahead, and Greece churches partner with Habitat for Humanity for their latest home project. Click on the PDF for a full-screen view of this week's issue. 

March 15, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 10th

In this week's St. Patrick's Day-themed Community Connection: Upcoming events around the area; details regarding the 2013 Family Tax Relief Act; School 36 concludes Black History Month with student productions and a luncheon. Click on the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

March 8, 2013
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