Brockport Welcomes Tender Loving Family Care

The Brockport community was excited to welcome Tender Loving Family Care to its new home on West Avenue. TLFC provides exceptional care to its patients and clients, and helps educate them on their medical condition to maximize their independence. Congratulations to Annika and the entire team at TLFC, and best of luck for more future success!

October 1, 2015

Excellus Medicare Resource Center

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has officially opened its first Medicare Resource Center in Ridgecrest Plaza in the Town of Greece. This resource center will aid and assist seniors who are looking at their options for healthcare coverage, and will serve as a great point of contact for any questions they might have.

October 1, 2015

Rotary Dictionary Project at Village Elementary

The Greece and Hilton Rotary Club dictionary project finished the week at Village Elementary School. We had a great time and the kids were so excited to get their new dictionaries!

September 25, 2015

New Integrated Science & Health Sciences Building at SJFC

I recently had the opportunity to help cut the ribbon on the newest building on the campus of St. John Fisher College. The Integrated Science and Health Sciences building will provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art classroom and lab space, and will help better prepare our future nurses, pharmacists and other clinical professionals for career after college. Another beautiful building and great addtion to one of Rochester's finest colleges!

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September 24, 2015

Walk to Defeat ALS

On Saturday morning, I joined the Upstate New York Chapeter of the ALS Association for the annual Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. This is a terrible disease that impacts so many people and families in our community. Whether it's the Ice Bucket Challenge or walks like this one, more fundraising and awareness is needed to help find a cure for this awful illness. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to the ALS Foundation. 

September 21, 2015

Gates Chili State of the State

It was great to join members of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce to give a State of the State, updating them on all the things that are happening in state government and the Rochester area. Thanks to everyone who attended and to all the volunteers with the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce!

September 18, 2015

Toy Halls of Fame Announcement

Rochester is now the home of the Toy Halls of Fame, a partnership between the Strong Museum's National Toy Hall of Fame and the Toy Industry Association's Toy Industry Hall of Fame. This new and exciting addition to the Strong Museum will attract families and toy enthusiasts from all over the country! Be sure to check it out with your family!

September 17, 2015

Badge of Honor Association Memorial Dedication

I was proud to join members of the Badge of Honor Association, Sheriff's Office Association of Retirees and local law enforcement officials earlier today to dedicate memorial plaques in honor of three local fallen law enforcement officers. Deputies James Conheady, John Pullano and Harold Knitter all died while on duty, and will forever be remembered for their service and sacrfice by these memorial signs.

September 16, 2015

High Tech Rochester Announcement

I was excited to join local officials for the ground breaking of High Tech Rochester's Finger Lakes Business Accelerator Cooperative. HTR will occupy the 6th floor of the Historic Sibley Building and will assist high-tech startups, small businesses and entrepeneurs, with the hopes of creating more than 1,000 new jobs over the next fiver years! This is an exciting project for Rochester's economy and workforce.

September 9, 2015

2015 Rochester Labor Day Parade

The Rochester community came together for the annual Labor Day Parade yesterday afternoon. We are fortunate to be home to some of the hardest working and most qualified men and women in the country. Thanks to all who came out in support.

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September 8, 2015

Brighton Veterans Memorial Highway Bill Signing

During the 2015 Legislative Session, I was proud to sponsor senate bill 5782, which will designate a portion of State Route 15A as the Brighton Veterans Memorial Highway. I joined Governor Cuomo yesterday afternoon as he signed this bill into law. This designation will serve as a small token of appreciation to our Nation’s military veterans and active-duty service men and women, recognizing their service to our country and the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms.


September 4, 2015

Back to School Supplies Drive

My sincere thanks to the members of the Greece Rotary Club, Dave Pye and MCA Studios, Geena Cruz, the Scott Spino Foundation and everyone who donated to my annual Back to School backpack and school supply drive this year. We had a great response this year, these donations will go a long way in helping needy children in our area. All items have been donated to the WDKX Back to School rally, the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet and a variety of other small, civic organizations in our community. 

September 2, 2015

Angels of Mercy 5k

I recently joined the Angels of Mercy at their annual 5k fundraiser at Meridian Centre Park in Brighton. Angels of Mercy is a tremendous organization dedicated to assisting women in our community, and have successfully advocated for stricted human trafficking laws in New York. I am proud to support Angels of Mercy, and have worked closely with them to sponsor legislation that will help move women forward in our state. 

September 1, 2015

Paddington's Pub & Plate Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Mark Chiarenza and the entire team at Paddington's Pub & Plate as they recently celebrated the new restaurant's grand opening. Located near the corner of Latta Road and Long Pond Road in the Town of Greece, be sure to stop by for great food and drinks. Once again, congratulations, I have no doubt this will be another huge success for Mark and his team!

August 31, 2015

The Greece Blue Knights Marching Band

I recently had the opportunity to join parents, families and friends for a performance by the Greece Blue Knights Marching Band. These students show tremendous dedication to perfecting their craft and should be celebrated for all their efforts. Congratulations and best of luck for a successful 2015 season!

August 25, 2015

Puerto Rican Festival Parade

On Saturday morning, I joined the Rochester Puerto Rican and Latino community for the annual Puerto Rican Festival Parade. Rochester is home to a large and proud Puerto Rican community and it showed by the great support and turnout for the parade. Thanks to Geena Cruz and all of the dedicated volunteers who make this a great event every year. 

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August 24, 2015

Monroe County Salute to Seniors

I had the pleasure of joining seniors from all over Monroe County at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors picnic. This is a great day that gets seniors down to the beach for great music, food and good company. It was great to see so many old friends and familiar faces!

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August 21, 2015

News & Views with Senator Joe Robach

In the latest edition of News & Views, I talk about potential game-changers in economic development and job creation for the Rochester region. 

August 19, 2015

UR Medicine Breaks Ground on Imaging Center & Autism Clinic

I was honored to join the University of Rochester to break ground on its new Medicine Imaging Center and William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic. This state-of-the-art facility will provide advanced diagnostics and treatment in a patient-friendly environment, and will also feature western New York's first stand-alone autism clinic. The William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic will provide collaborative care for children and families on the autism spectrum, and will help them get the proper treatment and support they need.

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August 17, 2015

Summer of Opportunity Program at IBERO

I recently had the chance to talk to a group of Rochester youth participating in the Summer of Opportunity Program at IBERO American Action League. This is a great program that I have helped secure funding for since its inception, and helps Rochester teens earn an honest living during summer vacation. 

August 14, 2015