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Senator Farley Praises Passage of Fire Truck Legislation Amending CDL Requirements

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) today voted in support of legislation (S.1624-C) he co-sponsored that will help firefighters with their training and with ceremonial duties such as participating in Memorial Day celebrations throughout the State. The bill passed the Senate and is on its way to the Governor for his consideration.raining, parades, funerals, and hydrant maintenance," Senator Farley said.

May 20, 2009
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SENATOR FARLEY WARNS MORE NEW TAXES STARTING JUNE 1ST

Starting June 1st, New Yorkers will be paying more for bottled water, paying more for purchases made over the Internet and paying more for auto insurance as a result of tax increases passed by Democrats in the Senate and Assembly as part of the 2009-10 state budget, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) said.

 

In addition, June 1st tax hikes will hit companies that transport employees in and out of New York and double a state fee on auto insurance policies.

May 20, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Ms. Klingbail's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (pictured in front on far left) greets students from Emily Klingbail's class on May 4th when they toured the Capitol in Albany. Mayfield Elementary School students on the trip included: Connor Akowicz, Cody Beman, Julian Capobianco, Ian Chamberlaine, Blaine Deal, Ernest Fancher III, Carter Ivancic, Nicholas Lamphear, Morgan Lathrop, Angelina Mannino, Jordan Marshall, Gabrielle Ringer, Breanna Smith, Lucas VanNostrand, Lashuana Varin, Dakotah Vitus.

May 11, 2009
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Mohawk Valley Library System Honors Senator Hugh Farley

The Mohawk Valley Library System honored State Senator Hugh Farley for his advocacy and support of libraries at the system’s 50th annual dinner on May 7, 2009. 

May 11, 2009
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Senator Farley Salutes Glenville Resident as Silver Helmet Awardee

From left, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was pleased to present Glenville veteran "E J" Knapik (middle) with a New York State Senate Citation on April 28th at the Senate Chambers in Albany, saluting him for being the 2009 recipient of the Silver Helmet AMVET of the Year. Schenectady County Legislator Robert T. Farley (right) was also on hand for the presentation. Mr.

May 6, 2009
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SEN. FARLEY AND REPUBLICANS URGE GOV. AND LEADERS TO FIX EMPIRE ZONE PROBLEM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter on May 5th to Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, urging them to address a problem created in the state budget, that is forcing businesses located in Empire Zones to give the state what amounts to an interest-free loan of more than half a billion dollars.

 

May 5, 2009
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Fall Prevention Tips Available for Seniors

As the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, I was proud to work closely with the Capital District Senior Issues Forum, the Elder Network for the Capital Region and the State Office for the Aging several years ago to create a brochure highlighting safety tips for senior citizens.

May 4, 2009
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Senator Farley Fights to Restore the STAR Rebate Check

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is asking fellow New Yorkers to join him in fighting to restore STAR rebate checks to homeowners through an amendment that was voted down by the Senate Democrats.

May 4, 2009
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Senator Farley Is "Shadowed" by Nisky Student

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) poses with Niskayuna High School junior Morgan Schmitt on April 21st in front of the Senate Chambers in Albany. Morgan was chosen to attend the 9th annual Students Inside Albany conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation, Inc.

May 4, 2009
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Senator Farley With New Fulton County Family Court Judge Edward F. Skoda

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) greets Maureen Skoda and new Fulton County Family Court Judge Edward F. Skoda on April 21st at the New York Senate Chambers in Albany. On April 21st, The state Senate unanimously confirmed Gov. David Paterson's nomination of Republican attorney Edward F. Skoda of Johnstown for the vacant Fulton County Family Court judge position.

May 4, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Ms. Miller's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Kimberly Miller's Boulevard Elementary School class on April 27th in Albany as they toured the State Capitol. The Gloversville school students on the tour included: Abbey Cooper, Addison Nellis, Alexander Gunneson, Alyssa Deming, Andrew Allen, Brenden Davey, Brodie Bleau, Chris Czelusniak, Christina Pavlovsky, Emily Ross, Jacob Billa, Jada Diodato, Jonathan Mureness, Justin Lindquist, Kayla Murphy, Logan Darling, Morgan Fogg, Taylor McCredie and Tyler Brady.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Mrs. Wadsworth's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Shannon Wadsworth's Boulevard Elementary School class on April 27th in Albany as they toured the State Capitol. The Gloversville school students on the tour included: Cassi Hazzard, Kyle Jump, Austin Foote, Ryan Hayes, Dylan Dolder, Craig Ambrosino.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Ms. Countryman's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Bobbie Jo Countryman's Boulevard Elementary School class on April 27th in Albany as they toured the State Capitol. The Gloversville school students on the tour included: Brandon Akowicz, Tysh'eff Brown, Richard Canfield, Jordan Colley, Sara Curtis, Braydon Evans, Monica Forrest, Meredith Galea, Christopher Hernandez, Robert Kelly, Mariah Olsen, Megan-Margaret Pace, Reid Persch, Morgan Rienhardt, Laila Rivenberg, Alyssa Rocas, Brett Rowley, Nathanael Schuyler, Shanice Smith-McPherson.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Ms. Lander's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Lauree Lander's Boulevard Elementary School class on April 27th in Albany as they toured the State Capitol. The Gloversville school students on the tour included: Alexander Kovarovic, Amber Warner, Andrea Smeallie, Blake Hotaling, Chantal Maycock, Dante Sistrunk, Dayana Navarro, Dru Brown, Emily Washburn, Gavin Brown, Gregory Mytelka, Griffin Burns, Jay Laboy-Bauza, Jenna Cordone, Lauren Blanchard, Rebecca Beddow, Scott Bruce, and Shawna VanNostrand.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Greets Mrs. Clough's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Martha Clough's Boulevard Elementary School class on April 27th in Albany as they toured the State Capitol. The Gloversville school students on the tour included: Alexander Reppenhagen, Brandon Hickok, Brittnay Johnson, Cameron Stewart, Christopher Hazzard, Dakota Osborne, Desiree Ives, Elise Foster, Evan Walrath, Jaxon Sledge, Joel Mace, Madison Pape, Matthew Maycock, Monica Scott, Preston Taylor, Quieana Armstrong, Rachel Smith, Samuel Salvagni, Steven Kwak, Taylor Graham, and Tyler Rulison.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents to Protect Against Lyme Disease -- May Is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

As nicer weather arrives and people spend more time outdoors, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents to guard against Lyme Disease.

"People are at moderate risk of suffering a tick bite during April, and the risks get higher in May through September," Senator Farley said.

April 29, 2009
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Senator Farley Meets Duanesburg Senior Class

 

Pictured in front, far left, is State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) greeting the Duanesburg Central School senior class in Albany on April 21st. The chaperones included District Superintendent Christine Crowley, Social Studies teacher David Christopher, Social Studies teacher Kathy Sprenger, Business teacher Tina Prewitt, and Special Education teacher Mark Ferreira.

April 27, 2009
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FMCC Nursing Students Visit Senator Farley

Some 30 nursing students from Fulton-Montgomery Community College visited State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) in Albany on April 21st. They discussed issues related to the nursing field, including staffing, funding, and job safety.

April 27, 2009
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April 27, 3:00 PM - April 29, 3:00 PM
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Senator Farley Reminds Constituents of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents this week, April 26th through May 2nd, is National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

"This is a time to reflect on the people who are injured or killed as a result of violent crime," Senator Farley said. "These survivors, and the families of the victims, are often left with physical or emotional scars that can last a lifetime."

April 27, 2009
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