Hugh T. Farley's News items

Almost 2 Dozen Groups To Participate In Senator Farley's Healthy Heart Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced some two dozen health and service providers are participating in his fifth annual Healthy Heart Day, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 14th, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam.

"Having a healthy heart and being in good health means taking care of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually," Senator Farley said. "While the focus is on heart health Valentine's Day, groups will be available to discuss a wide variety of health issues."

In honor of Valentine's Day.

January 17, 2006
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Senator Farley Reports On A New Energy For A New Legislative Year

Governor George E. Pataki kicked off 2006 with a State of the State Address that contained many goals similar to that of the New York State Senate.

My colleagues and I are all energized to tackle the issues before us such as toughening sex offender laws, providing energy relief and working on a solution for property tax relief.

As in past years, the Senate will work on legislation updating and expanding Megan's Law. Megan's Law requires incarcerated sex offenders, as well as those on probation or parole, to register with a Statewide registry.

January 6, 2006
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Senator Farley Advises Consumers Should Know Their Rights

January is known for its sales by retail stores, especially as this is the time that many people are returning and exchanging unwanted or unneeded Christmas gifts, or buying things with the gift cards they received. When out shopping, be sure to know your consumer rights.

December 30, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces New Laws Taking Effect In New Year

While the New Year brings the start of a new Legislative Session, January 1st also represents the effective date for many of the laws that were passed during the 2005 Session. I would like to highlight a few of these laws.

The Transfer-on-Death (TOD) Security Registration Act (Chapter 325) will allow owners of investment securities to register their securities so that they automatically pass through to a beneficiary upon the owner's death.

December 28, 2005
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Senator Farley Reports December Is Safe Toys And Gifts Month

December has been designated as Safe Toys and Gifts Month to remind parents who are shopping for the holidays of the importance of purchasing age-appropriate toys.

Many toy-related injuries occur when parents overestimate a child’s abilities and biological development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, "All toys can be dangerous when they are not used properly or are in poor condition.

December 19, 2005
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Senator Farley Says Be Prepared When Driving This Winter

Winter is here and with it comes the potential for severe snow and sleet storms, some of which we have already experienced this month.

It is always best to be prepared for the worst, especially if you must drive in unpleasant conditions. Whether your car breaks down or you are stuck in a winter storm or traffic emergency, you will want to have certain items available in the car with you. It's a good idea to carry an emergency supply kit for your vehicle in case you are stranded and waiting for help.

December 19, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Grants To Local Libraries

As Chairman of the New York State Senate Subcommittee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is extremely proud to announce that he has obtained a combined $242,500 in grants for the libraries in his district.

"I cannot stress enough how important libraries are to our communities," Senator Farley said. "Not only do they offer a wide variety of books, but they are also places for research and can help obtain documents. Some have outlets for Internet use, and some even provide story hours for children and are a part of community events.

December 8, 2005
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Senator Farley Says 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.

New York State law requires organizations that solicit money directly from the public to register with the Attorney General's Office.

December 5, 2005
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Senator Farley's Apples Have Been Delivered To His Amsterdam Office

"The apples have arrived!" State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) said with a laugh when State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) arrived at Senator Farley's Albany office on Tuesday, November 29th. The two had agreed upon a friendly wager on the Class A State championship football game between the Amsterdam Rams and the Geneva High School Panthers. The Amsterdam Rams won convincingly by a score of 35 to 14.

"Your guys were tough," Senator Nozzolio said to Senator Farley, referring to the Rams players. "That quarterback (T.J.

November 29, 2005
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Senator Farley Says November Is New York State History Month

November is New York State History Month and a great time to learn about the rich heritage that is New York's past, the importance of our State in the discovery of things we see and use every day, and the State's vital role in setting a path for our Nation's future.

New York has always played a pivotal role in our nation’s history since its earliest days as a Dutch and British colony.

November 25, 2005
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Senator Farley Says Help The Hungry This Holiday Season

As we enjoy our bountiful Thanksgiving holiday meals and dream of the Christmas feast, it is a good time to remember that not everyone is as fortunate or as well fed.

This is the time of year when people are filled with the seasonal spirit of giving. How about giving to local food banks this year? In thinking of the problem of hunger, most people tend to think of the starving children in third world countries. While we don't see this level of starvation in our communities, hunger does have a profound impact.

November 23, 2005
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Senator Farley Places Friendly Wager On Upcoming Amsterdam Rams Game

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) have agreed upon a friendly wager on this weekend’s Class A State championship football game between the Amsterdam Rams and the Geneva High School Panthers. The championship game is this Saturday, November 26th, at 5 p.m. at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.

"Amsterdam has a great winning tradition on the gridiron and I fully expect the Rams to be victorious.

November 22, 2005
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Senator Farley Continues To Collect Glasses, Cell Phones And Flags

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) stays committed to his efforts to help area organizations by continuing to use his offices as drop-off points for eyeglasses, cell phones and old American flags.

"Since my District Offices opened in 2001, I have offered to collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for local chapters of the Lions International Club, cell phones for domestic violence survivors and senior citizens, and old and torn American flags for proper disposal," Senator Farley said.

November 16, 2005
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Senator Farley's Office To Participate In C.a.r.e. Showcase On Nov. 15th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced his Amsterdam District Office will be participating in the C.A.R.E. (Community Alliance for Resource Exchange) Showcase of community agencies and organization on Tuesday, Nov. 15th, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Horace J. Inman Senior Citizens Center, 53 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam.

"Almost 40 agencies will be participating in this wonderful day," Senator Farley said. "Sometimes people just don't know what programs are available to them.

November 10, 2005
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Senator Farley To Host Collection Sites For Local Food Pantries

The holidays are approaching, a time when families gather around the table for reunions, celebrations and rejoicing. For some, this is a stressful time of year because they have a financial struggle and buying food, any time of the year, is terribly difficult. In the spirit of helping local groups, State Senator Hugh T.

November 9, 2005
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Senator Farley's Office To Participate At Health Carnival And Lead Screening

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced his office will be participating in the Children's Lead Carnival/Health Fair on Monday, Nov. 7th, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Harry Hoag Elementary School in Fort Plain.

"According to Montgomery County Public Health, lead poisoning is a major health concern in Montgomery County, especially in the Fort Plain and Amsterdam areas, due to the peeling and chipping of paint from houses built prior to 1968," Senator Farley said.

November 1, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Local Quiz Available For NYS History Month

November is New York State History Month and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is offering a local history quiz booklet.

"New York State, and particularly this region -- Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady counties -- has a rich heritage ranging from its role in the American Revolution, to the economic impact of the Erie Canal, to the innovations of local industries," Senator Farley said.

"Did you know that Fulton County is the home of the oldest operating courthouse, which is located in the county seat of Johnstown?

October 27, 2005
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Senator Farley Salutes Rotterdam Woman For Her Animal Rescue Efforts

Amy Ranucci, a Rotterdam resident and owner of Waggin' Tails, proves the adage "a dog is man's best friend" is true.

"Actually, she is the best friend in this scenario," State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) said. "Mrs. Ranucci, and her husband Michael, went to Mississippi to help the four-legged victims of Hurricane Katrina.

October 26, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Sparky The Fire Dog To Be At Fire Safety Expo Tonight

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is proud to announce Sparky the Fire Dog from Montgomery County Emergency Management will be on hand to greet children at the Fire Safety Expo on October 26th at Tribes Hill Fire Department, 280 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, from 6 to 9 p.m.

"Children admire and respect Sparky and he is able to teach them about fire safety in a fun way," Senator Farley said.

October 25, 2005
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