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Statement from Senator George Maziarz

As a proponent of safe drilling in the Marcellus Shale, I’m very encouraged by the draft SGEIS study released today.

September 8, 2011
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Protect Your Identity Days for Niagara County businesses and residents

Our events on September 10 in North Tonawanda and September 24 in Lockport feature FREE on-site document shredding and electronics recycling. Read here for more details.

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August 30, 2011
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Senator Maziarz listens to seniors in Lewiston

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.

August 30, 2011
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Senator Maziarz meets with Orleans leaders

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. 

August 24, 2011
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WNY Delegation pushing for Laura Cummings Law

Members of the Western New York Legislative Delegation gathered Monday morning to provide key updates on their collaborative efforts to enact Laura Cummings Law, a bill named in honor of the young developmentally disabled Erie County woman who was murdered by her mother in January 2010 after years of abuse and mistreatment.

August 22, 2011
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WWII veteran Margaret Gill honored in North Tonawanda

The late Margaret Gill, a US Army nurse who grew up in North Tonawanda, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, according to Senator George Maziarz.  A plaque commemorating Gill’s service was unveiled today in North Tonawanda City Hall.

August 19, 2011
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Shooting tournament held in Hartland

Last weekend Senator Maziarz had the pleasure of visiting the Iroquois Trail Council's Shooting Sports Tournament held at the Hartland Conservation Club.  This event gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to compete against their peers safely in the shooting sports.  They even let their state senator get a little trigger time!

August 10, 2011
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Senators support NYSUNY 2020

All six state senators from Western New York have joined together to release the following statement in support of the signing of the NYSUNY 2020 legislation (S.5855-A/A.8519) into law:

August 9, 2011
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Senator Maziarz enjoys Niagara County Fair

Senator Maziarz practiced driving a 1940 BO John Deere tractor during the Niagara County Fair last week.  The Antique Tractor Parade and Show have been fair favorites since 2002.

Photo Credit: Rikki Cason/Lockport Retailer

August 8, 2011
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Senator Maziarz comments on Power NY bill signing

Enacting the Power New York plan was a collaborative process.  I commend Governor Cuomo for his involvement in helping us advance the legislation and for signing the bill into law today.

August 4, 2011
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Wallenda visits Niagara Falls to discuss high wire walk

Productive discussions between famed high wire performer Nik Wallenda and state and local officials in New York continued today during a meeting held at the Top of the Falls Restaurant located within Niagara Falls State Park.  Wallenda and a team of his advisors laid out plans and answered questions from American officials about how a high wire walk above Niagara Falls could be accomplished logistically.  Earlier this

August 3, 2011
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Give consumers a choice on prescriptions

An op-ed piece published in the Albany Times-Union on August 2, 2011.  Submitted by Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Carl Heastie.

We are a Democratic assemblyman from an urban district in the Bronx, and a Republican senator from a rural and suburban western New York district. What do we agree on? Not much.

But we have something important in common. We have heard repeated concerns from constituents who were blocked from filling prescriptions at neighborhood pharmacies that have served their families for generations. It turns out their insurance providers forced them to buy prescriptions from mail-order companies rather than their trusted pharmacists.

August 2, 2011
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Christmas in July

Senator Maziarz recently visited the Lockport Community Christmas Market featuring local artisans, crafters, and merchants.  The theme for last weekend's event was "Christmas in July," and here Senator Maziarz is seen signing a Christmas Card.  Visit http://www.LockportCommunityMarke​t.com for more details.

July 29, 2011
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Town Hall meeting at Orleans County Fair

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley fielded questions from fair-goers during a town hall meeting at the Orleans County Fair.  Topics included support for agriculture, veterans benefits, and mandate relief for local governments.

July 27, 2011
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Senator Maziarz joins Governor in announcing WNY economic development council

Senator George Maziarz today joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in launching the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, which will redesign the relationship between the state government and businesses to stimulate regional economic development and create jobs statewide. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, local officials, business leaders, and community members to launch the Regional Council at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The Western New York Regional Council will be led by Satish K. Tripathi, President of University at Buffalo, and Howard A.

July 26, 2011
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New bridge links Niagara and Erie Counties

Senator George Maziarz joined Erie County Executive Chris Collins, Niagara County Legislators, and other officials to dedicate a new bridge linking the Town of Royalton (Niagara) with the Town of Newstead (Erie).  The bridge spans Tonawanda Creek at Cedar Street/Foote Road and took two years to complete.  The Niagara County Public Works Department managed the project.

July 22, 2011
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Senator Maziarz is Grand Marshall of Canal Fest parade

Senator George Maziarz was honored to be chosen to serve as the Grand Marshall of the annual parade during Canal Fest, a weeklong celebration in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda.  Festival-goers lined the streets to watch the parade go by on Tuesday evening.

July 20, 2011
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New ambulance dedicated in Gates

Senator George Maziarz recently participated in a ceremony to dedicate a new ambulance for the Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service.

July 19, 2011
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Canal Fest kicks off in Tonawandas

Senator George Maziarz regularly visits Canal Fest in the Tonawandas.  He is Grand Marshall of this year's parade.  During his days as City Clerk in North Tonawanda, he was largely responsible for launching the popular summer festival.

July 19, 2011
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