At a press conference at the Little Falls Fire Department on Tuesday, Senator James L. Seward unveiled two senate grants included in the 2005-2006 state budget. Seward was joined at the event by the city fire chief, Robert Parese, Mayor Ted Wind, Legislators J. Keith Davy, Dennis Korce and Raymond Smith, and Little Falls Town Supervisor Robert Gardinier. Seward said that $15,000 had been set aside in the budget for the City of Little Falls and $5,000 for the Town of Little Falls.
At an all-day drill for police and fire first responders in Herkimer County, State Senator James L. Seward announced a $9,000 state senate grant to fund completion of the county's GIS (geographic information system) project. The award pays the final costs of the $29,000 project, originally funded with a 2004 federal bioterrorism preparedness grant."The senate funding helps complete an important, potentially lifesaving project without further burdening local property taxes," Seward said.
New York State Senator James L. Seward today released the text of a letter he has sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urging the mayor to adopt five key points in an action plan for the Gilboa Dam."The city has been appropriately cautious and that's commendable," Seward said. "But going forward, we need to build the new dam on five important blocks in the foundation. Based on the comments, concerns and suggestions from citizens and officials, I have urged the mayor to take the following steps:1.
ALBANY, 11/22/05 -- Area justice courts are in line for state grants under the state's justice court assistance program, Senator James L. Seward said today. The funding helps purchase equipment and facility upgrades under the 2005-2006 state budget. "The grants help local governments fulfill an important function of government -- provide local courts," Senator Seward said. "In addition, the funds help reduce pressure on local finances and local taxes.
While I typically devote this section of the website to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, craft and pass laws that would improve our lives, this week I wanted to take a momentary departure to observe one of the governmental roots of Thanksgiving.
The following proclamation was issued by President George Washington in 1789, and is considered the first governmental observance of what we know today as Thanksgiving.
Senator James L. Seward today announced $205,000 in grants for area school districts for projects ranging from an after school program to emergency building expenses. Seward unveiled the awards at a ceremony at Oneonta's Greater Plains Elementary School. "All of these awards will help provide important local and educational services, reduce families' expenses, and reduce burdens on property taxpayers," Seward said.
Area residents are invited to two local events on the topic of breast cancer sponsored by State Senator James L. Seward, Breast Cancer Options and the Greene County Healthy Women's Partnership. In addition, Seward is offering a special breast cancer screening through a mobile mammography van to those who sign up in advance.The screening will take place on Monday, November 14, at the Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy Street, Catskill, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Women who want to sign up for an exam should call 1-888-423-3366.
LITTLE FALLS, 11/9/05 -- At a press conference today in Little Falls with the Herkimer County IDA and local officials, Senator James L. Seward today unveiled $100,000 in economic development initiatives through the state senate that will help retain and boost jobs in Herkimer County.Seward announced $50,000 for an expansion of N.E.P. Glass in a new location in the Town of Little Falls and $50,000 for Empire Fibreglass Products of Little Falls to acquire more production area. The funds, which will be administered by the Herkimer County IDA, will assist N.E.P.
Senator James L. Seward today announced that the 2005-2006 state budget includes, at his request, transportation initiatives for the Tompkins County Towns of Danby and Caroline. Seward said the funding was requested by Caroline Town Highway Superintendent Cindy Whittaker, Danby Town Highway Superintendent William Hall and County Representative Frank Proto, who represents both towns on the county legislature. Town of Caroline. Seward announced $35,000 in funding for repair of 1.5 miles of South Road in Caroline that ends at the Town of Candor.
ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Cortland County and in the Tompkins County portion of the 51st Senatorial District would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate."Our libraries are vital to our communities," Senator Seward said. "They provide books and periodicals -- the most important -- but they also offer a portal into a new information age that people use for job searches, genealogical purposes, and self improvement, among others.
ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Schoharie County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate."Our libraries are vital to our communities," Senator Seward said. "They provide books and periodicals -- the most important -- but they also offer a portal into a new information age that people use for job searches, genealogical purposes, and self improvement, among others. Libraries in some areas are community centers, and they are foundations of a free, democratic society.
Senator James L. Seward will be in Tompkins and Cortland Counties Tuesday, October 25, to participate in the "Bring Your Leigslator to Work Day" sponsored by Support Services Alliance, a small business advocacy organization. The event is intended to show legislators the varied kinds of small businesses in New York today and the challenges faced by today's employers.
Several area municipalities and organizations will be getting state help as a result of legislative grants announced today by state Senator James L. Seward at the Chenango County Court House. Joined by municipal officials and nonprofit agencies, Seward said the grants will help provide funding for equipment and programs that might not otherwise be affordable."The funding helps local programs and meets locally identified community needs that might be affected without state assistance," Senator Seward said.
Burrows Paper Corp. and Little Falls Hospital were approved for reallocations of cheaper electricity to run their operations, Senator James L. Seward said today.Seward said that Burrows Paper was awarded 1000 kilowatts (kw) of cheaper energy in order to retain 83 salaried jobs and 122 hourly positions. Burrows, a maker of specialty tissues, has payroll impact on the community of more than $6 million. Little Falls Hospital was granted 150 kw in order to keep 278 full-time equivalent positions, including 30 salaried positions and 248 hourly positions.
Senator James L. Seward will be in Cortland on Friday, October 21 to address the monthly luncheon of the Cortland Business Network. Seward will discuss New York's progress in economic development and forecast state legislative action in 2006 on economic and business issues.
Seward will speak in Cortland:
*Friday, October 21;
*Cortland Country Club Drive (just off from Route 281);
The Greater Oneonta Historical Society will be getting state help to rehab the façade of its historic building on Main Street in Oneonta, Senator James L. Seward said today. Seward will officially unveil a $50,000 legislative grant at the society’s annual banquet on Wednesday, October 5, at the Oneonta Country Club. Dinner will precede the presentation set for 7:15 p.m."The society has embarked on a program that would restore the Main Street building -- the oldest brick building in Oneonta -- to its original condition, with a 1920s façade," Senator Seward said.
Senator James L. Seward will be in Greene County Thursday, October 6, for several local events and an announcement of state funding.The schedule:*9:30 a.m. -- Meets with John Wiktorko, superintendent of Windham-Ashland-Jewett School District;*12:00 p.m. -- Attends the annual volunteer recognition event and luncheon of the Greene County Department for the Aging (Catskill Elks Lodge, N. Jefferson Avenue, Catskill);*4:00 p.m.