Issues: Miscellaneous

Sen. Farley Chats With Students from Blodgett Middle School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Blodgett Middle School, a school within the Schenectady City School District. The students in Tom Hopkins, Toni Bergin, Sara Hubel and Maria Klein’s classes talked with the Senator when they visited Albany on Feb. 8th.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Boys & Girls Club Directors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with the executive directors of local Boys & Girls Clubs on Feb. 8th to discuss issues the State’s youth are facing today. Included in the meeting were(left to right) Richard Van Vorst, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Renselaer County; Shane Bargy, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady; Senator Farley; and Landis Rush, Director of Government Relations.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Montgomery County Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with representatives from the Montgomery County Youth Bureau on February 8th in Albany. Included in the meeting were Michela Puglisi, Tessa Filiberto, Cassandra Egelston, Brianna Slater, and Montgomery County Youth Bureau Executive Director Jennifer Petteys.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues With Youth From Across NYS

On February 8th, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of speaking before representatives from Youth Bureau groups from around New York State.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Maziarz not running for Congress

Last November, I was proud to play a pivotal role in helping Republicans regain the majority in the New York State Senate, not for any political gain but because I believe it re-established a strong voice for Upstate New York within state government.As part of the transition to the majority, I am now the third-ranking member in the Senate and the highest ranking Senator from Western New York since the days of one of my heroes, Senator Earl Brydges.  It is from this post, and the influence that comes with it, that I can have the greatest impact for our community.

February 11, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending February 11th

Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, February 11th. Click the link below to view it in full screen.

February 11, 2011
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Progress

There's a long way to go in the 2011-2012 state budget adoption process, but there was an important step in the right direction this week when legislative leaders announced an agreement to utilize what's called the "conference committee process" to help us reach a final budget agreement before April 1st.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Announces "Senator on Your Street" Initiative

Western New York’s new senator to launch program to connect directly to constituents in their communities

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Senior Center will be the first site for Senator Timothy M. Kennedy’s new constituent services program, “Senator on Your Street.” Senator Kennedy will visit the senior center Thursday, February 10, and his next stops will be Hamburg Town Hall on Friday, February 11; the Autumnwood Senior Center on Thursday, February 17; and the West Seneca Senior Center on Friday, February 18.

February 11, 2011
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Collecting Valentines for Vets

Today it was my honor to visit the Viola Elementary School in Suffern to collect the Valentines that they made to be sent to veterans stationed oversees.

February 10, 2011
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District Office Grand Opening

I'm humbled by the amazing outpouring of support shown last night at our new office open house. We had over 125 people attend! If you weren't able to make it please stop by any time. This office belongs to the residents of the 38th Senate District.

Senator David Carlucci

February 10, 2011
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Cancer Screening Program of Western Suffolk County Provides Services to the Uninsured.

If you are between the ages of 50-64, you may be eligible for free cancer screening through the Cancer Services Program.  The Cancer Services Program of Western Suffolk County is administered by Good Samaritan Hospital.  It is a network of health care professionals and organizations that bring their resources, skills and expertise together to provide education, targeted outreach and comprehensive cancer screening services to the community. 

The Cancer Services Program reimburses hospitals and health care providers for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services they provide to uninsured and underinsured men and women. 

February 10, 2011
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Senator Owen H. Johnson Applauds United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined local officials to applaud the completion of one of the most energy efficient homes in New York.  Students of United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island constructed the Brentwood home as part of a community development program and alternative education for young men and women. 

February 10, 2011
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Protecting Child Witnesses

On Tuesday, February 8th the Senate passed legislation  (S1433) that protects children by allowing them to testify by closed circuit television if they have witnessed a murder.  I am pleased to have voted yes for this legislation.  Children who have already been traumatized by witnessing a murder should not have to be further traumatized by having to face the accused murderer in court and testify against them.

February 10, 2011
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Recognizes February as American Heart Month

Urges New Yorkers to be proactive about their heart health 

February 10, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joined by Local Residents and Leaders at P.S/I.S 187 Town Hall Meeting

Community Members and Representatives from Various Agencies Come Together to Discuss Local Issues

February 10, 2011
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