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Brooks Announces Free Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Wed, Dec 22 2010

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

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Brooks Announces Details for 2010 Energy Expo

Tue, Dec 14 2010

Continuing Monroe County’s commitment to energy conservation, environmental protection and economic growth, County Executive Maggie Brooks today announced details of the County’s fourth annual Energy Expo.

energy_expo_release_2010.pdf (pdf, 150.9k)

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Monroe County STOP-DWI Hosts "Lights On For Life" Motorcade Saturday

Fri, Dec 10 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County STOP- DWI Program is partnering with RAID and family members of DWI victims to host the annual “Lights On For Life” motorcade on Saturday.

2010_motorcade_flyer.pdf (pdf, 51.2k)

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Annual Holiday Show Returns to Highland Park's Lamberton Conservatory

Thu, Dec 02 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the 2010 Holiday Show at Monroe County’s Lamberton Conservatory will open to the public on Friday, December 3rd, 2010.

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Brooks Lights County Christmas Tree and Kicks Off 2010 Holiday Concert Series

Wed, Dec 01 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks led the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Atrium of the County Office Building and kicked off the 2010 Holiday Concert Series.

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Greece Odyssey Wins 1st Annual CGI Communications "My School's Cool Video Contest

Wed, Nov 24 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks attended the contest announcement and said, “I would like to thank CGI Communications for developing and sponsoring this innovative contest that not only gets kids interested in multimedia careers, but encourages them to take an active role in their schools and community."

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County Taxpayers Receive Refund for Fight Against Medicaid Fraud and Abuse

Thu, Nov 18 2010

On behalf of local taxpayers, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks accepted a $500,000 refund from New York State Medicaid Inspector General James G. Sheehan reimbursing Monroe County for questionable Medicaid claims revealed by a County-led collaborative investigation.

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Brooks Kicks-Off 7th Annual "Coats for Seniors" Program

Wed, Nov 17 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, County Legislator Steve Tucciarello and officials from the Office for the Aging and Medical Motors to kick-off the seventh annual Monroe County "Coats for Seniors" program. The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

coats_for_seniors_drop_off_locations_2010.pdf (pdf, 64.1k)

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Brooks Unveils 2011 Budget: Holds The Line On Property Taxes, No Cuts To Services

Tue, Nov 09 2010

Building on a legacy of fiscally responsible leadership at a time when local taxpayers need it most, County Executive Maggie Brooks presented her proposed Budget for 2011.

2011 Budget Press Release[1].pdf.pdf (pdf, 201.1k)

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Laico Industries Honors Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks

Thu, Oct 28 2010

To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, County Executive Maggie Brooks was honored by LAICO & Industries & Services, a division of Lifetime Assistance Inc, for her long-standing support of meaningful employment opportunities.

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Brooks Announces Top 20 National Ranking for County's "Green Fleet"

Thu, Oct 28 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County’s Fleet Division has been ranked the 17th best Government “Green Fleet” in North America by Government Fleet magazine.

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Brooks Announces Future Addition of Liquid Propane Gas to County's Green Fueling Center

Fri, Oct 15 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County accepted a NYSERDA grant to add liquid propane gas to the “Green Fleet” and Green Fueling Station.

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Monroe County to Partner in Community Shred Day Saturday in Pittsford

Thu, Oct 14 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County is partnering for a free community shred day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pittsford Mendon High School.

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Brooks Announces HHW Collection This Saturday in Greece

Tue, Oct 12 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the County DES partnered with the Town of Greece to hold an HHW collection this Saturday.

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Monroe County Ends 2010 Summer Reading Program with the Trivia Bowl

Mon, Oct 04 2010

In an effort to promote reading and literacy to local students, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks Saturday hosted the 2nd annual Monroe County Summer Reading Program’s Trivia Bowl.

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Brooks Announces Travel Schedule for Monroe County Hall of Towns and Villages

Tue, Sep 21 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the travel schedule for the Monroe County Hall of Towns and Villages.

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Brooks Announces County's Participation in Nationwide Pharmaceutical Collection

Mon, Sep 20 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County DES is taking part in the U.S. DEA’s “Prescription Drug Take-Back” day on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six area locations.

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BROOKS ANNOUNCES RICHARDS & WEST, INC. IS BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Mon, Sep 20 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Richards & West Inc., a premier American jewelry manufacturer, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.”

Business of the Month - Richards and West.pdf.pdf (pdf, 132.5k)

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Brooks Announces Sports Builders Association Honor for PAC Center

Fri, Sep 17 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks and MCC President Dr. Anne M. Kress announced that the Monroe County DES is among the recipients of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBW) award for the MCC PAC Center.

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Brooks Announces Westside Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Sep 14 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County DES partnering with the towns of Gates, Chili, Riga and Wheatland and Village of Scottsville to hold a HHW collection Saturday, September 18th at the Gates Department of Public Works.

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Midtown Plaza's Historic Totem Pole Gains New Life at the Seneca Park Zoo

Fri, Sep 03 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Zoo officials at the Seneca Park Zoo to highlight the Totem Pole that stands proudly at the entrance to the Rocky Coasts.

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Brooks Announces Regional Distinction for Springdale Farm

Thu, Sep 02 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Springdale Farm has been named one of AAA’s “Top 10 Hidden Gems” of Western New York.

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Monroe County Children's Center Partners with University of Rochester for "Wilson Day"

Mon, Aug 30 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau and the University of Rochester are partnering for Wilson Day at the Monroe County Children’s Center.

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Brooks Announces STOP-DWI Crackdown for Labor Day Holiday

Wed, Aug 25 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County STOP-DWI Program and Sheriff’s Office is participating in a statewide STOP-DWI crackdown effort called, “Over the Limit. Under Arrest,” for the Labor Day Holiday.

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Brooks Launches New Prescription Discount Program For Monroe County Residents

Wed, Aug 18 2010

A testament to Brooks’ steadfast commitment to fiscal responsibility, it costs nothing for participants or Monroe County taxpayers.

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Brooks Announces Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Chili Wegmans

Tue, Aug 10 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County DES is partnering with Wegmans to hold a free pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, August 14th, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chili-Paul Wegmans on 3175 Paul Road.

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Brooks Announces "Get Out to Read" Registration Drive at Bills Camp

Mon, Aug 02 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Summer Reading Program will be registering young readers at Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday, August 3rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, August 5th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2010_summer_reading_gifts_with_website_links.pdf (pdf, 117.2k)

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Brooks Unveils "Max Lill Drive" Sign at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Fri, Jul 23 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks, together with family, friends and fellow veterans of the late James "Max" Lill, dedicated the paved entrance from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial parking lot in Highland Park as "Max Lill Drive" in Lill's honor.

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Brooks Announces Rochester Precision Optics is Business of the Month

Thu, Jul 22 2010

RPO manufactures precision molded and machined optics and optical components.

business_of_the_month___rochester_precision_optics.pdf (pdf, 128.4k)

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County Summer Reading Program Holds Registration Drive at Seneca Park Zoo

Tue, Jul 06 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Summer Reading Program will be registering young readers daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seneca Park Zoo starting today, July 6th through Friday, July 23rd, 2010.

summer_reading_gifts_with_website_links.pdf (pdf, 117.2k)

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Brooks Announces Naming Contest Results for Zoo's Snow Leopards

Fri, Jun 25 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the names of the Seneca Park Zoo’s snow leopards – Shadau and Shyla.

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Brooks Announces Accolades for Monroe County's "Green Fleet"

Thu, Jun 24 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the County’s Fleet Division was honored as one of North America’s Top 100 Government Fleets by Government Fleet magazine.

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Brooks Announces Free Movies in the Parks for 2010 Summer Season

Wed, Jun 23 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s “Movies in the Parks” series will return for the 2010 summer season.

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County and Eastway Wegmans to Hold Free Pharmaceutical Waste Drop-Off

Fri, Jun 18 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County DES and the Eastway Wegmans are holding a free pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, June 19th from 8 a.m. to 1 pm.

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Brooks Announces the Start of Swimming Season at Ontario Beach Park

Thu, Jun 17 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that swimming at Ontario Beach Park will open for the 2010 Season on Friday, June 18th and runs through Labor Day, September 6th, 2010.

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County Executive Brooks Unveils USS Liberty Memorial at Ontario Beach Park

Sat, Jun 12 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled a new memorial at Ontario Beach Park. The USS Liberty Memorial, which was a labor of love from members of the VFW Thomas F. Healy Post 16, honors, celebrates and pays tribute to the 34 men who lost their lives aboard the USS Liberty in 1967 during the Six-Day War.

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Brooks Announces Honors from NYSERDA for PAC Center's Energy Performance

Wed, Jun 09 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and MCC President Dr. Anne M. Kress today announced that County DES is receiving a High Performance Building Plaque from NYSERDA for the MCC PAC Center.

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Brooks Kicks Off 2010 Monroe County Summer Reading Program

Tue, Jun 08 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks kicked off the second annual Monroe County Summer Reading Program at DeWitt Road Elementary School in Webster. Parents can register their young readers through the County’s website at: www.MonroeCounty.gov/libra-SummerReadingRegistration.php.

summer_reading_gifts_with_website_links.pdf (pdf, 117.2k)

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Brooks Announces Northwest Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Tue, Jun 08 2010

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 Brockport, Hilton and Spencerport to hold a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection on Saturday, June 12th, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ogden Highway Garage on 2432 South Union St. in Spencerport.

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Brooks Unveils Monroe County Hall of Towns and Villages Exhibit

Thu, Jun 03 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks unveiled the “Monroe County Hall of Towns and Villages” exhibit in the Atrium of the County Office Building

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Brooks Opens Historic Dentzel Carousel Friday at Ontario Beach Park for 105th Season

Thu, May 27 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the historic Dentzel Menagerie Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte will open for the 2010 season Friday, May 28th. To celebrate opening day, all riders will be able to ride the Carousel for FREE from 12 noon - 9 p.m. on Friday.

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Brooks Announces Winners of 2010 STOP DWI Poster Contest

Fri, May 21 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Monroe County STOP DWI Poster contest.

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Brooks Introduces Endangered Snow Leopards at Seneca Park Zoo

Fri, May 14 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks introduced a brother-sister pair of snow leopards to Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo.

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Brooks Announces the Sale of Lilac Bushes at This Year's Lilac Festival

Fri, May 14 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County Parks Department will be selling a variety of lilac bushes at this year’s Lilac Festival.

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Brooks Announces Plans to Share Alternative Fuels with MCC and Water Authority

Thu, May 13 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the Monroe County Legislature unanimously approved a referral which allows the County to share services and its state-of-the-art alternative fueling station with Monroe Community College, the Monroe County Water Authority and other local public corporations.

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County Partners With Perinton for Residential Recycling Day

Wed, May 12 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County Department of Environmental Services is partnering with the Town of Perinton to hold a household hazardous waste collection and residential recycling day on Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Perinton Department of Public Works at 100 Cobb’s Lane.

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Brooks Announces MCC Will Host 2010 State of the County Address

Tue, May 11 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks will deliver the 2010 State of the County Address at Monroe Community College on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Brooks’ address will be aired live on YNN Rochester, Time Warner Cable Channel 9, and also on the radio at WXXI AM 1370. The public is invited to attend.

2010_sotc_invitation.pdf (pdf, 1154.4k)

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Brooks Hails Monroe County's Credit Rating Upgrade

Thu, Apr 22 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that bond rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has significantly upgraded Monroe County’s credit rating. The new and improved rating will benefit local taxpayers by allowing the County to secure lower interest rates for future borrowing and the service of existing debt.

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Brooks Expands Partnership with Wegmans to Collect Pharmaceutical Waste

Tue, Apr 20 2010

Monroe County and Wegmans will hold the first free pharmaceutical collection of the year on Saturday, April 24th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wegmans Irondequoit on 525 Titus Avenue in the Hudson/Titus Plaza.

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Monroe County to Hold Eastside Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Wed, Apr 14 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that the County’s Department of Environmental Services is partnering with the towns of Penfield and Webster to hold an appointment-only household hazardous waste collection. 

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Brooks Takes Action To Protect Local Schools From State Budget Crisis

Tue, Apr 13 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced a plan to assist school districts in the face of indefinite delays to school aid payments by New York State. The unprecedented action, which advances $14 million in inter-municipal sharing funds to local schools more than a month before the traditional mid-May payment date, protects students and teachers in the classroom and helps districts avoid borrowing to cover expenses.
 

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Brooks Announces Accolades for MCC's PAC Center

Fri, Apr 09 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and MCC President Dr. Anne M. Kress announced that the County DES is the 2009 recipient of the American Public Works Association New York State Chapter “Project of the Year Award for Structures” for the MCC PAC Center.

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Brooks, Yolevich Honor Local Vietnam Veterans for "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day"

Thu, Apr 08 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, accompanied by Legislator Richard Yolevich, himself a Vietnam Veteran, paid tribute to local Vietnam Veterans during Monroe County’s inaugural “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.”

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Brooks, Youth Bureau Announce "Year of the Youth" for 50th Anniversary

Mon, Mar 29 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, in anticipation for the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau’s 50th anniversary this year, announced that 2010 will locally be the “Year of the Youth.”

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Brooks, Duffy Announce Collaborative Effort To Attract Google Fiber Network

Wed, Mar 17 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy announced a partnership between Monroe County and the City of Rochester to encourage Google to build an experimental fiber network in Monroe County.

brooks_duffy_joint_google_support.pdf (pdf, 123.9k)

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Sheriff's C-Zone Substation Begins Accepting Pharmaceutical Waste

Tue, Mar 16 2010

Monroe County residents can drop off their unused, unwanted and/or expired medications to the Sheriff’s C-Zone Substation at 4201 Buffalo Road in Chili on the third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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Brooks Announces Future Arrival of Snow Leopards to Seneca Park Zoo

Tue, Mar 09 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that this spring Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo will bring in a pair of young snow leopards into its collection.

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County Expands Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Program to Sheriff's A-Zone

Mon, Mar 08 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks and Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Environmental Services are expanding the County’s pharmaceutical waste collection program.

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Brooks Announces Past-Year Airport Passenger Data

Tue, Feb 23 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that year-end passenger boardings at the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) totaled 1,287,552 passengers for 2009.

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Brooks and Seneca Park Zoo Announce Arrival of New Male Polar Bear

Fri, Feb 12 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined officials from the Seneca Park Zoo Society, Seneca Park Zoo, County Parks Department, and ESL Federal Credit Union President and CEO Dave Fiedler to announce that the Zoo is home to a male polar bear. Zero, a 1,150 pound bear comes to Rochester from the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Brooks Announces Janet Anderson-Seaquist As New Public Safety Laboratory Administrator

Thu, Jan 28 2010

County Executive Maggie Brooks announces the appointment of Janet Anderson-Seaquist to the position of Administrator of the Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory.

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Monroe County Announces Veterans' Forums

Wed, Jan 27 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced a new initiative aimed at providing local veterans with the best possible care and services from Monroe County: Veterans’ Forums.

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Brooks, Friendly's Restaurants Collaborate for Monroe County's Senior Breakfast Club

Wed, Jan 27 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and representatives of Friendly’s Restaurants  announced an extension of the Monroe County Office for the Aging’s Senior Nutritional Program, the Senior Breakfast Club.

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Monroe County and MCC Unveil LEED Gold Certification at PAC Center

Wed, Jan 20 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Monroe Community College President Dr. Anne M. Kress unveiled the County’s first municipal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification plaque at MCC’s PAC Center. 

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Brooks Announces Getinge as "Business of the Month."

Wed, Jan 13 2010

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Getinge, a global provider of infection control equipment, medical systems, and extended care products, has been named Monroe County’s “Business of the Month.”

Business of the Month - Getinge.pdf.pdf (pdf, 128k)

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