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Majority Senators Farley and Maziarz Join Tedisco, Amedore to Sponsor New College Coaches and Professionals Reporting Act

New legislation to help protect children from the kind of horrific abuse alleged to have occurred at Penn State was officially introduced today in the Legislature by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I Schenectady-Saratoga), Assemblyman George Amedore (R,C,I-Rotterdam), and majority Senate members Senator Hugh Farley (R,C,I-Schenectady), and Senator George Maziarz (R,C-Newfane). 

November 17, 2011
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Fort Plain School Officials Host Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured with Senator Hugh Farley is sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburgh.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Tours Fort Plain Schools

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured Fort Plain Central School District’s educational buildings on November 14th. Also on the tour was Assemblyman George Amedore (R - Rotterdam). Giving the tour and talking with Senator Farley about the school’s facilities and education issues were Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, school board member Jeff Jones, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker, and sixth grade teacher Lisa Van Valkenburg.

Pictured (from left) are Superintendent Douglas C. Burton, Assemblyman George Amedore, Senator Hugh Farley, Harry Hoag Elementary Principal Cathy Brucker and board member Jeff Jones.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Farley's Salute to Veterans

"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," Senator Farley said, "but do we ever take the time to tell them? Take time on Veterans Day to shake the hand of a veteran and say 'thank you' -- that all of the sacrifices were worth it. Also remember to thank our current military personnel for their service to our country."

November 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Receives State Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2011 Ex Libris Award from the organization New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of his leadership on library issues.

"By supporting libraries, we are supporting our youth, our families and our communities," Senator Farley said. "I am proud of my commitment to New York libraries."

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley said. "Librarians inspire our youth and invite them to discover an adventure on every shelf. Libraries also help the public access vital information for a variety of uses and many people use libraries to help further their education. Librarians and their staff provide valuable services to the public."

November 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes New York State History Month

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is offering a fun and educational quiz in honor of New York State History Month, a time to celebrate the history of New York State and recognize the contributions of State and local historians.

"November is a great time to reflect on our State’s unique history. New York has played a pivotal role in our nation’s history since its earliest days as a Dutch and British colony. Our State was the scene of many battles fought in the American Revolution, including the crucial victory at Saratoga," Senator Farley said.

Since 1997, November has been officially designated as New York State History Month.

November 1, 2011
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Visiting With Senator Farley

Senator Farley speaks with Anna Kate Richardson and her uncle Adam Richardson about New York State government when Anna Kate’s Birchwood Elementary School class visited Albany on Oct. 19th.

October 21, 2011
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Birchwood Elementary Students Chat With Senator Farley

Students from Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna toured the Capitol on Oct. 19th and spoke with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I) - Schenectady. He discussed the history of the buildings, how the Senate works, and what his role as a Senator is like on a daily basis. Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Albanese’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Sydney Anderson, Evan Belkin, Jackson Bishop, Lucas Blowers, Brian Bowman, Estella Chan, Francesco D’Amato-Neff, Sarah Decker, Ansley Deronceray, Johanna DiCerbo, Ireland Farrell, Olivia Franjieh, Luke Grice, Adriel Jones, Payton Kufta, Sophia Macchi, John Mendrysa, Lucas Michalisin, Jaden Pigliavento, Christine St. Jeanos, Dylan Stella, Phebe Zeiser, Jessica Zhang.

October 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses NYS Government With Local Students

Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Johnston’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Layla Abdoun, Benjamin Asmara, David Belkin, Demetra Bobarakis, Madeleine Castle, William Codd, Olivia Cooper, Hussein Elfayoumy, Risa Fromowitz, Bradley Herrgesell, Patrick Hill, Paige Kuzniar, Jacqueline Lasek, Ethan McCarthy, Oscar Mirkovic, Anjalee Modasra, Matthew O’Brien, Leslie Perlee, Michael Plekan, Mihir Randive, Anna Kate Richardson, Rachel Seemann, Samson Zhang.

October 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Birchwood Elementary

Students from Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna toured the Capitol on Oct. 19th and spoke with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I) - Schenectady. He discussed the history of the buildings, how the Senate works, and what his role as a Senator is like on a daily basis. Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Luyckx’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Abigail Apkarian, Justin Batemen, Evan Belkin, Kayla Burns, Josephine Canestrari, Alyse Cerone, Andrew D’Allaird, Jacob Ethier, Zoey Ferrara, Wyatt Hale, Putnam Kerr, Alexandra Macchi, Cole McLaughlin, Sakhi Naik, Madison O’Brien, Kayla Oppe, Justina Pardi, Sebastian Stone, Yvonne Tang, Max Tao, Alexis VanPatten, Ian Vernooy, Nick Viggiani, Benjamin Yao.

October 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information at Tribes Hill

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

Pictured with Senator Hugh T. Farley are John Laurent from the NYS Comptroller’s Unclaimed Fund Unit (left) and Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Dwight Schwabrow (right).

October 20, 2011
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Fire Safety Night in Tribes Hill a Success

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

October 20, 2011
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Sen. Farley Visits Historic Site Showcasing Modern Technology

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) toured the new George E. Franchere Education Center at the Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, on Oct. 7th. The 13,000 square-foot building is "green," meaning it is energy efficient with 100 solar panels and is environmentally friendly. The cost of the project was some $2 million and Senator Farley was able to obtain two grants totaling $100,000 for it. For more information on the George E. Franchere Education Center and the historic Mabee Farm, visit website http://www.schist.org/mabee.htm

October 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley and Tribes Hill Fire Dept. to Host Annual Fire Safety Night on Oct. 19th

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, just off Route 5, 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. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

October 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Cosponsors Medicaid Takeover Bill

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced today that he has signed on as a cosponsor to legislation that would phase-out the burden of Medicaid costs on real property taxpayers.

Bill S.5889-B would provide for an immediate freeze of local contributions to the cost of Medicaid. It would then phase-out the local contribution over an 8-year period.

"Real relief is needed for struggling families and businesses. This phase-out is a reasonable and realistic way for the State to fully fund the Medicaid program. It will remove the cost of the program from the local real property tax," Senator Farley said.

October 4, 2011
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Senator Farley Offers Safety Tips as Part of Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and as part of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

Senator Farley said it is important that everyone in your family knows to call 911 to report a fire or other emergency. Have your children practice what they would say on the phone in case of a real emergency.

Senator Farley also encourages people to practice fire drills at least twice a year. The Senator suggests holding family drills at night with all the lights out and doors closed.

October 3, 2011
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NEWEST FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

It is amazing and wonderful to see the donations and help coming from area communities for the victims of Irene and Lee. It has been almost a month since the first of many natural disasters occurred in our area and still, people continue to help. A trailer full of food, water, cleaning supplies, personal items, etc., continues to be at Scott Hall at the Fonda fairgrounds. Area Presbyterian Church youth were supposed to be on a canoe retreat last weekend but switched gears and made the event a mission trip to Schoharie to help clean up buildings. A benefit dinner to help victims in Rotterdam Junction will be held on Oct. 2nd at Carm’s Restaurant, 140 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia.

September 27, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Glendaal's Grant Award to Get Kids Moving

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is happy to relay the news that Glendaal Elementary School in Scotia was only one of 50 nationwide recipients to received $2,500 grant to help students be fit and active.

The funding comes from the ING Run for Something Better School Awards program, presented by ING and National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Glendaal will use the grant to execute an 8-week running program that will conclude with a physical event that celebrates student participation and achievements.

September 27, 2011
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