I pleased to join Datto, Inc. and RIT at the ribbon cutting for the new Datto office in Downtown Rochester. Founded by RIT alum Austin McChord, Datto will create more than 70 jobs for the Rochester economy, thanks in part to the START-UP NY program.
In response to the recent outrage of early-release parolees victimizing more people, both in the Rochester community and throughout New York State, I am sponsoring an online petition to send to the New York State Parole Board to stop the early release of violent felons.
This morning, I joined the Brockport Fire Department and the Brockport community for their annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. It's hard to believe that this ruthless attack on American civilians happened 13 years ago today. Today, and every day, we remember those innocent people and all of the first responders who died that day.
The Brockport Fire Department is holding a day-long remembrance at Station #4 on North Main Street, I encourage you to stop by if you have the opportunity.
I was pleased to join Cancer Wellness Connections for its 7th annual Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer 5k at MCC over the weekend. For more information on Cancer Wellness Connections, visit their website at www.cancerwellnessconnections.org.
With the start of the new school year upon us, I had the opportunity to join teachers and administrators from the Greece Central School District they get to work in the classroom. It was great seeing the passion and dedication from everyone at GCSD, working to get the most out of every student.
I was pleased to join the Gates community in helping Nu-Look Collision open its 13th location in the Rochester area. Nu-Look provides exceptional quality service, as is evidenced by its continued expansion and success. Best wishes on your "Nu-est" location.
Domestic Violence can affect anyone no matter what age, race, gender, religion, class or ethnicity. Throughout my tenure in the Senate, I have worked closely with advocates of domestic violence to strengthen New York’s laws to protect victims and punish perpetrator. Last year, two important bills that I sponsored became law (Chapter 480, Chapter 526). These new measures strengthened the guidelines surrounding the order of protection process and helped define economic and financial abuse in New York State. For more information on these new
I was pleased to join Mayor Warren, Superintendent Vargas and other City of Rochester and Rochester City School District Officials in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of John Williams School #5. This transformation and remodeling will provide a better learning environment for School #5 students and teachers, all in a state of the art facility. Congratulations and welcome back John Williams School #5!
Every summer the City of Rochester, Monroe County and RochesterWorks collaborate for the Summer of Opportunity Employment Program. This program provides summer employment for over 800 area youth, giving them hands-on learning experience and on the job training. I have been pleased to continually support the Summer of Opportunity Program by securing $300,000 in state aid to help fund the program. Many thanks to the City of Rochester, Monroe County, RochesterWorks and all of the organizations who participate every year!
It's (almost) that time of the year again, back to school! I recently joined 103.9 WDKX and officials from the City of Rochester and the Rochester City School District for a Back to School rally. This was a great event, with tons of helpful information and even some free school supplies for parents and students as they get ready to start a new school year. Many thanks to WDKX for hosting this rally and for all that they do in our community.
I recently joined area seniors at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors program. This great event brings seniors from throughout the community together for food, music and dancing. I hope everyone had an enjoyable day at Ontario Beach Park!
With the new school year quickly approaching, I'd like to announce that I will once again be holding my Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive. From now until September 30, I will be collecting school supplies and backpacks to be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet.
Please click the link below for more information. Thank you for your help on this project.
It was great joining the American Cancer Society at their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast this morning. This is a great event that helps raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.
I'm pleased to support the Badge Of Honor Association by wearing the BOHA 7 bracelet, honoring 7 fallen Police Officers. Thanks for all that you do for law enforcement officials, including advocating for commemorative signage for fallen officers along state roads, legislation I am proud to sponsor in the State Senate.
I was pleased to join the Rochester community this morning for the grand opening of Hart's Local Grocers on Winthrop Street in downtown Rochester. This great store offers local products and will fill a need in downtown Rochester, further helping its revitalization. Congratulations to Glenn Kellogg and the entire team at Hart's!
Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 7th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.
The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!
The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag. These gift bags include free products like hand sanitizer and reusable grocery bags, as well as coupons, refrigerator magnets and other healthcare related items.
I was pleased to join AutismUp for its second annual Kite Flite on Saturday morning at Rothfuss Park in Penfield. AutismUp has quickly become our area's leading autism organization, supporting individuals and families dealing with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Thanks to everyone who came out in support or donated to Kite Flite. For more information visit www.autismup.org.
Click here to see more photos from this great event.
I was pleased to join City of Rochester officials and the Charlotte community for the ribbon cutting of Kneads & Wants Bakery on Lake Avenue. It's always great to see new, local business open in my hometown community of Charlotte. Congratulations to Tracy Burgio and everyone at Kneads & Wants!