Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley Discusses Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and it is hard not to be aware of the horrible crimes inflicted on our children if you watch the latest media reports.

For example, an Albany man was recently arrested for attempting to purchase a young girl to use as a sex slave in a child-pornography sting. Also in the sting, another defendant was arrested for possession of child pornography.

Recently, parents in Hoosick Falls discovered they had been living next door to a sex offender for the past two months.

April 7, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces State Disaster Emergency In Montgomery, Schenectady Counties

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing 14 counties, including Montgomery and Schenectady counties, are declared a State Disaster Emergency.

"Mother Nature let the flood gates open last weekend," Senator Farley said, commenting on the continual rains over the past weekend. "And as a result, Montgomery and Schenectady counties were hit with massive flooding.

April 6, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces April 10th - 16th Is Library Week In New York State

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Libraries, said Library Week in New York State this year is April 10th through April 16th.

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley added. "Librarians are truly amazing people. They inspire our youth and invite them into a library where there is an adventure on every shelf."

During Library Week, from Tuesday to Thursday at 10 a.m.

April 6, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Fage Dairy Industry Comes To Johnstown

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) joins Empire State Development Chairman Charles A. Gargano in announcing that FAGE Dairy Industry S.A., a leading dairy company based in Athens, Greece, has selected the Johnstown Industrial Park as the site to invest $27 million for the construction of a new facility – its first in North America -- to produce and distribute FAGE yogurt products.  The company plans to create up to 60 new jobs.

April 1, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces $5 Million Funding For Superpower Project

Schenectady-based SuperPower, Inc., a world-leading high temperature superconducting technology (HTS) company, Union College and Schenectady County Community College have been awarded $5 million in the 2006 Legislative Budget to develop a highly skilled local workforce to enable SuperPower to successfully achieve its goal of manufacturing scale-up and commercial production of second generation (2G) HTS wire beginning in 2006. Funding is contingent on the final approval of the New York State budget.

April 1, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Discusses NYS Legislature Passing An On-time Budget

I am very excited to report Friday, April 1st, we will have an on-time budget for the new State fiscal year.The New York State Legislature has passed an on-time budget this week, something my Senate colleagues and I have been fighting for over the years. I remember when passing the budget wasn't news, but a simple occurrence that happened every year on April 1st. It has been extremely difficult and frustrating to watch the budget process deteriorate.

March 31, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces State Legislature Recommends To Keep Mt. Mcgregor Open

The New York State Budget for fiscal year 2005-06 includes $6 million to keep Camp Mt. McGregor open, announced State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady).

"I am proud to have lead the fight to keep this minimum-security correctional camp in Wilton open," Senator Farley said. "The budget that is being passed by the State Legislature will include funding to keep this facility open for the fiscal year 2005-06."

The Executive Budget included a proposal to close Mt. McGregor, as well as to close or downsize other correctional facilities throughout the state.

March 31, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Amsterdam, Gloversville To Receive Bus Funding

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing the cities of Amsterdam and Gloversville, and the County of Montgomery, will receive funding for new buses through the Federal Transit Administration Section 5311 Program.

"This is great news," Senator Farley said.

March 16, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Says Eating A Good Breakfast Is Important To A Child's Growth

National School Breakfast Week, celebrated this year on March 7th through March 11th, emphasizes the importance of good nutrition for a good education.

According to the School Nutrition Association's website, www.schoolnutrition.org, a nutritious breakfast can "improve a child's performance in academics, extracurricular activities and sports." In other words, if a child is sluggish, slow and concentrating on the empty stomach, he or she cannot focus on the task at hand and cannot excel in the lesson because of the distraction.

The American Dietetic

March 10, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Hosts Women Of Distinction Display At Amsterdam Riverfront Center

To celebrate Women's History Month, State Senator Hugh T.

March 10, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Saratoga, Schenectady Counties Receive A Combined $135,000 In Motor Vehicle And Insurance Fraud Prevention Grants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing law enforcement agencies in Saratoga and Schenectady counties are slated to receive $35,000 and $100,000, respectively, to help fight motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud.

"When theft and fraud occur, everyone gets hurt," Senator Farley said, "not just the immediate victim of the crime. Insurance rates go up, penalizing everyone.

March 9, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Stratton Air National Guard Base Advocates Receive $50,000 State Grant

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced a $50,000 State grant will help fund a consortium of Schenectady County agencies working to prevent closure of the Stratton Air National Guard Base. The State funds will be augmented by a $25,000 grant from Metroplex and over $57,000 in local in-kind contributions.

The grant, part of the Empire State Development Corporation's (ESDC) Statewide Military Base Retention initiative, will be used to fund the Schenectady Military Affairs Council (SMAC), a project of the Chamber of Schenectady County.

March 8, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Montgomery County Soil & Water District To Receive Some $200,000 For Local Farmers' Environmental Projects

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing that the Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District is slated to receive $195,147.50 through the New York State Agricultural Non-point Source Abatement and Control Program to assist local farmers in preserving the environment.

"There is concern for erosion and sediment flow from several farms located near or on the Canajoharie Creek Watershed and the South Chuctanunda Creek Watershed," Senator Farley said.

March 7, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Notes March Is Women's History Month

March Is Women's History Month and a time to remember and focus on the crucial role that women have played in New York State's political, social and economic development. Several of these women came from, or worked in, this area.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was a zealous and tireless advocate for the rights of women and blacks.

March 3, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces Public Leaders' Meeting To Be Held Wednesday, March 2nd

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced today the next New York State public leaders' meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. and the live broadcast of the meeting can be watched at his website, www.senatorfarley.com.

Viewers can either click on the icon located at the bottom right of Senator's website called "Watch Public Leaders' Meeting Online" or click here to be taken to the link.

March 1, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Announces March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to make an appointment with your doctor to have a colon check-up if you are over the age of 50.

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and health officials and doctors report this particular type of cancer can be detected and successfully treated if you are diligent about screenings.

March 1, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley And Governor Announces Brownfields Grant For Fulton County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and Governor George E. Pataki today announced an $185,000 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act grant to the City of Johnstown for the investigation of environmental contamination at the Former Karg Brothers Tannery and additional off-site properties in Johnstown, Fulton County.

"New York is leading the nation in environmental protection and our new and improved Brownfields program is making great strides in cleaning up abandoned properties and turning them into community assets," Governor Pataki said.

February 22, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Discusses The Importance Of Honoring Our Nation's Presidents

February is a great month for learning about our nation's history, as two of the great Presidents from the early years of our Nation's history were born then. This year, February 21st is Presidents' Day, the day we honor all United States Presidents, but especially Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

February 18, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Says Tooth Decay In Children Should Be A Concern

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and a good time to remind parents that tooth decay is one of the most common of all disorders, second only to the common cold, according to the American Dental Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that untreated tooth decay can have devastating results such as continuing pain and infections, poor appearance and low self-esteem, and poor growth and nutrition in children.

According to health organizations, including the New York State Department of Health, by the age of

February 15, 2005
Read more...

Senator Farley Says Get Heart Smart And Learn About Healthy Lifestyles

According to State and national health organizations, cardiovascular disease remains the number one overall killer in the United States and the leading cause of death in New York State. According to the New York State Department of Health, "About 950,000 Americans die each year and 61 million, or one quarter of the population, live with the disease."

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and physical inactivity.

February 14, 2005
Read more...
Syndicate content