New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Thruway Executive Director Michael Fleischer are today reminding motorists to report potholes on the State's highway system by contacting 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768- 4653), the state roadway hotline for reporting these trouble-spots. The toll-free service is available across upstate New York and in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Potholes found on county, town, city and village streets, or private roadways should be reported to the appropriate owner.
On Thursday, February 10, Adirondack Sports Club Chairman Robert Clark announced at a press conference that the organization has secured a new naming rights sponsor for the multi-use stadium. Senator Robach attended, and provided remarks, at the press conference where the new name of the downtown stadium was announced. The home of the Rochester Rhinos, Western New York Flash, and Rochester Rattlers will be called Sahlen's Stadium. Pictured with Senator Robach are Joe Sahlen, President of Sahlen's Packing Company, Robert Clark, Darryl Porter, Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Rochester, and Pat Ercoli, President and COO of the Rochester Rhinos.
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a ceremony to mark the ...expansion of St. Ann's Community. A new building on St. Ann’s Irondequoit campus will house a transitional care center with 72 beds and a palliative care center with 10 beds. A new building on St. Ann’s Cherry Ridge campus in Webster will house a long term care center with 60 beds and a transitional care center with 12 beds. The construction is expected to be completed and the buildings occupied by March 2012.
On Tuesday, February 8, Senator Robach hosted representatives from the YMCA of Greater Rochester for a meeting in his Albany legislative office. Representatives from the YMCA discussed upcoming projects and provided updates on programs available to the community. For more information on the YMCA of Greater Rochester, click here.
On Tuesday, February 8th, Senator Robach met with members from the Monroe County Youth Bureau. Four students and two chaperones made the trip to Albany to discuss topics with Senator Robach. For more information on the Monroe County Youth Bureau, click here to visit their website.
On Thursday, February 3rd, The August Group celebrated its 9th Anniversary with an event at The Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Pictured with Senator Robach are (center) Tracey Aiello, August Group Leader, and (right) Judy Seil, Director of the Monroe County Department of Planning and Development. The August Group is a volunteer organization committed to retain local talent in the Greater Rochester area by facilitating career and business networking for professionals, both employed and those seeking new or different employment. For more information on The August Group, visit their website at www.augustgroup.org.
On Tuesday, February 1st, New York State Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2011-2012 Executive Budget Address. Following the presentation, Senator Robach shared his thoughts on Governor Cuomo's proposed budget.
On Monday, January 31st, the New York State Senate, by a 43-17 vote, passed the Property Tax Cap. Senator Robach said the following on the Senate Floor, "Let me explain to my colleagues in New York City, we do not have hundreds of thousands of people moving into our districts. People are voting with their feet, and are saying it's because of high property tax."
Click here to read Channel 10's coverage of the Property Tax Cap passing in the New York Senate on Monday, January 31st, and to see what Senator Robach had to say about the legislation on the Senate floor during the vote.
On Friday, January 28th, I had the opportunity to attend a retirement party for Gwen Darrisaw, who is retiring after 20 years with the County of Monroe and CWA 381. During the party, I presented Gwen with a certificate in honor of her service to our community.
Senator Robach meets with Dr. Nirav Shah, who was recently appointed as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Shah and Senator Robach discussed the importance of an efficient health care model.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state Department of Transportation has upgraded its 511 New York system, including a new free mobile device application that provides New Yorkers with up-to-the-minute information regarding traffic, transit and emergency service notifications as well as weather advisories.
Recently, Senator Robach attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony for Troop 152 in Brighton. Two members of the troop received their Eagle Scout badge, William J. Devos and Nicholas Sirotenko. Both are pictured with Senator Robach.