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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.

April 20, 2015
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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.

April 14, 2015
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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

April 14, 2015
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Senator Farley Informs Constituents It Is National Library Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, noted this week is National Library Week. "Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley added. "Librarians are truly amazing people. They inspire our youth and invite them into a library where there is an adventure on every shelf." Senator Farley encourages people to use their local libraries. "Reading is a fun activity that opens the mind to all sorts of adventures," Senator Farley said. "Take the time in this upcoming week to stop in at your local library and tell the staff how great they are.”

April 13, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Education Issues With Schenectady School Board

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with members of the Schenectacy City School District Board of Education on March 16th in Albany to discuss education issues. Pictured with Senator Farley are (left to right) Dharam Hitlall, Cathy Lewis, Andrew Chestnut, Ann Reilly, John Foley.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues With Perth Bible Representatives

Pastor Mark Appell and representatives from Perth Bible met with Senator Farley during the annual Legislative Day held by the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17th in Albany.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets First Presbyterian of Schenectady

Eileen Weis and representatives from First Presbyterian Church in Schenectady met with Senator Farley during the annual Legislative Day held by the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17th in Albany.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Clifton Park's Grace Chapel

Greg Groh and representatives of Grace Chapel Church of Clifton Park met with Senator Farley during the annual Legislative Day held by the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17th in Albany.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Representatives from Corinth Baptist Church

tor Neil Shupp and representatives of the First Baptist Church in Corinth met with Senator Farley during the annual Legislative Day held by the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17th in Albany.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets With McKeel School Representatives

Pastor Joseph Roof and representatives of McKeel Christian Academy in Scotia met with Senator Farley during the annual Legislative Day held by the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms on March 17th in Albany.

March 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Listens to High School Orchestra

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Karen S. Russell, on March 18th when they performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Johnstown Student Council

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Johnstown High School’s Student Council on March 17th when they were in Albany visiting the Capitol.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Central Park International Magnet Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Meredith Kruger’s class were on the tour.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Central Park International Magnet School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Erin Campbell’s class were on the tour. 

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley and WGNA Promote Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of promoting Blue Friday with his friends Sean McMaster and Richie Phillips at 107.7 WGNA Radio Station this morning.

March 19, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Glencliff Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Glencliff Elementary School when they recently visited Albany. He spoke to them about New York State history and government when they toured the Capitol. Senator Farley is pictured with students from Beth Montrello’s class.

March 17, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT SEX OFFENDERS FROM LIVING IN COMMUNITY RESIDENCES WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said the New York State Senate passed legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living with individuals with developmental disabilities in community residences operated or licensed by the state. The bill (S2885) strengthens current protections and helps ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities are living in a safe environment.

Currently, registered sex offenders are permitted to reside in facilities that provide supervised residence for individuals with developmental disabilities. This bill would prohibit registered sex offenders from residing in a community residence operated or licensed by the state Office of Mental Health or the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

March 17, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL EXPEDITING INVESTIGATIONS OF MISSING CHILDREN

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate gave final passage to legislation that would expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. The bill (S3520A) is in response to a recent tragic child abuse case in Albany County and would help provide child abuse and maltreatment records to law enforcement agencies when that information is needed to find a missing child.

In December 2014, five-year-old Kenneth White was reported missing by his older cousin, who was watching him at the time. She claimed two masked men entered the house where Kenneth and his two siblings lived with their custodial aunt and abducted the boy.

March 17, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Final Passage of Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report final legislative passage of important legislation in protecting the victims of human trafficking. The Senate passed the bill in 2013 and 2014, as well as this year, and it finally passed the Assembly this week. The legislation toughens penalties against those who buy and sell young women, men, and children and reduces the stigma defendants may face when they are victims of the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

March 17, 2015
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