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Senator Farley Salutes Northville High School Band

New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), along with the Music Educators' National Conference (MENC) is celebrating March as Music in Schools Month. As part of this celebration, area schools are giving special performances at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Local schools that are performing this month include: Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus, Northville Central School Senior High Band, Van Antwerp Middle School Chamber Strings, and the Dorothy Nolan Elementary School Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus. On March 11th, State Senator Hugh T.

Senator Farley Discusses New York State Government With Schalmont Students

Students from Schalmont High School met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) when they were in Albany on March 17th touring the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

SENATE PASSES ACADEMIC RESEARCH INFORMATION ACCESS ACT

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation May 17th that would enable public and private academic and research libraries in New York State to create an information infrastructure unequaled in the world.

Known as ARIA, the Academic Research Information Access Act (S.3736-A), leverages the state’s public and private higher education sector – arguably the largest and most diverse in the nation – to facilitate collaboration and efficiencies by providing for the voluntary pooling of assets in order to obtain access to high-end electronic, peer-reviewed, information resources such as journals, serials, and databases.

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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation on June 1st to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921) would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

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Senator Farley Tours Fort Plain Schools

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured (from left) are Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, Assemblyman George Amedore, Senator Hugh Farley, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker and board member Jeff Jones.

Fort Plain School Officials Host Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured with Senator Hugh Farley is sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburgh.

Senator Farley Tours Johnstown Library

State Senator Hugh T. Farley took a tour of the Johnstown Public Library with Director Erica Wing on January 25th. Wing invited the Senator to look at improvements the library made with funding obtained by Senator Farley. Senator Farley obtained special education grants in 2012 for all of the libraries in his district, including the Johnstown Public Library. As Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Libraries, Senator Farley said, "I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public."

Senator Farley Salutes Libraries

On March 5th, the New York State Library Association held a Lobby Day and Rally in Albany with the priorities of gaining support for public libraries and restoring funding. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) attended both the rally and the meeting held in the Well of the Legislative Office Building. Senator Farley has been a longtime supporter of libraries and is the current Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries. "I am proud to have been a lifelong advocate for libraries, and will continue my efforts to assist them in meeting the needs of the public," Senator Farley said.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley proudly displays his T-shirt supporting libraries at the New York State Library Association's Rally that was held on March 5th in Albany.