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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, February 3rd

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending, Sunday, February 3rd. In this week's Community Connection, information regarding Income Tax Forms and Returns; Upcoming Events around the area; and a state organization celebrates its 30th year. You can download this week's community connected to read in full-screen by clicking on the pdf link below.

January 31, 2013
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Department of Corrections Officer Recruitment Effort

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is launching a Officer Recruitment Effort. Details regarding this effort can be reviewed in the letter below. If you would like additional information, you may also visit www.doccs.ny.gov. If you are interested, you may apply on-line or download examination information and applications at the Department of Civil Service website at www.cs.ny.gov/exams. 

January 30, 2013
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DAP Celebrates 30 Years

On Tuesday, January 29th, I had the privilege to attend a press conference for the Disability Advocacy Program. The program is celebrating their 30th year. For more information, visit http://www.empirejustice.org/issue-areas/disability-benefits/dap/.

January 30, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 27th

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, January 27th. In this week's issue: details regarding Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Address; Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Rochester; and upcoming events around the area. Click the PDF link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

January 25, 2013
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Federation of Social Workers Opens New Office

Last week, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to mark the opening of the new offices for the Federation of Social Workers. For more information on the great work that the members of the FSW do in our community, visit their website at www.fsw-union.com.

January 24, 2013
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Opa Authentic Greek Koozina Opens

Recently, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening celebration for Opa Authentic Greek Koozina in Henrietta. For more information about the restaurant, visit their website at http://www.oparochester.com/.

January 23, 2013
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Senator Robach Comments on Executive Budget Address

On Tuesday, January 22nd, Governor Cuomo presented his 2013-2014 Executive Budget proposal. Following the announcement, Senator Robach discussed how the proposed budget would affect his constituents in the Rochester area.

January 23, 2013
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2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

On Monday, January 21st, I had the privilege to be a part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. This event was held at Eastman Theatre downtown and feature music along with guest speakers. Yesterday marked the 28th year this event has taken place.

January 22, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 20th

In this week's Community Connection, facts and figures about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, kicking off the 2013 Legislative Session and how you can stay informed, and upcoming events around the area. You can view the Community Connection in full-screen view by clicking on the link below.

January 18, 2013
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News and Views with Senator Robach Tuesday, January 15th

On Tuesday, January 15th, New York State Senator Joe Robach was a guest on News and Views to discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State of the State Address.

January 16, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, January 13th

After a hiatus during the holidays, the Community Connection returns with the first issue of the New Year. In this week's issue, a recap of the Governor's State of the State Address; A Successful E-Recycling Event last week; and upcoming events during the week ahead. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

January 11, 2013
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Comments Regarding 2013 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, January 9th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State Address in Albany. Senator Joe Robach, 56th Senate District, discusses his thoughts on the highlights of the address.

January 9, 2013
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Electronics Recycling Event a Success

On Saturday, I was joined by Scout Troop #94 of Gates and employees from Sunnking Electronics Recycling, as we took part in an electronics recycling event at the Monroe County Ecopark. I would like to personally thank both Cindy Jessop of Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Chris Mueller of Time Warner Cable for making this event possible. During the event, which ran from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., we collected several thousand pounds of electronics from televisions, to old computers.

January 7, 2013
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, December 23rd

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, December 23rd. In this week's issue: a special holiday greeting to you and your family; honoring youth for their contributions to our community; upcoming events in the weeks ahead. Click on the link below to read this week's community connection in full-screen view. Just a note, this will be the final Community Connection for this year. The next one will be published on Friday, January 14th for the week ending Sunday, January 16th.

December 21, 2012
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School 30 Children Read Over 20,000 Books!

Yesterday morning, School #30 principal Jason Wertz and the rest of the faculty and staff of the school celebrated the success of its children in grades pre-K thru 6 who read 22,000 books from mid-October until mid-December. As past of the event, the students got a visit from the Rochester Fire Department and Principal Wertz was sent to the roof for the children to see! Congratulations to all of the students on this tremendous accomplishment.

December 20, 2012
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Greece Rotary Recognizes Outstanding Youth

Last night, I had the privilege to attend an event where the Greece Rotary recognized outstanding youth in our community. Congratulations to all the young men and women on your distinction and thank you for making contributions to our community. Best wishes and continued success for all you do inside, and outside, of the classroom! The young men and women are Joseph Miller, Vanessa Whitt, Kyle Besser, Julia Kostin, Patrick Barry, Nathan Christensen, Bianca Sansone, Elijah VanOrman, Jordan Coolidge, and Timmy Webster.

December 20, 2012
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Finger Lakes Region Awarded $96.2 Million for 76 Projects

SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES LOCAL JOB CREATION PROJECTS

TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING

Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards

 

            Senator Robach today announced that 20 job creation projects in the 56th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.

 

December 19, 2012
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School #7 Hosts Faculty/Guest vs. Students Hoops Game

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to take part in the Virgil I. Grissom School #7 Faculty/Guest vs. Students basketball game. I was joined by New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, along with faculty and staff from School #7. Prior to the game, I had the opportunity to meet with students in their classroom, and following the game, I met members of the school's basketball team. Great job by everyone this morning and great school spirit shown by all of the students in attendance!

December 17, 2012
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Statement on Thruway Authority Decision to Pull Toll Hike

Earlier today, the New York State Thruway Authority pulled a plan which would have increased tolls on the Thruway 45% for commercial trucks. I would like to thank everyone who signed my on-petition to call on the NYS Thruway Authority NOT to increase tolls. Your voices have been heard by the Authority and our Governor. Also, I would like to thank the folks at Klein Steel, Inc. for their support and hosting a press conference in August that discussed the negative impact a toll hike would have on jobs, the working class, and small businesses in our community. Finally, thanks to Steve Wadhams of Wadhams Enterprises. This time the loud voice of people served democracy well.

December 17, 2012
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WDKX Share the Warmth

On Saturday, I had the privilege to take part in the WDKX 103.9 FM Share the Warmth annual holiday event. This event provides children the opportunity to pick up winter coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats that were graciously donated to WDKX. Thank you to all who helped make this event possible!

December 17, 2012
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