State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Clifton Park’s Katie Manuel on October 7th for her community service and volunteer achievements. Miss Manuel recently received the bronze President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award program encourages youth to perform community service. Miss Manuel volunteered over 200 hours in 2013. She also has her junior black belt in Tae Kown Do, plays classical violin, and is a competitive tap dancer. She is also a New York State Ambassador Pre-Teen.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was deeply honored on October 7th when the Town of Ballston Community Library dedicated its new color digital sign to him for his unwavering support of libraries over the years.
The two existing exterior signs were replaced by the single digital sign, paid for in large part by a grant obtained by Senator Farley. The library trustees and staff worked with the Town of Ballston to assure that the sign would meet town guidelines and be a good fit for the neighborhood. Because it is programmable, it can be turned off at night to ensure that it will not disturb library neighbors.
From http://toblibrary.sals.edu/ : The Town of Ballston Community Library Board of Trustees will recognize Senator Hugh Farley for his 34 years of ongoing support of public libraries with a presentation at 3 PM on Tuesday, October 7th. The 2013 Bullet Aid made it possible for the library to purchase a new digital sign.
ecent headlines have reminded all of us of the continuing problem of domestic violence, which rips apart the very fabric of families. It can afflict every segment of society and knows no economic, ethnic or geographic boundaries. While progress has been made in reducing these shameful crimes, more work must be done.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity to call attention to this problem and to the programs and services which are available to help victims.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233. The number for the New York State hotline is 1-800-942-6906.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/ or call 1-800-332-3742.