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Brooks Announces Christmas Tree Recycling Programs

Thu, Dec 28 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that residents can once again recycle their Christmas trees, free of charge, at a number of locations across Monroe County.

tree_recycling_locations_2006.pdf (pdf, 169.7k)

tree_recycling_2006.pdf (pdf, 84k)

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County, State and Rochester Area Colleges Launch Web Site to Assist Regional Economic Development

Thu, Dec 21 2006

Rochester Area Colleges, a consortium of 18 colleges and universities, has launched a new Web site to assist the region’s economic development efforts.

biz2edu.pdf (pdf, 43k)

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Brooks and Zoo Thank Community for "Making a Splash"

Wed, Dec 20 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined the Seneca Park Zoo Society and Zoo officials to announce that the Experience Great Things fundraising campaign has reached its goal.

experience_great_things_.pdf (pdf, 104.5k)

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved by COMIDA

Tue, Dec 19 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) today approved incentives for eight local economic development projects.

comida_december_approved.pdf (pdf, 125k)

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Brooks Rings the Bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Mon, Dec 18 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and her husband Bob Wiesner, Honorary Chairs of the 2006 Red Kettle Campaign, took time to ring the bell outside Marketplace Mall.

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Brooks Announces Kodak's Donation of Mobile Lab Vehicle and Communications Equipment

Fri, Dec 15 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced today that Eastman Kodak Company has donated a mobile lab vehicle and communications equipment to Monroe County.

kodak_vehicle__donation.pdf (pdf, 96.9k)

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Brooks: Civil Service Exam Results Now Available on County Web Site

Wed, Dec 13 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that Monroe County Civil Service exam results will be made available online at monroecounty.gov.

civil_service_results_on_web.pdf (pdf, 100.1k)

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Legislature Adopts Brooks’ 2007 Budget

Wed, Dec 13 2006

Brooks’ budget freezes property tax rate for third straight year.

legislature_adopts_07_county_budget.pdf (pdf, 95.3k)

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Brooks Opens Annual Holiday Show At County's Lamberton Conservatory

Fri, Dec 08 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks officially opened the 2006 Holiday Show at Monroe County’s Lamberton Conservatory.

conservatory_holiday_show.pdf (pdf, 99.8k)

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Brooks Hosts First Ever College Presidents Summit

Fri, Dec 08 2006

Fulfilling a pledge made in her 2006 State of the County Address, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks hosted a College Presidents Summit.

collegepresidentssummit2.pdf (pdf, 95.7k)

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Brooks Announces New Affordable Housing to be Built in Honeoye Falls

Wed, Dec 06 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that a new affordable housing development in the Village of Honeoye Falls is officially moving forward.

seneca_place_release.pdf (pdf, 101.6k)

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Brooks: County to Award Scouting Patch for Recycling

Tue, Dec 05 2006

Continuing her successful efforts to promote a cleaner, greener environment, County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that twelve area scouts will be awarded a newly-created recycling patch.

scouting_patch.pdf (pdf, 94.3k)

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Brooks: COMIDA Invests in GRE to Boost Job Creation and Business Attraction Efforts

Mon, Dec 04 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced the County is taking a significant step forward in its efforts to attract new businesses and jobs.

brooks_comida_and_gre.pdf (pdf, 102.2k)

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Brooks Announces Toshiba Business Solutions New York is December Business of the Month

Fri, Dec 01 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Toshiba Business Solutions NY has been selected as Monroe County’s “Business of the Month" for December.

dec06_business_of_the_month.pdf (pdf, 100k)

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Brooks Announces Impact Technologies Creating 50 New Jobs

Fri, Dec 01 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Mark Redding, President of Impact Technologies to announce that the company is creating 50 new high-tech jobs in Monroe County.

impact_technologies_release.pdf (pdf, 106.1k)

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Brooks to DOD's England: Hero's Transport "Abhorrent"

Wed, Nov 29 2006

County Executive calls for change in transport of fallen soldiers.

soldierrelease.pdf (pdf, 97.9k)

letter.pdf (pdf, 1555.7k)

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Brooks Kicks Off Holiday Season

Wed, Nov 29 2006

Appearing before a festive crowd at the County Office Building, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks officially kicked off the 2006 holiday season.

holidaykickoff2006.pdf (pdf, 106.5k)

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Brooks, City and Red Cross Promote Winter Weather Safety

Tue, Nov 21 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks issued a proclamation declaring November 12 – 25 Winter Preparedness Week in Monroe County and the City of Rochester.

winter_preparedness.pdf (pdf, 103.2k)

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved By COMIDA

Tue, Nov 21 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved incentives for nine local economic development projects.

comida_november_approved.pdf (pdf, 126.6k)

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Brooks and RTMA Partner to Promote Local Manufacturers

Mon, Nov 20 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined the Rochester Tooling and Machining Association to unveil the group’s first-ever advertisements at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

brooks_and_rtma_promote_industry.pdf (pdf, 104.3k)

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County Executive's November Business of the Month: GM Fuel Cell Development Center

Wed, Nov 15 2006

The County Executive's Business of the Month for November is the GM Fuel Cell Development Center. The Honeoye Falls-based company is one of only four GM fuel cell R&D facilities in the world.

Press Release (pdf, 95.5k, 1 page)

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Brooks Presents 2007 Budget

Wed, Nov 15 2006

Stating that, "We have worked together to make County government leaner and more efficient," Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her 2007 Budget to the County Legislature.

Press Release (pdf, 117.3k, 3 pages)

Budget Speech (pdf, 21.6k, 7 pages)

2007 Proposed Budget (pdf, 8980.3k, 706 pages)

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Brooks Welcomes The Goddard School to Monroe County

Mon, Nov 13 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks officiated at the ribbon cutting for Monroe County's newest day care/pre-school center on Saturday, November 11.

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Brooks and TEN Members Hail Success of The Entrepreneurs Network

Thu, Nov 09 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks presented “Certificates of Completion” to the members of the inaugural class of The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN)

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Brooks, Dinolfo Kick Off 3rd Annual "Coats for Seniors" Program

Wed, Nov 08 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo kicked off the third annual "Coats for Seniors" Program, sponsored by the County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors.

Press Release (pdf, 93.8k, 1 page)

participatingseniorcenters.pdf (pdf, 29.9k)

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Brooks Welcomes Local Business to Airport

Thu, Nov 02 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks welcomed High Falls Brewing Company to the Greater Rochester International Airport with the grand opening of JW Dundee's Pub and Alehouse.

Press Release (pdf, 103.8k, 1 page)

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Brooks, O'Flynn: County Orders 37 High-Risk Sexual Predators to Report on Halloween

Mon, Oct 30 2006

At a joint news conference held today, County Executive Maggie Brooks and Sheriff O'Flynn announced a bold initiative to protect our community's children on Halloween night.

Press Release (pdf, 130.9k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Partners with Rochester Midland for New Environmental Initiative

Wed, Oct 25 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County has partnered with Rochester Midland Corporation to provide green cleaning products for its county-owned facilities.

Press Release (pdf, 99.1k, 2 pages)

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Brooks: Elmwood Ave Open for Two-Way Traffic

Tue, Oct 24 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the re-opening of Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Brighton after a year-long construction project.

Press Release (pdf, 93.2k, 2 pages)

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Brooks: LED Installation Complete

Fri, Oct 20 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the completion of the County Department of Transportation's traffic signal replacement project.

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Brooks Launches New Energy Initiatives

Wed, Oct 18 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the first in a series of new County initiatives designed to reduce the County's energy-related expenses.

Press Release (pdf, 107.9k, 2 pages)

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Monroe County Hosts 9th Annual Careers in Construction Day

Tue, Oct 17 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and City Commissioner of Economic Development, Carlos Carballada held a ceremony to kick off the annual Careers in Construction Day in Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 93k, 1 page)

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved by COMIDA for October

Tue, Oct 17 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency (COMIDA) approved incentives for five local projects.

Press Release (pdf, 117k, 3 pages)

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Brooks: Low-Cost Passengers Top 2 Million

Mon, Oct 16 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that total passengers utilizing low-cost air carriers AirTran and JetBlue at the Greater Rochester International Airport recently topped two million.

Press Release (pdf, 101.3k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Reports Jobs Numbers Through Third Quarter 2006

Mon, Oct 16 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced jobs Numbers from the Monroe County Economic Development Division, reflecting projects the County has supported from January 1 - September 30, 2006.

Press Release (pdf, 92.4k, 1 page)

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Community Gets Latest Look at Renaissance Square Design

Wed, Oct 11 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Moshe Safdie, Design Architect for Renaissance Square presented the latest design for the project to the public at the Clarion Riverside Hotel on October 11.

Moshe Safdie Powerpoint Presentation (pdf, 14387.1k)

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Brooks and Gargano: Global Company Plans Major Investment in Monroe County Facility

Thu, Oct 05 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Empire State Development Chairman Charles Gargano announced that Sweden's Getinge AB will undertake a $5 million upgrade of its Henrietta plant and retain 265 jobs.

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County Executive's Business of the Month: Pictometry

Tue, Oct 03 2006

October's Business of the Month, Pictometry, is a rapidly growing visiual information systems company, and the world leader in digital, oblique aerial imaging and measuring software.

Press Release (pdf, 95.6k, 2 pages)

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Brooks and CURRENT Communications Announce New Office

Tue, Oct 03 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined CURRENT officials to cut the ribbon on the company's new facility in Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 102.3k, 2 pages)

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Safdie to Present Latest Renaissance Square Design

Mon, Oct 02 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Moshe Safdie, Design Architect for Renaissance Square, will present the latest design for the project on October 11, at 6:30 p.m.

Press Release (pdf, 101k, 2 pages)

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Brooks, GRVA and Insider magazine unveil ROC:101 Guide

Mon, Oct 02 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined GRVA, and the D&C's "Insider magazine" to unveil the 2006 edition of the ROC:101 guide, designed for local college students.

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Brooks and Zoo Officials Unveil Special Visitors Area at Elephant Exhibit

Fri, Sep 22 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Seneca Park Zoo officials, the Zoo Society and Time Warner Cable President, Terence Rafferty to unveil the new Elephant Atrium at the Zoo.

Press Release (pdf, 101.2k, 2 pages)

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Monroe County Selected by the CDC as a "Model Community"

Thu, Sep 21 2006

Monroe County has been selected as a "Model Community" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Emergency Preparedness efforts.

Press Release (pdf, 97k, 1 page)

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Brooks Announces Applications Being Accepted For The Entrepreneurs Network

Tue, Sep 19 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that applications are being accepted for the second class of The Entrepreneurs Network.

Press Release (pdf, 103.5k, 2 pages)

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Brooks, Duffy, Gargano Announce HF Technologies Creating 76 New Jobs

Wed, Sep 13 2006

HF Technologies will close its Bejing, China operation and relocate into expanded facilities in the City of Rochester. The Project is expected to create 76 new jobs over the next five years.

Press Release (pdf, 126.2k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Applauds New Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Tue, Sep 12 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks participated in the dedication ceremony for the St. John Fisher Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

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County Website Receives Statewide Honors

Tue, Sep 12 2006

Less than four months after publicly unveiling their newly-remodeled website, Monroe County is the recipient of the "2006 Best of the Web Award - Local Government" given by the New York State Forum.

Press Release (pdf, 92.6k, 1 page)

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Brooks: MCC Hosting Information Sessions for New Optics Certificate Program

Mon, Sep 11 2006

Monroe Community College will host two information sessions to explain a new certificate program that gets students quickly into optical fabrication jobs.

Monroe County Press Release (pdf, 93k, 1 page)

Press Release (pdf, 61.6k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Announces Pictometry Expansion to Create 20 New Jobs in Monroe County

Fri, Sep 08 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Richard A. Kaplan, President and CEO of Pictometry International to announce that the company will create 20 new jobs in Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 110.3k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Designates Zerby as County Representative to 9/11 Commemoration

Fri, Sep 08 2006

Robert J. Zerby, Jr. Monroe County's Chief Medical Investigator from the Medical Examiner's Office has been chosen as Monroe County's representative to this weekend's "Salute to First Responders."

Press Release (pdf, 103.1k, 1 page)

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County Executive's Business of the Month: ITT

Thu, Sep 07 2006

September's Business of the Month is ITT. ITT's Space Systems Division employs approximately 1,800 people in Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 93.9k, 1 page)

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Brooks and Robach Recognize Digital Afternoons Students and Employers

Wed, Aug 30 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Senator Joseph Robach held a ceremony this afternoon to recognize the 26 students and 20 employers who participated in the second annual RochesterWorks!

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Statement from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on ITT Expansion

Tue, Aug 29 2006

ITT Space Systems Division expanded their operations in Monroe County, creating new jobs.

Press Release (pdf, 86.4k, 1 page)

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Brooks Announces Partnership to Continue Fight Against Medicaid Fraud

Fri, Aug 25 2006

Monroe County has signed a contract with Salient Corporation to utilize its "Muni-Minder" Program to aid in cutting down on waste, and abuse in the Medicaid Program.

Press Release (pdf, 111.9k, 1 page)

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Monroe County's 'Pesky Issues' Make Government Technology Magazine

Fri, Aug 18 2006

Monroe County is featured in Government Technology Magazine for being one of only two New York State Counties assisting commercial applicators in compliance with the Neighborhood Notification Law.

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Brooks & Duffy Partner to Commemorate Vietnam Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary

Tue, Aug 08 2006

Brooks and Duffy joined the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester to announce plans for commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Letter from Barry Culhane (pdf, 28.9k, 2 pages)

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Crows Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Fri, Aug 04 2006

Two dead crows submitted for testing from Monroe County have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), according to health officials. Threre has been very little WNV activity statewide this year.

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Brooks Announces Next Step in County's Efforts to Combat Medicaid Fraud, Abuse and Waste

Thu, Aug 03 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County is moving forward with its agressive efforts to identify and investigate fraud, abuse and waste among area Medicaid providers.

Press Release (pdf, 114.9k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Presents 3rd Annual Senior Celebration Concert

Wed, Aug 02 2006

The third annual Monroe County Senior Concert took place on Thursday, August 17th, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ontario Beacch Park.

Press Release (pdf, 90k, 1 page)

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County Health Department and Red Cross Partner to Open Cooling Centers

Tue, Aug 01 2006

Four cooling centers around the County will be open August 1-2, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.

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Brooks: County Continues to Actively Develop Pandemic Flu Response Plan

Mon, Jul 31 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks along with County Health Department Chair, Dr. Andrew Doniger and County emergency response officials continue efforts to prepare in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak

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Brooks and Duffy Join A.J. Costello & Son to Announce "CityGate" Development Project

Wed, Jul 26 2006

In true inter-municipal cooperation, County Executive Maggie Brooks and Mayor Robert Duffy offered their full support for the proposed "CityGate" project.

Press Release (pdf, 106.6k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Kicks Off 2006 Empire State Summer Games Opening Ceremony

Wed, Jul 26 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks kicked off the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Rochester Empire State Summer Games at PAETEC Park. The 29th annual Summer Games will run through July 30th.

Press Release (pdf, 97.9k, 2 pages)

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County Executive's Business of the Month: Light Fabrications, Inc.

Tue, Aug 01 2006

August's Business of the Month, Light Fabrications, Inc., founded in 1977, employs more than 200 people in Monroe County and has undergone several expansions at its location in the Town of Gates.

Press Release (pdf, 88.5k, 1 page)

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Brooks Honors Local Southern Tier Flood Responders

Fri, Jul 21 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks awarded 89 “Certificates of Appreciation” to County residents actively involved in the recent Southern Tier flood response.

Awarding Flood Responders Press Release (pdf, 103.6k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Reports Jobs Numbers for Second Quarter 2006

Fri, Jul 21 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks reported the second quarter numbers from the Monroe County Economic Development Division.

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Brooks Announces Projects Approved by COMIDA for the Month of July

Thu, Jul 20 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency approved incentives for ten local economic development projects.

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Brooks and Zoo Officials Welcome "Roscoe"

Tue, Jul 18 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Seneca Park Zoo Officials gathered at the Zoo to welcome the second visiting White Rhino, Roscoe, who arrived at the Zoo last week from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Press Release (pdf, 100.3k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Announces 9th Annual Monroe County Girls' Sports Festival

Fri, Jul 14 2006

The 9th annual monroe County Girls' Sports Festival, presented by Frontier, will be held on Saturday August 12, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at ESL Sports Centre at MCC.

Press Release (pdf, 105.2k, 2 pages)

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County Health Department Issues Advisory

Thu, Jul 13 2006

The Monroe County Public Health Department has advised residents to refrain from swimming and other contact recreational activities in Lake Ontario and surrounding bodies of water for 72 hours.

Advisory (pdf, 103.1k, 1 page)

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Brooks In Washington, D.C. for Federal Medicaid Commission Meetings

Tue, Jul 11 2006

County Execuitve Maggie Brooks will speak to the Commission on the topic of Health Quality Improvement with a presentation entitled "The Case for Medicaid Managed Care."

Press Release (pdf, 113k, 2 pages)

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Brooks Announces That County's Medicaid Cost is Millions Less

Fri, Jul 07 2006

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County has received its eagerly anticipated Medicaid Baseline Amount from New York State.

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Brooks: Empire State Games Momentum Is Building

Thu, Jul 06 2006

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced that PAETEC Park will be the location for the Opening Ceremony of the Rochester Empire State Summer Games, July 26-30.

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County Executive's Business Of The Month: McAlpin Industries

Sat, Jul 01 2006

McAlpin Industries is Hiring! July's Business of the Month, McAlpin Industries, has been recognized as one of Rochester's "Top 100" companies and currently employs 200 people in Monroe County.

Press Release (pdf, 89.2k, 1 page)

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Brooks Announces Partnership with Veterans Outreach Center

Fri, Jun 30 2006

Monroe County will now purchase all of its flags from the local Veterans organization.

Press Release (pdf, 112k, 1 page)

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Brooks Announces Continuation of County Parks' Summertime Movie Series

Mon, May 01 2006

This year's County Parks' Summertime Movie Series will conclude tonight, with a double feature of, "Pink Panther" (2006) and "Pink Panther" (1964) shown at Ontario Beach Park, at dusk.

Movies in the Parks Schedule (pdf, 70.2k, 1 page)

Press Release (pdf, 113.9k, 1 page)

Concerts by the Shore Schedule (pdf, 39.3k, 1 page)

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