Senator Robach Statement on Possibility of State Tax Refunds Being Delayed

On Wednesday, February 17th, Senator Robach released the following statement regarding the consideration of New York State tax refunds being delayed:

“The hard working taxpayers of New York State are already struggling in this challenging economy and to withhold their state tax returns will be another hard hit that many cannot afford to take.  Many individuals rely on that refund to help with bills and to delay the payment is unfair. Delaying refunds will not solve the state’s long-term financial issues.”

February 17, 2010

Monroe County Schedules H1N1 Clinic


Residents of all ages can be vaccinated

The Monroe County Department of Public Health will hold another H1N1 clinic on

February 23, 2010. The clinic is open to all persons aged 6 months and older,

regardless of health condition. There is no charge for the vaccination.

“Getting vaccinated is still an important and wise thing to do. While local flu levels

have been low the past few weeks, infectious disease experts are divided as to

February 16, 2010

AIDS Community Health Center Merges with AIDS Rochester

On Thursday, January 28th, Senator Robach helped cut the ribbon which made official the merger between AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. The new organization, known as AIDS Care, is located at 259 Monroe Avenue. For more information, you can click here to visit the new web site of AIDS Care.

February 5, 2010

Senator Robach Speaks at Concert to Benefit Honor Flight Rochester

On Saturday, January 30, Senator Robach spoke at a concert to benefit Honor Flight Rochester. More than 400 people attended the concert, which raised $5,400. Proceeds will help pay for World War II veterans to visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. You can find out more information about Honor Flight Rochester by clicking here.

February 1, 2010


            This week, Senator Joseph E. Robach announced a major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new jobs for workers across the State.

January 29, 2010

Benefit Concert to Aid Honor Flight

Featuring Prime Time Brass and the Aquinas Institute Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday January 30, 2010 7:30pm at Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY

Tickets available at all Wegmans Food Stores - $6.00 $7.00 at the door.

Special guests are lining up. Stay tuned for future announcements on musicians and speakers being added to this special night.

January 25, 2010

National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program

On Saturday, January 23rd, The National Kidney Foundation is hosting a FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). Screening takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street, Rochester.

KEEP is a health screening program designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It is the most comprehensive screening program in the nation. KEEP is of no cost to the participant.

Who should attend a KEEP Screening?

January 21, 2010

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Opens Newest Location

Senator Robach joined staff and executives from Canandaigua National Bank on Thursday, January 14th, 2010 to open CNB's 23rd location. The new branch is located at 210 Alexander Street in Alexander Park.

January 20, 2010

Support the American Red Cross Haiti Efforts

As you may know, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince.  The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.

January 14, 2010

Spaghetti Dinner for Barnard Fire Department's Johnathan Davis

On Sunday, January 17th, from Noon until 6:00 p.m., the Barnard Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Johnathan Davis, a member of its explorer post. Johnathan, a 16-year old, and a junior at Greece Odyssey, suffered a seizure caused by a cancerous brain tumor in July, 2009. For more information on the dinner, and Johnathan's story, click on this link to read a recent Greece Post article.

January 14, 2010

Lakeshore Community Church Cuts Ribbon on LC2

On Sunday, January 10th, 2009, Senator Robach helped cut the ribbon on a $2.5 million addition at Lakeshore Community Church in Greece. The new 20,000-square foot community center includes a gymnasium and multipurpose room, a student room, an atrium, storage building, and kitchen. About $1.4 million was raised for the ...project by the congregation, with the rest of money coming from church reserves and financing through a bond company.

January 13, 2010

Protecting Your Identity During Tax Season

As we enter into tax season, more and more taxpayers are turning to the internet to file their taxes. Because so much of your identity and personal information is necessary to complete taxes, your identity becomes extremely vulnerable during tax season.

January 12, 2010

Monroe County Announces Additional H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Four H1N1 clinics have been scheduled. Clinics are open to all Monroe County residents 6 months of age and older. There is no charge for the vaccination.


January 8, 2010

Senator Robach Joins Newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152

Senator Robach joined the newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152 in Brighton on Monday night. The Eagle Scouts are Chris DeVos, Alex Elkins, and Daniel Taillie. For more information on the troop, you can visit


January 7, 2010

Senator Robach Talks About Governor Patterson's 2010 State of the State Address

Senator Robach discusses the 2010 State of the State Address and his support for the Governor's call for a state budget cap.

January 7, 2010

2010 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, January 6th, Governor David A. Patterson will deliver the 2010 State of the State Address. You can watch the live stream of the address on line at the link below. Closed captioning and sign language services are available. The 2010 State of the State Address is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.


January 6, 2010

Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010

Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Posted at: 12/11/2009 5:13 PM | Updated at: 12/11/2009 6:42 PM By: Ray Levato

It's a victory for New York drivers.

Governor Paterson is backing down on those new license plates. The governor calls it a Christmas present to the people and he says it shows he's listening. You won't have to pay $25 for those new blue and gold license plates after all.

December 23, 2009