Pat Szarpa Is Retiring As Land Trust Executive

Pat Szarpa Is Retiring As Land Trust Executive COOPERSTOWN – Patricia Szarpa will retire as executive director of the Otsego Land Trust in February, the board of directors announced.  An interim executive director will be appointed while a successor is sought. During her tenure, Szarpa, former Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce executive director, worked to increase support from major funders, focused on preserving sensitive blocks of land in the Butternut Valley, and increased social media presence, including new website that will…


Fighting Cancer, Seward Won’t Run again

ERA ENDING Senator Seward, County Mainstay, Planning To Retire Will Serve Through End Of 17th Term ONEONTA – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, announced a few moments ago he will not seek reelection this year to the seat he has held since 1986. “I have decided not to seek reelection in 2020 and will retire from the Senate when my current term, my 17th, expires at the end of the year,” Seward said in a statement released at 11:54 a.m…