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Senator Robach Meets with Members of MCC

On Tuesday, March 15th, Travis Sharp, Michael Gray, and Scott Blue, all from Monroe Community College were in Albany to meet with Senator Robach in his legislative office.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses New York State Budget

Earlier this week, the New York State Senate passed thier 2011-2012 Budget and the Assembly did the same. Senator Robach discusses the next steps in to getting an on-time budget passed for New York State in 2011.

March 16, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals, Additional Legislation to Support Veterans

The New York State Senate Monday passed legislation (S.3901) that would limit protests at military funerals.  Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

 

 

This legislation is part of a package of Veterans bills that was passed by the Senate Monday. 

 

 

In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.

 

March 15, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 11th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday March 11th. In this week's edition, getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, Casino Night and Boxing in the Out and About, and saluting a Greece teacher retiring after more than 30 years! Click the link below to view it in full screen.

March 11, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 15, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Rochester Student Honored in Albany

Senator Robach pictured with Seo Chul Ryong of Rochester, who was honored on Wednesday, March 9th during the 28th Annual Student of the Year Awards and Legislative Event.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Welcomes Bryant and Stratton College to Albany

On Tuesday, March 8th, Senator Robach met with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester at his Albany Legislative Office regarding TAP (tuition assistance program).

 

Senator Robach pictured with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College, including Andrea Lenney, Natasha Fite, Marie D'Alessandro, Jennifer Smith, Ted Barclift, Marc Ambrosi, Steven Lingard, and Rob Ferrell.

March 10, 2011
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Greece Athena Middle School Director Honored Before Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

On Friday, March 4th, Greece Athena Middle School opened up its production of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Prior to the first show of the weekend, Senator Robach presented a certificate to Artistic Director Carl Wager. Wager is retiring after a 39-year career of a teacher and director. 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' continues Friday March 11th at 7:30 and Saturday March 12th at 2:00 and 7:30 at the Greece Athena Performing Arts Center.

March 9, 2011
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South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at 'South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness'. During the event, free health screenings were given to the uninsured, ages 40 and older. South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness also featured remarks from cancer survivor Ronald Banks. For more information on the Center for Community Health, you can visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/community-health/.

 

Pictured with Senator Robach are (from left to right)Julie Fugle, Arnishia Jordan, Judy Bermudez, Ronald Banks, Candice Lucas, Evie Hurt, and Gabriela Conti.

March 9, 2011
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79th Annual Aquinas Institute Mission Bouts

Senator Robach was in attendance at the 79th Annual Mission Bouts in the Wegman-Napier Gymnasium at the Aquinas Institute.

 

Congratulations to the boxers who trained rigorously for months with Coach Dominic Arioli and his long-time assistants Chris Schwab, Lou Buscemi & Bernie Barco.

 

This year, the Bouts were dedicated to Dominic Arioli, in honor of his 30th anniversary as a coach. As a 1973 alumnus of Aquinas, Dom has dedicated much of his life to fostering the program that he grew to love as a student. Dominic's devotion, understanding, commitment and ability not only to teach, but to relate to our young people have endeared him in the hearts of all the young men and women who have climbed through the ropes of the Aquinas boxing ring.

March 8, 2011
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Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Grants Awards Ceremony

On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony where grants were awarded through the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Senator Robach had the privilege to announce recipients of the grants and congratulate those in attendance for their award.Senator Robach is pictured with Yorgos Kouritas (left), Mike Allentoff of Brighton Symphony Orchestra (center), and Sarah Lentini of the the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.

March 8, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 4th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 4th. As always, you can view this in full-screen by clicking on the link below.

March 4, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach

Senator Robach appeared as a guest on Legislative Update on Thursday, March 3rd.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Robach Remarks on Special Election Legislation

NYS Senate passes bill, supported by Governor Cuomo, to extend time for special elections to help accommodate military voters

Robach hopeful this will lead to announcement of special election in 26th Congressional District

March 3, 2011
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Charlotte Hosts Mayoral Forum

On Monday, March 7th, a Mayoral forum will be held in Charlotte at Riverview High Rise, Charlotte Harbortown Homes, 60 River Street. The forum is free and open to the public. Click the link below to read all the details.

March 3, 2011
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March 2, 2011
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Gerald Wolters Receives Purple Heart

On Thursday, February 24th, Senator Robach attended a ceremony where North Chili resident Gerald Wolters was presented a Purple Heart by United States Senator Charles Schumer. The event took place at the Blue Cross Area at the Rochester War Memorial. Wolters, a corporal in the Army and deployed to Korea, was seriously injured and then captured on December 1, 1950. He was held as a prisoner of war for more than 2 and a half years. He was released and discharged from the Army on October 12, 1953.

March 1, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 25

Here is this week's Community Connection. As always, click the link below to view it in full-screen.

February 25, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 1, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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