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Time for your annual flu shot

Senator George Maziarz got his annual influenza vaccine today from Rachel at Summit Park Pharmacy in Wheatfield.  Summit Park Pharmacy provides flu vaccinations on Wednesdays in October. 

September 29, 2010
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WNY businesses achieve hydropower contract extensions

At their regular scheduled meeting, the NYPA Trustees approved proposed long-term contract extensions for the continued sale of low-cost hydropower from the Niagara Power Project for businesses representing a broad spectrum of the Niagara Frontier’s most important industries. In doing so, the Trustees authorized submittal of the proposed contracts to Gov. David A. Paterson for his consideration. 

The contract extensions, which run from 2013 to 2020 for nearly all the companies, contain new provisions for maximizing the value of the hydropower for the region’s economy in support of jobs, capital investments and tax revenues.

September 28, 2010
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Senator Maziarz visits North Tonawanda History Museum

New York State Senator George Maziarz and Robert C. Rand toured the North Tonawanda History Museum recently.  Senator Maziarz called the first interest group meeting on September 10, 2003, to kick off plans to create the history museum.  Members of the Rand family, proud of their family's roots in North Tonawanda and the contributions their ancestors made to North Tonawanda and the world, have been supportive of the history museum effort from the beginning.  Robert Rand visits the History Museum frequently.  Here, Senator Maziarz and Robert Rand join Executive Director Donna Zellner Neal in front of a Wurlitzer Model 1400 jukebox manufactured in 1951 and donated to the History Museum by member George Trautman.

September 28, 2010
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Senator Maziarz' remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Yahoo! data center in Lockport

Senator Maziarz joined Congressman Chris Lee, Governor David Paterson, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith and other federal, state and local officials at this afternoon's opening of the Yahoo! East Coast Data Center in Lockport, NY. The facility is one of the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective data centers in the world. The ribbon-cutting included Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz and Yahoo! EVP Dave Dibble.

September 22, 2010
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Energy committee to hold hearing on National Grid accounting scandal

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, today expressed great concern over news reports about lavish expenditures at National Grid while the electric company is in the middle of seeking approval for a $400 million rate hike in New York.

September 21, 2010
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Crossbows to be introduced for hunting in New York State

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that crossbows will be introduced into New York hunting circles now that Governor Paterson has signed into law legislation (S.6793-B) the Newfane lawmaker has long sponsored.

September 21, 2010
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Yahoo! data center opens in Lockport

Yahoo! Inc., the world’s largest global online network of integrated internet services, has completed the first phase of a two-phase investment project in Western New York. The company finished construction and opened a new $150 million East Coast Regional Datacenter, creating 125 new high-tech jobs in Western New York with an average annual wage of $65,000. This new datacenter will host properties, advertisements and content found on Yahoo!’s web portal.

 

September 20, 2010
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New fishing access on Niagara River

Senator Maziarz joined local officials on this gray and rainy morning to dedicate a new fishing pier in North Tonawanda's Gratwick-Riverside Park along the Niagara River.  Funding was obtained from the Niagara River Greenway Commission to complete the project.

September 16, 2010
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Remembering Etta Magner at Opportunities Unlimited

Senator Maziarz today spoke at the Remembrance Ceremony for Henrietta Magner, a founder of Opportunities Unlimited, who passed away last year.  Mrs. Magner was chosen by Senator Maziarz as a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction in 2005.  A memorial bench was dedicated in her honor.

September 16, 2010
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Speaking to the law enforcement community

Senator George Maziarz recently addressed the Council 82 (New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union) conference in Niagara Falls.

September 16, 2010
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Community forum on sex offenders

Senator George Maziarz recently led a discussion with concerned North Tonawanda and Wheatfield residents about the placement of sex offenders in their community.  At the meeting, Senator Maziarz announced that the New York State Division of Parole will no longer place sex offenders at the B Cozy Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

September 14, 2010
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Sweeney Street reopens, Remington Rand redevelopment project advances

Senator George Maziarz today joined North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt and developer Anthony Kissling in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official re-opening of a key section of Sweeney Street.

September 14, 2010
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Senator Maziarz scores high on job creation efforts

Senator George Maziarz received one of the top scores on the job creation scorecard released by the Business Council of New York State.  The Business Council recognized Senator Maziarz for consistently voting against measures to increase taxes and spending that were proposed and passed by the current Senate Majority.  In fact, the Business Council flunked every current Senate Majority member.

September 14, 2010
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Supporting Hospice in Orleans County


Hospice of Orleans recently had the opportunity to personally thank Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley for their support of Hospice through a legislative member grant of $2,500. The grant has been given through the NYS Department of Health and will be used towards funding the Bereavement program.

September 14, 2010
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Senator Maziarz to host Child Safety Day on September 18

Senator George Maziarz will host a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the North Tonawanda City Hall, located at 216 Payne Avenue.  The event runs from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

September 13, 2010
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Major upgrades coming to Route 19 through Brockport

A $5.6 million contract to upgrade Route 19 in the village of Brockport and towns of Sweden and Clarkson, Monroe County, has begun. The contact was awarded to Crane-Hogan Structural Systems of Spencerport. 

September 13, 2010
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Stopping by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

On September 11, after a full day of 9-11 remembrance ceremonies, Senator George Maziarz stopped by the annual awards dinner for the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce.  The well-attended gathering was held at White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville.  Here he poses with Rob and Rachel Kaiser, owners/operators of Medina Wildwood KOA--the Business of the Year.

September 13, 2010
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SUNY Brockport celebrates 175 years

Senator George Maziarz spoke at an event marking SUNY Brockport's 175th Anniversary.  Senate and Assembly resolutions were presented in honor of the milestone.

September 9, 2010
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Senator Maziarz speaks at Mother Teresa rally

At a rally in front of the Empire State Building on the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth, Senator Maziarz speaks to the crowd about the importance of remembering her achievements.  Earlier this year, the Empire State Building's owner refused a request from the Catholic League to illuminate the landmark building in blue and white in honor of Mother Teresa.

August 30, 2010
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Senator Maziarz warns against return of clothing and shoe tax taking effect October 1

State Senator George Maziarz warned local families to do all their planned back-to-school shopping as soon as possible in order to avoid a Majority-approved sales tax on clothing that will take another bite out of their finances after it goes into effect on October 1.  Senator Maziarz voted against the tax reinstatement.       On October 1st, New York State will begin collecting four percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing $110 or less as part of the 2010-2011 state budget approved by the Majority who now control state government.  The sales tax reinstatement is expected to cost New Yorkers $330 million.  It was included in nearly $4 billion in new taxes approved this year so the state’s Majority leadership co

August 26, 2010
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