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Dick Lang honored at Niagara County Legislature

Senator George Maziarz joined many others at the Niagara County Legislature last night in paying special tribute to the career of Dick Lang, a longtime NYS DEC conservation officer, wrestling coach, and public servant in the Town of Royalton.  Dick is battling Parkinson's and we wish him all the best!

April 9, 2014
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Father James Maher officially inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th President

Senator George Maziarz recently took part in the official inauguration of Father James J. Maher, C.M., the 26th President of Niagara University.  Niagara University in Lewiston is Senator Maziarz' alma mater and has the distinction of being the only private college located in the 62nd Senate District.  Best wishes to Father Maher!

April 7, 2014
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Senator Maziarz meets with Thurman Thomas and others to discuss solar energy

Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, met this morning in his district office with Thurman Thomas, John Mariacher, and Stephen Lynch about some exciting solar energy projects in the works.  The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back has a real interest in helping people lower their bills and promoting renewable resources.  We look forward to good things to come and great partnerships!

April 4, 2014
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State budget approved for 2014-2015

On March 31, 2014, the State Legislature approved a budget for the state's 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Click here to learn more about what's included in the plan:

http://www.nysenate.gov/GetTheBudgetFacts

April 1, 2014
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William Leonard awarded Medal of Honor posthumously

It was my privilege to attend a special ceremony at the Pentagon on Wednesday to honor two dozen new recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for valor on the battlefield. William Leonard of Lockport posthumously received the award for his Army service during World War II. Lockport's Mayor Anne McCaffrey and I were delighted to see his daughters there this morning and share in celebrating William Leonard's unmatched heroism.

March 20, 2014
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Jacob Thurley of Holley Receives Eagle Scout Award

Congratulations to Jacob Thurley of Holley on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!  Jacob was presented his Eagle Scout award Sunday, March 9th at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Holley, NY.  

March 10, 2014
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Monroe County library leaders meet with Senator Maziarz

Senator George Maziarz recently welcomed leaders of the Seymour Library in Brockport, the Ogden Farmers Library in Spencerport, and the Monroe County Library System to his office to discuss the plight of public libraries in the region.

February 27, 2014
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Strong West is growing

Last week Senator George Maziarz toured Strong West, a growing health care facility operated by the University of Rochester Medical Center.  This site is quickly filling a void in the Brockport community and beyond that was created when Lakeside Hospital closed in 2013.

February 26, 2014
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Senator Maziarz and Brockport teen meet to discuss public service and career goals

Senator George Maziarz recent had a lunch meeting with Jack Merritt of Brockport at Union Square on the SUNY Brockport campus.  Jack just turned 16 and is thinking about a career in public service. Happy Birthday and good luck, Jack!

February 24, 2014
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Senator Maziarz hosts "Solutions for Smarter Schools" summit to focus on reforming Common Core

Last night Senator George Maziarz hosted the "Solutions for Smarter Schools" summit at Niagara Falls High School.  The event, held in conjunction with the Partnership for Smarter Schools, drew hundreds of concerned parents, teachers, and administrators.  The consensus among the distinguished panelists was that Common Core learning standards are being implemented the wrong way, and major changes to be made in how these standards are influencing curriculum and testing in the classrooms.  

February 14, 2014
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The Shot Heard Round NY

Earlier this month at the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club, Senator George Maziarz had the honor of joining fellow patriots at a "Shot Heard Round NY" event to protest the NY-SAFE Act.   It was a great time for a great and important cause - raising awareness about protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. 

January 29, 2014
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Ogden Farmers' Library thanks Senator Maziarz for funding assistance

Director John Cohen and the staff at the Ogden Farmers' Library recently sent a note and photograph to Senator George Maziarz thanking him for help in obtaining funds to purchase and install new computers.  These new computers replace outdated ones that were ten years old.  Patrons will surely benefit from the up-to-date equipment.

January 28, 2014
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Rita Grosser retiring from Holley library after 22 years

At a gathering in her honor, Rita Grosser was celebrated for her 22 years of faithful service as a library clerk at the Community Free Library in Holley.  Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented her with citations on the occasion of her retirement.

January 28, 2014
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New radio tower underway in Orleans County

This week Orleans County officials launched the construction of a new radio tower in Albion to improve emergency communications.  Additional towers are going up in Medina and Clarendon.  Complementing the important project are new radios for first responders.

January 17, 2014
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Eastern Niagara Hospital creating new ambulatory surgical center in Lockport

Eastern Niagara Hospital is creating an ambulatory surgery center on Transit Road in Lockport to better serve local residents in outpatient setting.  The facility will have four surgical suites as well as pre-operative areas, recovery, and support functions.  Anticipated specialities include orthopedics, plastic/ reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and general surgery.  Today marked the construction kick-off for the $3 million project.  Congratulations to ENH on this expansion!

January 16, 2014
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Lockport WWII veteran Ed Kolek named to French Legion of Honor

Lockport WWII veteran Ed Kolek was named to the French Legion of Honor during a special ceremony at the B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post #410 on Thursday, November 21, 2013.  The award was instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to denote special service to France.  Kolek piloted B-24 aircraft in 47 missions and contributed to the liberation of France.  From left: State Senator George Maziarz, Kolek, Honorary French Consul Pascal Soares, and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.

November 22, 2013
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Power Vista welcomes its 7 millionth visitor

The Power Vista--the visitor center for the Niagara Power Project--welcomed its 7 millionth visitor yesterday!  The popular facility opened 50 years ago in 1963 and is free to the public.  Senator Maziarz was on hand for the celebration.

October 29, 2013
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Yahoo! expansion brings major economic development to Niagara County

Last Friday I had the opportunity to take part in an event marking a new era in local economic development—the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yahoo! data and customer care center expansion project.

October 21, 2013
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Eagle Scout helps Camp Rainbow

Eagle Scout Matt Prawel of Medina recently completed a renovation project at Camp Rainbow, which is operated by the Arc of Orleans County.  In addition to refurbishing picnic tables and other amenities, Matt helped create this new roadside sign.  Great job Matt!

October 8, 2013
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Senator Maziarz earns first-ever "Friend of YWCA of Niagara" Award

Earlier this week the YWCA of Niagara bestowed Senator George Maziarz with the first-ever "Friend of the YWCA Award" in honor of his longtime support of the organization, particularly its domestic violence program.  

Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of the YWCA of Niagara, said, "From the moment he took office in 1995, Sen. Maziarz has been a loyal friend and supporter of the YWCA of Niagara, specifically the domestic violence victims we serve in our shelter, transitional housing and counseling programs, as well as the residents of Carolyn's House, our supportive housing program for homeless women and children."

September 27, 2013
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