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New law restores funding cuts to the disabled community

Earlier this year, I stood with my Senate colleagues to block $120 million in cuts to programs that serve developmentally disabled New Yorkers.  While our efforts during the 2013-1014 budget negotiations restored some of the funding, programs throughout our state were still in danger due to a $90 million budget shortfall --- threatening to diminish access to important services for thousands of developmentally disabled citizens across the state.

Few issues this year have generated more input from concerned constituents. That's why I am pleased to announce that support for these vital programs will now be protected under legislation that Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law.

September 30, 2013
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Senator Maziarz earns first-ever "Friend of YWCA of Niagara" Award

Earlier this week the YWCA of Niagara bestowed Senator George Maziarz with the first-ever "Friend of the YWCA Award" in honor of his longtime support of the organization, particularly its domestic violence program.  

Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of the YWCA of Niagara, said, "From the moment he took office in 1995, Sen. Maziarz has been a loyal friend and supporter of the YWCA of Niagara, specifically the domestic violence victims we serve in our shelter, transitional housing and counseling programs, as well as the residents of Carolyn's House, our supportive housing program for homeless women and children."

September 27, 2013
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Senator Maziarz focuses on Middleport remediation debate

The following is a "guest view" submitted to local newspapers by Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Jane Corwin:

September 26, 2013
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The Cottages at Troutburg is open for business

Today Senator George Maziarz joined developers and local officials to mark the opening of The Cottages at Troutburg, a new three-season cottage community in Kendall.  The prime location on the southern shore of Lake Ontario will surely draw many people to this destination.  Visit www.thecottagesattroutburg.com for more information.

September 25, 2013
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Remembering 9/11

This morning, Senator George Maziarz attended the annual 9/11 observance in Orleans County.  We remember all those who lost their lives that day, and we thank the first responders and the Armed Forces who protect us and keep us safe.

September 11, 2013
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Orleans County school districts benefit from Bullet Aid

Senator George D. Maziarz is pleased to announce that he has secured “bullet aid” earmarks in the 2013-2014 state budget for school districts in Orleans County.  Each of the five school districts—Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville, and Medina—will receive $67,800 in bullet aid, which is above and beyond the regular state aid these districts are slated to receive.

Today’s announcement was made at the offices of the Albion Central School District, hosted by Albion Superintendent Mike Bonnewell.

September 9, 2013
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Protect Your Identity with E-Recycling and Document Shredding

 

PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY WITH E-RECYCLING AND DOCUMENT SHREDDING-THIS SATURDAY

September 7, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Breaking ground for Meadow Drive extension in North Tonawanda

Senator George Maziarz, Mayor Rob Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, former Congressman Thomas Reynolds, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ground breaking event for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.

August 28, 2013
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Message from Senator Maziarz: To continue to get tax relief, Basic STAR recipients must re-register

I have some very important news to share with homeowners in Western New York.  If you are a homeowner who receives a Basic STAR exemption for your school property taxes, you will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond.  This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.

August 28, 2013
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Track How YOUR Casino Dollars are Spent

Niagara Falls recently received an $89 million check from New York State as the City's share of casino revenue.  To ensure accountability and transparency, Senator Maziarz and the Niagara Falls City Council are teaming up to provide you with accounting of how this money is spent.

When the Council approves spending, you will know!

The Casino Revenue, both the current amount and that which the City receives each year, can only be spent through City Council approval.  After each Council meeting, where casino funds are appropriated, a new report will be published, providing YOU with details of how each dollar is spent.

The bi-monthly expenditures can be viewed on Senator Maziarz's website.

August 27, 2013
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State Still Taking Assessment Information for Summer Storms

The State came out with a new 1-800 number today for individuals and businesses to call and submit their assessment information from both the storm in Lockport on June 28th, and the storm that hit Niagara County on July 19th.  If you were unable to submit your information when the mobile command centers were in town, you can still submit information via this new number.  There are also individuals available to answer your questions.  The number is:

1-800-339-1759

August 26, 2013
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From the Union Sun & Journal: Maziarz to receive first "Friend of YWCA" award"

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.

August 19, 2013
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Remembering Medal of Honor winner George "Bud" Day

One-time Niagara County resident George “Bud” Day, who led a stellar military career through three wars and received the Medal of Honor, died on July 27 at the age of 88.  He deserves to be remembered.

August 16, 2013
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Wilson graduate is bound for SUNY Maritime

This Sunday, Joe Brown of Wilson is heading off to SUNY Maritime to begin his college studies.  Senator Maziarz was proud to sponsor him through the Cadet Appointment Program.  Good luck Joe!

August 6, 2013
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Wishing Mary Toromino a Happy 90th Birthday!

Senator George Maziarz recently had the pleasure of stopping by a birthday party in the Town of Niagara for Mary Toromino who turned 90 years old.  Congratulations Mary!

July 29, 2013
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"Old Stone Chimney" is worthy of historic preservation

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.

July 18, 2013
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State funds available to repair flood damage to private property

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.

July 18, 2013
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FEDEX TO DONATE SHIPPING FOR LOCAL PEACE CORP VOLUNTEER

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.

 

July 17, 2013
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Historic Riviera Theatre to expand

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.

July 12, 2013
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Fourth of July Parade in Royalton

Senator George Maziarz attended the annual Fourth of July Parade in the Town of Royalton.  There is always a great turnout for this event, which gives special prominence to local veterans.

July 11, 2013
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