James L. Seward's News items

State Fund Helps Caroline Fire Co

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 3, 2008
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State Fund Helps Schoharie County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 2, 2008
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Seward Announces Sherburne Police Grant

Senator James L. Seward was in Sherburne on Friday, February 1 to announce a $20,000 senate award for a new patrol vehicle for the Village of Sherburne Police Department. Seward was hosted by village Mayor William Acee at the village hall.

February 1, 2008
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State Fund Helps Otsego County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

February 1, 2008
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State Fund Helps Herkimer Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 31, 2008
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State Fund Helps Greene County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 30, 2008
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Seward: Audit Confirms No Toll Hike Stance

Senator James L. Seward today called on the New York State Thruway to rescind its proposed July toll hike in light of the state comptroller's recent audit finding that the proposed toll hikes are unwarranted.

January 29, 2008
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State Fund Helps Cortland County Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 29, 2008
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Senate Passes Upstate Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2008
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State Fund Helps Chenango Vol Fire/ems

An annual state report shows the effectiveness of the state's emergency services revolving loan fund in helping provide equipment for the fire and ambulance squads of the state's rural areas, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward is chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Emergency Volunteer Services, and authored the legislation establishing the loan program.

January 28, 2008
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Seward Comments On Budget

Senator James L. Seward commented on the governor's proposed 2008-2009 state budget, unveiled in Albany today.

"Under the governor's budget, if you drive a car, own a home or want to buy one, you'll pay more money. You'll also pay more for your health insurance.

"A first look at the governor's proposed budget indicates that it taxes too much, spends too much, and is light on help for upstate New York. It spends at twice the rate of inflation.

January 22, 2008
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Seward To Address Newest Cops

Senator James L. Seward will address the newest police officers in New York State at the graduation ceremony of the Otsego County Law Enforcement Academy on Saturday, January 19, at 5:00 p.m. at Hunt Union of the State University of Oneonta.

"I have great respect for the men and women who have been through the academy and their willingness to serve in the honorable profession of law enforcement," Seward said.

January 18, 2008
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Seward Announces Area 'restore-ny' Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that Sharon Springs Inc. has been awarded $500,000 for the rehabilitation of pavilion cottages at one of Sharon Springs' spas, to make the springs an international destination and resort.

In addition, the Lake Street development project in Richfield Springs, Otsego County, has been tapped to receive $500,000.

January 16, 2008
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Seward: New Year Needs Three Step Focus; Real Solutions

In press conferences across his district kicking off the 2008 session of the New York State Senate, Senator James L. Seward outlined a plan he dubbed "Focus 1-2-3," saying the state legislature and governor must focus on 1) Genuine and structural property tax relief, 2) A comprehensive plan for economic growth, and 3) New measures to help cut energy costs for consumers.

January 14, 2008
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Seward, Griffo, Libous Announce Senate $ Flow To Fight Powerline

State Senators James L. Seward and Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) said today that more than $418,000 in senate funding pledged by the senate Republican majority to help battle NYRI's proposed power line had been disbursed to the agency handling the bills for Communities Against Regional Interconnect (CARI). CARI is the umbrella organization coordinating local opposition to NYRI's proposal and it comprises counties along the NYRI route.

January 9, 2008
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Little Falls Woman Reappointed To State Panel

Shirley Wilcox of E. Monroe Street, Little Falls, has been confirmed by the state senate for a new term on the Board of Visitors of the Central NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full senate.

    Wilcox has a child with a handicapping condition and has been a parent advocate for developmentally disabled individuals.

December 19, 2007
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Oneonta Man Named To State Panel

Thomas W. O'Brien of Gifford Hill Road, Oneonta, has been confirmed by the state senate to serve on the State Environmental Board, Senator James L. Seward announced today. Seward is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted upon by the full senate.

December 19, 2007
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Snowmobiling Brochures Available

    State Senator James Seward announced today the availability of informational brochures for snowmobilers this winter, available upon request at his Oneonta district office. The brochures include the "Snowmobile Trails Map," the "Snowmobiler's Guide," and "Snowmobiles: Answers for Enthusiasts."

    Every year thousands of people from New York and around the world enjoy the state's more than 11,000 miles of scenic snowmobile trails. The brochures are designed to act as a guide along these trails to help keep snowmobilers safe, and their environmental impact to a minimum.

December 19, 2007
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Schoharie School In Line For Challenge Grant

Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School is one of several rural schools in line for funding from the state senate through the Rural Education Advisory Committee, Senator James L. Seward said today.

The school will receive $ 185 for its transition team initiative, intended to offer incoming freshmen academic and social support in their move to a high school setting. Incoming high school freshmen will meet with faculty to discuss setting goals in high school, problems and concerns about their step into the high school environment.

December 12, 2007
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Cortland Schools In Line For Challenge Grant

McGraw Central and Cortland City School Districts are two of several rural schools to get grants from the state senate through the Rural Education Advisory Committee, Senator James L. Seward said today.

McGraw will receive $1,700 for its "Historical Living Museum" project, which will allow 8th grade students to apply research and biographical writing techniques along with oral presentation skills. Students will study the contributions and talents of certain historical characters and their impact on the development of the nation.

December 12, 2007
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