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Senator Farley Salutes Hillside Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley chats with Carol Herrington’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Schenectady Veterans Advocate to State Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce James A. Wilson of Schenectady was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany.

 “I had the pleasure of nominating Jim, a person who has dedicated himself to assisting fellow veterans time and time again through multiple causes and organizations,” Senator Farley said. “I appreciate Mr. Wilson for keeping our country safe and free during his military career. I also truly respect him for his community service and dedication to our fellow citizens.”

 The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Military Personnel on Flag Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of thanking Cori Lombardo of Scotia for her service to our Country on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany. Lombardo, of Scotia, is a Master Sergeant in the New York National Guard.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Lincoln Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Lincoln Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville Central School District, on June 7th when they visited the Capitol and learned about New York State government. Students from Mr. Krogh’s and Ms.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Edinburg Common School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Tom Moore’s Edinburg Common School sixth grade class on June 6th in Albany when they came to the Capitol for a tour. Senator Farley discussed the history of the Capitol building and how New York State government works. Students on the trip included Michael Darling, Jordon Wadsworth, Joshua Sitterly, Marleigh Frasier, Jaclyn Van Nostrand, Shelby Walton and Helen Klass. Chaperones included Tiffany Frasier and Amanda Edwards.

June 10, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation on June 2nd that would help ensure bus safety. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 6, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation on June 1st to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921) would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 6, 2011
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Miss O'Rourke's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Clement's Pashely Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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Mr. Kopa's Pashley Elementary Class Visits Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Pashley Elementary School, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district, Glenville, NY, on May 24th when they came to Albany to learn more about New York State government and history. On the tour were students from Mr. Kopa’s class, Mr. Clement’s class and Miss O’Rourke’s class.

May 26, 2011
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SENATE CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY WITH PASSAGE OF BILLS TO HELP VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate commemorated the upcoming Memorial Day observance by taking time during the May 25th Session to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

May 26, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Bonnie Daggett a Senate Woman of Distinction

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming life-long Schenectady County resident Bonnie Daggett as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 24th.

“Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities,” Senator Farley said. “I admire her dedication and selflessness. I was truly honored and proud to bestow the award of Woman of Distinction to Ms. Daggett.”

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May 25, 2011
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Saluting Our Military

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Armed Forces Day was observed on May 21st and Memorial Day will be observed at the end of the month, on May 30th.

Our veterans have sacrificed so much for keeping our country safe and free, but do we ever take the time to tell them? Next time you see a local veteran, shake his or her hand and say "thank you" -- that all of the sacrifices were worth it.Memorial Day originally began as a time for the families of Civil War soldiers to commemorate the heroic actions of their deceased family members. Over the years, it came to serve as a commemoration to remember all the U.S. men and women killed or missing in action when serving their country.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Andrea Polikowski's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Sara DiPietro's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Keri Barber's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Amy DiMezza's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Tracy Gutowski's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Kristina Decrescenzo's class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NEW YORK'S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a measure on May 24th to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill (S.3306B) is due to the murder and abuse of Laura Cummings, a mentally and physically challenged young adult from Erie County.

Twenty-three-year-old Laura Cummings was murdered last year by her mother and suffered a lifetime of physical, mental, and sexual abuse by her mother and half-brother. The abuse was reported to Social Services officials on numerous occasions but no actions were taken to prevent the terrible conditions Laura endured.

May 25, 2011
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