Hospice raffle at the 4-H Fair!

The Hospice of Orleans booth at the recent Orleans County 4-H Fair attracted many members of the community.  The booth, which was staffed by more than 20 volunteers, gave visitors the opportunity to learn more about the services offered by Hospice of Orleans.  The “Back to School” basket raffle was very popular and the winning ticket, entered by Krissy Haisch, was drawn by long time friend of Hospice, Senator George Maziarz.

August 25, 2010

Send a get well message to a local veteran

There is a World War II veteran from our area, Howard Amy, getting care at the VA hospital in Buffalo who could use some cheering up.  Send your card to:

Howard E. Amy, Jr.

August 24, 2010

Pushing for transparency at the New York Power Authority

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), Chairman of the New York State Senate Energy Committee, has requested the New York Power Authority release key information to the public regarding the Great Lakes Offshore Wind (GLOW) Project.  Specifically, Senator Maziarz is echoing calls that NYPA make known the identities of the five project bidders, the prospective site locations, and other basic details pertaining to the bids.  Today, Senator Maziarz requested this information under the New York State Freedom of Information Law.

August 17, 2010

First Place at the County Fair

Senator George Maziarz recently offered his congratulations to Sydney Rodgers, a young woman who took First Place at the 4-H Beef Show Competition during the Niagara County Fair.

The annual Niagara County Fair was held at the county fairgrounds just north of Lockport in early August.

August 9, 2010

Getting ready for Lewiston Jazz Festival

The popular Lewiston Jazz Festival, entering its ninth year, will be held on August 27-28, 2010.  In this photo, Senator George Maziarz poses with Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano, and Event Chairperson Carol Calato.  Visit for more information on this free outdoor event.

July 13, 2010

Crossbow hunting in New York State

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that the State Senate has given final passage to legislation (S.6793-B) he co-sponsored to allow for hunting with crossbows in New York State.

July 1, 2010

Bipartisan coalition calls for action on Power For Jobs reform

Senator George Maziarz and a bipartisan coalition of legislative leaders today called on the Assembly Majority to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs in New York State by passing Energize New York, which would reform and make permanent the State’s low cost power programs (Power for Jobs and the Energy Cost Savings Benefit Program expired June 2nd).

June 29, 2010

Historic legislation keeps Power Authority monies in Western New York

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S.5783-A) sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) directing that earnings from the sale of unallocated  expansion power and replacement power shall be deposited into a new Western New York Economic Development Fund. 

June 25, 2010

Honoring Marine Lance Corporal Timothy Serwinowski from North Tonawanda

On Thursday, June 24, 2010, the New York State Senate unanimously adopted a resolution honoring Lance Corporal Timothy G. Serwinowski of North Tonawanda.  The 21-year old Marine was killed in Afghanistan last weekend.

In this video clip Senator George Maziarz, a North Tonawanda native, speaks on the floor of the Senate Chamber about the ultimate sacrifice made by our hometown hero, Lance Cpl. Serwinowski.  A moment of silence follows.

June 24, 2010

Juvenile Justice Reform Needed at OCFS

State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put

June 16, 2010

Highlights of Small Business Development Seminar

On May 20, 2010, Senator Maziarz participated in the annual Small Business Development Seminar at Niagara County Community College.  The popular event, which Senator Maziarz cosponsors, brings together small business development experts from around the region to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

June 16, 2010

Highlighting sportsfishing in Lake Ontario

On Sunday, June 13, Senator Maziarz attended the awards ceremony for the 5th Annual Orleans County Lake Ontario Pro-Am Tournament at the Orleans County Marine Park near Point Breeze.  This popular event highlights the wonderful sportsfishing opportunities found along the Orleans County lakeshore.  In this photo Senator Maziarz poses with County Legislator Ken Rush, County Legislature Chairman Dave Callard, Tournament Director Gene Christopher, and Pro-Am Coordinators Bob Cinelli and Dave Turner.

June 14, 2010

Senator Maziarz joins rally in favor of safe natural gas drilling

Senator George Maziarz, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications, spoke at the “S.O.S. (Save Our State) Gas Rally” in Albany on June 9, 2010. 

June 11, 2010

Committee Meeting: Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Senator George D. Maziarz, Chair 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The following bills have been added to the agenda pursuant to the rule regarding 45-day motions for commmittee consideration:  S2084 - Parker  S2349A - Schneiderman  S3446A - Perkins  S3573A - Perkins  S5170 - Parker  S5171 - Parker  S5535 – Foley


June 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia

David Bellavia has distinguished himself through both his profound leadership on the battlefields of Iraq and his compassionate and dedicated efforts to build public support for his fellow soldiers.

May 28, 2010