On Monday April 9th, Senator Maziarz presented funding to City of Lockport officials which will provide grants to downtown businesses. This funding was secured through the New York State Office of Community Renewal and will be provided to over 15 businesses in downtown Lockport.
Senator Maziarz, along with MPP Kim Craitor and NYS Assemblymen John Ceretto & Dennis Gabryszak, welcomed daredevil Nik Wallenda to the Niagara Falls International Airport for a press conference to further discuss plans related to Nik's upcoming 1,800 foot walk across the Niagara Gorge on a high-wire. Click here to view the entire press conference.
Members of the Niagara and Orleans County Youth Bureaus recently visited Albany to discuss their programs with Senator Maziarz. Meghan Lutz (Niagara County Youth Bureau), Thomas G. Johnston (Niagara Falls), Sean O'Brien (Niagara Falls), Senator Maziarz, Katie Richardson (Kendall), Marisa Hanlon (Kendall), Jocelyn Sikorski (Orleans County Youth Bureau).
Senator Maziarz joined local leaders on February 2, 2012 to announce that the Cambria high-tech business park on Lockport Road has been certified “shovel ready” by New York State. The “shovel ready” certification means all major permitting issues have been addressed prior to a business expressing interest in the location. The certification is key to attracting businesses with good paying jobs for local residents since the lengthy and costly permitting process is already complete. Local and state officials worked closely together and were aided by a $300,000 grant from National Grid to achieve the “shovel ready” status.
On Friday January 13, 2012 Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda was honored at a reception held by the Sikora Post in North Tonawanda for being named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France. Senator Maziarz had the distinct pleasure of speaking about Stanley's great accomplishments as well as presenting him with his original letter from President Nicholas Sarkozy framed. Senator was joined at this event by numerous veteran members of the Sikora Post, Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour, North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt, City of Tonawanda Mayor and North Tonawanda native Ron Pilozzi and elected officials from the City of North Tonawanda. Senatory Maziarz stated that it was a pleasure to attend such an event to honor a hero of this country.
On November 11, I had the distinct honor of accompanying one of my constituents, Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda (no relation), to New York City where he was presented with a distinguished award for his military service. Stanley, a hero of World War II, was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Nicholas Sarkozy. This award signifies the French people’s deep appreciation for Stanley’s contribution to the liberation of France during World War II.
Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Medina Lodge #336, Free and Accepted Masons. He addressed the gathering after dinner and spoke about current state issues including the property tax cap, hydrofracking, and economic development.
Senator George Maziarz recently toured Coulter Farms in Cambria with members of the Western New York Land Conservancy. The WNYLC is in the final stages of establishing a permanent conservation easement on this property so the land will be permanently protected.
Senator George Maziarz was recently presented with an award of appreciation from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston. The plaque reads, "On behalf of our patients and staff, 'Thank You' for your unwavering commitment to Mount St. Mary's and the Niagara community."
Senator George Maziarz attended a lunch meeting of more than 80 seniors at the Lewiston Senior Citizens Center this afternoon. He spoke about veterans issues, identity theft prevention, the Power Authority, and also fielded a number of questions from the audience.
Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley attended the monthly meeting of the Orleans County Legislators/Supervisors Association at Tillman's Village Inn. The state legislators fielded questions and concerns about the property tax cap and other issues of interest to local governments.