I am pleased to report that Montgomery County is now eligible for FEMA assistance for both municipal and individual assistance, which includes homeowners, renters and businesses. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ Affected homeowners and businesses in Schenectady and Saratoga Counties can also apply for FEMA assistance.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) called on President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand federal disaster assistance available to Montgomery County so home and business owners can apply for federal assistance.
While localities in Montgomery County will be eligible to receive federal assistance to pay for road, bridge and infrastructure repairs related to the storm, home and business owners were not included on the list.
Update: The Governor’s Office called this afternoon asking residents to be reassured the FEMA disaster designation process for this region is not over. Again, strong concern was communicated to him that Montgomery County was left off the initial list and that residents and businesses were hit hard and are in desperate need.
I am glad Schenectady County was included in the expedited declaration of being a disaster zone and being eligible for FEMA aid. However, I am deeply concerned that Montgomery County was not included in the initial round. Montgomery County residents and businesses were hit hard and are in desperate need of help. I understand that federal officials will be taking a closer look at other affected communities, like Montgomery County. I fully expect that Montgomery County will receive federal disaster designation, and I am strongly urging State and Federal agencies to act quickly to make Montgomery County eligible for federal assistance.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on Friday, December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day."It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of discussing New York State history and government with Dan Hornick's AP students from Ballston Spa High School on May 27th at the Capitol in Albany.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.