ALBANY, 05/30/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today encouraged residents to celebrate the diversity and richness of the state’s museums by discovering one of the many cultural offerings throughout the Empire State during the first ever New York State Museum Week.
COOPERSTOWN, 09/06/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a $250,000 legislative grant he secured will assist with restoration and preservation at Hyde Hall in Cooperstown.
PHOENICIA, 12/05/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced a $20,000 state grant to assist with reconstruction and expansion of the Phoenicia Library.
“Our libraries are hubs for countless activities and are vital to our communities, especially in these tough economic times,” said Senator Seward. “I am pleased to partner with the Phoenicia Library and the many area donors to help rebuild and expand this indispensable local resource.”
ONEONTA, 06/13/14 – A portion of New York State Route 44/55 in Ulster County will be renamed in honor of United States Army Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II through legislation introduced in Albany this week. The bill (S.7824) sponsored by Senator James L. Seward is expected to come to the senate floor for a vote prior to the scheduled end of the current legislative session on June 19, 2014.
ONEONTA, 07/03/14 – A portion of New York State Highway 44/55 in Ulster County will be renamed in honor of United States Army Sergeant Shawn Michael Farrell II under legislation signed into law today. The legislation (S.7824) was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) and pays tribute to the young soldier killed on April 28th in Afghanistan.
SHERBURNE, 07/26/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined in the grand opening of the Sherburne Historic Park Society’s new museum building and announced a $50,000 state grant he secured to help with construction costs.
“The Town of Sherburne is a picture perfect example of upstate New York life with a rich history and traditions all its own,” said Senator Seward. “This new museum will serve as a testament to Sherburne’s past while adding to the quality of life for residents and offering tourists another reason to visit Sherburne - a plus for our local businesses.”