ONEONTA – Arlean M. Norton, 90, a businesswoman and aide to state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2018, at the Home of The Good Shepherd in Malta, with her son and daughter at her side.
She was born in Carbondale, Pa., on May 26, 1927, the daughter of Michael and Caroline Zagata.
By LIBBY CUDMORE & JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
MILFORD – Almost a dozen fire crews at this hour are battling a blaze at the Milford United Methodist Church at 89 Main St. at this hour.
The crews, including Milford, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Mount Vision, Schenevus and several others appeared to have the blaze under control, but it was burning too hot to be extinguished. It appeared likely the building will be a total loss.
Efforts are concentrating on the belltower at this hour (10 p.m.)
ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has been named to the 10-legislator conference committee – five senators, five assemblymen – charged with negotiating budget differences between the two houses in the areas of education and higher education.
In a statement, Seward said the senate version, if it can be largely preserved, will achieve “two of my primary goals, … ending the disastrous Gap Elimination Adjustment and significantly raising school aid through a fair and equitable formula.”