Senator Farley Salutes Sawyer

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to announce the passage of a Senate Resolution honoring the local teen Sawyer Fredericks for representing upstate New York on “The Voice” television show recently.

“What a terrific young man,” Senator Farley said. “I am pleased that he won the high-profiled contest, but am also proud of him coming back to the region and saying ‘thank you’ to the communities that supported him throughout the process.”

Sixteen-year-old Sawyer performed at Saratoga Performing Arts Center last weekend and was in Fulton County’s Northville on June 4th at local businesses meeting fans.

Sawyer and his mother, Kirsten Fredericks, were on hand during the resolution vote at the Capitol this afternoon.

 

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Senator Serrano Fights for Stronger Rent Legislation

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in two major rallies for stronger rent laws. On June 3rd, the Senator was joined by New York City Council Members who came to lend their voice to the urgent need to protect affordable housing for hard working New Yorkers. On June 9th, thousands of tenants came to the State Capitol to demand and end to vacancy decontrol and other rent loopholes that are destroying affordable housing all across New York City. 

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to help assist and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The bill (S3968) would create a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease program database to help coordinate resources available to patients and caregivers.

There are many programs across the state that are designed to assist and support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Innovative ideas are implemented at the local level, but it can be difficult for groups in other areas of the state to find out about them.

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Senator Farley Salutes Flag Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that Sunday, June 14th, is Flag Day.

“This day is meant to reflect on the true meaning and history of the American flag. Our forefathers stood up for freedom and liberty, creating the United States of America,” he said. “The flag represents this struggle for independence. Our American flag has long exemplified the spirit of those who lost their lives in battle, as well as those who fought valiantly and survived.”

Senator Farley has paper American Flags available for constituents to obtain for the holiday. For information, call his office at 455-2181. He recently supplied numerous elementary schools with paper flags, and brochures on the history and care of the flag, for their school Flag Day events.

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Senator Farley Notes June 6th Is Trails Days and Anniversary of D-Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes that Saturday, June 6th, is National Trails Day.

"This day is meant to promote public awareness and appreciation for our great outdoors and the trails that guide us through it," Senator Farley said.

Many events are being held in the 49th Senatorial District, including an organized hike with Gary Lee in Inlet; a festival in Northville at the trailhead (Waterfront Park) of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail; and the Clifton Park Trails Day Bicycle Ride that starts in Rexford. For more information and a list of other events, visit http://www.nationaltrailsday.org/

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Senator Flanagan Joins Colleagues For Annual Animal Advocacy Day

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate for the annual Animal Advocacy Day.  The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.

As part of this annual day celebrating animal rights, the Senate approved several pieces of legislation that further protect animals from harm and cruelty.

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Senate Passes Legislation To Monitor Sex Offenders And Protect Victims

Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of bills that would provide increased monitoring of convicted sex offenders and improve access to important information to better notify employers, schools, and concerned members of the community.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE HOLDS ANNUAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY EVENT AND PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ANIMALS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to further protect animals and people from harm and cruelty as part of the Legislature’s annual Animal Advocacy Day. The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.

The bills passed today include:

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Senator Serrano Community Issues Update

Privatization of Chronic Dialysis Services

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