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Faso Plans Private Talks In Oneonta On Thursday

Faso Plans Private Talks

In Oneonta On Thursday

By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Congressman Faso confers with Oneonta Community Health Center director Kay Stuligross during his April 8 visit. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, is seeking to duplicate his meeting with a small group of Oneonta Community Health Center doctors and directors a week ago Saturday when he returns to the City of the Hills tomorrow.

The freshman congressman will be meeting with small groups — a half-dozen people each — at three sessions in state Sen. Jim Seward’s Oneonta office.

At 2:30 p.m., he will listen to environmental concerns; at 3, more on healthcare concerns, and 3:30, on general issues, a Faso spokesperson confirmed this morning.

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Seward Co-Chairs Key Budget Committee

Seward Leads Key Budget Committee

Senator Seward makes opening remarks as co-chairman of the state Legislature’s General Government/Local Assistance Budget Conference Committee.

ALBANY – With the April 1 state budget deadline approaching, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, has been named co-chairman of the state Legislature’s General Government/Local Assistance Budget Conference Committee.  He will also serve as a member of the Education Budget Conference Committee.

“Bipartisan conference committees have been instrumental in producing six consecutive on-time budgets, and I am confident this process will deliver again this year,” said Seward.

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Seward, Farmers At ‘Taste Of NY’

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, samples maple vinegar produced by Ingles Maple Products in Richfield Springs during the New York Farm Bureau’s “Taste of New York” legislative reception in Albany this week.   From left are John VanDerwerken and Rebecca Russell, both representing NYCAMH, and the senator who, among others, met with  Otsego County Farm Bureau President Paul Greer, NYFB State Director, District 9, Darin Hickling and Harold Palmer,  the beef farmer and Town of Maryland supervisor.

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State Of The State? Iffy, Chamber Breakfast Told

State Of The State?  Iffy,

Chamber Breakfast Told

SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski urges state legislators at this morning’s Otsego County Chamber “State of the State” breakfast to ensure the SUNY system is sufficiently funded – not just bricks and mortar, but operating funds that keep professors in place. She noted that the state only contributes 11 percent to its university system’s budget. More than 100 attendees heard state Sen. Jim Seward, and three of the four assemblymen representing parts of Otsego County – Bill Magee, Clifford Crouch and Pete Lopez – discuss challenges ranging from school funding to Uber. Mayors Gary Herzig of Oneont and Jeff Katz of Cooperstown also spoke. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Road Dedicated In Honor Of Fallen Franklin Marine
‘Corporal Uzenski Memorial Highway’ Named

Road Dedicated In Honor

Of Fallen Franklin Marine

Honor guards, state legislators, family and friends gathered on Route 357 in northern Delaware County this morning to dedicate the "Corporal Nikolas Uzenski Memorial Highway." (Jeff Bishop photo)
Honor guards, state legislators, family and friends gathered on Route 357 in northern Delaware County this morning to dedicate the “Corporal Nicholas Uzenski Memorial Highway.” (Jeff Bishop photo)
Senator Seward meets with family members, from left, the corporal's grandparents, xxx Archibald, his sister xxx and his mother, Liza Uzenski.
Senator Seward presents the state Liberty Medal to the Marine’s family: from left, grandparents James and Audrey Archibald, sister Cassidy Uzenski and mother Lisa Uzenski.

FRANKLIN – A portion of Route 357 in northern Delaware County today was dedicated in memory of the Marine Corps corporal from Franklin who was killed Jan. 11, 2010, in an ambush in Helmond Province, Afghanistan.

The corporal’s family, mother Lisa Uzenski, sister Cassidy Uzenski and grandparents James and Audrey Archibald, joined state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch, R-Bainbridge, at a ceremony designating the road “Corporal Nicholas K. Uzenski Memorial Highway.”

“As motorists travel through Franklin and see the signs commemorating Corporal Uzenski. I hope they are reminded of his valor, courage, and service to our nation,” said Seward.

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Seward Provides $20,000 Grant For Adult Education Scholarships

Seward Provides $20,000 Grant

For Adult Education Scholarships

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announces a $20,000 to support the Center for Continuing Adult Learning at a CCAL reception Sunday afternoon in Oneonta.  The organization is now accepting registration for its next round of classes.  The senator called the organization “a beneficial community resource that enhances lives in so many ways.  This state grant will allow the non-profit organization to expand course offerings and reach more individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take classes.”  The funds will support scholarships for participants who are unable to pay tuition.  At right is Alice Cannistra, president of the CCAL board.
State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announces a $20,000 to support the Center for Continuing Adult Learning at a CCAL reception Sunday afternoon in Oneonta. The organization is now accepting registration for its next round of classes. The senator called the organization “a beneficial community resource that enhances lives in so many ways. This state grant will allow the non-profit organization to expand course offerings and reach more individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take classes.” The funds will support scholarships for participants who are unable to pay tuition. At right is Alice Cannistra, president of the CCAL board.
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Leadership Otsego Class Graduates At Hyde Hall
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Leadership Otsego Class

Graduates At Hyde Hall

Naomi Duncan, manager of Community Bank's Cooperstown branches, receives a certificate of completing the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Otsego program from state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford.   This year's class completed the program, which introduces them to key businesses, governmental entities and non-profits, in a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Hyde Hall National Historic Landmark on Otsego Lake.  Behind Duncan and Seward is Hyde Hall's full-size replica of Samuel B. Morse's "The Gallery of the Louvre";  the original, acquired by George Hyde Hall, the mansion's original owner, was hung in that space.
Naomi Duncan, manager of Community Bank’s Cooperstown branches, receives a certificate on completing the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Otsego program from state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford. This year’s class completed the program, which introduces them to key businesses, governmental entities and non-profits around the county, in a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Hyde Hall National Historic Landmark on Otsego Lake. Behind Duncan and Seward is Hyde Hall’s full-size replica of Samuel F. B. Morse’s “The Gallery of the Louvre”; the original, acquired by George Hyde Hall, the mansion’s original owner, was hung in that space.
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Seward Meets Participants In Drug-Treatment Court

Seward Meets Participants

In Drug-Treatment Court

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, addresses the semi-weekly convening of the Otsego County Drug Treatment Court this afternoon, briefing participants, family members, law-enforcement personnel and treatment experts on advances being made or proposed by the state Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The senator appeared at Oneonta’s Public Safety Building at the invitation of county Judge Brian D. Burns, right, who presides over the court. Burns convenes the court every other week for updates from the participants. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, addresses the semi-weekly convening of the Otsego County Drug Treatment Court this afternoon, briefing participants, family members, law-enforcement personnel and treatment experts on advances being made or proposed by the state Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The senator appeared at Oneonta’s Public Safety Building at the invitation of county Judge Brian D. Burns, right, who presides over the court. Burns convenes the court every other week for updates from the participants. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Seward, Magee Bring $1 Million For County Emergency Communicaatins

Seward, Magee Bring $1 Million

To Finish Communication System

To applause, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, accompanied by Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, announce a $1 million grant – half from the Senate, half from the House – to help complete the 12-tower emergency communication system due for completion this fall. The state legislators appeared before the county Board of Representatives of its monthly meeting in Cooperstown. Among those applauding are, right, county 911 Director Rob O'Brien, and, next to him county Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
To applause, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, accompanied by Assemblyman Bill Magee, D-Nelson, announce a $1 million grant – half from the Senate, half from the House – to help fund the 12-tower emergency communication system due for completion this fall. The state legislators appeared before the county Board of Representatives this morning at its monthly meeting in Cooperstown. Among those applauding are, right, county 911 Director Rob O’Brien, and, next to him, county Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Recuperated, Seward On Job, Due Back In Albany Tomorrow

Recuperated, Seward On Job,

Due Back In Albany Tomorrow

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is back on the job after undergoing an operation in April, and will be in Albany tomorrow pressing for legislation as the upper chamber begins the final three weeks of the current session. With him are his Oneonta staffers, from left, legislative assistant Damon Jefferes, secretary Julie Taylor, special assistant Katie Moshier, communications director Jeff Bishop and chief of staff Duncan Davie. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, is back on the job after undergoing an operation in April, and will be in Albany tomorrow pressing for legislation as the upper chamber begins the final three weeks of the current session. With him are his Oneonta staffers, from left, Legislative Analyst Damon Jeffres, secretary Julie Taylor, Special Assistant Katie Moshier, Communications Director Jeff Bishop and Chief of Staff Duncan Davie. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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