Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senators Farley And Bruno Announce Capital Funding

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-C, Schenectady) and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno announced $9,772,048 in capital funding for Independent Colleges and Universities in the Capital Region. The funds come from the $150 million dollar Capital Matching Grants Program included in the 2005-06 state budget chapter amendment approved by the Legislature.

"Along with the state’s public colleges, our independent colleges and universities are playing an increasingly significant role in high technology and biotechnology research and economic development," said Senator Bruno.

April 18, 2005
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With Prom Season Here, Senator Farley Reminds Families That Alcohol Is Illegal For All Those Under 21

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and high school students will soon be entering prom and graduation season. It is a good time to focus on the problems of drunk driving and alcohol abuse, including reminding families that alcohol is illegal for all those under the age of 21.

Our children are faced with tremendous peer pressure from classmates and friends. Some of these pressures facing children today are to try drugs and alcohol. With the "party" season of prom and graduation, the pressure to drink may be especially high.

April 14, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Senate Acts On Crime Victims Legislation During National Crime Victims' Rights Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate is passing legislation during National Crime Victims' Rights Week that would provide further protection to crime victims and child witnesses and would prohibit convicted felons from suing their victims for damages.

"This week (April 10th through 16th) is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, a time to reflect on the people who are injured or killed as a result of violent crime," Senator Farley said.

April 12, 2005
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Senator Farley Salutes The Mair Sisters At Senate West Point Recognition Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) recently saluted Marjana and Heba Mair at the New York State Senate's Recognition of West Point Day at the Capitol in Albany on April 6th.

"These two women are great role models for their peers," Senator Farley said. "They are extremely talented and bright individuals. I had the great pleasure of introducing the sisters to my colleagues at the distinguished event we had at the Senate Chamber."

Cadet Cpl. Marjana Mair, Class of 2007, and Cadet Pvt.

April 12, 2005
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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 8, 2005
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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 7, 2005
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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 7, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Senator Farley Hosts Women Of Distinction Display At Amsterdam Riverfront Center

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

March 10, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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