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Senator Farley Meets with Local Youth Bureaus

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with representatives from Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady counties youth bureaus.The representatives were lobbying on Feb. 10th for continued funding for county youth bureaus in the State Budget.

March 31, 2009
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Sen. Farley Visits With Members of the NYS School Nutrition Association

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) met with representatives of the New York State School Nutrition Association to discuss budget concerns and the importance of keeping healthy foods in schools and keeping students healthy. Pictured, in front, are Senator Farley and Barbara Dean from Galway Central School District.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Hugh T. Farley with Samantha Mabie at the state-wide student art exhibit in Albany.

Senator Hugh T. Farley with Samantha Mabie at the state-wide student art exhibit in Albany.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Hugh T. Farley (left) , Jenna Stuart, and Assemblyman James Tedisco on Jan. 21st in Albany.

Senator Hugh T. Farley (left) , Jenna Stuart, and Assemblyman James Tedisco on Jan. 21st in Albany.

March 31, 2009
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Fourth Grade Chorus from Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, under the direction of Debi Craig

Pictured far left in the front, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was pleased to listen to the performances by the Fourth Grade Chorus from Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, Wilton, NY, under the direction of Music Director Debi Craig, on March 31st in Albany. The chorus participated in the annual Music in Our School Month program, sponsored by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association), and performed in the South Concourse at the Empire State Plaza.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Hugh Farley meets the Iroquois Middle School Chamber Strings and Director Teresa Broadwell

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was pleased to meet the Iroquois Middle School Chamber Strings, and Director Teresa Broadwell, on March 31st in Albany. The group participated in the annual Music in Our School Month program, sponsored by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association), and performed in the South Concourse at the Empire State Plaza.

March 31, 2009
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Senator Farley with the VanAntwerp Middle School Choir

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was pleased to meet the VanAntwerp Middle School Choir, and Director Stacey McClenon, on March 31st in Albany. The chorus participated in the annual Music in Our School Month program, sponsored by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association), and performed in the South Concourse at the Empire State Plaza.

March 31, 2009
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March 30, 2009
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Fonda Fultonville High School Select Chorus performs in Albany

As seen on the far left in the photo, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) was privileged to listen to the talent of the Fonda Fultonville High School Select Chorus, under the direction of Lisa Vosbugh, on March 30th in Albany. The chorus participated in the annual Music in Our School Month program, sponsored by NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association), and performed in the South Concourse at the Empire State Plaza.

March 30, 2009
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Senator Farley Reports NYS Senate Acts On Jonathan’s Law

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate acted today on Jonathan’s Law to ensure that parents and guardians have access to records pertaining to allegations and investigations of abuse of children in residential care facilities. The legislation was introduced after the tragic death in February of 13-year-old Jonathan Carey, an autistic teen who lived at the state-run O.D. Heck Development Center in Niskayuna.

March 26, 2009
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State Senate Passes Bill To Save Bellevue Woman’s Hospital

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation (S.847) to prevent the closure of Bellevue Woman's Hospital in Schenectady. The bill was strongly supported by women's organizations.

"This is important legislation because it preserves a nearly unique provider of specialized women's health care," said State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady), sponsor of the legislation.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley Honors Lexington’s Flame With Achievers’ Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced Lexington's musical group FLAME will receive the New York State Senate Achievers' Award on April 24th in a ceremony to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building, Albany. The prestigious award recognizes individuals who have overcome personal physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of their community.

FLAME performed at last year's event when Fulton County resident and State Trooper Matthew Swartz was honored by Senator Farley.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley And Assemblyman Tonko Pass Xctasy’s Law

The legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C-Schenectady) and Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko (D-Amsterdam) which closes a loophole in New York's child abuse reporting statute. The measure was named after Xctasy Garcia, a four-year-old Schenectady child who has been the victim of horrendous child abuse.

Under current law, local Social Services workers are only required to formally report and investigate child abuse which they observe, or which they learn about from contact with a child's parents or guardian.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Approves Governor’s Nominee For Superintendent Of Banks

The New York State Senate today voted to approve the Governor's nomination of Richard H. Neiman as State Superintendent of Banks.

Mr. Neiman appeared before the Senate Committee on Banks, chaired by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady).

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley Highlights March 8th As International Women’s Day By Saluting Amsterdam Labor Organizer Leonora Barry

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that not only is March known as Women's History Month, but March 8th is International Women's Day.

March 26, 2009
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Governor Signs “Xctasy’s Law,” Strengthening Child Abuse Reporting Requirements

Governor Spitzer announced today that he has signed legislation that strengthens reporting requirements in instances of suspected child abuse to better protect New York’s children from violence and neglect.

March 26, 2009
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Senator Farley Announces Free Kidney Health Screening Available March 8th At Amsterdam’s Centro Civico

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) suggests constituents take advantage of the kidney health screening offered by the National Kidney Foundation of NENY at Centro Civico on Thursday, March 8th, from 2 to 6 p.m., located at 143 East Main Street in Amsterdam.

"March is National Kidney Month and this is an excellent way to remind people to keep their kidneys healthy," Senator Farley said.

March 26, 2009
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Senate Passes Senator Farley’s Bill To Simplify Income Tax Filing

As last-minute taxpayers raced to meet Tuesday's deadline, the State Senate today passed legislation (S.917) sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) which would exempt over a half-million New Yorkers from having to file State income tax returns.

March 26, 2009
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