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 62nd Senatorial 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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
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. The attached video is footage from the 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.