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Senator Farley Greets Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, on June 8th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with them. Students from Christopher Lasher's class were included on the trip.

June 8, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Hillside Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna Central School District, on June 8th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol. He discussed New York State history and government with them. Students in Carol Herrington's class were included in the tour.

June 8, 2015
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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/

June 5, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Geyser Elementary Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed visiting with the fourth grade students from Geyser Road Elementary School on June 3rd when they came to the Capitol for a tour with their teachers Vanessa Flynn, Marc Baldwin and Katelyn Caddell. 

June 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Geyser Road Elementary School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed visiting with the fourth grade students from Geyser Road Elementary School on June 3rd when they came to the Capitol for a tour with their teachers Vanessa Flynn, Marc Baldwin and Katelyn Caddell. 

June 4, 2015
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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:

June 3, 2015
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Ballston Spa AP Students Meet Senator Farley at Capitol Tour

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of discussing New York State history and government with Dan Hornick's AP students from Ballston Spa High School on May 27th at the Capitol in Albany.

June 1, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES THE “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation.

May 29, 2015
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Senator Farley Visits FMCC

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spent the afternoon of May 28th with members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees, Senator Amedore and Assemblyman Butler, discussing State legislation that concerns community colleges. 

May 29, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CRIMINALS FROM EVADING SUPERVISION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S2305) to protect the public from criminals who try to evade supervision by tampering with electronic monitoring devices. This bill would make it a new crime if someone tampers, damages, or alters court-ordered electronic monitoring equipment in an attempt to interfere with any signal, impulse, or data.

The purpose of the electronic monitoring equipment is to assist in the tracking and monitoring of an individual who has been convicted of a crime or is awaiting trial when they are released into the general public. If the electronic monitoring equipment is tampered with, authorities can no longer monitor their activities.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Nisky Superintedent

Senator Farley attends Niskayuna School Board Meeting on May 26th to pay tribute to retiring Superintendent John Yagielski. The Senator presented the Superintendent with a Senate Citation, recognizing him for his many years of exemplary service in the field of education.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Marches in Annual Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Ballston Spa Memorial Day parade on Saturday.

 

May 24, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Ballston Spa Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Ballston Spa Memorial Day parade on Saturday.

 

May 24, 2015
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Senator Farley Notes the Origins of Memorial Day

"Memorial Day originally began as a time for the families of Civil War soldiers to commemorate the heroic actions of their deceased family members. Over the years, it came to serve as a commemoration to remember all the U.S. men and women killed or missing in action when serving their country," Senator Farley said.

"We shouldn't wait until our veterans are gone to treasure them. These veterans are living history and we can learn so much from them. They sacrificed so much. Their honorable service to their country during World War II and in other foreign conflicts was courageous because they left their comfortable surroundings and helped to not only protect their nation, but other nations in the fight for freedom," Senator Farley said.

May 22, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge. 

May 22, 2015
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Senator Farley Marches in Scotia Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th. The Senator takes a moment to pose with the 2015 Class A State Championship Scotia Basketball Team.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th.

May 21, 2015
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Students Shadow Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of having several students through the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation’s “Students Inside Albany” program shadow him for the day on May 19th. Peter Fitzgerald of Schenectady, Orlando Hundley II of Schenectady and Kelly Zelaya of Ballston Lake saw what a typical day was like for Senator Farley as they followed him in meetings at his Legislative Office Building office and went to the Seante Chambers for Session. Pictured (left to right) are Senator Farley, Orlando Hundley II, Kelly Zelaya, and Peter Fitzgerald.

May 21, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL MAKING THE PROPERTY TAX CAP PERMANENT, SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently acted on one of its top end-of-session priorities by passing legislation to make the property tax cap permanent. The bill (S5597) would prevent the planned expiration of the tax cap to continue saving taxpayers billions of dollars each year, increase investments by businesses, and create more jobs.

May 21, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HONOR AND HELP VETERANS IN NEW YORK

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed several measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and honoring them for their exceptional service. The Senate also recently celebrated the achievements of veterans from across the state during the Senate’s annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Information about the 58 veterans inducted into the Hall of Fame will be posted at http://www.nysenate.gov/initiative/honoring-our-veterans.

May 20, 2015
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