Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

RG&E Offering Reward in Connection with Incident at Russell Station Site

RG&E, in cooperation with the Town of Greece Police Department, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for releasing oil and stealing copper from a spare transformer at RG&E’s Russell Station property. Information should be provided directly to the Greece police department tip line at 585.581.4016.

            In the meantime, RG&E and its contractor, KBH Environmental, are continuing to make good progress in cleaning up the mineral oil.

August 26, 2010

Community Update for Week Ending August 20, 2010

Here is my community update for the week ending August 20th. You can view it in full screen by clicking link below.

August 20, 2010

NYS Department of Labor Launches New Website for Job Seekers

To make it easier for job seekers to search for careers, the New York State Department of Labor has launched the New York State Job Bank web site: There are 84,217 jobs posted on the new site and it continues to grow.

The site offers free services for both job seekers and businesses to speed hiring. Job seekers can post resumes and scan job openings, while businesses can post job openings and view resumes to find qualified candidates.

The new site offers these benefits for the job seeker:

* Helps them to search job listings by key word or location

* Alerts them to the latest job postings as often as they choose

* Allows them to post resumes

* Gives them the option to let employers view their resume

August 16, 2010

Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending Friday, August 13th

You can click on the .PDF link below to view this in full screen.

August 13, 2010

Community Update for Week Ending August 6, 2010

Here is my community update for the week ending Friday, August 6th.

August 5, 2010

New to You Sale and 'BBQ and Bargains Feast"

On Saturday, August 7th, the Zion-Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester is holding a New to You Sale from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Samuel McCree Way. There will also be a BBQ and Bargains Feast. For more information, click on the poster below.

August 5, 2010

Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending July 30, 2010

In an effort to keep you updated on an on-going basis with news from Albany and here in my district, I am proud to introduce my first Community Update. You can download this newsletter by clicking on the PDF file below.


July 30, 2010

Cool Down with Cool Sweep!

Cool Sweep is the City’s annual public safety and customer service program to help city residents who have limited opportunities to find relief from summer heat. A Cool Sweep operation is triggered when the forecast calls for a day to reach 85 degrees.

Cool Sweep hours are normally from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The operation employs the use of a cooling spray from fire hydrants and extended hours at City pools and Durand Eastman Beach. The use of City spray parks and pools in certain city high schools are also available to the public.

When hot summer days creep in make sure to watch the news and check the newspaper for a possible Cool Sweep day announcement.

Cool Sweep Hydrant locations are:

• School No. 41 parking lot, 279 W. Ridge Road (map)

July 28, 2010

2010 National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday, August 3rd, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., join Senator Robach at the 2010 National Night Out Against Crime at the Dewey Avenue Family Festival.This year’s event will feature carnival games courtesy of the Northwest YMCA, prizes and giveaways from Target and the NorthGate Neighbors, police and safety displays, free haircuts for children 10 and under from House of Hair, and a performance by the Greece Marching Band. Admission is FREE. There will be plenty of food, with $1 hot dogs and $1 cold drinks to benefit Two Doors Community Resource Center, plus Abbott's Frozen Custard and a candy bar & snack sale by Troop 195. Click on the .pdf below for all the information!

July 27, 2010

Concerts by the Shore at Ontario Beach Park Through August 25th

Concerts by the Shore continue through August 25th at Ontario Beach Park. All concerts begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00 p.m, except for August 11th, which features a pair of guests from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The entire summer schedule is available by downloading the .pdf file. The concerts are free to the public and parking is available around Ontario Beach Park. Wegmans will be selling food and beverages each Wednesday night. For more information on Concerts by the Shore, you can call the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee at (585) 865-3320.

July 14, 2010

Free Movies in the Parks All Summer Long


Movies at the Beach is a free outdoor event at Monroe County Ontario Beach Park every Tuesday, starting at dark, from July 13th through August 17th. Movies include:


* July 13 - Jaws (1975) - PG

* July 20 - Star Trek (2009) - PG-13

* July 27 - The Blind Side (2009) -PG-13

* August 3 - Ghostbusters (1984) - PG

* August 10 - Sherlock Holmes (2009) - PG-13

* August 17 -Clash of the Titans (2010) - PG-13




Movies in the Bowl is a free, family-oriented outdoor event at the Highland Park Bowl every Thursday, starting at dark, from July 15th through August 19th. Movies include:


* July 15 - Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) - PG

* July 22 - Three Amigos! (1986) - PG

July 9, 2010

Extreme Heat Forecast Prompts Health Department Caution

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s over the next several days coupled with high humidity, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Health Director Dr. Andrew Doniger are cautioning residents to be alert for symptoms of heat-related illness and to take common sense measures. Particularly at-risk from very hot weather are infants, young children and older people.

July 6, 2010

City Recreation Centers, Pools, Spray Parks Ready for Summer Vacation!

Now that school is out, Recreation Centers around the city will begin their summer programming, which will run from June 28 through August 20, generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities at the centers range from sports and games to swimming, meals, nature activities, arts and crafts, community service projects, and more. Full summer schedules for each center are on the city’s web site. Visit to link to the centers and access complete schedules.

The Recreation Centers opening summer programs are:

June 28, 2010

Dear Joe, Please Help!

In my ongoing effort to better serve you, I am always looking for new ways to improve how I can help constituents who need assistance.  Issues can normally be resolved through a simple phone call or e-mail, but there are in fact times when a situation requires more involved communication.  As a result, you may wish to share copies of correspondence and documents that will help me resolve the matter more quickly on your behalf.


June 24, 2010

Area High Schools Make NEWSWEEK Best High Schools List

A number of area high schools, including four in the 56th Senate District, made NEWSWEEK magazine's Best High Schools in America list. Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.

Congratulations to the following high schools in Senator Robach's district that made the list! (Their ranking is next to the school)

Odyssey Academy (#106)

June 15, 2010

Senator Robach Statement on Passing of Andrew Langston

It is with great sadness today that I mourn the passing of one of the great men of our community, Mr. Andrew Langston. Mr. Langston was a leader within the City of Rochester and across our area. In his 81 years, Mr. Langston was able to take a radio station created on borrowed money and build it into the oldest and greatest African American owned radio station in the United States. The station he created was not just a source of music, but rather a source of hope for all people; an inspiration that anything is possible despite socio-economic limits. Mr.

June 11, 2010

Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events Around the District

           On Monday, May 31st, there will be a number of events in our area to commemorate Memorial Day. Here are some of the events taking place around my district.



10:00 a.m. parade starts at Hilton High School (400 East Ave)


10:00 a.m. Ceremony at the Flotilla at the Braddock Bay Marina

May 25, 2010

Young Inventors Show Off Creations at Invention Convention 2010 Saturday May 15

Young People Display Creative Genius at Invention Convention 2010

            Rochester, NY— On Saturday, May 15 from 12:30pm to 4pm, budding inventors will display models of their bright ideas for the Rochester Region–Finger Lakes judging of Invention Convention 2010.  The event will take place in the lobby of the Rochester Museum & Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium, and the public is invited to meet the inventors and share the excitement. Admission is free.

May 14, 2010

Brighton, Hilton School Districts Among "Best Communities for Music Education"

National Association of Music Merchants Foundation Honors School Districts Nationwide with Strong Dedication to Music Programs

May 13, 2010

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Pink Ribbon Run & Walk 2010

The Pink Ribbon Run & Walk!

Women’s 5K Road Race and 2.5 Mile Family Fitness Walk

Rochester, NY – The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester will once again host the

“Pink Ribbon Run & Walk”!

May 7, 2010
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