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Seward Announces Education Grants

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.

November 17, 2005
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Seward Sponsors Breast Cancer Screening, Forum

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.

November 10, 2005
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Seward Announces Local Economic Development Grants

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.

November 9, 2005
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Seward Announces Tompkins Highway Grants

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.

November 7, 2005
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Cortland & Tompkins Libraries Get State Grants

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.

November 2, 2005
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Winfield Gets Fire, Water, Records Assistance Grants

Organizations in Winfield are in line for state funding requested by Senator James L. Seward as part of the 2005-2006 state budget, Senator Seward announced today.

November 2, 2005
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State Grants Announced For Schoharie Libraries

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.

November 2, 2005
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Seward Announces Town Of Webb Grants

OLD FORGE,11/1/05 -- Organizations in the Town of Webb are in line for state funding requested by Senator James L. Seward as part of the 2005-2006 state budget, Senator Seward announced today.

November 2, 2005
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Seward In Tompkins/cortland For Small Business Events

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.

Seward's tours with SSA are:

10:00 a.m.

October 24, 2005
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Seward Announces Area Grants

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.

October 19, 2005
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Little Falls Companies Get Cheaper Power

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.

October 19, 2005
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Seward To Address Cortland Leaders

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;

*12 noon;

*Cortland Country Club Drive (just off from Route 281);

*Cortland.

October 19, 2005
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Oneonta Group In Line For State Award

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.

October 4, 2005
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Seward In Greene County For Local Events

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.

October 4, 2005
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Senate Approves Energy Plan

The New York State Senate has approved a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, Senator James L. Seward said today.

September 20, 2005
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Seward Honored For Autism Funding

Kristin Christodulu, left, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany, honorsState Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Milford) for his support of center activities in Greene County, during a meeting on Thursday of local school superintendents at the Greenport campus. The center provides education support for school districts in Greene County, among others.

September 15, 2005
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Schoharie County Picks Up State Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced almost $1 million in economic development grants for Schoharie County and the Village of Middleburgh contained in a $5.56 million grant package announced by the governor. Governor Pataki unveiled grants to help create jobs, provide affordable housing, and enhance public services in 14 communities in the Capital Region. The Governor's Office for Small Cities (GOSC) Community Development Program funding will support community projects in Albany, Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Schoharie counties.

September 15, 2005
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Seward Announces Kalkberg Park Grant

At a press conference in Catskill today State Senator James L. Seward announced a $100,000 state grant to assist with infrastructure development for the Greene County IDA's Kalkberg Commerce Park and Serta project. Seward was joined by IDA, county, town and village officials at the announcement. "My hat's off to the leadership of Greene County for their efforts in bringing jobs to Greene County," Senator Seward said.

September 14, 2005
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Seward To Announce Fox Hospital Grant

A.O. Fox Hospital's program to redesign its medical imaging department, emergency department entrance and provide expanded parking will get a boost from a $50,000 state grant to be announced Tuesday by State Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Milford). Seward will make the formal presentation at a Tuesday, 5 p.m.

September 12, 2005
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Seward Announces Suny Cortland Award

SUNY Cortland will see major improvements to its library as a result of a $100,000 state grant secured by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Milford). Seward announced the legislative initiative at a Friday morning press conference at the college's Memorial Library. "The heart of an academic program at a college is its library," Senator Seward said. "Every college needs the resources to provide updated equipment, books, software and periodicals for students and faculty alike.

September 8, 2005
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