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Hawley hosts Molinaro, GOP candidate for governor, on local tour on Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 October 2018 at 4:11 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate for governor, is pictured on May 3 in Batavia with State Assemblyman Steve Hawley when Molinaro discussed the “thinkDIFFERENTLY” campaign to better accommodate people with disabilities.

ELBA – State Assemblyman Steve Hawley will host Marc Molinaro, the Republican candidate for governor, a tour of businesses on Friday.

Hawley will take Molinaro, the current Dutchess County executive, to see Oliver’s Candies’ new site in Elba on Main Street, Post Dairy Farm on Batavia-Elba Townline Road, Chapin Manufacturing on Ellicott Street in Batavia and then a tour of small businesses in downtown Batavia.

Molinaro joined Hawley on May 3 in a stop at the Genesee Orleans Arc in Batavia to discuss the “thinkDIFFERENTLY” campaign he has led in Dutchess County. That initiative focuses on making parks, public buildings and businesses more accommodating to people with disabilities.

Molinaro said better accommodating and embracing people with disabilities is good for businesses, which will see more customers. That wide-ranging effort includes making parks more accessible for children in wheelchairs and walkers (no wood chips to pass through) and training police officers to respond to people in crisis who have autism.

Molinaro is scheduled to be the keynote speaker next Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Orleans County Fall Republican Rally at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Holley.

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