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>Maziarz appointed to two more committees

State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, has been named to two additional Senate committees -- Finance and Judiciary -- for the 2007 Legislative session, his office announced Wednesday.

The Senate Finance Committee plays a critical role in reviewing and negotiating the state budget, and the Judiciary Committee screens nominations to the State Court of Appeals and oversees legislation affecting the state's judicial system.

"Shaping the state budget and serving as a check and balance to the judicial branch are two of the most important roles we play as legislators," Maziarz said.

Maziarz is chairman of the Labor Committee and also is a member of the following committees: Aging; Corporations, Authorities & Commissions; Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections; and Energy & Telecommunications.


>Slide show to feature town's Prussian settlers

WHEATFIELD -- Members of the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York will show slides formerly presented by Eugene Camann, a deceased member of the group, at 7 p.m. todayin the Wheatfield Community Center on Church Road.

Camann, who died in April at age 84, had written a book about Prussian settlers in Wheatfield that documented his family's history of immigration and building a strong base of local history lovers.

He also helped open the society's museum, Das Haus, in an original 1843 log home built by settlers in the hamlet of Bergholz.

The society will serve refreshments after the free event.

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