For more than 25 years, the YWCA of Niagara has provided food, housing, counseling and advocacy for some of the most fragile members of the Niagara County community; the hundreds of women and children, victims of domestic violence, victims who call the emergency hotline or come to the YWCA seeking lifesaving shelter and a chance at a new life for themselves and their children.
Senator George Maziarz recently met with Christopher Puchalski and Joseph Kissel to learn about the "Old Stone Chimney" in Niagara Falls. While it is currently in an obscure location, the trio discussed strategies to preserve and promote awareness of the mid-18th century structure.
If you or someone you know in the Lockport area suffered property damage during the late June flood, this message is for you: the State of New York is making a total of $2,000,000 available to help Niagara County residents repair and rebuild.
These dollars—earmarked in the state budget for emergencies such as ours—will be very helpful to local residents because there was not enough damage to trigger FEMA aid, and insurance providers do not cover all losses.
Senator George D. Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) is pleased to announce that thanks to the generous donation of FedEx, local Peace Corp volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda is embarking on a major renovation and expansion project. This is a real cultural gem, and the progress over the next two years will position the facility well for the future.
The Town of Ridgeway in Orleans County recently celebrated its 200th Anniversary. At an open house in the newly-renovated town hall, Senator George Maziarz presented a copy of a resolution adopted in the State Senate marking the bicentennial to Town Supervisor Brian Napoli.
This morning Senator George Maziarz joined a host of officials--including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Charles Schumer--in touring Lockport sites that suffered severe damage as a result of last week's heavy rainfall. The officials are working to ensure that emergency aid is made available to the greatest extent possible.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy and TelecommunicationsChair: Senator George D. MaziarzPublic Hearing: To examine and analyze the plans, contentions and arguments putforward in relation to the Indian Point Contingency proceedings beingconducted by the New York State Public Service Commission and todetermine the impacts of potential outcomes on the state’s environmentand particularly air quality, as well as ratepayer costs, reliability andcompetitive markets.Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2286Media Contact: Kate Alexander (716) 434-0680ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
This unique attraction in Lockport has a brand new headquarters! Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in cutting the ribbon to open the new facility on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Erie Canal's "Flight of Five" locks. Visit www.lockportcave.com for more information.
Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in celebrating the news that Point Breeze has won a contest to be named the "Ultimate Fishing Town" by the World Fishing Network. In addition to being featured on the network, a prize of $25,000 has been awarded to support local fishing programs. From left: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, business owner Sharon Narburgh, Senator George Maziarz, town councilwoman Joyce Harris, and Orleans County Sportsfishing Coordinator Mike Waterhouse.
Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) announced that several libraries in his district will benefit from Public Library Construction Grant Program funds. The grants are made from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2012-2013 state budget.
Less than two months after Lakeside Health System officially closed its hospital to patients, the Lakeside Board today announced plans to sell most of the system’s assets to the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The deal breathes new life into the West Avenue campus in Brockport, reestablishing urgent care and outpatient services to support Brockport-area physicians and patients.