HERKIMER, 07/17/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and other state officials today to announce the state is launching the $16 million Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program to assist homeowners, small businesses and farms in areas of the state hardest hit by recent flooding.
HERKIMER, 07/12/13 – Mohawk Valley state senators Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta), Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/C/I-Rome), Senator Hugh T. Farley (R/C/I-Schenectady) and Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced a multi-prong strategy to assist local businesses and residents recover and rebuild from devastating June/July flooding.
ONEONTA, 07/08/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a recently adopted senate resolution includes, at his insistence, $250,000 to provide medical equipment for A-O Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.
“A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital is a recognized leader in the field of rural, community health care,” said Senator Seward. “I am pleased to partner with the hospital as they update their patient care model to successfully meet new challenges while continuing to offer the best possible care.”
ALBANY, 07/02/13 -- Governor Cuomo today activated the NYS Flood Helpline to aid residents affected by widespread flooding across areas of New York State. New Yorkers can call the helpline for assistance, including important local contact information for the Red Cross and Salvation Army, health and safety tips, where to go to receive a tetanus shot, what to do in case of an oil spill or power outage, mental health assistance, and for other recovery needs as well. Life threatening emergencies should be reserved for 911. NYS Flood Helpline: 1-888-769-7243
ALBANY, 07/01/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced legislation he sponsored that will extend the emergency medical technician five-year recertification demonstration program has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The legislation (S.5152/A.7170) provides active volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in certain counties with additional time to meet recertification requirements.
HERKIMER, 07/01/13 -- The Herkimer County Emergency Operations Center has issued an update on the status of the flooding recovery efforts. Here's what residents in the affected areas should know:
Residents are asked to avoid all unnecessary travel and to exercise caution when travel is required. Crews are still working to clear roadways of debris. Additional travel information for state roads can be found online at www.511NY.org.
SCHOHARIE, 06/28/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a recently adopted senate resolution includes, at his insistence, $25,000 to provide equipment for the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Tactical and Rescue Force.
HERKIMER, 06/28/13 -- State legislators representing the Mohawk Valley are calling on the governor to formally request a federal disaster declaration for Herkimer County to assist with repair costs associated with flooding damage on June 27-28, 2013.
ONEONTA, 06/24/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced his strong support for a full New York State Department of Transportation study of traffic safety issues along New York State Route 8 in Chenango County approaching the Chobani plant.
ONEONTA, 06/20/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that community libraries throughout the 51st senatorial district have been awarded a total of nearly $350,000 in public library construction grant funds.
ALBANY, 06/18/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced final legislative passage of a bill that would protect providers for services for developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.
ALBANY, 06/18/13 – The New York State Senate today passed the “Public Assistance Integrity Act” to crack down on welfare fraud and prohibit welfare recipients from using Cash Assistance for the purchase of cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or for casino gambling.
ALBANY, 06/12/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate passage of a package of legislation to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education. A bill sponsored by Senator Seward (S.3572) that would exempt veterans organizations from paying taxes on heating fuel was part of the package.
ALBANY, 06/11/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today honored Herkimer County HealthNet during the Parks & Trails New York annual award ceremony at the Capitol. Herkimer County HealthNet received the Get Outdoors award for its commitment to developing and maintaining trails and playgrounds throughout the county.
ALBANY, 06/10/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate approval of legislation he sponsored to allow the legislature to eliminate or amend state regulations that overstep their original intent. The bill (S.3462) was part of a bi-partisan senate package aimed at ridding New York State of unnecessary government regulations that inhibit job creation and drive up local property taxes.
ALBANY, 06/05/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced final legislative approval of a bill he sponsored to increase the amounts of allowable loans under the emergency services loan fund. Senator Seward’s bill (S.3728B) will adjust the loan rates available to account for inflation and help departments with equipment purchases and other necessary upgrades.
ONEONTA, 05/29/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced his strong support for the proposed plans for Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park. Senator Seward says the planned resort will aid in long-term economic growth for the Catskill region.
“After meeting with local elected officials and hearing from area business owners and residents it is clear to me that the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park will be a positive development for our region,” said Senator Seward. “I look forward to working with the developers and other key collaborators to advance this plan and move forward in a timely fashion.”