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Honor Flight Returns Home on Father's Day

55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit www.honorflightrochester.org.

June 28, 2010
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City Recreation Centers, Pools, Spray Parks Ready for Summer Vacation!

Now that school is out, Recreation Centers around the city will begin their summer programming, which will run from June 28 through August 20, generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities at the centers range from sports and games to swimming, meals, nature activities, arts and crafts, community service projects, and more. Full summer schedules for each center are on the city’s web site. Visit www.cityofrochester.gov/recreation to link to the centers and access complete schedules.

The Recreation Centers opening summer programs are:

June 28, 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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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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Statement Regarding Resolution Calling on Governor to Set Date for Special Election in 29th District

SENATE ROBACH STATEMENT REGARDING THE INTRODUCTION OF A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE GOVERNOR TO SET DATE FOR 29TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION

Vacancy Created by Massa Resignation Has Deprived Citizens Of Representation

 

May 6, 2010
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Protect Your Identity! Shred Your Records FREE!

Senator Robach encourages you to attend Shredding Day on Wednesday May 5th. Between 9:00a.m. until 2:00p.m., you can take advantage of free shredding services at Classified Shredding Services, located at 425 Paul Road. For all the details, click here.

May 3, 2010
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Town of Greece Plans Arbor Day Tree Planting

Tree Planting will be in memory of Hunter Thomas Resch

Greece Supervisor John Auberger announced that plans are underway for the Town’s 2010 Arbor Day Tree Planting. This year a tree will be planted in memory of Hunter Thomas Resch, a 7 year old resident of the Town of Greece, who was a Cub Scout and attended Paddy Hill Elementary. Hunter was killed earlier this year in a tragic murder-suicide.

The tree planting will take place at the Greece Town Hall, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd., on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

April 30, 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 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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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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Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

02/18/2010 04:24 PM

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

 

By: Yevette Collins

 

Senator Robach Introduces New Jobs Initiative Program

New York Senator Joe Robach introduced a new jobs initiative program at PGM Corporation in Rochester Thursday afternoon.

 

The senator said the proposal focuses on four key components: cap on state spending, job creation tax credit, small business tax freedom plan, and a red tape moratorium plan.

 

February 19, 2010
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New York State Tax Return Delay

New York State tax return delay

Posted at: 02/18/2010 5:31 PM | Updated at: 02/18/2010 7:45 PM By: Pat McGonigle | WHEC.com

Taxpayers are outraged. The state doesn't have enough money to pay it's bills so Governor Paterson may hold on to your state tax refund.

February 19, 2010
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Benefit Concert to Aid Honor Flight

Featuring Prime Time Brass and the Aquinas Institute Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday January 30, 2010 7:30pm at Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY

Tickets available at all Wegmans Food Stores - $6.00 $7.00 at the door.

Special guests are lining up. Stay tuned for future announcements on musicians and speakers being added to this special night.

January 25, 2010
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Support the American Red Cross Haiti Efforts

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.

January 14, 2010
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Spaghetti Dinner for Barnard Fire Department's Johnathan Davis

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.

January 14, 2010
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Monroe County Announces Additional H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Four H1N1 clinics have been scheduled. Clinics are open to all Monroe County residents 6 months of age and older. There is no charge for the vaccination.

Clinics:

January 8, 2010
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Book and Blanket program Launches

January 1, 2010

Book and Blanket program tries to get students wrapped up in reading Nestor RamosStaff writer

January 4, 2010
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SENATOR ROBACH CO-SPONSORS BILL TO FIX CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK PROBLEM CREATED BY RECENTLY ENACTED DRUG OFFENDER REFORMS

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

June 4, 2009
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SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES EFFORT TO REINSTATE STAR REBATE CHECK PROGRAM

Creates Online Petition For Citizens To Voice Support

State Senator Joe Robach announced today that he has created an online petition on his State Senate website for citizens to register their support for reinstating the STAR Rebate Check Program.

April 28, 2009
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