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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer -- and many women diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives -- the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns, and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening -- because early detection can save lives.

October 1, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes United Way of Fulton County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending the United Way of Fulton County's kick off breakfast for its annual Community Campaign on Oct. 1st at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. Pictured are Senator Farley and Assemblyman Butler with United Way Director Lisa Pfeiffer.

October 1, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Buddy Walk Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of the Shenendehowa High School football team enjoyed greeting participants in the annual Buddy Walk, sponsored by the Center for Disability Services & Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, on Sept. 28th in Schenectady. The event is held in celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Adirondack Moose Festival

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the fifth annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival, sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, on Sept. 27th

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Visits Rogers Family Orchard in Johnstown

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed the fifth annual Fulton County Day on the Farm, held at Rogers Family Orchard in Johnstown, on Sept. 28th.

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes New Saratoga County D.A.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) recently had the pleasure of chatting with new acting Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Haggen. She was sworn into Sept. 19th and is Saratoga County’s first female D.A. The Ballston Spa native has worked in that office as an assistant D.A. for the past 23 years. “I wish her well in her new position and look forward to discussing law enforcement issues with her in the future,” Senator Farley said.

September 26, 2014
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Senator Farley Celebrates Helping Hands School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Helping Hands School in Clifton Park on Sept. 23rd. Helping Hands School, which serves children with special needs, celebrated its move from its home for 33 years in Halfmoon to its new facility in Clifton Park. Collision Experts, an auto body repair business with shops in Clifton Park and Schenectady, donated the entire $52,000 for the ADA-compliant playground and helped transport salvageable playground equipment to the new site. The playground also had a celebration on Sept. 23rd.

September 24, 2014
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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
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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
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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 www.nyapplecountry.com/pick.php.

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
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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
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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
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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
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HEALTH UPDATE AND RESOURCE GUIDE

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.

EPIC

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 http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/ or call 1-800-332-3742.

September 14, 2014
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September 14, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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