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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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Upcoming public meeting on Lake Ontario lake levels

If you are concerned about extremely low or high water levels in Lake Ontario, as I am, I urge you to attend a special upcoming public hearing where you can make your views known.

July 9, 2013
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Ridgeway's 200th Anniversary

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.

July 3, 2013
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Touring flood damage in Lockport

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.

July 2, 2013
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Saluting GM Foundation's charitable giving

Senator George Maziarz was proud to be in attendance when GM Foundation officials announced grant funding to support local organizations in Niagara County.  They are a great community partner!

July 1, 2013
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Cutting the ribbon at Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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.

June 28, 2013
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Point Breeze is the Ultimate Fishing Town

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.

June 26, 2013
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Senator Maziarz announces library construction funding

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.

The awardees are as follows:

June 20, 2013
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