ALBANY, 01/12/11 — One Ilion teenager and dozens of regional other tobacco prevention advocates met with state representatives at the capitol on Tuesday.
Chelsea Blovat, a senior at Ilion Senior High School, spent the day in Albany with about 25 other youth leaders from Herkimer, Oneida and Madison counties as representatives for Reality Check, a youth-based, adult-mentored group that wants to see the end of tobacco use and advertising.
“We were able to go and see some of our legislators and were able to talk to them and invite them to events in the near future,” said Blovat in a phone interview Tuesday.
Athens, 11/16/10 - It was an opera house in the 19th century, and a bowling alley and a gym in the 20th century. For the 21st century, Athens old Brook’s Opera House has become an operating brewery, soon to be pub and restaurant and eventually a concert hall.
On Monday, Crossroads Brewery was a vortex of craft brewers and elected officials sampling beer and listening to the Grateful Dead. But what looked like a high time on the surface had quite serious implications for Greene County.
Slaterville Springs, 10/08/10 - Longtime Slaterville Springs residents remember what happened in 1990 when a bridge project over Six Mile Creek punctured their aquifer and left 15-to-20 homes with no water -- the county had to bring in a pump to supply residents with water for almost a year, said Tompkins County Legislator Frank Proto, R-Caroline and Danby.
Ilion, 10/07/10 — Fermer Precision has partnered with a downstate company for a new product line.
Mark Cushman, vice president of operations at Fermer Precision, said its workers will make power transmission components that will be assembled by Rockland Standard Gear, located in Sloatsburg in Rockland County.
“It’s a real exciting day for two great New York state companies,” he said.
State Senator James Seward, R,C,I - Milford, took a tour of the facility before the start of the conference.
HUNTER, 09/15/10 — NYS Senator James Seward, R-Milford, and NYS Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, met with emergency response leaders and local government officials in the Town of Hunter on Tuesday to discuss how to increase safety for hikers in the Platte Clove and Kaaterskill Falls areas.
The meeting came in the wake of recent fatalities in both areas, and Seward has called for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate what can be done to ensure hikers on State Forest Preserve lands do not fall to their deaths.
“We’re here to gather facts, information, and ammunition,” said Seward, “so that we can continue to press our case with DEC to take some action.”
“Bringing down the cost of doing business is the critical component of job creation in upstate New York. That is why I have strongly advocated extending municipal electric service from the Village of Frankfort to the Frankfort 5S Business Park. With final approval from the New York State Public Service Commission, the business park will now be equipped to offer manufacturers and other prospective tenants low cost power to go along with excellent transportation routes and a first-class local workforce. All things considered, the “Pumpkin Patch” is now one of the premier sites for economic development in the Mohawk Valley.”
“The Springbrook expansion will change lives for the better on several levels and will pay future dividends, both economically and socially. The project will provide quality jobs at a time when the area economy needs a boost. It will produce long term savings to the state, something every single taxpayer can appreciate. And, most important, the expansion will improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities and their families," said Senator Seward.
Springbrook project expected to create jobs, add school
ILION, 05/11/10 — Freedom Group’s COO, Joseph B. Gross, today announced that the Remington Arms facility in Ilion, New York, will add 100 manufacturing jobs as it relocates certain production from its Marlin factory in North Haven Connecticut. The 194-year-old Ilion Firearms Plant, which is the Mohawk Valley’s largest employer and the nation’s longest continuous manufacturer, will receive $5.9 million in building improvements, equipment and machinery investment over the next two years.
LEEDS, 04/20/10 - An assembly of business, municipal and education leaders from Greene and Columbia counties as well as from Berkshire County in Massachusetts heard Monday how Greene County is positioned well to reap the benefits of the fabricator Global Foundries in the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County.
CATSKILL, 04/18/10 – At the start of the second annual Autism Awareness Walk, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, an $8,000 senate grant toward operating expenses for the Autism Connection of Greene County.
Students at Catskill Elementary School learned Monday the importance of trees to the environment and economy during a special Agricultural Literacy Week story hour. State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Oneonta, was the event’s guest reader.
GREENVILLE — A start-up biotechnology company is establishing a business incubator at Greenville High School, in what’s being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will enhance the relationship between educators and entrepreneurs.
CATSKILL, 12/12/09 – Joined by players, coaches and families, Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes, at his request, a $5,000 senate grant toward new equipment and lighting for the Greene County Pop Warner Football league.
“The senate funding will help improve the football experience for our young men and women,” said Senator Seward. “For many of these athletes this is their first opportunity to take part in organized athletics, a step along what can be a very rewarding path.”
HERKIMER, 12/09/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) joined law enforcement officials today for a demonstration of the new Herkimer County sheriff’s computer based pistol license and weapons tracking program.
“Herkimer County is one of only a handful of counties across the state utilizing this new, cutting-edge technology to issue pistol licenses,” said Senator Seward. “The system reduces paperwork for local officials while enhancing record keeping and streamlining the registration process for qualified gun owners.”