Take a Vet to School Day

In honor of Veterans' Day, I was pleased to join Time Warner Cable, the History Channel and Brighton High School in hosting Take a Vet to School Day. This nationwide program brings our nations veterans together with students of all ages to share their stories of how they defended our great nation.

November 8, 2013

Holy Rosary Apartments Ribbon Cutting

I was pleased to join Providence Housing Development and members of our community at the ribbon cutting for the new apartment complex at the former Holy Rosary parish campus in the City of Rochester. This new affordable rental housing complex offers 35 apartments on the Holy Rosary campus and 25 newly constructed single-family homes in the Edgerton neighborhood. This truly is a great project for our community and the Edgerton neighborhood. 

To see more photos from this event, visit my Facebook page.

November 6, 2013

2013 Career Fair for Technical & Business Professionals

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to once again invite you to his Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals. This career fair is once again sponsored by Monroe Community College, The August Group, Angelo Planning Group, Time Warner Cable, Rochester Works! and the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group. 

The 2013 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Monroe Community College R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B - 1000 East Henrietta Road.

Click here for advance registration. For more information, click the link below. 

November 4, 2013

Visit to Edison Tech

I had the opportunity to speak to Participation in Government classes at Edison Tech this morning. This was a great chance for me to talk about the role of government, and the importance of voter participation and getting involved in the community. The students came to class ready to participate and had some great questions. Many thanks to Mr. Amico for inviting to speak to his classes. 

October 30, 2013

Senator Robach Pleased to Co-Sponsor Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Visit

Senator Joe Robach is pleased to join Rochester-area New York State Legislators in co-sponsoring the Monroe County Community Forum with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The community forum will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Eastman School of Music Hatch Recital Hall. 

Attorney General Schneiderman will be discussing many important issues that impact our community, including: environmental protection, labor rights, civil rights, health care and consumer fraud and protection. 

For more information on this forum, please call (716) 853-8567 or E-mail

October 28, 2013

Brian K. Schramm Post Office Dedication

I was honored to join Assemblyman Bill Reilich and members of our community this afternoon at the dedication of the Brian K. Schramm Post Office Building in the Town of Greece. Brian was a lifelong Greece resident and graduate of Greece Olympia High School. Upon high school graduation, Brian enlisted in the United State Marine Corps to serve our great nation. Brian was tragically taken from us on October 15, 2004 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.

This post office building will remind us of the sacrifice Brian made for our country, and we are forever grateful for his dedication and service to our nation.

October 24, 2013

St. John Fisher College Nursing Simulation Center Ribbon Cutting

The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing held a ribbon cutting for its new Simulation Center this afternoon. This new facility will allow SJFC nursing students to practice patient treatment on a simulated patient, while giving them hands-on experience in providing patient care. I was pleased to be able to help secure funding for this new facility, which will serve as yet another healthcare asset to the Rochester community. 

October 22, 2013

Honor Flight Mission 32 - October 20, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of welcoming our veteran's home from the mission of 2013. With the 45 returning veterans on Sunday morning, Honor Flight Rochester has now sent 1,493 veterans to Washington, D.C. for an Honor Flight mission. Thanks to all who have volunteered their time or have helped Honor Flight over the years.

To view more photos from Honor Flight Mission 32, visit my Facebook page at

October 21, 2013

Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged

I had the pleasure of participating in this morning's opening ceremony for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged at SUNY Brockport. This great event provides physically challenged students with the opportunity to compete in athletic events while having fun doing it. The games run through this weekend, best of luck to all the athletes competing!

October 18, 2013

Biotechnology Regulatory Reform Public Hearing

Yesterday afternoon, I joined Senators Gallivan, Marchione and Valesky, and Assemblyman Johns in hosting a public form on regulatory reform and the biotechnology industry in New York State. This public hearing was part of a 10-hearing series hosted by my colleagues of the Senate Majority Coalition to hear from industry-specific experts about the rules and regulations that are inhibiting job creation and economic growth in New York State. 

October 16, 2013

News & Views with Senator Robach - October 2013

On October 10, Senator Robach was a guest on News & Views to discuss Tax Relief in New York State and the benefits of the STAR Program. He also highlighted some key points of Unshackle Upstate's new Five Point Plan. 

October 10, 2013

Senator Robach Launches Annual Coats for Kids Drive

Senator Robach and Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet
Launch “From One Closet to Another” Coats for Kids Drive
     - Gently Worn Winter Clothing Being Accepted Through December 13th-
Senator Robach and Greece Ecumenical Closet are proud to announce “From One Closet to Another”, a Coats for Kids Clothes Drive taking place until Friday, December 13th.  Gently worn articles are being accepted, and all clothing will be donated to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet.

October 10, 2013

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and on Saturday morning I joined Alternatives for Battered Women at their Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Ontario Beach Park. This great event helps raise money for domestic violence victims assistance and educates people about the seriousness of domestic violence. Thanks to all who participated and gave to this event.

October 8, 2013

Unshackle Upstate New ERA Press Conference

I was proud to be on hand as Unshackle Upstate introduced their New ERA Five Point Plan for Upstate this morning. This plan outlines ways to combat high unemployment rates and burdensome taxes.

October 3, 2013

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Ribbon Cutting

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it was fitting that the Elizabeth Wende Breast Care facility held its ribbon cutting for its new Greece location this afternoon. I was honored to be able to help welcome this great healthcare center to the Town of Greece.

As a leader in breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis, this new facility will provide greater access to experience professionals for those in need. Thank you for all you do and best of luck at your new location. 

October 2, 2013

Walk to Defeat ALS

This weekend, I joined hundreds at the Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. This walk helped to raise money for the ALS Association in an effort to help find a cure for this horrible disease. 

October 1, 2013

Fowler Field Dedication Ceremony

I was honored to join the Hilton-Parma community last night for the dedication of Fowler Field at the Parma Town Park. This field was dedicated to Steve Fowler for a lifetime of service and commitment to the Hilton-Parma community. It was a great ceremony for a great man, I'm pleased to have been able to be a part of it.

September 26, 2013

6th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 6th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 and cholesterol checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!

September 24, 2013

MCC Voter Registration Drive

I was pleased to join students and facility from MCC today for their voter registration drive, a grassroots effort to get more students registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day. It was great meeting with so many interested students and discussing the importance of voting with them. 

September 24, 2013

Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce State Update

I'd like to thank the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to give an update on State government this morning. I was joined by my colleague in the Senate, Mike Ranzenhofer, to discuss some of the exciting things we're doing in State government to grow business and create jobs in New York. 

September 20, 2013