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Sen. Farley Congratulates Dr. Shah on Becoming NYS Health Commissioner

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) participated in the New York State Senate Health Committee hearings on January 24th and later witnessed the confirmation of Dr. Nirav Shah as the new state Department of Health Commissioner.

February 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces NYS Senate Passes Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced the State Senate’s passage of the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011. “This proposal is a three-part plan which encourages the creation of new private sector jobs and promotes fiscal responsibility by the State,” said Senator Farley. “These measures are essential to help revive our economy and provide relief to taxpayers.” The Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011 has three pieces:  1) INCENTIVES TO CREATE NEW JOBS The Senate passed bill S.1891 to provide businesses with a three-year tax credit of up to $5,000 for each new job created.

January 19, 2011
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Senator Farley Obtains Committee Assignments

Senator Hugh T. Farley is pleased to announce his committee assignments for the 2011 Legislative Session.

He has been appointed by Majority Leader Dean Skelos to serve on the following committees:  Rules; Finance; Aging; Banks; Ethics; and Health.

“I was appointed to every committee on which I asked to serve.  I also anticipate being appointed to a significant leadership position within the State Senate, and look forward to addressing the important issues and challenges which face our state” said Senator Farley.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes NY Cadet Wing Color Guard

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) welcomes members of the New York Cadet Wing Color Guard of the Civil Air Patrol on the occasion of their presenting the colors at the start of the Session of the New York State Senate on January 10th.

January 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Gloversville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with fourth grade students from Park Terrace Elementary School, Gloversville, New York, when they visited Albany on January 10th.

January 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley and Tribes Hill Fire Dept. to Host Annual Fire Safety Night on Oct. 20th


With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 20th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

"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."

For more information, call Senator Farley's Amsterdam office at 843-2188.

October 12, 2010
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Senator Farley Enjoys Sundae on the Farm in St. Johnsville


State Senator Hugh T. Farley(R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending the recent annual Sundae on the Farm event in Montgomery County. This year, the event was held at the Feagles' family farm in St. Johnsville. Pictured (left to right) are Assemblyman George Amedore, Elma Phillips, Senator Farley, and Ron Phillips.

 

 

September 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Enjoys Sundae on the Farm in St. Johnsville


State Senator Hugh T. Farley(R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending the recent annual Sundae on the Farm event in Montgomery County. This year, the event was held at the Feagles' family farm in St. Johnsville. Pictured (left to right) are Assemblyman George Amedore, Elma Phillips, Senator Farley, and Ron Phillips.

 

 

September 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Montgomery County OFA

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending the recent Montgomery County OFA picnic that was held on the Fonda Fairgrounds. Pictured are Senator with Kimberly Denis, executive director of the Office for the Aging. 

 

 

September 23, 2010
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Senator Farley Takes Tour of New ER at Nathan Littauer Hospital

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was on hand at Nathan Littauer Hospital's ER ribbon cutting ceremony on September 21st. The Senator secured a $250,000 grant to help with the project.

September 21, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Nathan Littauer Hospital

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was on hand at Nathan Littauer Hospital's ER ribbon cutting ceremony on September 21st. The Senator secured a $250,000 grant to help with the project.

September 21, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Canajoharie and Richardson Brands

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) took the opportunity to salute Richardson Brands company for staying and growing in Canajoharie on September 15th at the company's "Canajo Rocks" event. More photos can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/senator_hugh_t_farley

September 15, 2010
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Senator Farley Attends St. Johnsville Firemen's Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) talks with participants of the St. Johnsville Firemen's Fair that was held in August.

September 8, 2010
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Senator Farley Enjoys St. Johnsville Fair

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) talks with participants of the St. Johnsville Firemen's Fair that was held in August.

September 8, 2010
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Senator Farley Secures Funds for Schenectady Free Health Clinic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) today announced that he has obtained a $75,000 state grant to assist the Schenectady Free Health Clinic.

“I’m pleased to once again provide a hand to this volunteer-based organization that performs so many good works for the people of Schenectady County. It takes a special kind of medical staff to do this type of work for free,” said Senator Farley.

September 2, 2010
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SENATOR FARLEY CALLS ON GOVERNOR PATERSON, STATE LEADERS TO KEEP PROMISE MADE TO RESIDENTS OF CANAJOHARIE

Senator Hugh T. Farley today called on state leaders to keep the promise they made to the residents of Canajoharie, who are facing significant tax increases as a result of the relocation of the Beech-Nut baby food manufacturing facility to the Town of Florida, NY. “When the State announced the approximately $100 million deal to relocate the Beech-Nut manufacturing facility to another site within Montgomery County, I stood beside then-Governor Spitzer as he made a commitment that the residents of Canajoharie would not be harmed in any way,” said Senator Hugh T. Farley.

August 31, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes the 90th Anniversary of Women's Equality Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of Women's Equality Day on August 26th in Johnstown at a luncheon sponsored by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Consortium

"I look forward to this event," Senator Farley said, "Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902) is well known for her work in women's rights. She hailed from Johnstown, New York, which is in my Senate district, so I am especially pleased to participate in this day of commemoration. Not only is she important in the history of Fulton County and New York State, Elizabeth Cady Stanton played a vital role in our Nation's history."

Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

August 24, 2010
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Senator Hugh Farley Named a Guardian of Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today named State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) a 2010 Guardian of Small Business for his consistent support on issues that affect small businesses.

"Senator Farley has long been one of the staunchest supporters and defenders of small business in the Legislature," said Mike Elmendorf, NFIB/New York State Director. "Senator Farley has consistently stood in opposition to job-killing tax and fee increases and has fought for policies to lower New York’s high cost of doing business. We are grateful for Senator Farley’s support, and we are proud to name him a ‘Guardian of Small Business," Elmendorf continued.

August 18, 2010
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SENATOR FARLEY CALLS FOR A STOP TO THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-I-C, Schenectady) called today to immediately stop the proposed plans to build a mosque in lower Manhattan. The mosque would be sited mere blocks from the Ground Zero site where the World Trade Center was violently attacked on September 11, 2001. Senator Farley noted that the placement of the proposed mosque and community center, is an affront to all of those New Yorkers who lost friends and relatives in the World Trade Center Attacks. Moreover, it would present a serious security threat in an area of New York that has already seen repeated attacks by radical Islamic terrorists.

August 17, 2010
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Senator Farley Is Pleased Batchellerville Bridge Project Is Moving Forward

The following is a statement from State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I - Schenectady) in regards to the August 3rd groundbreaking ceremony for the Batchellerville Bridge in Edinburg, Saratoga County:

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Today's events bring the replacement for the Batchellerville Bridge from dreams to reality. It has been a long and tough road in ensuring this project remains viable and the town officials, emergency response personnel and residents of Edinburg are the ones who need to be congratulated the most for their persistence and determination in getting their community's lifeline replaced.

August 3, 2010
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