Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Offers Guide To Historic Sites And Museums

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is offering a publication to constituents that are traveling locally this summer.

 

June 27, 2007
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Northville Family Day In Park Event Slated For Sunday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Village of Northville for a Family Day in the Park event on Sunday, July 1st, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Waterfront Park located behind the Main Street businesses in Northville.

 

This event is the official opening of the park for the 2007 summer season. Musical entertainment will be provided by various Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) musicians, local church choirs, and the Actors Company. The classic rock group, The Bel-Aires, will perform from 5 to 7 p.m.

June 26, 2007
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Hagaman Home Safety Day Slated For Saturday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department to host a Home Safety Day on Saturday, June 30th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the fire department, located at 126 South Pawling Street, Hagaman.

 

This event is being held in conjunction with the fire department's annual car and bike show. A time line of events includes:

* 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., registration and parking of vehicles for the car and bike show

* 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., car and bike show, with prizes awarded at 3 p.m.

June 25, 2007
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State Senate Acts To Save Schenectady Free Clinic

The State Senate has unanimously passed a special budget amendment (S.6063) to appropriate $350,000 for the Schenectady Free Clinic. The legislation would restore State funding which was unexpectedly withdrawn by Governor Spitzer earlier this year.

"The Free Clinic is a national model in successfully delivering cost-effective patient-centered health care," said State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), sponsor of the legislation. "I'm pleased that the Senate has acted to save the Clinic."

The Clinic was created by legislation authored by Senator Farley in 2002.

June 22, 2007
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NYS Senate Passes Higher Education Plan

My colleagues and I in the Senate recently passed a comprehensive higher education package that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students and help families with soaring tuition expenses.

June 22, 2007
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NYS Senate Introduces Plan For Property Tax Relief

My colleagues and I in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that could potentially result in the elimination of residential school property taxes.

Called the New York Stop Taxing Our Property Reform Plan, it would give school districts the authority to eliminate residential property taxes over five years, with revenue replaced by additional State funding; impose an immediate freeze on property tax assessments for seniors; create a Blue Ribbon Commission on Property Tax Reform and enact comprehensive mandate relief measures to help lower costs for school

June 18, 2007
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Senate To Pass Bill Preserving Bellevue Woman's Hospital

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced that the Senate is expected to pass legislation tomorrow exempting Bellevue Woman's Hospital from the closure requirements of the Berger Commission. The bill (S.847) has been strongly supported by many womens' organizations.

"This legislation recognizes that the Berger Commission made a mistake -- decreeing closure of this important womens' health care facility on the basis of misinformation and incorrect data," Senator Farley explained.

June 13, 2007
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Farley And Tonko Pass Veterans Property Tax Relief Measure

Yesterdaythe legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C-Schenectady) and Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko (D-Amsterdam) which enables localities to allow veterans who qualify for a veterans' real property tax exemption to take advantage of the value of that exemption as of the date they purchase property. Currently, they must wait until the next taxable status date to have the exemption applied to taxes. The bill is designed to assist veterans who need this now more than ever.

June 7, 2007
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Senator Farley Discusses The Importance Of Donating Blood

Typically, less than five percent of eligible people donate blood. What that means, according to the American Red Cross, is that there is often an inadequate blood supply due to the lack of donations.

As a member of the New York State Senate Health Committee, I have met several times with representatives of the American Red Cross Blood Services, New York - Penn Region, about this issue. They have related to me stories of patients who have received a second lease on life because of blood transfusions.

June 5, 2007
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Senator Farley Honors Niskayuna Volunteer As Contemporary Woman Of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) will honor Niskayuna volunteer, environmental activist and local author Eleanor Brown as a recipient of the New York State Senate’s annual "Women of Distinction" award at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, June 5th, in Albany.

The program honors distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

"Eleanor Brown is an energetic woman who has enjoyed a successful career as an author and editor.

June 1, 2007
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Senator Farley Honors Fulton County Judge As Contemporary Woman Of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) will honor Fulton County Judge Polly Hoye as a recipient of the New York State Senate’s annual "Women of Distinction" award at a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, June 5th, in Albany.

The program honors distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

"Polly Hoye was the first female district attorney and first female judge in Fulton County.

June 1, 2007
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Senator Farley's Office To Participate In Wellness Event On June 2nd

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) will host a table at the Sacandaga North Wellness Day on Saturday, June 2nd, on the lawn at Northville Central School. This event is being held in conjunction with the annual St. Jude's Bike-a-Thon the school hosts.

"I am pleased to be able to participate in this event," Senator Farley said. "With the warmer weather now here, everyone wants to be outdoors. Summer is filled with numerous fun activities.

May 30, 2007
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Senator Farley Reports NYS Senate Passes Healthy Schools Legislation To Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Recently, the New York State Senate passed legislation to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices. The Childhood Healthy Access to Meals Program (CHAMP) will provide children with more nutritious foods at school in an effort to reduce the growing crisis of childhood obesity and other children’s health issues.

Statistics show that childhood obesity has become a public health crisis. CHAMP is a great way to encourage children to make healthy eating a way of life in and out of school.

May 25, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces Youth Fitness Brochures Available

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is offering the New York State Senate Youth Fitness Campaign, which encourages children to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle through a 10-week program where children log in their exercise activity and report it back to the Senator.

"Staying fit is an important part of growing up and can teach children wellness and health habits that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many children don’t get the physical exercise that they need to stay fit. In fact, more than one-fourth of U.S.

May 24, 2007
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Senator Farley Unveils Upstate Now Plan

My colleagues and I in the New York State Senate Majority unveiled recently an agenda for this region called "Upstate Now."

 

This 10-point plan includes reducing taxes for small businesses, manufacturers and key industries; building and investing in a 21st Century infrastructure for the upstate economy; making upstate an international powerhouse in new and emerging technologies; and reducing energy costs for employers and promoting energy independence.

May 22, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces Upstate Now Majority Plan

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority Conference prepared the "Upstate Now" agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan that will help revitalize the local economy and create upstate jobs.

"More than any other issue, my constituents talk to me about needing good, steady jobs," Senator Farley said. "There is no single solution to retaining and creating good jobs in our communities. That is why the Senate's comprehensive plan is so important.

May 15, 2007
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Sen. Farley Joins Governor In Announcing Baby Food Producer To Expand In Town Of Florida

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced today with Governor Eliot Spitzer and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation, producer of all-natural baby foods, is investing more than $124 million in the construction of a new 650,000 square-foot processing and packaging plant in the town of Florida and relocating its corporate headquarters to this new facility.

Beech-Nut is currently headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is replacing its aging Canajoharie plant.

May 15, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces Local Winners In Environment Contest

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met and awarded 10 Draper Middle School students on May 15th with Statewide awards for theirfor environmental awareness through the New York State Senate's 16th annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition.

The Draper Middle School students won first place in Science and Technology Division IV.

May 10, 2007
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Senate Delivers On Promise Of Relief To Dairy Farmers, Key Upstate Industry To Receive Major Boost

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced that checks, averaging $5,000 each, are in the mail to provide relief to nearly 5,100 strapped dairy farmers across New York State, thanks to a $30 million Dairy Assistance Program that was spearheaded and championed by the state Senate Republican Majority during this year’s contentious budget process.

May 10, 2007
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Sen. Farley Seeks Participants For Northville Family Day In Park Event

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Village of Northville for a Family Day in the Park event on Sunday, July 1st, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Waterfront Park located behind the Main Street businesses in Northville.

This event is an official kick-off to summer in the Fulton County village and the opening of the park for the 2007 summer season. Musical entertainment will be conducted by various Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) musicians, with a special performance from 5 to 7 p.m.

May 2, 2007
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