SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP FAMILY CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will help New York farmers grow their businesses. The bill (S2250) would connect farmers to Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), giving them additional resources to promote economic growth and increase job creation.

Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support to manufacturers, processors, and warehousers of agricultural products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest, or collect agricultural products.

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Senator Farley Announces Blue Friday Is April 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) has the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State. This year, the event is slated for Friday, April 24th.

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Senator Serrano Meets with Environmental Advocates of New York

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with Environmental Advocates of New York, an organization whose mission is to protect our air, land, water, wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers.

"It was a pleasure meeting with the great folks from Environmental Advocates of New York. We discussed ways to help protect our environment and I will continue to advocate for stronger legislation that protects our land and water, while taking a vocal stand against climate change," said Senator Serrano. 

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Senator Serrano on Mayor de Blasio's OneNYC Plan

(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano commended New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on the launch of  "One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City" (OneNYC), a comprehensive plan for a sustainable and resilient city for all New Yorkers that addresses the profound social, economic, and environmental challenges ahead. OneNYC broadens prior long-term sustainability plans for New York City and expands on the critical targets established under previous plans.

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Senator Flanagan Partners With Emma S. Clark Library To Benefit Three Village Community

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited with the staff of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library to view the facility’s impressive state-of-the-art Technology Center. The library utilized $10,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured to offset the cost of the refurbished center including the acquisition of new computer equipment.

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Area Fire Departments Slate Open House April 25th – 26th As Part of RecruitNY Initative

Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line every day to make our communities safe. Their dedication cannot be overestimated. However, the number of volunteers has declined drastically over the past decade. As part of an initiative called Recruit NY,  volunteer fire departments from across the state will open their doors this Saturday, April 25th, (and, in some cases, Sunday, April 26th, as well) as they look for new volunteer members.

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Senator Serrano Appears on BronxNet's OPEN 2.0

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano appeared on BronxNet Television's OPEN 2.0, where he discussed issues facing students and youth in our community. Senator Serrano expressed the need for more mentorship and internship opportunities to help give our youth a broad array of career paths to choose from.

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Sen. Farley Notes Electronic Waste Collection Day Slated for April 18th in Capitol Region

Saturday, April 18th, is a special Electronic Waste Collection Day in this region, and Tri City Rentals is offering two free sites to drop off “e-waste” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are: Crescent Village Apartments, 800 Walnut Drive, Clifton Park (Tel: 371-5800); and Hampshire Apartments, 2150 Rosa Road, Schenectady (Tel: 370-4242). E-waste includes computer towers, laptops, servers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, microwaves, cell phones, televisions, VCRs and DVD players.

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Senator Farley Salutes Volunteers

Every day, Americans across the country give back to their communities. This week is National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) and it is designed to recognize those who give so much and to encourage others to do the same. For more information, visit http://www.newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov/ and http://www.pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week

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