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Brooks Announces Start of Work on Ontario Beach Algae Removal Project

Tue, Jul 22 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the start of work on vital infrastructure needed for the Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program Implementation Project at Ontario Beach Park. Upon completion, the Project is expected to result in additional open swimming days and improvement in the aesthetic appearance of the Park, particularly in the swimming and pier areas.

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Brooks Announces “Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest” to Return to Highland Park This Weekend

Thu, Jul 10 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the County will again host the Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest at the Highland Park Festival site from today, Thursday, July 10th through Sunday, July 13th. Now in its seventh year, this event has become one of our community’s hottest summer-time festivals.

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Brooks and Spaull Unveil Public Awareness Campaign for Safe Harbour Program

Tue, Jul 01 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Center for Youth Executive Director Dr. Elaine Spaull for the launch of a new public awareness campaign to highlight the pervasive issue of human trafficking and the success of the County’s collaborative Safe Harbour Program.

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Brooks Announces Swimming At Ontario Beach Is Now Open For 2014

Fri, Jun 27 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that public swimming at Ontario Beach Park, located in Rochester’s Charlotte Neighborhood, is now open for the 2014 Season.

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Brooks Reminds Ginna-Area Residents to Pick-up New Supply of Potassium Iodide

Thu, Jun 26 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks reminded Monroe County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone surrounding the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant that they have until Monday, June 30, 2014 to pick-up their new supply of Potassium Iodide (KI). The medication, supplied by the New York State Office of Emergency Management, is available free-of-charge at three area Wegmans stores.

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Brooks Announces 2014 Season Of Free Movies In Our Monroe County Parks

Wed, Jun 25 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will return for the 2014 summer season.  This year, the County Parks Department will screen a total of 5 quality motion pictures at Ontario Beach Park and the Highland Park Bowl.

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Brooks Announces Irondequoit Wegmans Pharmaceutical Drop Off

Wed, Jun 25 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) is once again partnering with Wegmans and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, June 28th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Titus Avenue Wegmans located at 525 Titus Avenue in the Town of Irondequoit.

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Monroe County Hosts 15th Airport 5K to Benefit Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Sat, Jun 21 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by representatives from Lifetime Assistance, Inc. and other Airport 5K sponsors, kicked off the 15th Annual Airport 5K Walk/Run at US Airports Hangar at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC).

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Monroe County Hosts Full-Scale Active Shooter Drill At Monroe Community College

Fri, Jun 20 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners at the Brighton Campus of Monroe Community College (MCC) for a multi-agency exercise simulating an active shooter situation on a college campus.

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Brooks Announces PKG Equipment, Inc. is June Business of the Month

Fri, Jun 13 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that PKG Equipment, Inc. has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for June of 2014 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Announces Northwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Jun 10 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) has partnered with the Towns of Ogden, Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden, and Parma and the Villages of Hilton, Brockport, and Spencerport to hold a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Town of Ogden DPW located at 2432 S. Union St.

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Brooks Announces Potassium Iodide Distribution to Ginna-Area Residents

Thu, Jun 05 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by representatives from Wegmans Food Markets, announced the distribution of Potassium Iodide (KI) to Monroe County residents who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. The medication, supplied by the New York State Office of Emergency Management, will be provided free-of-charge at three area Wegmans stores from June 5th – June 30th.

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Brooks Announces Winners of 2014 STOP-DWI DVD Contest

Mon, Jun 02 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the winners of the 4th Annual Monroe County STOP DWI DVD contest. This contest invites local high school students to create 30-second public service announcements regarding the dangers of drunk driving. Brooks was joined at the award ceremony by STOP DWI Coordinator Peggy Duffy and local high school students.

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Brooks Announces Opening & Schedule For Historic Dentzel Carousel At Ontario Beach

Wed, May 21 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, will open for the 2014 Season on Friday, May 23th.  This year will be the carousel’s 109th continuous season at the Park, where it first opened in 1905.  To mark the first day of the 2014 season, FREE carousel rides will be offered, regardless of age, from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

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Brooks Announces Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation (PGM) is May Business of the Month

Tue, May 20 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that  Precision Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation (PGM) has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month” for May of 2014 and is now featured on the Monroe County website at monroecounty.gov.

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Brooks Encourages Students And Parents To Prepare For Prom With Safety In Mind

Thu, May 15 2014

With many proms approaching this weekend across the county, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks reminds students to make the right choices about alcohol and other drugs on prom night. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration one-third of all fatal car accidents involving teens are alcohol related. Additionally, a study performed by Students Against Destructive Decisions found that 54 percent of teens across the nation say they have consumed more than four drinks on prom night.

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Brooks Announces Hazardous Household Waste And Electronics Collection On County's Eastside

Tue, May 13 2014

County Executive Brooks announced that the County will team up with the Towns of Perinton and Pittsford as well as the Villages of Pittsford, East Rochester and Fairport to hold a free household hazardous waste, paper shredding and electronics collection day on Saturday, May 17th.

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County Continues Partnership With Drug Enforcement Agency For “National Take Back Day”

Fri, Apr 25 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to host a special pharmaceutical waste collection day. The County, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will hold several no-cost “National Take Back Day” collection events on Saturday, April 26th, at various sites throughout Monroe County.

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Brooks Invites Community to Help Pick-Up-The-Parks

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the 5th annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department in partnership with Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop and Cascades Recovery, will be held this Saturday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.

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Monroe County, Penfield & Webster To Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Fri, Apr 18 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Towns Penfield and Webster have joined forces to hold an appointment-only one day Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Town of Penfield Highway Garage, 1607 Jackson Road, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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11th Annual Taste of Our Community Wine & Food Event

Tue, Apr 15 2014

The 11th Annual Taste of Our Community will be held on May 2 at Monroe Community Hospital. For more information visit MCH-Foundation.org.

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Monroe County Enforces Statewide STOP-DWI St. Patrick's Day Crackdown Effort

Fri, Mar 14 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.

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Brooks Issues State Of Emergency

Wed, Mar 12 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has issued a State of Emergency today, Wednesday, March 12th effective at noon. In addition, all County facilities will be closed at 11 a.m., the County’s Emergency Operations Center will be partially activated at noon, and a Travel Restriction will be put in place effective 1 p.m. All residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for winter weather-related challenges.

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Brooks Issues Travel Advisory And Urges Caution During Winter Storm

Tue, Mar 11 2014

With a major winter storm predicted, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has issued a Travel Advisory for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. through midnight. All residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for winter weather-related challenges.

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Brooks Kicks-Off Monroe County's 2014 United Way Campaign

Fri, Mar 07 2014

County Executive Maggie Brooks, joined by United Way President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Carpino, kicked-off the 2014 United Way of Greater Rochester Campaign for Monroe County employees. 

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Brooks Announces Record Donations for Tenth Annual “Coats for Seniors” Program

Tue, Jan 28 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks thanked the community for offering its generous support to the County’s 2013 “Coats for Seniors” program.   The initiative, which ran from November 18, 2013 to January 2, 2014, collected and distributed more winter coats for local seniors in need than ever before. “Coats for Seniors” was launched in 2004 and is sponsored by Monroe County and Medical Motors.

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Brooks Announces New Program to Better Serve Travelers with Special Needs at Airport

Thu, Jan 23 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by representatives from the Arc of Monroe County and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to announce a new community outreach program, available to passengers with special travel needs at the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC). ROC Your Flight allows participants to experience first-hand the Airport and the passenger security screening processes prior to flying from ROC. 

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Brooks, Warren & Legislative Leaders Announce CityGate to Move Forward

Tue, Jan 14 2014

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced a bipartisan effort has ensured that the CityGate project will move forward, including Western New York’s first Costco location in the City of Rochester. Warren played an integral role in securing support for CityGate after Brooks made a personal appeal for her assistance to end a Legislative impasse stalling the project.

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