Photo: Senator Seward arrives at Stiefel Labs, Oak Hill for a meeting on the plant's future in Greene County.
The Daily MailBy Hillary Hawke
DURHAM — Stiefel’s representatives and regional lawmakers met on Monday in a session closed to the public about parent company GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) stunningly unexpected announcement on Nov. 11 to close the Oak Hill site and phase out 262 positions.
Pictured, from left, HCCC Board of Trustees Chairman Donald Snyder, HCCC President Dr. Ann Marie Murray, SUNY Board of Trustees member Robert J. Bellafiore, SUNY Institute of Technology President Wolf Yeigh and Senator James L. Seward.
10/23/2009 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today unveiled grant funds for clean water projects in Cooperstown and Richfield Springs. New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Acting President Matthew Millea joined Senator Seward and other state and local dignitaries to announce the funding, provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
CATSKILL — State Senator James Seward, R-Oneonta, held a town hall meeting at Catskill Middle School Tuesday night, giving attendees an overview of the current condition of state government and fielding questions from constituents.
“It’s no secret that we’ve had a very busy and interesting time in Albany this year,” Seward said.
COBLESKILL -- He couldn’t confirm it—yet—but minutes before he was to speak at a dairy industry rally yesterday in Cobleskill, State Senator Jim Seward got a message many fear is just the beginning: One of the banks in Chenango County was foreclosing on six farms there.
HUNTER — Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) was recognized recently by the Ski Areas of New York (SANY) for support and dedication to the New York state ski industry and its beneficial effect on the state’s economy.
Ilion, N.Y. - Senator James Seward met with area firefighters on 9/11 to unveil senate initiatives that will provide funding to three local fire departments, allowing them the opportunity to upgrade their aging equipment.
Frankfort, N.Y. - More than a year after announcing that they would be taking the light bulb to the next level with the creation of a division focused on developing light-emitting diodes, officials at Fiberdyne Labs welcomed state Senator James Seward and state Assemblyman Marc Butler to their location in the Frankfort 5S North Business Park Tuesday for an inspection of sorts.
COBLESKILL, 08/04/09 -- Armed with the traditional golden shovel and hard hats, SUNY Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, New York State Senator James Seward, Assemblyman Peter Lopez and college officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the $41.7M Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources on Tuesday, August 4 at SUNY Cobleskill.
Little Falls, N.Y. - An artifact of the diverse ethnic heritage of the Mohawk Valley, Preserve Our Past has undertaken the stabilization of the Italian community bake oven that is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.
ONEONTA - Area residents are starting to see a new charge on their utility bills.
A "conservation assessment" and an increase in a fee to fund the Public Service Commission are resulting in a 2 percent increase in energy bills, according to National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas.
The utility increases will hit residents and businesses alike, said state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford.
"We estimate for a family, it could cost an additional $200 a year for electricity," Seward said. "For businesses, you get up into the thousands of dollars."
CATSKILL — A lively and welcoming crowd, combined with a wide assortment of homemade dishes ranging from hearty pot roast to no-bake oatmeal cookies resulted in the rousing success of the first Senior Citizen Cookoff in roughly 30 years.
CATSKILL — State legislators representing Greene County agreed that consolidation of municipal governments and services could alleviate property tax increases, but hope certain changes can be made to the bill before it is sent to Gov. David A. Paterson for signature.
The New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act passed a June 1 state Senate vote of 46-16.
It passed a June 3 vote in the state Assembly of 118-26.