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September 9, 2009
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SAY HELLO TO NIAGARA COUNTY’S NEW AIRPORT!

It’s time for take-off! The new terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport, located right next door to the old one on Niagara Falls Boulevard, is on its way to serving as a premier gateway to our region.  Now that we cut the ribbon to open the new facility on September 2, 2009, the sky is the limit for the possibilities we have to attract businesses and visitors to our region. This new airport is an airport for the people, as the hundreds of families who came to the open house will attest.  It is a destination in and of itself. Three

September 9, 2009
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Niagara Falls International Aiport

"Senator Maziarz offers remarks at the grand opening ceremony for the new terminal at the Niagara Falls International Airport."

September 2, 2009
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Protect Your Identity Days

         Niagara County Refuse Disposal District in association with Senator George Maziarz ran a “Protect Your Identity Day” on August 15th, 2009. Businesses were allowed to securely destroy sensitive documents, electronics and x-rays at a onetime no cost opportunity.  

August 19, 2009
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YAHOO!!!

Senator Maziarz and local officials broke ground on the Yahoo data centerproject in the Town of Lockport Industrial Park.

August 12, 2009
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DISASTROUS STATE BUDGET CONTINUES TO PILE ON MORE TAXES AND FEES

                           Drivers Licenses & Registrations to Increase 25% on September 1             Every New Yorker who drives a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, or boat will be paying more as the latest round of massive tax and fee hikes approved as part of the state budget takes effect on September 1.  Most vehicle-related fees will go up 25 percent for virtual

August 7, 2009
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NY Drivers Will Pay More for Plates

 

It's another fee adopted in this year's state budget and it will affect every New Yorker who owns a vehicle.

By April, 2010, new license plates will go out. And when you renew your registration or get a new vehicle you'll be required to get them. And it will cost you more too. The new plates will increase from $15 to $25.

August 5, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ DECRIES LATEST LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO UNDERMINE LOCAL BENEFITS OF HYDROPOWER

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) held a press conference this afternoon in Buffalo to denounce a bill that will deprive Western New York of the benefits of low-cost power generated at the Niagara Power Project, the New York Power Authority’s largest hydropower facility.  Senate Bill 6050 was debated voted on, and passed in the State Senate at 3:00 AM on July 16.

July 23, 2009
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What is that note attached to my utility bill?

What is that note attached to my utility bill?By Senator George Maziarz

You may have received an unwelcome note with your last utility bill.  Thenote might have said something like: “Due to a state law that took effecton July 1, 2009, utilities must collect a special assessment from allcustomers for the state’s general fund.  This assessment amounts to anannual bill increase of approximately 2%.”

July 15, 2009
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Budwey's Supermarket Opening Its Doors in Newfane

    Owners Frank Budwey, Paul Lamparelli & Peter Lamparelli invited the community to a formal ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of Newfane's new Budwey's Supermarket, located at 2555 Main Street in the Village.

June 22, 2009
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NEW REFORMS FROM NEW MAJORITY

The following reforms were enactedly immediately following the vote for new Senate leadership on June 8, 2009.

Summary of Rules Changes

Temporary President

June 9, 2009
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The Dalai Lama.

Senator Maziarz greets the Dalai Lama in the Senate Chamber in Albany.  May 2009.

June 5, 2009
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May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month.

Senator Maziarz co-sponsored a resolution declaring the month of May 2009 as Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month in New York.

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic tumor disorder that causes tumors to form along the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. Symptoms may include brain tumors, blindness, deafness, seizures, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and cancer. To date there is no cure or effective treatment.  

May 27, 2009
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State OKs low-cost power for Yahoo! facility

By Jonathan D. Epstein
NEWS BUSINESS REPORTER

 

Gov. David A. Paterson announced Tuesday that Yahoo! would bring a new data center and more than 100 jobs to Western New York, but the Internet company said it is still considering other states.

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR MAZIARZ HOSTED CHILD SAFETY DAY

            Senator George Maziarz hosted a free Child Safety Day on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at his district office, located at 2578 Niagara Falls Boulevard (the “Boulder Commons” plaza) in the Town of Wheatfield.  The event ran from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

May 18, 2009
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NYPA HEADQUARTERS SHOULD MOVE TO NIAGARA COUNTY

Senator Maziarz encourages Governor, NYPA CEO to relocate to The Summit

     Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today wrote to Governor DavidPaterson and New York Power Authority President and CEO Richie Kesselurging them to relocate NYPA’s administrative offices from White Plains toNiagara County.  Specifically, the relocation should focus on The Summit,the Wheatfield shopping mall scheduled to close in early June.

May 15, 2009
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May 11, 2009
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Mother's Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk

Senator Maziarz helped sponsor the Mother's Day Breast Cancer Canal Walk in Lockport on May 10th, 2009. Mayor Tucker was also in attendance for the event.

May 11, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GEORGE MAZIARZ ON THE MTA BAILOUT

It is astonishing, but not surprising, that the legislative leaders in Albany spend a great deal of time and money on a bailout of the New York City-based Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Where is the bailout for Western New York?  I wish they had spent as much time worrying about what the tax burden is on Western New York homeowners as they do about what the fare is on a bus in Brooklyn. 

May 7, 2009
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