New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Thruway Executive Director Michael Fleischer are today reminding motorists to report potholes on the State's highway system by contacting 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768- 4653), the state roadway hotline for reporting these trouble-spots. The toll-free service is available across upstate New York and in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Potholes found on county, town, city and village streets, or private roadways should be reported to the appropriate owner.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state Department of Transportation has upgraded its 511 New York system, including a new free mobile device application that provides New Yorkers with up-to-the-minute information regarding traffic, transit and emergency service notifications as well as weather advisories.
The New York State Senate today passed the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.
Senator Joe Robach (R,I,C -56th Senate District) said, “Job creation across New York should be one of our biggest priorities. The taxes and fees that were imposed as a result of last year’s budget, which I opposed, are making it very difficult for businesses to operate and grow jobs in our community.”
The Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 includes the following measures:
On Monday, January 17th, we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There are a number of events around the area to commemorate this day. Click here to see events taking place. Events start on Friday, January 14th and continue through the holiday on Monday.
RG&E Partners With Foodlink to Help Keep Winter Winds at Bay
Rochester, NY – RG&E will hand out reusable grocery bags filled with easy-to-install weatherization supplies at seven upcoming food distributions hosted by Foodlink. The supplies will include an insulation kit for three windows, a roll of weather stripping for sealing windows and doors, and 10 switch/outlet sealers.
RG&E representatives will also be on hand to distribute information and answer questions about the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), RG&E’s new Energy Assistance Program for low income customers and how to use energy wisely.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced the Fall 2010 Scholar/Athlete team award for each fall sport around the state. Congratulations to the following schools in Senator Robach's district for finishing in the top 10 of their respective sport:
Greece Athena High School - 98.266 (Boys Cross Country)
Greece Arcadia High School - 96.718 (Girls Soccer)
Greece Athena High School - 97.378 (Birls Volleyball)
Happy Holidays! I am proud to announce my “From One Closet to Another” Coats for Kids Drive this holiday season. From now until December 17th, I will be collecting gently worn winter articles and will be donating them to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet, who is in “great need” for winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and boots – all sizes in both boys and girls.
This is a great time to clean out your closet and provide gently worn articles to the less fortunate. If you have items you would like to donate, you can drop off clothing at either of the following locations:
Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, November 19th. As always, you can download a full screen .pdf version by clicking the link below. I hope you and your entire family has a Happy Thanksgiving!
On Thursday, November 11th, we will celebrate Veterans Day. As a proud supporter of those who have served, and continue to serve, our great country on a daily basis, I wanted to let you know of events that are taking place throughout the week to honor our veterans. I hope that you will be able to join me in celebrating that our veterans have done for us.
Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, November 5th, 2010. It's a special issue to honor all of our Veterans, as we celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday. To view it in full screen, click the pdf file link below.