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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day essentially dates back to November 11, 1919. On that day, our nation first observed Armistice Day. This holiday sought to remember and celebrate the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour. That is why many people observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. In 1954, Armistice Day was re-designated as Veterans Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served our country in the military," Senator Farley said.

November 4, 2013
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JOIN THE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN CAMPAIGN

It’s hard to believe, but it is true. Fifty years after the 1963 Equal Pay Act was signed into law, pay discrimination in the workplace still exists in America.

In June, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to strengthen New York’s laws and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. However, action is still needed by the State Assembly on this bill.

 

October 23, 2013
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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Request Brochures

As a constituent of this Senate District, I am pleased to offer you a wide variety of publications free of charge. Review the list of brochures and e-mail me the name and number of publications you are interested in. I will be sure to send you the publications as soon as I can.

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creditreport.pdf

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Emergency Preparedness.pdf

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Fire Safety.PDF

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Government Resource Guide.pdf

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Halloween Safety.pdf

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton.pdf

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Empire State Fun Facts.pdf

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State Legislature.pdf

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Stanton Walking Tour.pdf

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2014 Historic WOD Book.pdf

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Senator Farley's Bicycle Safety Tips.pdf

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Farley Summer Reading brochure 2014.pdf

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Farley Summer Reading Journal 2014.pdf

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Farley Lyme Disease.pdf

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2014 Health Update.pdf

October 21, 2013
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Welcome to Senator Farley's Kids Corner

Welcome to the Kids Corner! Being a father and a grandfather, I know that explaining how our State government works can sometimes be a difficult task. This page is designed to help children better understand the New York State Senate and the role I play in New York State Government. Filled with explanations of the role of a State Senator and how a bill becomes a law, this page also contains fun New York State facts and games.

WHAT IS THE STATE SENATE?

What is a Senator's role in State Government?

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Empire State Fun Facts.pdf

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State Legislature.pdf

October 21, 2013
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Senator Farley Visits with Students from Gloversville

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville, NY, on October 8th when they traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol.

Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Fay Rulison’s class. They include Ashley Anderson, Zoey Bailey, Dallas Boyer, Antonio Brockhum, Carlos Gorman, Kaitlin Hickok, Kaleb Port.

October 10, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes Boulevard Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville, NY, on October 8th when they traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol.

October 10, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats with Boulevard Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville, NY, on October 8th when they traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol.

October 10, 2013
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Senator Farley Meets with Students from Boulevard Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville, NY, on October 8th when they traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol.

Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Ms. Clough’s class. They include Abigail Curtis, Andrew Hickok, Austin Eagan, Breanna Reynolds, Colin Quigley, Daisy King, Hannah Parillo, Jamal Shaw, Kaylie Sturgess-Mansell, Marisa Gagliardi, Sophia Schumaker, Sterling Rulison, Thomas Frank, Trae Metzger and Victoria Coulter.

 

October 10, 2013
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Senator Farley Honors Fallen Firefighters

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the honor and privilege to speak at the 2013 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Albany on October 8th. The annual ceremony is held during Fire Prevention Week and honors those who gave their lives in the line of duty. The memorial was first dedicated in 1988 and now holds 2,381 names on the wall.

 

"It is important that we always remember, and recognize, the service -- and sacrifice -- made by our firefighters," Senator Farley said. "On behalf of the New York State Senate, let me express our gratitude and appreciation to our firefighters and their families."

 

October 9, 2013
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Military Veterans Can Apply for Special Designation on Driver’s License

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that starting today, military veterans -- who are residents of New York State -- will be able to apply for a special designation on their State driver’s license. Those interested individuals cannot apply by phone or online but must apply in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. The veteran status will be printed on all future NYS DMV photo documents. For more information, visit http://www.dmv.ny.gov/armedforces.htm#vetstat

October 3, 2013
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Senator Farley Reflects on Marie Valachovic

It is with deep sadness that I report my dear friend and Fulton County District Office Coordinator Marie Valachovic passed away earlier this week. I was pleased to name her Woman of Distinction earlier this year as Marie has touched so many people with her energy, enthusiasm and passion for life. A lifelong resident of Johnstown, she helped so many individuals and organizations. I am honored to have had Marie be a part of my life.

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October 2, 2013
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Utica Observer Dispatch Reports Senator Farley Named Farm Bureau Friend

Click on the link to read the Utica Observer Dispatch article about Senator Farley being named a member of the New York Farm Bureau Circle of Friends: http://www.uticaod.com/latestnews/x452545923/8-local-state-Legislators-honored-in-Farm-Bureau-listing

October 2, 2013
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues Facing Nursing Homes

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently met with representatives of New York Providers Alliance (NYPA) at his Ballston Spa District Office to discuss issues facing upstate New York nursing homes. Pictured, left to right, are Michael McPartlon, CEO and President of Kingsway Community; Senator Farley; and Keith Chambery, Executive Director of NYPA.

October 2, 2013
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Senator Farley Chats with Saratoga County Agricultural Society

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Saratoga Agricultural Society on September 26th in his Ballston Spa District Office to discuss future projects. Pictures, left t right, are Frank Griffio, vice president of Saratoga County Fair; Dan Lewza, Town of Milton Supervisor; Senator Farley; Jeff Townsend, General Manager of the Saratoga County Fair; and William Schwed, President of Saratoga County Agricultural Society and Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County.

September 30, 2013
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Senator Farley Attends Stop Mt. McGregor Closure Rally

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) participated in the Stop Mt. McGregor Closure rally on September 25th. At the rally, he pledged he and his fellow colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference will fight the prison closure plan.

September 27, 2013
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Have a Healthy Fall -- Support Your Local Apple Grower!

With 2013 shaping up to be one of the best years yet for New York State’s apple growers, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectay) encourages all New Yorkers (and tourists!) to visit a local apple orchard this autumn.

There are 654 apple orchards around the state offering a variety of apple products, including cider, doughnuts, wine and apples. To find the nearest u-pick orchard, visit www.nyapplecountry.com/pick.php. It's a great way to support our local farmers

September 26, 2013
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