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Celebrating the Lewiston Garden Club

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto met this morning with the members of the Lewiston Garden Club.  The Club is busy getting ready for the Lewiston Garden Fest on June 25 and 26.

June 10, 2011
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Margaret Gill

After growing up in North Tonawanda and earning a nursing degree in Buffalo, Margaret Gill enlisted in the US Army in May 1941.  In the immediate aftermath of the Allied invasion on D-Day, Margaret and her fellow nurses established a field hospital in Normandy for General Patton’s Third Army and operated there for several months.  On Christmas morning, the hospital was moved to Bastogne where it was under constant enemy fire.  The camp had only three walls and no roof, but continued to treat wounded soldiers in the cold and in the snow.  Margaret later was assigned to the 60th Division and treated victims of the infamous Dachau concentration camp upon its liberation.

June 9, 2011
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Gates Memorial Day Service

Senator George Maziarz spoke at the Town of Gates Memorial Day Service on May 30, 2011.

June 9, 2011
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Young archers can now tackle big game

FROM THE BUFFALO NEWS

With Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signing of a youth archery bill last week, hunters aged 12 and 13 will be able to hunt big game during the coming archery season.

Previously, youths ages 12 and 13 could hunt small game with a parent or designated adult 21 or older. For years, State Sen. George D. Maziarz (R-Newfane) had sponsored a Senate bill to allow for a lowering of the archery hunting age from 14 to 12.

June 8, 2011
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Governor signs net metering bill; announces grants for renewables

FROM LOHUD

A bill meant to ease regulations on farmers and others who at least partially produce their own energy was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to one of the bill’s sponsors.

The new law, which was pushed by Senate Energy Chair George Maziarz, R-Newfane, Niagara County and Bronx Assemblyman Marcus Crespo, allows for the net metering of energy production happen off site.

June 8, 2011
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Renee's Law introduced in Senate

FROM YNN

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — It's been almost two years since group home worker Renee Greco was bludgeoned to death by two residents during a burglary at Avenue House, a six bed group home in Lockport.

19-year-old Anthony Allen and 17-year-old Robert Thousand were convicted of her murder. Since her death, family and friends have been trying to get a law passed that would protect group home workers from violent youth offenders.

"The New York State office of Children and Family Services put her unnecessarily in grave danger," said state Senator George Maziarz (R).

"Renee, I believe very strongly, would still be alive if Renee's Law had been in place" said state Senator Cathy Young (R).

June 8, 2011
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Legislative Update: June 6, 2011

Senator George Maziarz and Senator Mark Grisanti discuss their agenda and priorities leading up to the end of the Legislative Session later this month.

June 7, 2011
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Caldwell honored as a Woman of Distinction

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that last month Christa Caldwell of Lockport was recognized as a 2011 New York State “Woman of Distinction.”

June 7, 2011
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Laura Cummings' Law approved in Senate


The New York State Senate recently passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill (S.3306B), is sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) due to the murder and abuse of Laura Cummings, a mentally and physically challenged young adult from Erie County.

Twenty-three-year-old Laura Cummings was murdered last year by her mother and suffered a lifetime of physical, mental, and sexual abuse by her mother and half-brother. The abuse was reported to Social Services officials on numerous occasions but no actions were taken to prevent the terrible conditions Laura endured.

June 6, 2011
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Memorial Day Parade in Lockport

Senator George Maziarz joins local officials in walking in Lockport's 2011 Memorial Day Parade.

June 6, 2011
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Renee's Law introduced in Senate

A bill created as a result of the brutal murder of a Lockport group home worker two years ago has been introduced, according to the legislation’s co-sponsors Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and Senator George Maziarz (R,C – Newfane).

June 3, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 709 LOB

June 7, 11:30 AM - 11:33 AM
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Legislative Update: June 1, 2011

Senator Maziarz discusses topics such as the new junior archery license law, Laura Cummings' Law, UB2020, and his New York State Senate Woman of Distinction honoree Christa Caldwell.

June 3, 2011
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“LAURA CUMMINGS’ LAW” PASSED IN STATE SENATE

Legislation will protect New York’s most vulnerable citizens

State Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) announced that legislation to improve the operations of the Child and Adult Protective Services systems in order to prevent tragedies like the murder of 23-year old North Collins resident Laura Cummings unanimously passed in the New York State Senate today.  The measure has been dubbed the “Laura Cummings’ Law” in her memory.

May 26, 2011
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Small Business Development Seminar

Senator Maziarz recently hosted his free annual Small Business Development Seminar at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn. The event is held each year for aspiring entrepreneurs or for anyone looking for more information about growing a small business. The seminar, which included business development experts from across Western New York, presented valuable lessons about the small business world and what opportunities may be available.

May 26, 2011
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Dale Association Senior Forum

Senator Maziarz recently joined other state, county and local officials at the Dale Association's 2011 Senior Forum. The event, held in conjunction with Older Americans Months, provided a great opportunity for seniors to ask questions of importance to the senior community.

May 26, 2011
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Christa Caldwell

Christa Caldwell, a respected resident of the City of Lockport, has exempli­fied the virtues of community service throughout her life and has made lasting contributions to organizations and institutions on behalf of the public good.

Retiring as Director of the Lockport Public Library in 1996 after serving in that role for 15 years, Ms. Caldwell was credited with many accomplishments to better serve patrons, including the computerization of library materials, a multi-million dollar building addition, and impressive fundraising. She continues to care deeply about library services and now serves as President of the NIOGA Library System Board of Trustees.

May 23, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 709 LOB

May 24, 1:30 PM - 1:48 PM
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Statement from Senator Maziarz on Indian Point nuclear safety hearing

The testimony provided at this hearing was invaluable in that it provided a fair and balanced assessment of the security situation at Indian Point, and in my mind demonstrated that the plant is taking the necessary steps to protect both its employees and the surrounding communities.

 

 

May 13, 2011
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Senator Maziarz sponsors free small business seminar at NCCC on May 19

Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that he will be hosting his free annual Small Business Development Seminar on Thursday, May 19th from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.  Registration, refreshments, and exhibits begin at 6:30 PM outside of the G Building Cafeteria.

May 12, 2011
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