ONEONTA – Retiring state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, will receive the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s Eugene A. Bettiol, Jr., Distinguished Citizen Award during a virtual ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
“Senator Seward has been a strong supporter of business and manufacturing in the regions he serves, and he has always worked hard on behalf of the business community’s needs,” wrote Barbara Ann Heegan, Chamber president, in a press release.
COOPERSTOWN – Senator Jim Seward, R-Milford, will announce the 2020 NYS Senate Woman of Distinction award winner for the 51st Senate District during a presentation in the Clark Auditorium, Bassett Hospital, tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Tommy Ibrahim, MD, MHA, Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO, will join Senator Seward for the presentation.
ALBANY – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, welcomed the Cooperstown Hawkeyes boys basketball team and Coach John Lambert to the state Capitol this afternoon, where they were honored as the 2019 New York State Class C champions.
Seward presented the boys with a Senate resolution recognizing their achievement – and a pizza lunch in his office in the Capitol building.
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.
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.”