Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.
The blue and yellow historic marker was placed near the site of Pendleton founder Sylvester Pendleton Clark’s first log building at the Erie Canal portage he founded in 1821. Gaining the historic marker represents an important milestone as the town heads into its bicentennial era.
Senator George Maziarz was honored to speak with senior citizens at the Lewiston Senior Center this afternoon. In this photo he is seen with center director Jeanette Collesano and Ron Kraft of Rainbow Carvers. Ron presented Senator Maziarz with a hand-carved wooden cane in appreciation for his service to his constituents in the Senate.
Mayor Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ribbon cutting event for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
The project, which included 1.4 million dollars in federal funds, along with state and local funds, has been in the works since 2006. It now connects the mid-city business district to a burgeoning commercial/industrial corridor along Erie Avenue, while improving traffic flow in the city.
A number of government officials, contractors, friends, and family gathered on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park today to help Nik Wallenda unveil a new monument commemorating his June 2012 high wire walk across Niagara Falls. The site of the monument is near the spot where Nik stepped off on his famous journey that captured the international media spotlight.
In 2013 Senator George Maziarz and his colleagues authored a new law designating Route 98 as the "Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway." Yesterday he had the honor of joining local veterans for the unveiling of signage in the Town of Carlton.
On Tuesday, May 6, Senator George Maziarz welcomed Robert Shively of Lewiston and Stanley Farone of Albion to the historic Senate Chamber. The two active seniors were honored as part of New York State Senior Citizen's Day events. Robert was joined by his wife, Joan, and Niagara County Office for the Aging Director Ken Genewick. Stan was joined by Orleans County Office for the Aging Director Melissa Blanar.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.