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LAWMAKERS CALL ON GOVERNOR TO AX OCFS COMMISSIONER AFTER FURTHER EVIDENCE OF VIOLENCE IN JUVENILE HOMES

With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence in New York’s juvenile centers, state lawmakers are calling on Governor Cuomo to fire Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner (OCFS) Gladys Carrion.

Security video footage, unveiled by former state Commission of Correction’s employee Eileen Carpenter at a recent press conference in Albany, showed graphic images of residents violently assaulting each other and staff in the state’s four juvenile secure centers.

"I commend Ms. Carpenter’s courage for coming forward and exposing the truth about the violence that continues under Commissioner Carrion. This video confirms the chaos that has been created by her irresponsible policies," said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean).

March 9, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE "NY" POWER PROGRAM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the Senate passed legislation (S.3164) on March 8th to create a new, permanent program called "NY," that would provide low-cost power to help businesses create and retain jobs.

The Recharge NY bill, which was submitted as a program bill by Governor Andrew Cuomo and is included in his 2011-12 Executive Budget, would double the amount of low cost power available for businesses and non-profits to 910 megawatts.

March 9, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Art Exhibit Participant

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Gillian Litynski of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Attends NYSATA Legislative Art Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Amy Goodman of Niskayuna High School with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Also pictured is Assemblyman James Tedisco (right).

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Chats With Young Artists

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Balndy Perez (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Blandy is a third grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Art Display

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Hailie Downing (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Hailie is a first grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Art Display

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Hailie Downing (middle) with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Hailie is a first grade student in the Fonda-Fultonville school district.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Local Artists

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to report that students from Montgomery and Schenectady Counties participated in the 2011 Legislative Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the New York State Art Teachers Association. Their work was on display at the Legislative Office Building in Albany from Feb. 28th through March 4th. Senator Farley (left) presents Cara DePan (middle) of Niskayuna with a Certificate of Merit for participating in the 21st annual statewide art show. Cara is an eight grade student at the Albany Academy for Girls.

March 4, 2011
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SENATE COMMITTEES TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 7TH ON AGENCY CONSOLIDATION PLANS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced today the New York State Senate will be holding a public hearing on the consolidation of state agencies proposed in the Executive Budget. The hearing will be on Monday, March 7, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Room 711A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The hearing will further assist the Legislature in identifying and learning about concerns with the Executive Budget proposal, including impacts on the delivery of services, the state workforce and cost savings.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Schenectady 4-H Youth

Chelsea Arndell of Duanesburg and Sarah Shufon from Schenectady County Cornell Cooperative Extension chat with Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) March 1st when they participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Local 4-H'ers

Noah Newell of Providence and Miranda Hughes of Saratoga County chat with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) March 1st when they participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youths from Fulton and Montgomery Counties on March 1st when the group participated in 4-H Capital Days in Albany. The event is designed to create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government and give participants a chance to speak with their legislators and tell them about their 4-H experiences. From left to right in the photo are: Senator Farley, Stephanie Peck of Gloversville, Haleigh Dutcher of Mayfield, Alicia Anich of Gloversville, Katie Gray of Fonda, and Craig Clark of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

March 3, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses New York State Agriculture Industry

On March 1st, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with Farm Bureau representatives in Albany to discuss how important agriculture is to New York State. Among the delegates were two Montgomery County Dairy Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are Danielle Bartlett of Broadalbin (immediate left of Senator in photo) and Erika Gogis of Pattersonville (immediate right of Senator in photo).

March 2, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Libraries

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke at the New York Library Association's Advocacy Day Rally in Albany on March 1st. The Senator has always been a strong advocate for the library community and understands how important libraries are to our society.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be hosting his annual health fair on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the lower level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. "I’m currently in the planning stages for this year’s event and am looking for local non-profit and health organizations to participate."

The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate. Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s office to obtain brochures and weblinks on health topics.

 

February 28, 2011
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Sen. Farley Chats With Students from Blodgett Middle School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Blodgett Middle School, a school within the Schenectady City School District. The students in Tom Hopkins, Toni Bergin, Sara Hubel and Maria Klein’s classes talked with the Senator when they visited Albany on Feb. 8th.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Boys & Girls Club Directors

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with the executive directors of local Boys & Girls Clubs on Feb. 8th to discuss issues the State’s youth are facing today. Included in the meeting were(left to right) Richard Van Vorst, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Renselaer County; Shane Bargy, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady; Senator Farley; and Landis Rush, Director of Government Relations.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Montgomery County Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with representatives from the Montgomery County Youth Bureau on February 8th in Albany. Included in the meeting were Michela Puglisi, Tessa Filiberto, Cassandra Egelston, Brianna Slater, and Montgomery County Youth Bureau Executive Director Jennifer Petteys.

February 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses Issues With Youth From Across NYS

On February 8th, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of speaking before representatives from Youth Bureau groups from around New York State.

February 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley Hears Testimony on Racing in New York State

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and other members of the Senate Committee on Racing & Wagering hold a hearing on the future of racing, gaming and wagering industries in New York State on Feb. 7th.

February 10, 2011
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