Senator Farley Salutes The Memphis King

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Memphis King, a new BBQ restaurant in Schenectady, on Sept. 19th. He chatted with Robert Canton, Owner/Cook, and Brandon Canton, Owner/Pit Master, about the Southern smokehouse cusine.

September 24, 2014

New “Combat Heroin” Campaign Continues Fight Against Heroin and Opioid Use

A new State “Combat Heroin” campaign has been launched to inform and educate New Yorkers about the risks of heroin and prescription opioid use, the signs of addiction, and the resources available to help.

This new awareness initiative was created as a direct result of the work performed by the Senate’s bipartisan Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in examining the alarming rise in use of heroin and opioids across New York State and in successfully advocating for significant funding to be included for this measure in the budget.

Earlier this year, task force members held 18 forums throughout New York where they spoke with more than 200 panelists, and listened to over 50 hours of testimony to prepare an extensive report on heroin and opioid addiction in the state.

September 23, 2014

Enjoy New York State Apples

The autumn season is a great time to take advantage of some of the best things the Empire State has to offer, including fall foliage, football and apple farms.

Did you know that New York is the #2 apple producer in the country? Or that New York grows more varieties of apples than any other state?

There are over 600 apple orchards around the state offering a variety of apple products, including cider, doughnuts, wine and, of course, apples. To find the nearest u-pick orchard, visit

I encourage all New Yorkers (and tourists!) to visit a local apple orchard this autumn. It’s great family fun, great for our health and a great way to support for our local farmers.

September 23, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes NYS Teacher of the Year

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending a pep rally at Gloversville High School and presenting a New York State Senate Liberty Medal to teacher Charles Giglio, who was named the 2015 state Teacher of the Year by the New York State Board of Regents.

September 19, 2014

Remembering POWS

This Friday, September 19th, marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

With more than more 83,000 Americans currently listed as missing and unaccounted-for, dating back to World War II, this day provides an opportunity to recognize the missing and show support for their families.

September 18, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes New F.C. Center for Regional Growth President

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Fulton County officals on Sept. 17th at the Johnstown-Gloversville Holiday Inn and introducing the new President and CEO of Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, Mr. Ronald Peters.

September 17, 2014


During the 2014 Legislative Session, several bills were enacted to address important health issues. This report summarizes some of these measures, and gives website addresses where you can obtain more information on these topics.


The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC), which I helped create, has assisted many senior citizens over the years with the cost of their prescription drugs. This year, legislation was enacted to significantly increase the income eligibility thresholds for the EPIC deductible plan. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-332-3742.

September 14, 2014
September 14, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes Malta Fire Department

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with members of the Malta Fire Department on Sept. 13th.

September 14, 2014

Salute Our National Anthem on its Bicentennial

Two hundred years ago during the night of Sept. 13th - 14th, the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write “Star Spangled Banner,” which became our National anthem. The song became popular and, over time, it was played at increasingly large-scale public ceremonies, such as parades and sporting events. President Wilson, in 1916, had it played at military ceremonies, causing it to become the unofficial National Anthem. In 1931, Congress passed legislation to officially make it the National Anthem.

September 12, 2014

Never Forget: Commemorating Patriot Day

September 11th, is designated as Patriot Day. Thirteen years ago on this day, terrorists attacked our Country and lives were lost. We cherish the memories of those who are gone and we honor the heroes who helped that day. I encourage people to fly their American flags at half-staff on Sept. 11th, known as Patriot Day, and observe a moment of silence in honor of the 3,000 people who died that day.

September 11, 2014

Senator Farley Participates in Malta Avenue School Ribbon Cutting

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the Malta Avenue Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 3rd. Part of the Ballston Spa School District, the building was recently restored and renovated. Senator Farley, pictured third from the left, was pleased to tour the building, view historical displays, and look at children’s projects.

September 5, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes NAMI-Schenectady

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending NAMI-Schenectady’s annual picnic in Central Park, Schenectady, on September 4th. NAMI Schenectady is affiliated with NAMI NYS ( and NAMI National( According to the local organization’s website, “We are family members and friends of someone with a brain disorder (also called mental illness) Originally, more than 30 years ago, a group of parents in Schenectady founded a support group to help one another cope with the effects of a family member's devastating mental illness. The Schenectady Relatives Group became incorporated as AMI-Schenectady in January 1988.

September 5, 2014

Senator Farley Reminds Constituents To Be Prepared For Possible Emergencies

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reminds constituents that September is designated as National Preparedness Month.

“With the volatile weather we have had over the past several years,” Senator Farley said, “We should be prepared in case a disaster -- natural or man-made -- happens.”

To highlight the designation of September as National Preparedness Month, Senator Farley offers the following tips:

September 4, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes Gloversville's Baseball History

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting baseball great Chuck Harmon on Aug. 30th at the Vintage Baseball Game in Gloversville.

Harmon played portions of two seasons for the minor league Johnstown-Gloversville Glovers of the Can-Am league, before eventually making into the majors with the Cincinnati Reds and becoming the first African-American player in Reds' history.

Senator Farley presented a New York State Citation for Harmon, as well as for Loren Stewart and Bradley “Babe” Baldwin for being inducted into the Fulton County Baseball and Hall of Fame.


August 30, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes Parkhurst Field

Senator Farley participated in the filming of a documentary on the history of Parkhurst Field in Gloversville. Senator Farley also took a tour of the facilities, noting he secured a legislative grant that helped build the clubhouse for the Gloversville Little League that also houses the Parkhurst Field Museum.

Parkhurst Field is the oldest baseball field used by Little Leagues in the United States. Baseball has been played since 1906, and was home to Professional baseball accommodating up to 1500 spectators who saw such illustrious players as Hall of Fame greats, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. A rail line passed right by the exhibition games at the park over the years.

August 28, 2014

Celebrating National Women's Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. 

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. 

There is still work to be done and my colleagues and I in the Senate passed bills that will further strengthen equality in our state. 

Among other key objectives, the Women’s Equality Agenda will: 

- Ensure equal pay for equal work;

- Combat sexual harassment and domestic violence; and

August 26, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes Empire State Aerosciences Museum

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Citation to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville, NY, on August 12th, honoring the museum’s 30th anniversary. Senator Farley also toured the facility and saw two new exhibits, the World War I and Space Rover displays. He also had the pleasure of meeting members of the 109th Airlift Wing, based out of Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady, that participated in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

The Senator’s Citation is as follows:

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging significant milestones in the distinguished histories of its esteemed entities; and

August 18, 2014

Senator Hugh T. Farley announces legislation to designate Ballston Lake as an inland waterway has been signed into law

State Senator Hugh T. Farley and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco announce their legislation to designate Ballston Lake as an inland waterway has been signed into law. This designation will allow the Towns of Ballston and Clifton Park to participate in New York’s Coastal and Inland Waterway Program. Earlier this year, both towns passed resolutions in support of designating the Lake as an inland waterway.

August 17, 2014