Eighth graders from the Lyndonville school district visited the New York State Capitol in Albany this week. Here they are seen posing on the "Million Dollar Staircase," the steps of which are made from sandstone quarried in Orleans County.
At the annual Mothers Day breast cancer walk in Lockport, Senator George Maziarz had the pleasure of meeting 9-year old Zach Murray of Newfane, a student in Mrs. Stickney's 4th grade class.
Zach likes history, politics, and social studies. He has read many books about the presidents, including Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Reagan. He would like to have a career in politics, and maybe run for president himself someday!
Marcia B. Tuohey, a lifelong Medina resident, has blazed a trail in business and politics for the women of Orleans County. She exemplifies someone who has created a lasting legacy of dedicated service to the public and the community in which she lives.
Ms. Tuohey enjoyed an active business career in Medina for 30 years as the co-owner and operator of a nursing home, motel and restaurant, mobile home park, and rental properties. Her success can be attributed to a great aptitude for recognizing and meeting the needs of the community, and possessing a strong work ethic.
The New York State Senate yesterday passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills are sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), and would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.
Last weekend the New York State FFA Association held its annual convention in Albion, New York. During the festivities, which drew hundreds of young people from around the state, Senator George Maziarz was bestowed with an Honorary Empire Degree for all he has done to support agriculture and education. The Empire Degree is the highest honor FFA students can earn at the state level.
Senator Maziarz joined "Your Voice" in Albany to discuss a number of topics including new Solar Energy legislation, the Native-American Summit held in Albany, and the new Made in America Store in Niagara Falls.
Senator Maziarz attended the Grand Opening of Little Wonders Early Childhood Development Center in Niagara Falls. This center is located next to Niagara Falls High School, allowing for convenient use by the teachers and students. The program is open to the community and provides a very home-friendly environment. The Center is located in the St. James United Methodist Church and is run by Administrator Rose Lynch.
The popular fishing spot of Point Breeze in Orleans County is in a battle to secure the title of “Ultimate Fishing Town” from the World Fishing Network. The winning town receives a $25,000 donation for the community.
This past Saturday, Senator Maziarz’ staff and Niagara County Legislator Cheree Copelin joined other local volunteers cleaning up Niagara Falls as part of Beautify Niagara. Pictured are a few volunteers who cleaned in the LaSalle area.
These days, just mention the term "natural gas" and it immediately generates controversy in New York. If New Yorkers don't want the economic benefits of shale gas, that's up to them, but it is a shame not to take advantage of this important natural resource to create upstate jobs and promote cleaner air.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 62ndSenatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
The seat of Orleans County hosted a rally on Saturday afternoon in support of protecting the Second Amendment. Senator George Maziarz, an opponent of the NY-SAFE Act, was invited to speak to the crowd of over 200 advocates.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Senator George Maziarz stopped by the Orleans County YMCA in Medina for the launch of a capital campaign to renovate the historic Medina sandstone building to make it more user-friendly. The plan calls for a handicap ramp, new entrance, lobby area, bathrooms, exercise room, child watch room, teen center, and more.
The New York State Senate today concluded its passage of the 2013-14 state budget that delivers on priorities outlined by Senator Maziarz and his colleagues to provide much-needed tax relief for middle-class families, help businesses create jobs, and, for the third consecutive year, the budget keeps spending growth below two percent, which is consistent with the local spending cap that applies to school districts and local governments.