Upstate Sports & Spine Opens in Brighton

Congratulations to Ryan Uribe and the entire team at Upstate Sports & Spine on the opening of their new office in the Town of Brighton! Upstate Sports & Spine specializes in treating a variety of ailments, from back and neck pain to joint issues and much more! Welcome to the Brighton community!

July 30, 2014

Summer Reading Program at English Village Elementary School

Thanks to the Greece Central School District for inviting me to read to elementary school students for their summer reading program at English Village yesterday afternoon. This is a great program that helps students improve their reading and literacy during summer vacation!

July 29, 2014

Re-Lighting of High Falls

Last night, I joined Mayor Lovely Warren and the Rochester community to re-light High Falls in Downtown Rochester. I was pleased to secure funding to help pay for this project, which is not only re-lighting High Falls, but also improve and upgrade the adjacent Genesee Riverway Trail. The Falls will be lit 7 days a week with colored lighting Wednesdays through Sundays, and white lighting Mondays and Tuesdays. Be sure to come see this wonderful Rochester landmark at its finest!

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July 24, 2014

The Skycoasters at the Concerts by the Shore

It was great to see so many people come out to Ontario Beach Park to see the Skycoasters play at the Concerts by the Shore last night. Thanks to everyone on the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee for their planning, and to Wegmans for their continued sponsorship of these free and entertaining concerts!

July 24, 2014

Comprehensive Mold Management Opens in Gates!

Congratulations to Paul Wagner and the entire team at Comprehensive Mold Management on their new office location in the Town of Gates. A family-owned and operated small business, CMM is one of the region's leaders in mold remediation and other in-home services. Visit their website at for more info!

July 23, 2014

Geva Theatre Announces Agreement with Woodbury Place

I was pleased to join my colleagues in government and representatives from Geva Theatre this morning to announce Geva's agreement with Woodbury Place. Formerly Merkel Donohue warehouse, this building will be re-purposed to house actors and actresses performing at Geva Theatre. Located just steps away from Geva Theatre in the Washington Square neighborhood, this project enhance the revitalization of Downtown Rochester. 

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July 22, 2014

Summer Reading at Brookside Elementary School

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to read to students at Brookside Elementary School in the Town of Greece as part of their summer reading program. This was a great way to help teach these students about the importance of literacy education! 

July 18, 2014

The Coupe De'Villes at the Concerts by the Shore

The great Coupe De'Villes played at the Concerts by the Shore at Ontario Beach Park last night in front of a rockin' crowd. Many thanks to Joe Carrozzi and everyone with the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee for all of their hard work planning these concerts every week. 

July 17, 2014

New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium

I joined my colleagues in State government to announce the newly created New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. This consortium will create thousands of jobs across New York, including 500 here in Rochester, and will focus on developing and manufacturing the next generation of materials used on semiconductors. This is a great example of public-private partnership that will benefit the entire community by creating new jobs and investing in our region.

July 16, 2014

RHYBL International Games 2014!

I helped the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League open the International Games at a ceremony over the weekend. This tournament gave teams from RHYBL and the Charlotte Youth Athletic Association the opportunity to compete against teams from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. RHYBL is more than just a youth baseball league, they teach their players about commitment and respect, on the baseball diamond and in the classroom. Way to go RHYBL!

July 14, 2014

SJFC Breaks Ground on Integrated Sciences Building

I joined officials from St. John Fisher College to break ground on the new Integrated Science and Health Science building on campus. This new building will provide a state of the art learning facility for future nurses, pharmacists and other clinical professionals, giving them hands-on learning experience for life after college. 

July 8, 2014

Annual 4th of July 5k in Brighton

I had a great time volunteering at the annual 4th of July 5k race in Brighton. It was a beautiful morning for the race and congratulations to everyone who completed this fun 5k!

July 7, 2014

NBLCA Raises Hepatitis C Awareness

I joined members of the Rochester chapter of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to help launch a campaign to raise awareness about the impact of Hepatitis C in our community. The NLBCA's campaign is seeking to improve testing and provide a better linkage to care for those who test positive. For more information visit

June 30, 2014

Founders Cafe Opens in the Academy Building

I recently joined George Traikos and the Traikos family for the opening of the Founders Cafe in the Academy Building in Downtown Rochester. Located at 13 South Fitzhugh Street, the Founders Cafe offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and coffee. Many thanks to George and the entire Traikos family for their investment in Downtown Rochester!

June 26, 2014

Exhibition Presentations at Quest Elementary School

I had the pleasure of visiting with students at Quest Elementary School in Hilton and listening to their year-end Exhibition project presentations. What a great group of smart and eager students! I'm pictured here with Marina who did her Exhibition presentation on birth defects. Great work to all of the students, enjoy your summer!

June 25, 2014

Governor Cuomo Signs Anti-Heroin Legislation

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo, Lt. Governor Duffy and my colleagues from the State Legislature today as the Governor signed legislation to combat growing heroin and opioid epidemic. As a member of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, I heard firsthand of the horrors these drugs can have on users and their families. This package of legislation is a step in the right direction to putting an end to this statewide problem. 

June 24, 2014

Senator Robach Helps Welcome NY Rangers to the State Capitol

I was pleased to help welcome members of the NHL Eastern Conference Champion New York Rangers to the State Capitol yesterday afternoon. I'm pictured here with players Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan, President & General Manager Glen Sather and Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld. As great as it was to meet them, I still bleed Sabres' blue and gold! 

June 19, 2014

Relay for Life at Gates Chili High School

On Friday night, I joined students from Gates Chili High School and the Gates Chili community at their annual Relay for Life Event. This was a great event that brought so many people together to help raise money and awareness for cancer research. Many thanks to the students and facility that helped plan and coordinate this day.

June 9, 2014

Career Fair at MCC

We had a great turnout of employers and perspective employees for our annual Career Fair at Monroe Community College. Thanks to everyone at The August Group for helping to coordinate this event, and to Time Warner Cable, Angelo Planning Group, RochesterWorks!, and the Veterans Outreach Center for co-sponsoring this event. 

June 6, 2014