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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, the fight against this deadly disease is far from over. I encourage all women to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening. 

I am pleased to work with and support many local cancer research and advocacy organizations, including the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and am truly humbled to have recently received the BCCR's Advocacy Spirit Award at their annual gala. 

October 1, 2014
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2014 Chiropractic for Optimal Health Award

My sincere thanks to the New York Chiropractic Council for giving me the 2014 Chiropractic for Optimal Health Award. I was pleased to join them for their first ever Optimal Health Experience and Community Celebration at the Pieters Family Life Center over the weekend.  

September 30, 2014
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Independence Car Care Center Opens on West Ridge Road

Congratulations to Jeffrey Klipfel and the team at Independence Car Care Center for opening at 507 West Ridge Road. I applaud Jeff for his entrepreneurship and dedication to starting his own business. Best wishes to everyone at Independence Car Care Center for continued success!

Click here to see more pictures of Independence Car Care Center.

September 29, 2014
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Greece Rotary Dictionary Project Visits Lakeshore Elementary School

The Greece Rotary Dictionary project took us to Lakeshore Elementary School in the Town of Greece yesterday afternoon. Thanks to the members of the Greece Rotary Club for partnering with me on this project, and to the enthusiastic students and teachers who make it so much fun!

Click here for more pictures from Lakeshore Elementary School.

September 26, 2014
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Road Sign Dedication for Fallen Sheriff's Deputy

I was honored to join local law enforcement officials, the Badge Of Honor Association and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Association of Retirees to help dedicate a road sign in honor of fallen Special Deputy Joseph Munz. In February 1932, Special Deputy Munz was struck by passing car while assisting at the scene of a crash near Clover Street and Highland Avenue. This memorial sign is located on Highland Avenue, near the intersection of Clover Street in the Town of Brighton.

September 25, 2014
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Dedication of Andrew Langston Way

I was honored to join my good friend Andre Marcel and the 103.9 WDKX family at the dedication of Andrew Langston Way at the Midtown Rising site in Downtown Rochester. Mr. Langston was a visionary and pioneer, starting his own radio station to connect with the community. Today, his legacy lives on through the work of Andre and everyone at WDKX and now, with the naming of this road in Downtown Rochester.

September 24, 2014
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Handing Out Dictionaries at the Greece Christian School

I was pleased to once again join members of the Greece Rotary Club to hand out dictionaries to the 3rd grade class at the Greece Christian School. I have been pleased to help support this project by securing state funding. These dictionaries are a valuable tool for students that they can keep and use beyond this year.  

September 23, 2014
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SUNY Brockport Opens New Liberal Arts Building

As a proud alum of the College at Brockport, I was excited to join President John Halstead and the SUNY Brockport community to cut the ribbon on the school's new Liberal Arts Building. This state of the art facility is the first new academic building at Brockport in 40 years, and will benefit all of the students at the college. 

To see more pictures from the ribbon cutting, click here.

September 23, 2014
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Brighton Homecoming Parade

I was pleased to join the Brighton community for the annual Brighton Homecoming Parade on Friday night. It was great to see so many enthusiastic students, parents, teachers and alum come out to support the Brighton Central School District!

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September 22, 2014
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7th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Mall at Greece Ridge for my 7th annual Women's Wellness Fair. It was a great turnout, with a lot of helpful information and knowledgeable vendors.

To see more photos from this great event, click here.

September 15, 2014
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Datto, Inc. Cuts Ribbon on Downtown Office

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.

September 15, 2014
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Petition Calling on the New York State Parole Board to Put an End to the Early Release of Violent Criminals

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.

September 11, 2014
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Brockport Fire Department Remembers 9/11

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.

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September 11, 2014
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7th Annual Ovarian Cancer 5k

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.

September 9, 2014
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GCSD Readies for the New School Year

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.

September 3, 2014
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Nu-Look Collision Opens 13th Location

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. 

August 29, 2014
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Senator Robach Fights to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

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

August 29, 2014
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John Williams School #5 Grand Re-Opening

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!

August 28, 2014
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Summer of Opportunity Employment Program

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!

August 27, 2014
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WDKX Back to School Rally

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. 

August 26, 2014
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