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R-field School To Get Seward "safe School" Grant

Richfield Springs Central School has been awarded a New York State Senate "safe school" grant worth $20,000 by State Senator James L. Seward. Seward made the announcement today at the school.

February 20, 2008
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Chenango Libraries To Get State Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in the portion of his senatorial district in Chenango County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate.

February 15, 2008
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Otsego Libraries To Get State Grants

ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Otsego 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.

February 14, 2008
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Senate Protects Kids From Cyber Predators

Click here to hear the senator's comments regarding the e-STOP programThe New York State Senate has passed legislation that would dramatically enhance protections for New Yorkers, especially children, from sexual predators on the Internet, Senator James L. Seward said today. The senate also passed legislation that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

February 14, 2008
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Seward Unveils 'virtual Career Day'

Senator James L. Seward joined ONC BOCES in announcing a new interactive program that will provide high school students with the opportunity to explore careers through video interaction with career professionals, business owners and tradesmen. Seward unveiled the program at Center Street Elementary School in Oneonta, where he announced the $15,000 for BOCES to fund equipment and software necessary to sponsor the "virtual career day'.

February 14, 2008
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Herkimer Libraries To Get State Grants

ALBANY,11/2/05 -- Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Herkimer 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.

February 13, 2008
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Groton, Dryden Libraries To Get State Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that two libraries in the 51st senatorial district portion of Tompkins County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate.

February 12, 2008
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Seward On Nyri: 'never Surrender'

"A mule on a racetrack is still a mule. And changing the route of the proposed NYRI power line doesn't change the fact that it will raise our upstate rates and mar our landscape.

"The towns and property owners coped with the frustration and agony of the Marcy-South power line, and the last thing they need is to be forced to wage another war against another power line that will take their property, change their landscape, and diminish their property values. The alternatives, and the original route, are not acceptable.

February 11, 2008
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Too Many 'get Out Of Jail Free' Cards

Remember those rainy days when you played Monopoly and you got a 'Get out of jail free' card' so you could keep playing if you landed in jail? It's for real for some New York jailbirds right now.

February 11, 2008
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Seward Announces $200k For Cortland Med

Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Milford) today announced a $200,000 senate funding initiative for two programs at Cortland Regional Medical Center in Cortland. Seward unveiled the senate grant at a ceremony in Cortland today, joined by hospital and local officials.

The funding will support the center's cancer registry and medication bar coding programs.

February 11, 2008
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Greene Libraries To Get State Grants

Senator James L. Seward today announced that local community libraries in Greene County would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate.

February 11, 2008
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Senate Oks Id Theft Insurance

The state senate has approved legislation that would authorize identity theft insurance in New York State, Insurance Committee Chairman Sen. James L. Seward said today. Senate bill 2397-a authorizes the sale of identity theft insurance on a group basis.

February 5, 2008
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Seward: Stop Skyrocketing Increase In Parole Of Thugs

Senator James L. Seward joined members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference and the family of fallen New York City Police Officer Harry Ryman to announce the introduction of comprehensive legislation that will dramatically strengthen the state’s parole laws to help restrict the release of potentially dangerous violent felons.

February 5, 2008
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A Budget Of Broken Promises

Governor Spitzer has made a number of promises to New Yorkers during his first 13 months in office. Let's see how his proposed budget matches up.

The promise: "I will not raise taxes – you can take that to the bank." In his 2008 State of the State the governor said: "We need lower taxes, strong infrastructure, great places to live and above all great jobs." In his State of Upstate speech he promised his budget "will not raise taxes."

February 4, 2008
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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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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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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 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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