Senator Hugh T. Farley Receives 2015 W. Paul White Award

Wilmington, Delaware-- Senator Hugh T Farley (R) from Schenectady, NY, Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate, received the W. Paul White Regional Leadership Award during the 55th Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) Annual Meeting and Regional Policy Forum held in Wilmington, DE from August 16-19.  The ERC Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of state government officials in the Northeast.  

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August 26th Is Women's Equality Day

Today, August 26th, is national Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the anniversary of national women's suffrage. This day marks a turning point in history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women's rights. This has been an historic year for New York State, as we successfully enacted several laws to help protect, strengthen and further advance women's rights.

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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook Medicine To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is once again joining with Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings in observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The free screenings will be available from Monday, September 21st through Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stony Brook Urology office located in Suite 500 at 24 Research Way in Setauket.  All examinations are free and conducted under the direction of Medical Director Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS.

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Breast Cancer Information Center

BREAST DENSITY INFORMATION LINKS - CLICK ON THE LINK OR THE IMAGE TO VISIT EACH SITE

Information on the Breast Density Information Law sponsored by Senator Flanagan

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Senator Farley Announces Rexford Bridge Project Awarded Construction Contract

I am pleased to report that the long-awaited, and long-needed, replacement of the Rexford Bridge is finally taking place, as a construction contract has just been awarded for this project.

It is hoped that some construction could begin this fall, with a planned completion by the end of 2017.

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Senator Farley Announces Local Libraries Awarded Construction Aid

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to announce eight libraries in his 49th Senatorial District were recently awarded public library construction funds that will allow them to improve their facilities.

“As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I am pleased to see these State funds assisting our local libraries in improving the buildings that house vital information and allow organizations to keep up with the demands of their users.”

Senator Farley noted the construction grants are part of an extremely competitive process and are funded through construction moneys which are appropriated annually in the State budget. In addition, Senator Farley was able to secure some special grants for every public library in his district.

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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts On Behalf Of Individuals With Disabilities

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently honored by the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) for his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities.  SILO presented Senator Flanagan with a certificate during its event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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Summer Newsletter

The post-session summer newsletter will be arriving at households throughout the week. Households that did not receive the newsletter can view the electronic copy here. End of session action includes the Rent Act of 2015 and affordable housing abatements.

 

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2015 Summer Newsletter

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