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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 27, 2015
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Frank Casazza

Major Frank Casazza, of Indian Lake, volunteered for the Army Air Corp Air Cadet Program during World War II, and two weeks after graduating high school, was in basic training. On August 21, 1944, Mr. Casazza earned his wings as an Army Air Corps Navigator, at only 19 years old. 

May 19, 2015
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Deborah Gordon Mullaney

Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader and advocate for children.

Ms. Mullaney has been a member of the Ellis Medicine Board of Trustees since 2003, and because of her exceptional leadership skills, was appointed Chair of the Board in 2012. Her reputation as an outstanding administrator is a direct reflection of her love and dedication to Schenectady County and especially to young people in the community. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Schenectady Foundation and is a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady Auxiliary, having served as past President of the Auxiliary.

May 13, 2015
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Senator Farley Honors High School Ski Team

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the Town of Webb Union Free School District Boys Aline Ski Team with a NYS Citation on March 13th for their 2015 State Championship win. The Senator (pictured far lest) presented it to Connor Glasser, Carter Lawrence, Adam Levi, and Charlie Uzdavinis when he was in Old Forge for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Also pictured is Assemblyman Marc Butler (far right).

March 16, 2015
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2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  

January 22, 2015
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Monday Is MLK Day

Please note that government offices, schools and libraries will be closed on Monday January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday.

For more information on how New York State is paying tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please visit the web site for the NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Memorial Observance at http://www.nyking.org/

In addition, the New York State Museum has an online presentation regarding a speech that Dr. King gave in New York City in 1962 .Visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/mlk/ for more information.

January 16, 2015
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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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David T. Wallingford

Captain David T. Wallingford served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 until his honorable discharge in 1970, serving in combat in Vietnam. Captain Wallingford earned numerous military decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V,” Purple Heart Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V,” Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with Four Stars, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation Cross Gallantry Medal with Palm, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross with One Device and the New York State Conspicuous Service Star.

May 16, 2014
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Constance Glasgow, MD

Constance Glasgow, MD, has practiced pediatrics in Clifton Park since 1966, and was the first pediatrician to open a practice in that community. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein University of Medicine-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. 

Dr. Glasgow is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is an attending physician at Ellis Hospital, the former St. Clare’s Hospital and the former Bellevue Woman’s Hospital, where she has also served as Chief of Newborn Services. 

May 13, 2014
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Senator Farley Notes Today Is Blue Friday in NYS

Don't forget, Blue Friday is today and you can obtain your carnation today at Hannaford parking lot at Wolf Road and Sand Creek Rd., at Uno Chicago Grill (Exit 15 off the Northway) and at Advance Auto Parts, 15 Maple Ave., Catskill, NY.

April 25, 2014
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SEN. FARLEY AND REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES UNVEIL PLAN TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF FAMILY FARMING

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) and fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference unveiled their “Young Farmers NY” plan on March 4th to address issues related to the advancing average age of New York farmers and to preserve the future of family farming. The initiative will support and encourage a new generation of farmers and help strengthen the state’s leading industry for decades to come.

“Young Farmers NY” is a series of proposals to smooth the transfer of farmland to the next generation, preserve existing farmland, and help young farmers overcome obstacles to give them a greater opportunity for a successful career in agriculture.

March 4, 2014
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2014-2015 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.  

January 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Offers Safety Tips as Part of Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and as part of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

Senator Farley said it is important that everyone in your family knows to call 911 to report a fire or other emergency. Have your children practice what they would say on the phone in case of a real emergency.

October 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Salutes NYS Trooper

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Trooper Sean Wells of Ballston Spa upon his graduation from the New York State Police Academy on May 29th at the Empire State Plaza. Trooper Wells was among a class of some 200 graduates.

June 3, 2013
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Allan P. Atwell

Allan P. Atwell PFC is a past Commander and current Chaplain of Clifton Park/Halfmoon VFW Post #1498. In 1943, at the age of 18, he graduated from Breesport High School in Chemung County. A few days later, he visited the Selective Service Board and was drafted.He was assigned to the 28th Infantry Division and landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on Labor Day, 1944.

May 19, 2013
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Marie Valachovic

Marie Valachovic is a tireless educator who has spent her adult life making a difference in the lives of all those she meets. A lifelong resident of Fulton County, Ms. Valachovic graduated from Johnstown High School, where she was renowned for her exceptional all-around athletic abilities. She went on to study at SUNY Oswego, eventually earning a bachelor of science degree in education from SUNY New Paltz. She later earned a masters in reading and a Certificate of Advance Studies in School Administration from SUNY Fredonia. 

May 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Greets Student Artist

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local student artists on March 6th when they visited the Legislative Office Building and displayed their pieces as part of the annual New York State Art Teachers Association's exhibit.

Senator Farley enjoyed meeting Erin O'Keefe of Notre Dame - Bishop Gibbons School and viewing her artwork on March 6th in Albany.

March 13, 2013
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Senator Farley Notes Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day in NYS Is Nov. 12th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to inform constituents that November 12th is designated as Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day in New York State.

"This day was picked because Elizabeth's birthday is November 12th," Senator Farley explained. "November is also New York State History Month."

November 5, 2012
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Senate Farley Salutes Fulton County Seniors at Annual OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) chatted with seniors today at the annual Fulton County OFA picnic in Gloversville. This is the 25th anniversary of the picnic and Senator Farley said he had the pleasure of attending all 25 years of the festive event.

August 2, 2012
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