James L. Seward's News items

Herkimer County Pistol License System On Target

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.”

December 9, 2009

Seward Ushers In The Holidays At Kaaterskill Care

By Colin DeVries

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

The 17th annual tree lighting ceremony at Kaaterskill Care Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation brought friends, family and local dignitaries together to share in the holiday spirit.

December 4, 2009

Seward Fights To Rescue Greene County Jobs

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.

November 17, 2009

SUNY Strategic Plan Important To Local Colleges

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.  

The Evening Times

By Rob Juteau

November 14, 2009

Clean Water Projects Receive Stimulus Funds

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). 

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October 24, 2009

Seward Takes Message To The People

The Daily Mail

By Jim Planck

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.

October 7, 2009

Seward Speaks Out For Dairy Farmers

Times Journal

By Patsy Nicosia

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.

October 7, 2009

Seward Lifts Ski Industry

The Windham Journal

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.

September 25, 2009
September 14, 2009

Emergency Response Grants Unveiled on 9/11

The Evening Telegram

By Julie McCaulley

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.

September 11, 2009

Senator Seward Puts The "O" In Oneonta Theatre

News Channel 2 - WKTV

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - An historic theatre in Downtown Oneonta is getting a facelift thanks to a state grant.

Multimedia Watch The Video Senator James Seward was at the Oneonta Theatre on Chestnut Street, where he announced $10,000 to help restore the landmark and assist with general operating expenses.

Senator Seward recalls standing outside the theatre as a child waiting to see the latest disney film.

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September 3, 2009

Seward & Butler Check On New Technology In Frankfort

The Evening Times

By Rob Juteau

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.

August 26, 2009
August 22, 2009

Seward Joins SUNY Cobleskill Celebration For New Ag Center

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.

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August 4, 2009

Seward Visits Site of Italian Community Bake Oven

The Evening Times

By Rob Juteau

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.

July 31, 2009

Radio Station Expansion Increases Public Safety

The Daily Star

By Denise Richardson

ONEONTA _ SUNY Oneonta's public-radio staff is working to broadcast beyond Oneonta and reach more of Otsego County, station and college administrators said Wednesday.

July 23, 2009

New Utility Tax Takes Effect

The Daily Star

By Jake Palmateer

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."

July 21, 2009

Lifesaving Teens Honored

The Cooperstown Crier

By Jim Austin

COOPERSTOWN - Village lifeguards Ryan Davine and Todd Mayton were honored Monday night for rescuing a couple after their canoe capsized in Otsego Lake on Memorial Day.

During a brief ceremony at Three Mile Point, where the rescue occurred, Mayor Carol Waller said the two 17-year-olds took it stride like it was just a part of their jobs.

July 16, 2009

Greene County Seniors Dish Up Some Winning Recipes

The Daily Mail

By Chris Redwing

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.

June 22, 2009

NY Government Merger Bill Draws Criticism

The Daily Mail

By Susan Campriello

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.

June 10, 2009
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