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Senator Farley Announces Stratton Air National Guard Base Advocates Receive $50,000 State Grant

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced a $50,000 State grant will help fund a consortium of Schenectady County agencies working to prevent closure of the Stratton Air National Guard Base. The State funds will be augmented by a $25,000 grant from Metroplex and over $57,000 in local in-kind contributions.

The grant, part of the Empire State Development Corporation's (ESDC) Statewide Military Base Retention initiative, will be used to fund the Schenectady Military Affairs Council (SMAC), a project of the Chamber of Schenectady County.

March 8, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Montgomery County Soil & Water District To Receive Some $200,000 For Local Farmers' Environmental Projects

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing that the Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District is slated to receive $195,147.50 through the New York State Agricultural Non-point Source Abatement and Control Program to assist local farmers in preserving the environment.

"There is concern for erosion and sediment flow from several farms located near or on the Canajoharie Creek Watershed and the South Chuctanunda Creek Watershed," Senator Farley said.

March 7, 2005
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Senator Farley Notes March Is Women's History Month

March Is Women's History Month and a time to remember and focus on the crucial role that women have played in New York State's political, social and economic development. Several of these women came from, or worked in, this area.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was a zealous and tireless advocate for the rights of women and blacks.

March 3, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to make an appointment with your doctor to have a colon check-up if you are over the age of 50.

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and health officials and doctors report this particular type of cancer can be detected and successfully treated if you are diligent about screenings.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Public Leaders' Meeting To Be Held Wednesday, March 2nd

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced today the next New York State public leaders' meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. and the live broadcast of the meeting can be watched at his website, www.senatorfarley.com.

Viewers can either click on the icon located at the bottom right of Senator's website called "Watch Public Leaders' Meeting Online" or click here to be taken to the link.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Farley And Governor Announces Brownfields Grant For Fulton County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and Governor George E. Pataki today announced an $185,000 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act grant to the City of Johnstown for the investigation of environmental contamination at the Former Karg Brothers Tannery and additional off-site properties in Johnstown, Fulton County.

"New York is leading the nation in environmental protection and our new and improved Brownfields program is making great strides in cleaning up abandoned properties and turning them into community assets," Governor Pataki said.

February 22, 2005
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Senator Farley Discusses The Importance Of Honoring Our Nation's Presidents

February is a great month for learning about our nation's history, as two of the great Presidents from the early years of our Nation's history were born then. This year, February 21st is Presidents' Day, the day we honor all United States Presidents, but especially Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

February 18, 2005
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Senator Farley Says Tooth Decay In Children Should Be A Concern

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and a good time to remind parents that tooth decay is one of the most common of all disorders, second only to the common cold, according to the American Dental Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that untreated tooth decay can have devastating results such as continuing pain and infections, poor appearance and low self-esteem, and poor growth and nutrition in children.

According to health organizations, including the New York State Department of Health, by the age of

February 15, 2005
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Senator Farley Says Get Heart Smart And Learn About Healthy Lifestyles

According to State and national health organizations, cardiovascular disease remains the number one overall killer in the United States and the leading cause of death in New York State. According to the New York State Department of Health, "About 950,000 Americans die each year and 61 million, or one quarter of the population, live with the disease."

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and physical inactivity.

February 14, 2005
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Senator Farley Honors Fallen Police Officers On "Blue Friday"

February 11th, 2005, is Blue Friday in New York State, a day to honor and celebrate the memories of law enforcement officials who have died in the line of duty.

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady)was honored to be instrumental in creating this day of recognition. WGNA Radio Station and on-air talent Richie Phillips reached out to Senator about this important event.

February 11, 2005
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Senator Farley And Governor Pataki Awards $500,000 In Venture Capital To Transtech Systems And Inverters Unlimited

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joined Governor George E. Pataki on Wednesday in announcing that TransTech Systems Inc. and Inverters Unlimited Inc., both of Schenectady, have been approved to receive a total of $500,000 in equity investments from the Small Business Technology Investment Fund (SBTIF).

The SBTIF was created to provide a source of venture capital to promote job creation and economic growth to early-stage high-tech companies throughout New York State.

February 10, 2005
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Senator Hugh T. Farley Salutes The Saratoga Springs High School Girls' Cross Country Team

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno this week presented a New York State Legislative Resolution honoring the Saratoga Springs High School Girls’ Cross Country Team.

The Blue Streaks have won multiple championship titles during the 2004 season. The team was also was ranked number one in the nation throughout the season by The Harrier, a national running magazine.

February 10, 2005
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Be Sure To Use Safety Seats Wisely

National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is being observed this year from February 13th through the 19th and it is a good time to remind New Yorkers that a new law will require children younger than seven years of age to ride in a car seat or booster seat when traveling in the back of a motor vehicle (unless the child is more than 4 feet 9 inches in height).

Child passengers are particularly vulnerable to injury and even death in automobile accidents.

February 8, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Town Of Ballston, Village Of Fultonville To Receive A Combined $30,000 In Technical Assistance Grants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) joins Governor George E. Pataki in announcing the Town of Ballston and the Village of Fultonville were recently awarded a combined $30,000 in technical assistance grants.

"This is terrific news," Senator Farley said.

February 7, 2005
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Senator Farley Announces Over $1 Million In Combined Homeland Security Grants Awarded To Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga And Schenectady Counties

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) is proud to join Governor George E. Pataki in announcing over $1 million was awarded to the 44th Senatorial District -- which includes Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties -- through the federal Department of Homeland Security to help the area prepare and be equipped for any possible emergency.

"Government agencies, nonprofit groups and businesses have joined together over the past several years to inform the public of steps they can take to prepare themselves for emergency situations," Senator Farley said.

January 26, 2005
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State Budget, Medicaid Among Issues At Hand In 2005 Legislative Session

We are at the beginning of a new year with new energy to tackle the 2005 Legislative Session that recently started with the annual State of the State Address by Governor George E. Pataki.

As the Governor pointed out in his speech, there is a lot of work to be done, including determining education funding and reforming Medicaid. As usual, the Senate will tackle these issues head on.

For the past few years, the top priority of the Senate has been budget reform and we have begun each Session by acting on bills to improve the budget process.

January 25, 2005
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Budget Reform Is Senate's Top Priority

The New York State Senate kicked off its 2005 Legislative Session by passing two budget reform bills that will hopefully end late budgets.

A recent Court of Appeals ruling highlights the need for real structural reform. Unfortunately, the Court basically suggested that the Legislature's main option is to stall and delay on the budget in an effort to get the Governor to agree to any changes.

January 25, 2005
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January 12, 2005
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