As you may know, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and its capital, Port-au-Prince. The death and devastation are unimaginable, and the people of Haiti will need the assistance of people all over the world, including Americans, to recover from this tragedy.
On Sunday, January 17th, from Noon until 6:00 p.m., the Barnard Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Johnathan Davis, a member of its explorer post. Johnathan, a 16-year old, and a junior at Greece Odyssey, suffered a seizure caused by a cancerous brain tumor in July, 2009. For more information on the dinner, and Johnathan's story, click on this link to read a recent Greece Post article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The New York State Senate will also act on legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester), that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.