George D. Maziarz's Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Cottages at Troutburg is open for business

Today Senator George Maziarz joined developers and local officials to mark the opening of The Cottages at Troutburg, a new three-season cottage community in Kendall.  The prime location on the southern shore of Lake Ontario will surely draw many people to this destination.  Visit for more information.

September 25, 2013

Remembering 9/11

This morning, Senator George Maziarz attended the annual 9/11 observance in Orleans County.  We remember all those who lost their lives that day, and we thank the first responders and the Armed Forces who protect us and keep us safe.

September 11, 2013

Wilson graduate is bound for SUNY Maritime

This Sunday, Joe Brown of Wilson is heading off to SUNY Maritime to begin his college studies.  Senator Maziarz was proud to sponsor him through the Cadet Appointment Program.  Good luck Joe!

August 6, 2013

Wishing Mary Toromino a Happy 90th Birthday!

Senator George Maziarz recently had the pleasure of stopping by a birthday party in the Town of Niagara for Mary Toromino who turned 90 years old.  Congratulations Mary!

July 29, 2013

"Old Stone Chimney" is worthy of historic preservation

Senator George Maziarz recently met with Christopher Puchalski and Joseph Kissel to learn about the "Old Stone Chimney" in Niagara Falls.  While it is currently in an obscure location, the trio discussed strategies to preserve and promote awareness of the mid-18th century structure.

July 18, 2013

Historic Riviera Theatre to expand

The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda is embarking on a major renovation and expansion project.  This is a real cultural gem, and the progress over the next two years will position the facility well for the future.

July 12, 2013

Fourth of July Parade in Royalton

Senator George Maziarz attended the annual Fourth of July Parade in the Town of Royalton.  There is always a great turnout for this event, which gives special prominence to local veterans.

July 11, 2013

Ridgeway's 200th Anniversary

The Town of Ridgeway in Orleans County recently celebrated its 200th Anniversary.  At an open house in the newly-renovated town hall, Senator George Maziarz presented a copy of a resolution adopted in the State Senate marking the bicentennial to Town Supervisor Brian Napoli.

July 3, 2013

Touring flood damage in Lockport

This morning Senator George Maziarz joined a host of officials--including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Charles Schumer--in touring Lockport sites that suffered severe damage as a result of last week's heavy rainfall.  The officials are working to ensure that emergency aid is made available to the greatest extent possible.

July 2, 2013

Saluting GM Foundation's charitable giving

Senator George Maziarz was proud to be in attendance when GM Foundation officials announced grant funding to support local organizations in Niagara County.  They are a great community partner!

July 1, 2013

Cutting the ribbon at Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

This unique attraction in Lockport has a brand new headquarters!  Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in cutting the ribbon to open the new facility on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Erie Canal's "Flight of Five" locks.  Visit for more information.

June 28, 2013

Point Breeze is the Ultimate Fishing Town

Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in celebrating the news that Point Breeze has won a contest to be named the "Ultimate Fishing Town" by the World Fishing Network.  In addition to being featured on the network, a prize of $25,000 has been awarded to support local fishing programs.  From left: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, business owner Sharon Narburgh, Senator George Maziarz, town councilwoman Joyce Harris, and Orleans County Sportsfishing Coordinator Mike Waterhouse.

June 26, 2013
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