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Lakeshore Community Church Cuts Ribbon on LC2

On Sunday, January 10th, 2009, Senator Robach helped cut the ribbon on a $2.5 million addition at Lakeshore Community Church in Greece. The new 20,000-square foot community center includes a gymnasium and multipurpose room, a student room, an atrium, storage building, and kitchen. About $1.4 million was raised for the ...project by the congregation, with the rest of money coming from church reserves and financing through a bond company.

January 13, 2010
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Protecting Your Identity During Tax Season

As we enter into tax season, more and more taxpayers are turning to the internet to file their taxes. Because so much of your identity and personal information is necessary to complete taxes, your identity becomes extremely vulnerable during tax season.

January 12, 2010
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Monroe County Announces Additional H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Four H1N1 clinics have been scheduled. Clinics are open to all Monroe County residents 6 months of age and older. There is no charge for the vaccination.

Clinics:

January 8, 2010
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Senator Robach Joins Newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152

Senator Robach joined the newest Eagle Scouts from Troop 152 in Brighton on Monday night. The Eagle Scouts are Chris DeVos, Alex Elkins, and Daniel Taillie. For more information on the troop, you can visit www.brightontroop152.org.

 

January 7, 2010
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Senator Robach Talks About Governor Patterson's 2010 State of the State Address

Senator Robach discusses the 2010 State of the State Address and his support for the Governor's call for a state budget cap.

January 7, 2010
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2010 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, January 6th, Governor David A. Patterson will deliver the 2010 State of the State Address. You can watch the live stream of the address on line at the link below. Closed captioning and sign language services are available. The 2010 State of the State Address is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

http://www.state.ny.us/governor/

 

January 6, 2010
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Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010
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Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009
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Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Victory for NY drivers in the license plate debate

Posted at: 12/11/2009 5:13 PM | WHEC.com Updated at: 12/11/2009 6:42 PM By: Ray Levato

It's a victory for New York drivers.

Governor Paterson is backing down on those new license plates. The governor calls it a Christmas present to the people and he says it shows he's listening. You won't have to pay $25 for those new blue and gold license plates after all.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Robach Cuts Ribbon on Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

On Thursday, December 4, Senator Robach joined the New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to officially open a new multi-use trail. The trail, located along the Lake Ontario State Parkway, spans 3.3 miles and is 12 feet wide. Providing a safer alternative to the parkway shoulder, the trail can be used year round.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Robach kicks off Books and Blankets Campaign

On Tuesday, December 15, Senator Robach and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks kicked off the 4,000 Book and Blankets Campaign give-away. Students in Pre-K through 2nd grade at School 36 received a children's book and a blanket.

December 23, 2009
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Senator Joe Robach Addresses Governor Paterson’s Proposed Budget Cuts

In April, along strict party lines, my downstate Senate majority colleagues voted to pass a disastrous budget that raised taxes by more than $8 billion and increased spending by 9%, three times the rate of inflation.   I joined with other Upstate Senate members to adamantly oppose this horrific budget, warning that the level of spending was unprecedented, irresponsible and unsustainable.   As a result

November 9, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH CO-SPONSORS BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY RECENTLY ENACTED DRUG OFFENDER REFORMS

Senator Robach today announced that he is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the Governor’s drug offender reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug

June 4, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO REINSTATE STAR REBATE CHECK PROGRAM

Creates Online Petition For Citizens To Voice Support

State Senator Joe Robach announced today that he has created an online petition on his State Senate website for citizens to register their support for reinstating the STAR Rebate Check Program.

April 28, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH TO FORCE VOTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL SENATE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT

Despite strict GOP adherence to Senate rules, Democrats cut off yesterday’s debate

    New York State Senator Joseph Robach today announced he will again attempt to force a vote on important domestic violence legislation that Democrats don’t want to talk about - - even resorting to sending the chamber’s Majority Leader to the floor to shut down yesterday’s debate.    

April 28, 2009
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Senator Robach Calls on Governor Paterson to Repeal Plan to Increase Gas Taxes

Eliminating State Sales Tax Cap on Gasoline & Raising Fees on Other Driving Expenses Will Further Burden Consumers

Senator Joseph Robach today called on Governor Paterson to eliminate his proposal to raise gas taxes and increase fees for other driving related expenses such as obtaining a driver license, registering a car, and getting license plates.

April 6, 2009
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Senator Robach Announces Grant for Jones Square Neighborhood

State Senator Joe Robach along with Interfaith Action leader John Smith recently announced a $400,000 housing grant for the Historic Jones Square Neighborhood.  NCS Community Development Corporation and Providence Housing Development Corporation will rehab four properties that have a combined six residential units.  The announcement took place on the lawn of 64 Lozier Street, the first property rehabbed under the grant.  NCS, which is doing the rehab, has already secured a buyer for the house.

April 1, 2009
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Fabulous Flowers Celebrates 50 Years of Business

Fabulous Flowers on West Ridge Road recently celebrated 50 years of business to the Rochester community. Many local dignitaries were on hand at the celebration to wish them congratulations for continued success.

April 1, 2009
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Greece Open for Business Campaign at Greece Ridge Mall

Senator Robach and the Greece Chamber of Commerce announces the "Greece: Open for Business" campaign at Greece Ridge Mall.

April 1, 2009
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Dictionaries for 3rd and 4th Graders at all Greece and Hilton Elementary Schools

Senator Robach provided NYS funding for the purchase of dictionaries for 3rd and 4th graders at all Greece and Hilton elementary schools. Board members of the Greece and Hilton Rotary Clubs helped to distribute the books to students.

April 1, 2009
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