Hugh T. Farley's News items

Senator Farley To Host Senate Majority Leader Skelos On July 17th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce that he will host a tour for Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R - Rockville Centre) on Thursday, July 17th, with stops that include a visit to the Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

A media availability will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the College Union building by both Senators Farley and Skelos to discuss Majority Leader Skelos’ Upstate New York Listening Tour and his views on issues that impact this region.

July 15, 2008
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Women Of Distinction Display To Be At Ft. Hunter Canal Days On July 12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that his exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, labor, education and social reform have earned them recognition as "Women of Distinction" will be on display at the Fort Hunter Canal Days on Saturday, July 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 9, 2008
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Have A Safe And Happy Independence Day

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reflects on the birth of this nation and New York State's role in the development of our nation.

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.

July 2, 2008
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Senator Farley Salutes St. Mary's Officials For New Canjo Facility

St. Mary’s Hospital hosted a grand opening and dedication of its new Erie Boulevard health care center on July 2nd.

July 2, 2008
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Sen. Farley Joins Gov. In Urging Feds To Declare Agricultural Disaster

Governor David A. Paterson today urged the federal government to declare 23 New York counties agricultural disaster areas. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer, Governor Paterson requested disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for farms that experienced crop damage from severe hail storms on June 16th.

June 29, 2008
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Senator Farley Delivers Capital Grants For Local Organizations

State Senator Hugh T. Farley today announced Senate approval of capital construction grants for several local governments and non-profit organizations in his four-county Senate District. This week, the Senate passed a resolution allocating economic development funds which had been included in the 2008-2009 budget.

June 26, 2008
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Gov. Paterson Requests Proposals To Assist Homeowners Facing Mortgage Default

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) is seeking applications from not-for-profits statewide to provide financial counseling and legal services for homeowners who hold a subprime or unconventional mortgage. As much as $20 million is available under the Subprime Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Services Program.

June 19, 2008
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Sen. Farley And Gov. Paterson Announce Mortgage Crisis Reforms

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) joined Governor David A. Paterson todayin annoucingan agreement with the Legislature to pass a critical subprime lending reform bill which will directly address the mortgage crisis in New York State by immediately helping to protect people from losing their homes and by mandating reforms which will help avoid another similar crisis in the future.

June 18, 2008
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Senator Farley Announces Legislative Grants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that the 2008-2009 Budget approved by the Senate and Assembly includes $6.4 million for Senate "member initiatives" and other Senate grants which were requested by over 160 libraries, schools, local governments, fire departments, and nonprofit groups in his four-county Senate District. Senator Farley represents Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, and part of Saratoga Counties.

 

June 18, 2008
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Bill To Protect Water Supplies Receives Final Legislative Approval

The New York State Assembly today gave final legislative passage to legislation (S.902B) increasing penalties for contamination of public drinking water supplies.

The bill, which passed the State Senate earlier this year, is sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and by Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh (D - Manhattan). It was prompted by concerns over pollution of the Great Flats Aquifer in Schenectady County, which serves Schenectady, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, and Scotia.

June 16, 2008
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State Senate Passes Legislation To Cut Costs For Gloversville Schools

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation (S.7805) sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) seeking to repeal an unfunded mandate on the Gloversville School district. If also approved by the Assembly and the Governor, the bill would remove Gloversville from the "Contract for Excellence" program which required the district to spend nearly two million dollars on new programs for students who have already successfully completed remedial programs and passed standardized tests.

June 12, 2008
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Union Graduate College To Break Ground On New Campus June 13th

Union Graduate College broke ground on a new $8 million campus at the corner of Nott Terrace and Liberty Street, in downtown Schenectady.

June 12, 2008
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Senator Farley Honors Tecler Students For Environmental Projects

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) greeted Kayla Bogdan, Gabriella Dybas and Dillion Power of Tecler Elementary School on May 20th when the students came to Albany as part of the Statewide I*MA*GREEN*NATION ceremony. The Senate-sponsored competition is open to students in grades one through eight and encourages youngsters to take an interest in their environment and to use their imagination and creativity to identify challenges that face their community and offer their own insights on possible solutions.

June 12, 2008
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Canajoharie High School Honors Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) enjoyed the last concert of the 2007-08 school year at Canajoharie High School on June 5th. The Senator told the packed audience that he enjoyed elementary school music so much that he married an elementary school music teacher, Sharon Rose Farley. The Senator also revealed that he played the clarinet when he was a student.

The Senator had the pleasure to meet several gifted students at the school,10th grade students David Riley and Sarah Hopler, and Senator Farley.

June 5, 2008
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Sen. Farley Obtains $15,000 Legislative Grant For Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with members of the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter on June 5th at the Canajoharie High School and presented the group with a ceremonial check that symbolized the $15,000 legislative grant the Senator obtained for the organization.

June 5, 2008
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Senator Farley Honors Centro Civico's Ladan Alomar As A Woman Of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was pleased to announce Ladan Alomar, Executive Director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, was named as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction on June 3rd in Albany.

"Ladan is a tremendous asset not only to Centro Civico, but also to the Amsterdam and Montgomery County communities," Senator Farley said. "Ladan is a tireless worker for Centro Civico and she also contributes greatly to other organizations such as Fulmont Community Action Agency and St. Mary’s Hospital."

June 4, 2008
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NYS Senate Passes Special Missing Person Registry Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady), that would create a specialized missing persons registry to help law enforcement locate individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in the event they go missing.

Similar to the Operation Safe Child program, this registry would have participants and/or their families fill out a simple registration form that asks for identifying markings and a photo.

June 3, 2008
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Senator Farley Seeks Participants For Home Safety Day On July 13th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is teaming up with the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department to host a Home Safety Day on Sunday, July 13th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the fire department, located at 126 South Pawling Street, Hagaman.

May 29, 2008
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Gov. Paterson Signs Bill To Make Saving For College Easier For New York Families

Governor David A. Paterson has signed a bill into law that eases restrictions to the New York College Choice Tuition Savings Program, allowing relatives, employers and others to contribute to State-sponsored college savings accounts.

May 27, 2008
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Sen. Farley And Gov. Paterson Announce Ground Breaking For Beech-nut

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) joins Governor David A. Paterson in announcing that Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation is breaking ground on a new, 550,000-square-foot, "green certified" plant and headquarters in Florida, Montgomery County, which will expand New York’s manufacturing base, provide good jobs for residents and become a boon for local farmers.

May 21, 2008
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