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

January 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corine Lombardo

Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo is a 30 year veteran of the Army and the New York Army National Guard. Currently the Director of Communications for Patriot Hills, a not-for-profi t organization focusing on veterans’ reintegration and resource services, she has spent her career in working in the field of Public Relations. As a Public Relations Specialist for the Army National Guard and a full time employee of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, New York since 1986, Corine specializes in media relations, environmental community relations and photo/broadcast journalism.

May 18, 2012

Senator Farley Names Supreme Court Justice As Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Supreme Court Justice Ann Crowell as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 15th.

"Judge Crowell is an amazing woman," Senator Farley said. "She made history in 2011 when she became the first woman to be elected to the Supreme Court in New York’s Fourth Judicial District, which covers eleven counties." She also served as president of the Saratoga County Bar Association and a board member of both the Capital District and Adirondack Women's bar associations. She is a graduate of Leadership Saratoga and the NYS Governor's Leadership Program. She is also a dedicated Hospice volunteer.

May 16, 2012

Honorable Ann C. Crowell

The Honorable Ann C. Crowell made history in the November 2011 elections when she became the first woman to be elected to the New York Supreme Court in the eleven county Fourth Judicial District. She is particularly enjoying the experience of assisting attorneys and their clients in reaching settlements that save them from protracted litigation and the drain and expense of trial.

May 14, 2012
April 18, 2012

Public Hearing: To discuss the funding of public libraries in New York State

Senate Select Committee on LibrariesChair: Senator Hugh T. FarleyPublic Meeting: To discuss the funding of public libraries in New York StatePlace: Room 711-A, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Robin Jest (518) 455-2181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Senator Farley Salutes Schalmont Girls Soccer Team

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the Schalmont Girls Soccer Team with a New York State Senate Resolution on January 31st for winning last fall's New York State Class B Championship. Present for the event at the Senate Chambers were Head Coach Angelo Caschera, Schalmont Athletic Director Joe Gallo, and players Karley Murray, Angelina Gazzillo, Katie Saccocio, Hannah Saccocio, Madeline Saccocio, Nicoletta Cuttita, Hailee Metzold, Rachael Gac, Jenna Saccocio, Ciara Vitallo, Megan Strijek, Amanda Mascitelli, Allie Gallo, Isabella Borini, Taylor Florio, Shanna Reagan, Alexandra Cardinal, Diana DiCocco, and Gabrielle Juers.

Below is the text from the resolution.


February 1, 2012

Senator Farley Announces Renovated Hall of Governors Now Open to the Public

It was my pleasure to be a part of the ribbon cutting for the Capitol renovations and improvements on January 4th. The renovations and new displays are very impressive. I suggest if you are planning a trip to Albany or a tour of the Capitol, you should include these displays on your itinerary. Click here for more information and a virtual tour of the new exhibits:

January 6, 2012

Senator Farley Salutes Buddy Walk Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) joined hundreds of participants in the 15th annual Capital Region Buddy Walk on Sunday in Schenectady.

October 3, 2011

Senator Farley Announced Two Local Sites for 9-11 Commemoration Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam and City Center in Saratoga Springs will be two locations for "New York Remembers" exhibitions that will be held as part of the 9-11 commemoration. Thirty locations throughout the state will be open to the public starting the week of August 29th and continuing throughout September.

"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th changed our lives. These exhibits will help us to remember that day and those loved ones we lost, and to reflect on the heroic service of volunteers and emergency service personnel. I encourage my constituents to take the time to visit these exhibits," Senator Farley said.

August 15, 2011

Senator Farley Announces Improved Power Permitting Process

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is pleased to announce Governor Cuomo signed legislation into law on August 4th that updates and improves the process for reviewing and siting electric generating facilities in New York State.

"This new law should help ensure that we have a reliable and adequate supply of electricity, which is generated by cleaner and more efficient facilities," said Senator Farley. "This is especially important to help promote economic development and jobs within the State."

August 5, 2011