PRATTSVILLE, 08/31/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate for a tour of flood ravaged portions of upstate New York.
“The devastation is utterly astonishing,” said Senator Seward. “My heart goes out to the families and individuals who are demonstrating such amazing courage and fortitude in the face of this tragedy.
“I also want to commend the first responders, National Guard members and local elected officials who have worked tirelessly around the clock to protect life and property before, during and after the storm.”
HERKIMER, 10/27/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a $130,000 state grant he secured will assist with construction costs to shore up East German Street Extension along the West Canada Creek in the Town of Herkimer. Senator Seward made the announcement at the construction site as work on the project commenced.
“When you get right down to it, the first priority of a public official is the safety of those he represents,” said Senator Seward. “This grant is a key component of the funding needed to move this construction project forward and protect homes and infrastructure along East German Street Extension.”