State Senator James L. Seward announced Dr. Julie Dostal of Oneonta has been selected as a 2017 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” In a statement Seward says Dr. Dostal made it her life’s work to help others through the LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions and truly embodies the essence and spirit of this award. Dostal will be honored on May 9th at a reception at the Capitol along with other “Women of Distinction” from across the state.

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