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2013 Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

Earlier today, I was on hand to honor 16 fallen police officers from New York State. Included in those remembered today was Lt. Mike Chiapperini from Webster, who was killed on Christmas Eve as he responded with fellow volunteer firefighters to a fire in Webster. The black granite memorial lists the names of more than 1,300 police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies, and other law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty in New York state.

May 8, 2013
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Walkers Raise Money to Help Fight MS

On Sunday, May 5th, the 2013 Greece MS Walk was held, beginning at Greece Olympia High School. Funds raised give hope to the more than 12,800 people living with MS in Upstate New York, and help support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. The walk has taken place since 1988 and has raised more than $10 million dollars to help support people living with MS.

May 8, 2013
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Gates Resident Honored as Woman of Distinction

SENATOR ROBACH HONORS GATES’ GRACE TILLINGHAST

AS A NEW YORK STATE SENATE ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

 

Senator Robach will recognize Grace Tillinghast of Gates with the New York State Senate’s 2013 Woman of Distinction Award in Albany.

 

The “Woman of Distinction” program was created in 1998 as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month and honors New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or act of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.

 

May 7, 2013
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2013 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals

Looking for employment or a career change? Come meet prospective employers in the fields of health care, manufacturing, engineering, professional services industries, and more! Sponsored by Senator Joe Robach, Monroe Community College, RochesterWorks!, Time Warner Cable, The August Group, Democrat and Chronicle Media Group.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Time: 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. 

Location: Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Parking: Use Lots M and M1 (to the rear of the campus, follow signs)

Employers Scheduled to Participate:

May 6, 2013
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Boy Scouts Community Breakfast

On Friday morning, I had the privilege to speak at a Boy Scouts community breakfast in Greece. During the breakfast, a local scout, Aaron Adams received the heroism award for his quick actions which saved the life of his friend who suffered a severe and life threatening injury from falling on a glass chard. Aaron is from Boy Scout Troop 99 in Hilton.

May 6, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, May 5th

In this week's Community Connection, the deadline to apply for college scholarships being offered by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and the University of Rochester breaks ground on College Town. To read this week's edition in full-screen view, click on the link below. 

May 3, 2013
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May is Hepatitis C Awareness Month

Earlier this week, the New York State Senate passed a resolution which declared this month as Hepatitis C Awareness Month in the State of New York. Chronic viral hepatitis due to Hepatitis C has been a disease that has little or no public awareness due to its nature as being largely asymptomatic until irreversible liver damage has occurred. Hepatitis C currently infects nearly four million Americans, including an estimated 158,000 New Yorkers, and there are about 30,000 new cases and approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.

May 3, 2013
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University of Rochester Breaks Ground on College Town

Earlier today, I had the privilege to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Rochester's College Town. College Town will be located on the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood, and will offer 500,000 square feet for retail, a hotel, a parking garage with 1,500 spaces, restaurants, and housing on a 14-acre development. The project received a $4 million grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

May 2, 2013
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2013 Concerts by the Shore Schedule

The 2013 season of Concerts by the Shore gets underway on Wednesday night, June 5th and Ontario Beach Park. The weekly concerts are FREE for families to attend and enjoy. Parking is available at the Ontario Beach Park parking lots, and overflow parking is available on the grass fields Nola's and Abbot's. 

You can download a PDF copy of the 2013 Concerts by the Shore schedule by clicking on the link below.

May 1, 2013
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Town of Gates Earth Week Celebration

On Saturday morning, the Town of Gates held its Earth Week Dedication Ceremony at Lions Park. This year, a tree was planted and dedicated to the Citizens of the Town of Gates from 1813 through 2013. The town is celebrating it's Bicentennial this year.

May 1, 2013
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Time to 'Play Ball!' in Brighton, Greece

Over this past weekend, I had the privilege to take part in Little League Opening Ceremonies in Greece and Brighton! Best wishes to all of our young little league for a healthy and successful baseball season! Play Ball!

April 30, 2013
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Energy on East Opens

Recently, I had the privilege to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Energy on East, located at 320 East Avenue in Rochester. Energy on East is a new hollistic and wellness center. It offers Reiki, Healing, integrated Energy Therapy, Tarot & Spiritual Readings, yoga, and more. Best wishes to Leslie and your entire team!

April 30, 2013
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Arbor Day In Greece

On Friday, I had the privilege to help plant a tree at Barnard Park in Greece to recognize Arbor Day. This year's Arbor Day Tree Planting ceremony was in honor of Richard Roberts, who formerly served as a member of the Town of Greece Tree Council.

April 29, 2013
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ESL Building Newest Habitat for Humanity Home

Last week, I had the privilege to attend a ground breaking ceremony for the newest Habitat for Humanity House. This house will be built by, and sponsored by, ESL. bout 400 ESL employees will volunteer 3,200 hours on the home's construction, which is expected to take 11 weeks. The house is located in Rochester's JOSANA neighborhood.

April 29, 2013
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Clifford the Dog Turns 50

Recently, I had the privilege to join 3rd and 4th graders at ABC Head Start in Rochester to celebrate Clifford the Dog's 50th Birthday! In addition to a birthday cake, and a bulletin-board size card for the children to sign, there was also a book fair to celebrate the big occasion!

April 29, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday April 28th, 2013

In this week's Community Connection: highlights of anti-crime legislation passed by the New York State Senate earlier this week, funding for the City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity Program, and upcoming events around the area in the week ahead. Click the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection.

April 26, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Infrastructure and Capital Investment Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 804 LOB

April 30, 12:00 PM - 12:03 PM
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Senator Robach Secures Funding for City of Rochester's Summer of Opportunity Program

(Thursday, April 25, 2013) - Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced today that the City's Summer of Opportunity (SOOP) work and career exploration program for city youth will expand its scope due to the efforts of State Senator Joe Robach.

 

"Senator Robach has secured almost half of the funding for this program, which means more than 400 city high school students will have an opportunity to spend their summers in meaningful jobs or exploring modern career alternatives," said Mayor Richards. "The Senator's commitment to Rochester's future is well known, and he has demonstrated it yet again with this grant. The people of Rochester are truly fortunate to have such an effective advocate in Albany."

 

April 25, 2013
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Celebrating West Point Day

Here is a photo from earlier today inside the Senate Chamber as the New York State Senate celebrated West Point Day. Best wishes to all of those who serve our Country!

April 24, 2013
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West Point Day at New York State Senate

On Wednesday, April 24th, the New York State Senate held its annual West Point Day to celebrate the Class of 2013 at West Point Academy. Senator Robach joined Senator Bill Larkin Jr. to discuss the importance of this annual celebration.

April 24, 2013
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