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School of the Arts Students Visit Albany

Recently, Participation in Government students from Rochester's School of the Arts visited Senator Robach in Albany for a day. The students received tours of the state Capitol, learned about the day-to-day responsibilities of the state government, and met with state lawmakers.

May 29, 2012
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Christopher's Place Playground Opens

(Rochester, NY) - Recently, I had the privilege to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Christopher's Place Playground. It is located adjacent to Cameron Community Miinistries’ facilities at 48 Cameron St. The playground includes a bank of four swings, a teeter totter, extensive climbing area with slides and a sports court with portable basketball hoop as well as space for jump roping, games and other neighborhood events. The project also includes a raised bed planter so that children can learn about vegetable gardening. The playground was constructed to enhance programs for after school youth enrolled at Cameron Community Ministries, but it will be open at designated times for neighborhood use.

May 29, 2012
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Memorial Day 2012

Yesterday, I had the privilege and honor to take part in Memorial Day celebrations around our community. It was great to see so many familiar faces around Gates, Hilton, Greece, Charlotte, and Rochester. Thank you to all the brave men and women for your sacrifice and service to our Country.

May 29, 2012
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Community Connection for week ending May 27th

In this week's Community Connection, Memorial Day facts and history, honoring the Fedele Family for their service to our Country, and events around the community to celebrate Memorial Day. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full-screen by clicking the link below. Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!

May 25, 2012
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Fedele Family Honored as Veterans' Hall of Fame Award Recipients

On Wednesday, May 23rd, I had the privilege to honor the Fedele family as recipients of the 2012 New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. It was a privilege to nominate this well-deserving family for their courage, bravery, and sacrifice for our Country. Thank you to the Fedele family and to all of those who have serve, and continue to serve for our Country.

The Fedele family, like millions of other American families, responded to their country’s needs during World War II. Except that, unlike every other family, the Fedeles sent eight brothers off to war. This was the record for the most men from one family to serve in a foreign war at the same time.

May 23, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 20, 2012

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding the 2012 College Affordability Plan proposed by the Senate this week, upcoming events througout the community, and Seneca Park Zoo opens a new exhibit. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full-screen by clicking the link below.

May 18, 2012
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Lollypop Farm Announces Expansion

Yesterday afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the ground breaking ceremony to kick off an expansion project at Lollypop Farm. The expansion is being funded by their Unleash the Dream Campaign. To learn more about the great work Lollypop Farm does in our community, visit their website, http://www.lollypop.org/.

May 18, 2012
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The Fedele Family

The Fedele family, like millions of other American families, responded to their country’s needs during World War II. Except that, unlike every other family, the Fedeles sent eight brothers off to war. This was the record for the most men from one family to serve in a foreign war at the same time.

May 18, 2012
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2012 Women of Distinction Awards

On Tuesday night, May 15th, I had the privilege to present Hilda Rosario Escher, president and CEO of Ibero American Action League, with a New York State Women of Distinction Award. As President and CEO, she is the voice of the Rochester Hispanic Community. Hilda focuses her efforts on strategic planning, developing leaders in her organization and being a change agent leading innovation. Since 1968 Ibero-American Action League has taken a leadership role in nurturing partnerships, services, and advocacy among the community to meet the needs of the Latinos in the Rochester area. Hilda has an extensive background in Human Services including: developmental disabilities, foster care, adoption, day care and employment and training services.

May 16, 2012
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College Affordability Plan Proposed

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:

Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates;

Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

 

May 15, 2012
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2012 Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Pink Ribbon Run and Walk

Yesterday, I had the privilege to take part in, and speak at, the 2012 Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Pink Ribbon Run and Walk. Thousands of runners and walkers turned out for this year's event, at Ontario Beach Park. What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day then to be a part of this special event with my mother, and so many other great families from our community. It was great to catch up with and vist with so many people! Great work by every at BCCR on this year's walk.

 

May 14, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 13, 2012

In this week's Mother's Day-festive Community Connection, details regarding Wednesday's Career Fair and Networking Event at Monroe Community College, other upcoming events around the community in the week ahead, and Your Pharmacy opens on Joseph Avenue. Click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

May 11, 2012
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Your Pharmacy Opens in Rochester

On Thursday, May 10th, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening celebration of Your Pharmacy. Your Pharmacy is located at 780 Joseph Avenue. Thank yo to Dr. Neil Scheier for your investment in our city. Best wishes to you, Eugenio Cotto, Jr., General Manager, and your entire staff for much success!

May 10, 2012
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News and Views May 9, 2012

On Wednesday, May 9th, Senator Robach was the guest on News and Views. During his appearance, Senator Robach discussed employment opportunities, the latest on protecting health care coverage for retirees, and recent legislation passed to help prevent sexual abuse of children.

May 10, 2012
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Rochester Early College International High School Visits Albany

Rochester, NY - Earlier this week, I had the privilege to welcome students from the Rochester Early College International High School to Albany. Included are: Jamal Wilson, Precious Harris, Jordin Rickett, Jordan Jablonski, Howard Sturgis, Deirdra Hokins, Mercy Kirui, Kenrick Brown, and Mark Durkin.

May 9, 2012
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New York State Senate Passes Bill To Protect Kodak Retiree Health Care

 

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robach would provide safety net

 in the event retiree health benefits are eliminated

 

Rochester, NY - Eastman Kodak’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year has prompted much uncertainty for employees and retirees of the company. If Kodak eliminates health benefits for retirees, those who have not yet reached the age of 65 (when they qualify for Medicare) will be left uninsured. 

 

May 8, 2012
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I Remember Mama Luncheon

On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the Volunteers of America 22nd Annual I Remember Mama luncheon. With Mother's Day coming up, this event is designed to honor senior women who would be alone on Mother's Day. In addition to lunch, visitors are treated to speakers, gifts, and entertainment. Joining me was Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter.

May 8, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 6, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, the State legislature passes legislation to protect our children, planting a tree to honor a Greece couple on Arbor Day, and upcoming events around the community in the week ahead. As always, you can view the Community Connection in full screen by clicking the link below.

May 4, 2012
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2012 Concerts by the Shore Schedule

Rochester, NY - Here is the 2012 Wegmans Concerts by the Shore schedule. You can download a PDF version by clicking on the link below. Concerts by the Shore starts each week at 7:00, with the exception of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2012
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Senate Passes Sex Abuse Prevention Bills

Measures Increase Penalties, Enhance Community Notification and Protection

 

The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

 

May 2, 2012
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