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Honor Trip Flight With Big Reception

Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • June 21, 2010

 

It was a patriotic Father's Day celebration Sunday at

the Greater Rochester International Airport, where

multiple generations of loved ones gathered with

flags, balloons, banners, cheers and even tears.

 

Their presence was a surprise for a group of about

55 World War II veterans returning home from the

nation's capital, thanks to the organization Honor

Flight Rochester.

 

Joe LoSapio's proud family was among the loudest

June 21, 2010
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Youth as Resources 2010 Summer Grant Cycle Kick-off

On Saturday, June 19, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and the Youth as Resources Program for its 2010 Summer Grant Cycle Kick-off Celebration.

This year, 12 groups will receive grants for projects that will take place throughout the summer.

YAR is a youth philanthropy program of the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau that offers grants of up to $1,000 for youth-planned and implemented community service and service learning projects.

June 21, 2010
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USS Liberty Memorial Unveiled

The USS Liberty Memorial at Ontario Beach Park was unveiled on Saturday, June 12. Senator Robach provided remarks prior to the unveiling.

 

The memorial is located on the beach between Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, which is north of the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel in Charlotte.

 

On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty was struck by jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Of the 294 men on the ship, 170 were wounded and 34 perished as a result of the attack.

 

June 17, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks at ABATE Rally

Senator Robach spoke to attendees at the annual Flag Day Freedom Rally on Saturday, June 12 at Washington Square Park in Rochester. The rally was held by ABATE of New York Inc. Monroe County Chapter. To learn about the organization, you can visit their web site by clicking here.

June 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Joins Players, Volunteers of Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League

On Saturday, June 12, Senator Robach joined volunteers and players of Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League for the 2010 RHYBL Parade and Inauguration Ceremony at Don Samuel Torres Park in Rochester. This is the 15th season of RHYBL and for more information on the league, visit their website by clicking here.

June 15, 2010
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Area High Schools Make NEWSWEEK Best High Schools List

A number of area high schools, including four in the 56th Senate District, made NEWSWEEK magazine's Best High Schools in America list. Each year, NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.—made the list.

Congratulations to the following high schools in Senator Robach's district that made the list! (Their ranking is next to the school)

Odyssey Academy (#106)

June 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Statement on Passing of Andrew Langston

It is with great sadness today that I mourn the passing of one of the great men of our community, Mr. Andrew Langston. Mr. Langston was a leader within the City of Rochester and across our area. In his 81 years, Mr. Langston was able to take a radio station created on borrowed money and build it into the oldest and greatest African American owned radio station in the United States. The station he created was not just a source of music, but rather a source of hope for all people; an inspiration that anything is possible despite socio-economic limits. Mr.

June 11, 2010
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Senator Robach Honored by YMCA of Greater Rochester

The YMCA of Greater Rochester recently presented Senator Robach with the Albert B. Hooke Red Triangle Award for his support and volunteer service with their organization.

June 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Honored by YMCA of Greater Rochester

The YMCA of Greater Rochester recently presented Senator Robach with the Albert B. Hooke Red Triangle Award for his support and volunteer service with their organization.

June 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks on 'Complete Streets' Legislation

On Friday, May 21st, Senator Robach provided remarks on 'Complete Streets' legislation (S5711), currently pending in Albany. The press conference took place at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Alexander Street in Rochester. This intersection was found to be the most dangerous intersection in Monroe County as a result of a recent study by AARP.

June 2, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks Out on Higher Taxes and Fees

Last week, Senator Robach spoke out against higher taxes and fees being imposed on upstate New York businesses.

June 1, 2010
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Sergeant Gary Beikirch

Sergeant Gary Beikirch, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, truly embodies the military’s teaching of the value and significance of service to others above self. He feels that the most personally satisfying contribution of his life has been to impact and instill the truth of this ideal to our young people.

May 28, 2010
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Senator Robach Honors Greece Chamber President as "Woman of Distinction"

On Tuesday, May 25, Senator Robach honored Jodie Perry, president of the Greece Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction". The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate hosts a display in Albany that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

May 26, 2010
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Senator Robach Honors Jodie Perry as Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 25, Senator Robach honored Jodie Perry, president of the Greece Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction". The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate hosts a display in Albany that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

May 26, 2010
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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events Around the District

           On Monday, May 31st, there will be a number of events in our area to commemorate Memorial Day. Here are some of the events taking place around my district.

 

Hilton:

10:00 a.m. parade starts at Hilton High School (400 East Ave)

Greece:

10:00 a.m. Ceremony at the Flotilla at the Braddock Bay Marina

May 25, 2010
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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month in New York State

Recently in Albany, Senator Robach met with members of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association and presented them with a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the organization and proclaiming May as Better Hearing and Speech Month in New York State.

May 19, 2010
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Young Inventors Show Off Creations at Invention Convention 2010 Saturday May 15

Young People Display Creative Genius at Invention Convention 2010

            Rochester, NY— On Saturday, May 15 from 12:30pm to 4pm, budding inventors will display models of their bright ideas for the Rochester Region–Finger Lakes judging of Invention Convention 2010.  The event will take place in the lobby of the Rochester Museum & Science Center Strasenburgh Planetarium, and the public is invited to meet the inventors and share the excitement. Admission is free.

May 14, 2010
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Brighton, Hilton School Districts Among "Best Communities for Music Education"

National Association of Music Merchants Foundation Honors School Districts Nationwide with Strong Dedication to Music Programs

May 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Explains No Vote on Extender - Wants a Budget Passed Now

Senator Robach explains his no vote on the latest budget extender saying the legislature needs to do its job and pass a budget now.

May 11, 2010
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Celebrate Mother's Day at the Pink Ribbon Run & Walk 2010

The Pink Ribbon Run & Walk!

Women’s 5K Road Race and 2.5 Mile Family Fitness Walk

Rochester, NY – The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester will once again host the

“Pink Ribbon Run & Walk”!

May 7, 2010
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