Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in New York State, and nationally, is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women between the ages of 15 and 54. The single most important factor in the successful treatment of cancer is early detection.
October 9th through the 15th is Fire Prevention Week and in honor of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) offers safety tips.
"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."
Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will host a Fire Safety Expo on Wednesday, October 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the fire department at 250 Mohawk Drive.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) said influenza (flu) season is from late fall through March. Since it is now fall, Senator Farley suggests that constituents consider getting vaccinated for the flu.
"Health officials say the elderly, very young children and pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting the flu," Senator Farley said.
Fall is here and so is New York's apple picking season.
According to the New York Apple Association, this year's crops are sweeter due to great summer we had. Sunlight helps stimulate the sugar production in apples and this year we had a lot of sunshine.
New York State is home to almost 700 apple orchards that produce over 25 million bushels of apples every year. The most popular apples in this State are the McIntosh, Empire, Red Delicious, Rome, Cortland and Idared, according to the New York Apple Association.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joined Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue in announcing more than $1.3 million in Building Skills in New York State (BUSINYS) job training grants for 33 area private-sector companies to upgrade the skills of 1,456 workers in New York’s Capital District and Mohawk Valley Regions. The announcement was made at Spray Nine Corporation in Johnstown, in Senator Farley's district.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announces New York State has a toll-free hotline for "leaf-peepers," people who enjoy seeing the leaves change to their beautiful autumn colors.
"New York State is home to a variety of trees, and this region boasts some beautiful fall foliage," Senator Farley said. "One of the reasons New York State has such terrific fall colors is that it has a wide variety of broad-leaved trees.
As area residents begin to prepare for the colder months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) offers suggestions on how to conserve energy and lower heating costs.
"Energy and heating homes are concerns to all of us," Senator Farley said. "As a result of a number of factors -- including recent natural disasters, crude oil shortages, and increased oil consumption throughout the world -- energy prices have skyrocketed.
Among American men, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. One in six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime, and one in 33 will die of the disease.
While all men are at risk for prostate cancer, the chance goes up as a man gets older. Almost all prostate cancer patients are at least 50 years old, and more than 80 percent of such patients are over 65 years old.
As we continue to watch thenews from the Gulf Coast and provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, we whould also take not of the fact that each September is designated as National Preparedness Month.
While most New York residents have not experienced the type of devastation that the survivors of Hurricane Katrina are currently coping with, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds constituents they should be prepared in case a disaster -- natural or man-made -- happens.
"Remember the ice storms of 1997 that ravaged the North Country?
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing the Village of Canajoharie, Montgomery County, and the Town of Princetown, Schenectady County, were awarded $275,000 and $400,000, respectively, through the Small Cities Community Development Program.
September 17th is Constitution Day and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) said the commemoration is being held to remind people of the uniqueness of our government and the importance of this document.
Senator Farley said on September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution and sent copies to the state legislatures for ratification and to officially join the Union.
While the summer season may be almost over, the mosquito season continues into the fall and, therefore, West Nile Virus season also continues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the peak season for West Nile Virus corresponds with peak mosquito season, which is mid-summer to fall. The CDC also reported in August that since 1999, there have been 16,000 human cases of West Nile Virus nationwide.
Schenectady County leaders today announced that the Senator Hugh T. Farley Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy on Erie Boulevard in downtown Schenectady has been selected to train over 40 new State Parole Officers. Many of the trainees will stay at the Holiday Inn in Schenectady. The new Parole Officers will receive training in police and criminal justice best practices at the newly renovated police training center.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) informs constituents that the New York State Museum in Albany continues to display an exhibit that honors the heroes and remembers those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Congress has designated September 11th of each year as "Patriot Day."
"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on September 11th changed our lives," Senator Farley said.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that the New York State toll-free hotline number to report price gouging in gasoline is (800) 214-4372.
"In a time of crisis, most people come out to help their fellow man," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, disasters may bring out the worst in some people, too. From soaring prices, to limiting the availability of necessary goods, some businesses take advantage of consumers during natural disasters.
Library lovers can show their appreciation with a new "Love Your Library" license plate available from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Hugh T.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced constituents can assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama by making cash donations to voluntary relief organizations.
"People across the nation sent donations to New York when the terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001," Senator Farley said. "The outpouring of generosity was overwhelming. People have come into my office and asked how they can return the favor of helping their fellow Americans.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds New Yorkers that under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), they will be able to order one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three credit reporting agencies beginning in September.
Senator Farley said to order, click on www.annualcreditreport.com, call (877) 322-8228, or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. New Yorkers can order their free reports beginning Sept. 1st.
As some families are getting ready for back-to-school supplies and others eye fall fashions, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds shoppers that New York's Sales Tax Free Week on clothing begins today, August 30th, and runsthrough Monday, September 5th (Labor Day).
"This means all purchases of clothing and footwear items of less than $110 will be tax free between Aug. 30th and Sept. 5th," Senator Farley said. "Last January, New York shoppers saved $37.2 million during a sales tax free week.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) will display his New York State Senate "Women of Distinction" exhibit at the Fonda Fair from August 30th through September 5th. The display will be located on the walls near his booth inside the Grandstand building.
"The New York State Senate's "Women of Distinction" program celebrates not only the contributions of those who are highlighted in the display, but those of all New York women in the arts, sciences, academics, social reform, business and government.
It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.
In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.