Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

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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Senator Robach Joins Senate Republicans To Unveil Family Tax Relief Act

Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families, Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers

March 4, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, March 3rd

In this week's Community Connection: Updated information regarding the availability of income tax instruction manuals and forms; upcoming events around the area; and Prevention 1st hosts a home fire drill poster contest for students. Click on the PDF link below to read this week's Community in full-screen view.

March 1, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, February 24th

In this week's Community Connection:

 

Important reminder about the STAR program
Upcoming Events around the area
A New Initiative to Honor Junior and Senior High School students

 

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February 22, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, February 17th

In this week's Community Connection, an update on the availability of income tax forms and instruction booklets; upcoming events around the Rochester area in the week ahead; and the Greece Rotary Club serves over 1,900 ziti dinners in their largest fundraiser of the year! Click on the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

February 14, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, February 10th

In this week's Community Connection, updated information regarding tax income forms; upcoming events around the area; and looking back on National Signing Day in Rochester. Click on the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full screen. 

February 8, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, February 3rd

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending, Sunday, February 3rd. In this week's Community Connection, information regarding Income Tax Forms and Returns; Upcoming Events around the area; and a state organization celebrates its 30th year. You can download this week's community connected to read in full-screen by clicking on the pdf link below.

January 31, 2013
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Department of Corrections Officer Recruitment Effort

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is launching a Officer Recruitment Effort. Details regarding this effort can be reviewed in the letter below. If you would like additional information, you may also visit www.doccs.ny.gov. If you are interested, you may apply on-line or download examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov/exams. 

January 30, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 27th

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, January 27th. In this week's issue: details regarding Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Address; Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Rochester; and upcoming events around the area. Click the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

January 25, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 20th

In this week's Community Connection, facts and figures about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, kicking off the 2013 Legislative Session and how you can stay informed, and upcoming events around the area. You can view the Community Connection in full-screen view by clicking on the link below.

January 18, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 13th

After a hiatus during the holidays, the Community Connection returns with the first issue of the New Year. In this week's issue, a recap of the Governor's State of the State Address; A Successful E-Recycling Event last week; and upcoming events during the week ahead. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

January 11, 2013
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