James Seward


James Seward: My concerns grow about COVID’s return

My concerns grow about COVID’s return I love Otsego County. My love for our area was the foundation of my 34 year service as State Senator. That certainly didn’t change with my retirement in January. If anything, living here without duties in Albany has only solidified my connection to my neighbors and friends. As COVID-19 continues on, that love fills me with urgent concern. As you may remember, COVID-19 is a very personal issue for me. My wife, Cindy, and…


Hartwick Graduation for ’20 and ’21 classes showcases importance of taking risks

Hartwick graduation for ’20 and ’21 classes showcases importance of taking risks By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to ONEONTA – Hartwick College celebrated the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 on Saturday, May 29, in a virtual commencement ceremony. As the college acknowledged the unusual circumstances surrounding the graduation of the ’20 and ’21 classes, speakers highlighted some of the important lessons that the students would take with them in life. Elizabeth LeTendre, a digital marketing entrepreneur who graduated Hartwick College…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 Otsego Chamber Hosts State Of The State Panel STATE OF THE STATE – 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Hear from your elected officials in local, county, state, federal government on the State of Otsego County. Learn about legislation & initiatives that may impact your business. Featuring Antonio Delgado, James Seward, John Salka, others. Cost, $40/non-member. Otsego Grill, Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit…


Dostal: There Are ‘Misconceptions’ About RSS Project

People Who Would Live In RSS Are Committed To Recovery, Dostal Says LEAF Director Responds To Neighbors Organizing By JENNIFER HILL • Special to ONEONTA – In response to the formation of “Sixth Ward Neighbors United,” LEAF Executive Director Julie Dostal said there are “misconceptions” about the proposed Rehabilitation & Support Services housing development and the 14 units set aside for people in addiction recovery. “Those people get to move into those units because they have engaged in a…


Sixth Ward Will Fight River Street Housing Project

THE TARGET: RSS PROPOSAL 50 Neighbors Uniting To Fight Housing Project By JENNIFER HILL • Special to ONEONTA – Christened “Sixth Ward Neighbors United,” River Street residents and businesspeople met for more than two hours with  city, county and state elected officials at the Sixth Ward Athletic Club Thursday evening  to discuss strategies to oppose RSS’s housing development in their neighborhood. “There are multiple bad reasons for RSS’s project,” said Fran Colone, a vocal critic of the housing development…


Bettiol, NBT Honored At Chamber Dinner

Bettiol, NBT Honored At Chamber Dinner By PARKER FISH • Special to ONEONTA – The crowd rose to its feet with a roaring applause at the annual Otsego County Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday evening as Betty Bettiol made her way to the podium to accept the Distinguished Citizen Award, given posthumously to her husband, Eugene A. Bettiol Sr. Accepting the award for her husband that was named in honor of her late son, Gene Bettiol, Jr., was an…