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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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