Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Seeks Participants For Healthy Heart Day On Feb. 14th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is inviting non-profit health organizations to participate in "Healthy Heart Day" on Monday, February 14th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam."I’ve been hosting this event for the past several years and each time it has been terribly successful," Senator Farley said. "People typically make resolutions at the start of the year to improve their health. Having this health fair a month after people make their resolutions can help re-energize those who may have lost sight of their goals.

January 15, 2008
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Senator Farley Warns: Be Sure Your Donation Goes To A Reputable Charity

This is the time of year when many charities ask that you spread your holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Unfortunately, there are some con artists out there who seek to take advantage of people's charitable nature. Be wary of aggressive phone solicitors, and especially wary of anyone who wants to come by your house to pick up a cash donation.

January 3, 2008
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Sen. Farley Warns Consumers To Completely Check Out Gift Cards Before Purchasing

With holiday shopping underway, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds consumers about their rights under New York State’s Gift Card Law."Gift cards are a very popular purchase that individuals make for loved ones and friends, but consumers need to know their rights in order to protect their gift card from being diminished by hidden fees," said Senator Farley. "The law requires companies to disclose any terms or conditions that apply to the gift card, ensuring that consumers know the facts before they make their purchase."

December 26, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces New Health Care Center Coming To Northville

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C -Schenectady) joins St. Mary's Hospital and the Village of Northville in announcing that a new primary care center will be coming to Northville in 2008.

December 20, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces Bill To Combat Computer Crimes Against Children

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced on December 19th, that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to combat computer crimes against children. The bill (S.1921) establishes a felony offense, Computer Sex Crime, when an offender uses a computer to facilitate and commit a sex crime against a child.

December 18, 2007
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Statement By Senator Farley Regarding Issuance Of Driver's Licenses

Governor Spitzer's administrative directive to issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens is equivalent to hanging out a "welcome terrorists" sign at the State's borders.

Driver's licenses are used for all kinds of identification purposes, including, ironically, access to the underground parking garage next to the State Capitol.

December 18, 2007
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Senator Farley Warns Consumers To Completely Check Out Gift Cards Before Purchas

With holiday shopping underway, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds consumers about their rights under New York State’s Gift Card Law."Gift cards are a very popular purchase that individuals make for loved ones and friends, but consumers need to know their rights in order to protect their gift card from being diminished by hidden fees," said Senator Farley. "The law requires companies to disclose any terms or conditions that apply to the gift card, ensuring that consumers know the facts before they make their purchase."

December 18, 2007
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Senator Farley Reports That State Superintendent Of Banks Will Appear Before Senate Banks Committee Regarding Subprime Lending And Foreclosures

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banks, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced that Richard H. Neiman, State Superintendent of Banks, will appear before a public meeting of the Senate Banks Committee to brief the Committee members on the issues of subprime lending and foreclosures in New York State, including an update on the efforts of the interagency Halt Abusive Lending Transactions (HALT) Task Force.The public meeting will be conducted on Thursday, December 13th, at 10 a.m., in Room 124 in the State Capitol.

December 11, 2007
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Senator Farley Remembers Pearl Harbor Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on Friday, December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day."It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."

December 6, 2007
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Senator Farley Warns Consumers To Completely Check Out Gift Cards Before Purchasing

With holiday shopping underway, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds consumers about their rights under New York State’s Gift Card Law."Gift cards are a very popular purchase that individuals make for loved ones and friends, but consumers need to know their rights in order to protect their gift card from being diminished by hidden fees," said Senator Farley.

November 22, 2007
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Senator Farley Reflects On The Meaning Of The Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the 44th Senatorial District!Thanksgiving not only commemorates the Pilgrims' celebration of thefruitful crops of 1621, but it is also a day of giving thanks foreverything we are grateful for in our daily lives -- it's a time to stop,smell the roses and think about what is truly precious to us.I'm sure you are like me when I say I give thanks for my lovely family andterrific friends.

November 22, 2007
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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that November 12th isElizabeth Cady Stanton Day in New York State.

November 12th was picked as the day of commemoration because Ms. Stanton was born on November 12th, 1815.

"Not only is she important in the history of Fulton County and New York State, Elizabeth Cady Stanton played a vital role in our Nation's history," Senator Farley said.

November 11, 2007
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Senator Farley Notes Sunday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Sunday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

November 10, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

As the Halloween festivities begin, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

Senator Farley suggests parents try to find costumes that are not only fashionable but also flame-resistant. If children are at houses where there are open flames or decorations that use candles, the costumes could be a hazard.

October 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

"I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.

October 23, 2007
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Senate To Act Today On Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate will act today on legislation that would stop Governor’s Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers license to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

 

October 22, 2007
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Sen. Farley's Office To Participate In Montgomery County Domestic Violence Task Force's Information Events

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced his office will be hosting a table on Fridays in October at the Amsterdam Wal-Mart as part of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Task Force's efforts of highlighting October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

"These free community events showcase what resources are out there to help families and children in the Amsterdam and Montgomery County areas, and to also pass on safety information," Senator Farley said.

October 2, 2007
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