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Joshua Fidler is Troop 195's Newest Eagle Scout

On Sunday, April 11th, Joshua Fidler became the newest eagle scout for Boy Scout Troop 195, located in Greece. Joshua's Court of Honor and Banquet was held at St. Mark's Church. Senator Robach, along with Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter attended Joshua's ceremony. For more information on Troop 195, you can visit their website.

April 12, 2010
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Senator Robach Legislative Update April 7, 2010

On Wednesday, April 7, Senator Robach appeared on Legislative Update to keep viewers updated on the current New York State budget process.

April 8, 2010
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Senator Robach Rallies Behind R.I.T. Hockey

On Tuesday, April 6, the Rochester Insitute of Technology hosted a rally for the Tigers men's hockey team. R.I.T. will play in the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time at the division one level. The Tigers face Wisconsin on Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 in Detroit with a berth in Saturday's National Championship Game at stake. To follow the Tigers at the Frozen Four, you can click here.

April 6, 2010
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Hilton Middle School Honored as 'School to Watch'

“Essential Elements School to Watch" designation for Merton Williams Middle School from NYS Education Department; national award ceremony June 24 in Washington, DC

Principal Carol Stehm of Hilton Central School District's Merton Williams Middle School has announced that the school was designated a 2010 Essential Elements School to Watch by the New York State Education Department's Schools to Watch Leadership Team. “This really is about our staff and the work they do everyday,” Principal Stehm said. “It’s the dedication to the students that truly makes us a school to watch.”

March 30, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks with Students at SUNY Palooza

On Wednesday March 24, Senator Robach spoke to students representing many of the fine colleges in the State University of New York system. SUNY students gathered in Albany for the second annual SUNY Palooza to support higher education in New York State. Our community is home to a number of quality SUNY universities and community colleges. As a graduate of The College at Brockport, Senator Robach is a proud supporter of the SUNY system, which provides a quality and affordable option to young students wanting to attend college.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Statement on $800,000 for Trailers at Five Points Correctional Facility

The following is a response from Senator Robach regarding Governor Paterson's call to spend almost $800,000 on trailers to be used for conjugal and family visits at the Five Points Correctional Facility in Seneca County. "Spending almost one million in tax payer dollars on something like this is offensive to working f...amilies, who are struggling during these challenging economic times. I refuse to support such wasteful spending of the people's money."

March 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Makes Floor Remarks on Property Taxes

Last week, Senator Robach voted in favor of bill S6212-A, a bill that would create a circuit breaker tax relief system, restore rebate checks for seniors and put a cap on property tax levy increases. Although supportive of the bill, Senator Robach says more must be done to ease the burden that high property taxes are causing for working families across western New York.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Meets with Special Olympics New York

On Wednesday, March 17th, Senator Robach met with members of Special Olympics New York in Albany. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Special Olympics New York, which serves over 47,000 athletes. Members of the organization and their athletes were honored at the State Capitol during the day long event. For more information on Special Olympics New York, you can visit their web site here.

March 18, 2010
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Senator Robach is pictured with Special Olympics participants in Albany

Senator Robach is pictured with Special Olympics figure-skater and swimmer, Peter Dailey of eastern Monroe County and other participants from across New York State.

March 18, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation Hosts Screening Saturday March 20th

The National Kidney Foundation hosts FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). Call (585) 697-0874 or visit our calendar for upcoming dates and locations. KEEP is a health screening program designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It is the most comprehensive screening program in the nation. KEEP is of no cost to the participant.

Who should attend a KEEP Screening?

You should attend a KEEP screening if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following:

 

* Diabetes

March 18, 2010
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Senator Robach Meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Recently, Senator Robach met with members from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer. For more information on the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, click here.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Robach Meets with Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Recently, Senator Robach met with members from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer. For more information on the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, click here.

March 16, 2010
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Senator Robach meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

Senator Robach meets with the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester in the chamber at Albany.

March 16, 2010
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Books at the Bin in Brighton

Pictured with Senator Robach is Bradd Quinn, author of "Under" and Jeff Leonard of American Packaging Corporation, a sponsor of Books at the Bin. Books at the Bin takes place at the Bagel Bin in Brighton.

"Under" by RIT graduate Bradd Quinn is described as a fictional "adult horror tale depicting a series of murders in a small town in upstate New York".

For more information on Quinn, visit his fan page on Facebook: "Under by Bradd Quinn". His book is available on Amazon.com.

March 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 2

Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance, comments on Senator Robach's 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces 2010 Job Creation and Retention Plan Part 3

Matt Hurlbutt of Greater Rochester Enterprise and Jodie Perry, President and CEO of the Greece Chamber of Commerce, provide remarks to Senator Robach's Job Creation and Retention Plan.

March 10, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Out at Lollypop Farm Telethon

Senator Robach joins Evan Dawson and Norma Holland of 13WHAM-TV on Saturday, March 6th, at Eastview Mall for the Lollypop Farm 2010 Telethon. Lollypop Farm's 14th annual fundraiser raised $198,450 to support homeless animals in Rochester. All funds raised will help Lollypop Farm care for over 12,000 pets this coming year and continue to bring valuable services—including humane education and cruelty investigations—to the Rochester community.

March 9, 2010
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Senator Robach Announces Job Creation and Retention Plan

On Thursday, February 18th, Senator Robach announced a new jobs initiative program designed to improve New York’s business climate, reduce taxes, and help employers create new jobs for workers across the State. Joining Senator Robach for the announcement were Todd Hockenberger, Corporate Vice President, PGM Corporation; Sandy Parker, President and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; Matt Hurlbutt, Managing Director, Business Development of Greater Rochester Enterprise; and Jodie Perry, President & CEO, Greece Chamber of Commerce.

March 9, 2010
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Census 2010 "It's In Our Hands"

Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes March 15th.

February 26, 2010
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It's YOUR Money

The Governor is thinking about delaying the return of state income tax refunds. This is a terrible idea. Let’s work together to help him change is mind!Please sign this on-line petition to get the tax refunds out the door as soon as possible. I will deliver the petition to the Governor in the next few weeks to let him know how we feel.

February 23, 2010
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