Senator Maziarz reads "The Night Before Christmas" in Holley

Senator George Maziarz recently took the stage to narrate "The Night Before Christmas" during the Holley Elementary School's holiday concert.  The chidlren accompanied reading of Clement Moore's famous poem with song and dance.

December 13, 2010

Senate must pass bill to unlock "Green Jobs" potential

If there are glimmers of recovery in New York’s economic outlook, Buffalonians aren’t seeing them. Approximately 43,700 Buffalo Niagara residents were unemployed in September, many of them among the ranks of the long-term jobless.

But now, some hope! Recently, New York State Assembly members approved “on-bill recovery,” an energy efficiency financing tool that will help create 60,000 new jobs across the state. The Senate now returns to Albany and it must act in a bipartisan fashion to pass this important legislation.

December 7, 2010

Senator Maziarz launches iPetition to save Sanborn Post Office

New York State Senator George D. Maziarz (R, C – Newfane) has launched an online petition which encourages local residents to oppose the proposed plan by the United States Postal Service (USPS) plan to consolidate the Sanborn Post Office with the LaSalle-Niagara Falls Post Office. Maziarz has also sent letters to United States Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, opposing the proposed consolidation.

November 30, 2010

Senator Maziarz visits Niagara Charter School

Senator George Maziarz recently visited Niagara Charter School.  He was invited to participate in a special flag-pole dedication ceremony at the school campus on Lockport Road.

November 22, 2010

Celebrating the Birthday of the Marine Corps!

Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at the 235th United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball on November 13, 2010 in North Tonawanda.  Several individuals were recognized for 60+ years membership with Conrad Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League.  Semper Fidelis!

November 19, 2010

Shelby Town Hall dedicated to Lorne McMurray

The Shelby Town Hall on Salt Works Road was recently dedicated to former Town Board Member Lorne McMurray.  McMurray was a driving force behind the acquisition and renovation of the former Niagara Mohawk building a decade ago.  Today, the facility is a first-rate venue for public meetings and court.

November 12, 2010

Mangia Cafe & Bakery sets up shop in Lewiston

With Rebecca Poletti (owner of Mangia Cafe & Bakery) and her son, Tony, are Senator George Maziarz, Niagara County Legislator and Assemblyman-Elect John Ceretto, Town Supervisor Steve Reiter, Village Mayor Terry Collesano.  Congratulations to this Lewiston business located at 621 Center Street!

November 3, 2010

Spirit Airlines lands at Niagara Falls Airport

Spirit Airlines, an ultra low carrier, today announced it will begin regular service between Niagara Falls and Ft. Lauderdale in January 2011, and Niagara Falls and Myrtle Beach in May 2011!  Here Senator Maziarz poses with Tony Lefebvre, Vice President of Spirit Airlines.

October 28, 2010

Verizon data center project to benefit from 25 megawatts of low-cost hydropower

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that that Verizon has been awarded a low-cost hydropower power allocation of 25 megawatts as an incentive to construct a multi-billion dollar data center in the Town of Somerset.

October 26, 2010

Senator Maziarz meets farmers in Niagara County

Senator Maziarz attended the annual meeting of the Niagara County Farm Bureau, held at Niagara County Fairgrounds north of Lockport.  Here he speaks with Jeremy Verratti, a fourth generation dairy farmer in Gasport, and Joe Ohol, a dairy farmer in Cambria.

October 25, 2010

Investigating National Grid's expenditures, rate hike case

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, today announced that his committee held a successful hearing in Albany today to investigate reports of lavish expenditures and questionable accounting practices at National Grid, which is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission for a $400 million rate hike. 

October 19, 2010

Dunn Tower Apartments celebrates 35 years

Senator George Maziarz recently had the pleasure of attending the 35th Anniversary Party for Dunn Tower Apartments in the Town of Gates.  The residence is a favorite for seniors enjoying their retirement years.

October 18, 2010

Senator Maziarz visits Lakeside Health System in Brockport

Senator Maziarz thanks the hardworking nursing staff at Lakeside on a recent visit.

October 15, 2010

Senator Maziarz speaks to farmers in Orleans County

Senator George Maziarz attending and spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Orleans County Farm Bureau on October 14, 2010. 

October 15, 2010

New fire truck for Pekin Fire Company

I was glad to join the Pekin Fire Company in dedicating a new fire truck recently. Congratulations to the company leaders, and thank you for your dedicated volunteer service!

October 12, 2010

WNY HEROES trip flies WWII veterans to the capital for a memorable visit

Senator George Maziarz is pleased to announce that the day has finally arrived—the WNY HEROES trip flies today!  Thirty-four World War II veterans from Western New York are being flown to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Memorial and other area monuments and memorials.  None of them have yet visited the memorial dedicated to the war they helped win.  The World War II Memorial was completed in 2004.

October 8, 2010

Public Hearing: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Investigating National Grid’s accounting and expense account practices and its affects on ratepayers

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzPublic Hearing: Investigating National Grid’s accounting and expense account practices and its affects on ratepayersPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024Media Contact: Adam Tabelski (716) 731-8740ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee Hearing Information

On October 19, 2010, the Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications will hold a public hearing to investigate National Grid’s accounting and expense account practices and its effects on ratepayers. The hearing will take place in Hearing Room A in the Legislative Office Building. An investigation of Public Service Commission records has identified your organization as an interested party in an ongoing Public Service proceeding regarding the rates, charges, rules and regulations of Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for Electric Service. Although oral testimony is by invitation only, the Committee welcomes you to submit written testimony by October 15, 2010. All correspondence should be sent to:

October 4, 2010

Senator Maziarz joins Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends"

New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton traveled to the 62nd Senate District to personally welcome State Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) into the Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends.”  The announcement came during a visit to Blackman Homestead Farm in the Town of Cambria in Niagara County.

October 1, 2010