State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) enjoyed the last concert of the 2007-08 school year at Canajoharie High School on June 5th. The Senator told the packed audience that he enjoyed elementary school music so much that he married an elementary school music teacher, Sharon Rose Farley. The Senator also revealed that he played the clarinet when he was a student.
The Senator had the pleasure to meet several gifted students at the school,10th grade students David Riley and Sarah Hopler, and Senator Farley.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with members of the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter on June 5th at the Canajoharie High School and presented the group with a ceremonial check that symbolized the $15,000 legislative grant the Senator obtained for the organization.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was pleased to announce Ladan Alomar, Executive Director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, was named as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction on June 3rd in Albany.
"Ladan is a tremendous asset not only to Centro Civico, but also to the Amsterdam and Montgomery County communities," Senator Farley said. "Ladan is a tireless worker for Centro Civico and she also contributes greatly to other organizations such as Fulmont Community Action Agency and St. Mary’s Hospital."
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady), that would create a specialized missing persons registry to help law enforcement locate individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in the event they go missing.
Similar to the Operation Safe Child program, this registry would have participants and/or their families fill out a simple registration form that asks for identifying markings and a photo.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department to host a Home Safety Day on Sunday, July 13th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the fire department, located at 126 South Pawling Street, Hagaman.
Governor David A. Paterson has signed a bill into law that eases restrictions to the New York College Choice Tuition Savings Program, allowing relatives, employers and others to contribute to State-sponsored college savings accounts.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) joins Governor David A. Paterson in announcing that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation is breaking ground on a new, 550,000-square-foot, "green certified" plant and headquarters in Florida, Montgomery County, which will expand New York’s manufacturing base, provide good jobs for residents and become a boon for local farmers.
Ten school districts in the four-county 44th State Senate District will share an additional $500,000 in State aid. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) obtained the special aid to assist districts facing unusual financial pressures.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) will be honoring Ralph Cook of Amsterdam on May 6th with the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors the person’s accomplishments on behalf of his community. Last year, 26 extraordinary individuals from across New York State were recognized for their various achievements.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with Thomas Komp, Principal of Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville, on April 29th when Mr. Komp toured the Capitol with several of his students. Senator Farley also congratulated Mr. Komp for being the School Administrators Association of New York State's Elementary Principal of the Year. Mr. Komp will receive the award during a dinner to be held at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs on May 9.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) joined New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and families of missing victims and members of the law enforcement community to announce an innovative program that seeks new leads concerning missing persons and unsolved homicides. Information regarding these crimes will be included on decks of playing cards that will be distributed to local county jails throughout New York State.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady)received the following information from the National Weather Service in Albany. He is passing the information along to his constituents because the "Red Flag Warning" has been issued for all of his district, that includes Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) presented Shannon Miller a special Senate Certificate on April 15th at the Capitol for Miss Miller’s efforts in being named the "Youth of the Year" recently by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady County.
The State Senate unanimously passed a bill (S.6776) improving New York's College Choice Tuition Savings accounts, commonly called "529" accounts.
The legislation permits persons other than the account holder to make deposits into these tax-advantaged savings accounts, which are established under federal law to assist families in saving for college expenses.
The legislation is sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), who is Professor Emeritus of Business Law at the University at Albany.
Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno today joined a rally of hundreds of corrections officers and police officers to announce that the agreed-upon state budget will keep open Camp McGregor in Saratoga County, as well as three other correctional facilities. The Executive Budget proposed by former Governor Spitzer proposed closing these facilities.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation increasing penalties for contamination of public drinking water supplies. The bill, sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), was prompted by concerns over pollution of the Great Flats Aquifer in Schenectady County, which serves Schenectady, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, and Scotia.
To celebrate Women's History Month, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that an exhibit honoring historic New York women will be on display at the upper level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. The display will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays during business hours, throughout the month of March.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) had the honor of presenting Donald Hirshorn of Niskyuana with a New York State Senate Citation on February 6th at the Senator's Albany Office. Mr. Hirshorn recently retired asCounsel from the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA).Below is the Citation:
Honoring Donald P. Hirshorn
Upon His Retirement from the Retired Public Employees Association
As Chairman of the State Senate Subcommittee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) informs families that Monday, March 3rd is the National Education Association's Read Across AmericaDay, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is always held around the anniversary of the March 2nd birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).
"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said. "I always loved reading to my children and grandchildren. I read all the favorites and I never tire of it."
The New York State Senate Youth Fitness Campaign will be promoted at the "Leap Into Wellness" event on Friday, Feb. 29th, at 6 p.m. at the Johnstown High School.
"I initially introduced this 10-week program last summer," Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) explained, "but it can be used at any time of the year because it encourages children to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle. Children should be active all year, not just summertime."
Through this 10-week program, children log in their exercise activity and report it back to Senator Farley.