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Senator Farley Salutes Gloversville's Baseball History

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting baseball great Chuck Harmon on Aug. 30th at the Vintage Baseball Game in Gloversville.

Harmon played portions of two seasons for the minor league Johnstown-Gloversville Glovers of the Can-Am league, before eventually making into the majors with the Cincinnati Reds and becoming the first African-American player in Reds' history.

Senator Farley presented a New York State Citation for Harmon, as well as for Loren Stewart and Bradley “Babe” Baldwin for being inducted into the Fulton County Baseball and Hall of Fame.

 

August 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Parkhurst Field

Senator Farley participated in the filming of a documentary on the history of Parkhurst Field in Gloversville. Senator Farley also took a tour of the facilities, noting he secured a legislative grant that helped build the clubhouse for the Gloversville Little League that also houses the Parkhurst Field Museum.

Parkhurst Field is the oldest baseball field used by Little Leagues in the United States. Baseball has been played since 1906, and was home to Professional baseball accommodating up to 1500 spectators who saw such illustrious players as Hall of Fame greats, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. A rail line passed right by the exhibition games at the park over the years.

August 28, 2014
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Celebrating National Women's Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. 

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. 

There is still work to be done and my colleagues and I in the Senate passed bills that will further strengthen equality in our state. 

Among other key objectives, the Women’s Equality Agenda will: 

- Ensure equal pay for equal work;

- Combat sexual harassment and domestic violence; and

August 26, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Empire State Aerosciences Museum

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Citation to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY, on August 12th, honoring the museum’s 30th anniversary. Senator Farley also toured the facility and saw two new exhibits, the World War I and Space Rover displays. He also had the pleasure of meeting members of the 109th Airlift Wing, based out of Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady, that participated in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

The Senator’s Citation is as follows:

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging significant milestones in the distinguished histories of its esteemed entities; and

August 18, 2014
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Senator Hugh T. Farley announces legislation to designate Ballston Lake as an inland waterway has been signed into law

State Senator Hugh T. Farley and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco announce their legislation to designate Ballston Lake as an inland waterway has been signed into law. This designation will allow the Towns of Ballston and Clifton Park to participate in New York’s Coastal and Inland Waterway Program. Earlier this year, both towns passed resolutions in support of designating the Lake as an inland waterway.

August 17, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with OFA Picnic Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed chatting with picnic participants at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging event held on Aug. 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Fulton County OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley enjoyed participating in the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging Picnic on August 7th in Gloversville.

August 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Joseph Chan

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Citation to Joseph Chan recently upon Mr. Chan’s retirement. Senator Farley’s Citation is the following:

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging significant milestones in the distinguished careers of its esteemed residents; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Chan celebrated his retirement in April of 2014, after 37 years of owning and operating the Dragon Garden restaurant; and

WHEREAS, Joe was born on June 10, 1941, in Canton, China; and

WHEREAS, He moved to Hong Kong at the age of 17; it was here he began to learn English: and 

August 4, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Airport Hangar Groundbreaking Ceremony

As seen in the Times Union article, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently enjoyed participating in the ground breaking ceremony for the new aircraft hangar at Schenectady County Airport on July 31st. Once completed, the new facility will double the current hangar capacity. The Times Union article can be accessed by visiting http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Photos-New-aircraft-hangar-5660943.php#photo-6667873

August 4, 2014
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Senator Farley Says Beware E-ZPass E-mail Scam

Many New Yorkers have received an e-mail claiming to be from E-ZPass and saying they owe money for unpaid tolls.

If you receive this e-mail, which appears official-looking, do not open or respond to it. It is not from E-ZPass and should be deleted. To see an example of this email, click here.

If you have an E-ZPass account and have any questions about its status, call 1-800-333-8655.

 

July 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Gives Helpful Summer Safety Tips

From family barbecues, to hiking and boating, to sitting on a sandy beach with a good book, summer is always a fantastic time to enjoy all that the Empire State has to offer.

But the summer months can also bring some potential dangers, especially as temperatures begin to rise. To help you stay safe during periods of excessive heat, the State Department of Health and the State Office of Emergency Management are offering the following safety tips:

• Never leave children, pets or those who require special care in a parked car or other vehicles during periods of intense summer heat. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach over 140 degrees Fahrenheit quickly. Exposure to such high temperatures can kill within a matter of minutes.

July 9, 2014
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Senator Farley Offers Information on Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease continues to spread throughout New York State. Since 1986, about 100,000 cases have been confirmed in New York. It seems that everyone has had a personal experience with Lyme Disease or knows someone who has been infected with this illness, which in some cases can be seriously debilitating.

The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases has just issued an important report and action plan designed to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatments for harmful tick-borne illnesses. The report’s recommendations focus on the need for:

     • Additional research and data about past, current and future disease trends;

     • Increased public awareness as the diseases spread to new communities;

July 9, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Senator Farley (R, C – Schenectady) and fellow Senate Republicans today launched a plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement. This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.

July 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Reflects on New York's Role in the Birth of This Nation

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley 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, 2014
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Free Fishing Weekend in NYS Slated

This weekend (June 28th-29th) New Yorkers may fish for free without a license in any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams. In addition, there are a number of free events and fishing clinics taking place across the state to encourage New Yorkers to enjoy the great outdoors. For more information, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/89821.html

June 26, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL ADDING 25 NEW FAMILY COURT JUDGES THAT INCLUDES JUDGESHIP FOR SCHENECTADY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage today to legislation (S7883) that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships. One new judgeship would be established in each of 16 counties, and nine in New York City.

New family court judges would be elected in 2014 in Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Franklin, Nassau, Oneida, Oswego, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester counties, and take office January 1, 2015.

New family court judges would be elected in 2015 and seated in 2016 in Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, and Warren counties.

June 20, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE TO ADDRESS STATEWIDE HEROIN AND OPIOID CRISIS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports the New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

 

June 20, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes New York Rangers

State Senate Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting members of the New York Rangers hockey team when they came to the Capitol on June 18th. Representing the team were General Manager Glen Sather, Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld, Derek Stepan, Matin St. Louis and Dominic Moore.

June 20, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO CLARIFY AGGRAVATED HARASSMENT LAW

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced thhe New York State Senate passed legislation (S7734A) that would clarify a state law related to the crime of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, that was declared unconstitutional by the state Court of Appeals last year.

The bill addresses concerns cited by the Court and restores Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, which was a charge used thousands of times in cases of domestic violence. The Court ruled the law was vague and too broad.

This bill approved by the Senate will criminalize harassing communications that threaten to cause physical harm to a victim or the victim’s property where a defendant knows or should know that the communication will cause the victim to fear such harm.

June 20, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH SEVERE ALLERGIES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation (S7262A) that authorizes schools to have and administer the life saving medicine, epinephrine, when a student has a severe allergic reaction.

According to Food Allergy Education and Research, food allergies affect one in every 13 children in the United States -- estimated to be two children per classroom. Allergic reactions can range from mild skin rashes to severe anaphylaxis -- a full-body and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can stop respiration and heartbeat within seconds. Among these children who have food allergies, 40 percent have already experienced severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

June 20, 2014
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