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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that November 12th isElizabeth Cady Stanton Day in New York State.

November 12th was picked as the day of commemoration because Ms. Stanton was born on November 12th, 1815.

"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," Senator Farley said.

November 11, 2007
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Senator Farley Notes Sunday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Sunday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

November 10, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

As the Halloween festivities begin, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

Senator Farley suggests parents try to find costumes that are not only fashionable but also flame-resistant. If children are at houses where there are open flames or decorations that use candles, the costumes could be a hazard.

October 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

"I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.

October 23, 2007
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Senate To Act Today On Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate will act today on legislation that would stop Governor’s Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers license to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

 

October 22, 2007
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Sen. Farley's Office To Participate In Montgomery County Domestic Violence Task Force's Information Events

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) announced his office will be hosting a table on Fridays in October at the Amsterdam Wal-Mart as part of the Montgomery County Domestic Violence Task Force's efforts of highlighting October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

 

"These free community events showcase what resources are out there to help families and children in the Amsterdam and Montgomery County areas, and to also pass on safety information," Senator Farley said.

October 2, 2007
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Sen. Farley And Tribes Hill Fire Dept. To Host Fire Safety Expo On Oct. 24th

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Fire Department will co-host their third annual Fire Safety Expo on October 24th, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located at 280 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.

September 18, 2007
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Senator Farley Calls For Passage Of "granny's Law"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) described this weekend's brutal beating and robbery of an 88-year-old Rotterdam woman as "a tragic reminder" of the need for increased penalties for criminals who commit crimes against the elderly.

He called on the State Assembly to pass "Granny's Law," which would classify assault against a vulnerable elderly person as a violent felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison without parole.

September 10, 2007
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Sen. Farley Joins Gov. Spitzer In Announcing Upstate Economic Development Projects

Governor Eliot Spitzer announced today that the Office for Small Cities and Empire State Development (ESD) are providing more than $1.1 million in economic development aid to help businesses in Schenectady, St. Lawrence and Wayne Counties create and retain nearly 160 jobs. The funding will help local businesses provide health care and other benefits, upgrade facilities and equipment, and invest in workforce training.

The state grants have been awarded to Newton Falls Fine Paper, LLC in Clifton, CEL Packing, LLC in Wolcott, and Duanesburg Area Community Center, Inc. in Duanesburg.

August 20, 2007
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Senator Farley Proposes Expert Task Force To Resolve Retiree Health Insurance Issue

Following the Governor's veto of legislation protecting health insurance coverage for public sector retirees, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) has called for creation of an expert task force to recommend a solution to the issue by the next Legislative Session.

"Health insurance is crucially important for our retirees," Senator Farley noted, "with some telling me that access to affordable health care is perhaps more valuable to them than even their pensions.

August 16, 2007
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Canal Corporation And Partners Kick Off 2nd Annual Canal Splash!

New York State Canal Corporation Director Carmella R. Mantello today joined representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Parks & Trails New York, State and local officials and community organizers at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady County, to kick off the 2nd annual Canal Splash!

Canal Splash! is a weekend-long celebration of the history, culture, recreational appeal and beauty of the New York State Canal System, the Canalway Trail and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

August 9, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces $2.62 Million In Local Legislative Grants

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that the 2007-08 Budget approved by the Senate and Assembly includes $2.62 million for 150 Senate "member initiatives" which he recommended for libraries, schools, local governments, fire departments, and nonprofit groups in his four-county Senate District. Senator Farley represents Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and part of Saratoga Counties.

 

July 26, 2007
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Senator Farley Obtains Funds For Schenectady Public Safety

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) has obtained $165,000 for public safety programs in the City of Schenectady, most of which will be used to expand surveillance camera coverage to additional neighborhoods.

July 13, 2007
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Senator Farley Announces Student Displays On Historical Women To Be At Canal Days On July 14th

Three classes from the Corinth school district created special historical displays for State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) during Women's History Month this past spring. The Senator promised the children he would display them at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site as part of Ft. Hunter's Canal Days celebration. Hours of the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th.

The exhibit was on display at Corinth Middle School in May.

"The children did a fabulous job with this assignment," Senator Farley said.

July 6, 2007
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Senator Farley Reports Zebra Mussels Continue To Spread

Now that summer is here, many residents and visitors like to spend their time on this State's great waterways. While a recent news article reported the number of zebra mussels has recently declined in nearby Lake George, boaters still need to remember to be careful when they move their boats so that they don’t inadvertently transport zebra mussels and aquatic weeds from one body of water to another.

Zebra mussel larvae can be carried in a boat bilge, live wells and engine cooling systems.

July 5, 2007
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Schools And Local Governments Receive Records Management Grants

Ten school districts and local governments in the four-county 44th State Senate District have been awarded Documentary Heritage grants totaling nearly $234,000. The grants were made by the New York State Archives using funds from the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund. They are used to enhance public access to government records.

"People have the right to know what their government does," said State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R-C, Schenectady), who helped establish the grant program in 1989.

July 2, 2007
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Senator Farley Offers Guide To Historic Sites And Museums

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is offering a publication to constituents that are traveling locally this summer.

 

June 27, 2007
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