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Senator Farley Urges Mammograms for Mother's Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in its annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

"Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms," said Senator Farley. "I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Some 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal."

For more information and to locate an accredited mammography facility nearby, call the Adelphi New York State Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at (800) 877-8077. Callers can also get emotional support from the hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer.

April 28, 2011
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Senator Farley and His "Shadows"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) discusses his role as a State Senator with Joshua Goldstein and Dana Mancini, both 12th grade students at Schenectady High School, when they shadowed him on April 12th as part of the League of Women Voters "Students Inside Albany Day."

April 20, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes McNulty Academy

Carmello Sollecito-Pritchard and her class from McNulty Academy, Amsterdam, talk with Senator Farley about New York State history and government on April 4th in Albany.

April 15, 2011
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Visiting With Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with several school groups over the past few weeks when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol and other State buildings. The Senator discussed State government with the students and answered questions about how legislation becomes laws. Students from Roberta DelVecchio’s class at McNulty Academy, Amsterdam, met Senator Farley on April 4th at the Legislative Office Building.

April 15, 2011
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Sen. Farley Chats With Glen Worden Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) chats with Mrs. Case’s class from Glen Worden Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville school district, on March 31st when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

April 15, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses State Government With School Group

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met the Glen Worden Elementary School students from Mrs. Smith’s class on March 31st in Albany. The Senator discussed State government with the students and answered questions about how legislation becomes laws.

April 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LAUREN'S LAW TO INCREASE ORGAN DONATION

In honor of National Donate Life Month, the New York State Senate was joined by 11-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields on April 13th and passed life saving legislation to significantly increase organ and tissue donation. Lauren’s Law (S.3885) would increase the number of eligible and willing organ donors by requiring driver’ license applicants to specifically indicate their donation decision.

April 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP TAXPAYERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation on April 12th to help speed up the delivery of tax refunds owed to taxpayers by the state. The bill (S.2631) addresses excessive delays of up to two months from when taxpayers file their return to when they may actually see the refund from the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

April 15, 2011
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SENATE REPUBLICANS STEP UP PRESSURE ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS PROPERTY TAX BILL

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced on April 12th that he and his Senate Majority colleagues are urging the Assembly to act on a meaningful property tax cap bill. The Senate overwhelmingly passed Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap legislation with bipartisan support earlier this year.

April 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM ABUSE

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 April 11th requiring camp directors to report suspected child abuse regardless of the location where abuse may have occurred. With many parents now beginning to think about summer camps, the bill (S.3777A) would protect children and facilitate the detection of abuse by camp staff.

April 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME PACKAGE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed several anti-crime bills on April 5th to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.

April 6, 2011
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Sen. Farley Enjoys Nolan Elementary Chorus Performance

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) listened to the performance by the Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus from Dorothy Nolan Elementary School, Saratoga Springs City School District, when they came to the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s "Music In Our Schools Month" on March 31st. The chorus performed under the direction of Deborah Craig and Mary Rocco.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Fonda-Fultonville Select Chorus

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting members of the Fonda-Fultonville High School Select Chorus when they performed on March 31st at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s "Music In Our Schools Month." The chorus performed under the direction of Lisa Vosburgh.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces Community Health Fair Slated for April 19th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will be co-hosting his annual health fair with Catholic Charities Family Room on Tuesday, April 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the upper level of the Riverfront Center, Amsterdam.

"Called the Community Wellness Day, this event has always been successful in delivering information on services that local agencies provide to the public," Senator Farley said. The health fair is geared towards people of all ages and is set during the break week for local schools so families can participate.

Those unable to attend can call Senator Farley’s Amsterdam District Office at 843-2188 to obtain brochures. A list of helpful websites you may want to visit for healthy information is listed below.

April 1, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses Higher Education Issues

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke with Dr. Alan Davis, President of Empire State College, about higher education issues on March 15th in Albany. Pictured, left to right, are Senator Roy McDonald, Dr. Davis, and Senator Farley.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses Youth Build Program With Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting participants of Northeast Parent & Child Society’s Youth Build program on March 16th in Albany. According to Northeast Parent & Child Society’s website, Youth Build is a "12-month program that helps young adults ages 18 to 24 from Schenectady County earn a GED while getting paid to build affordable housing. Participants receive six months of classroom instruction and onsite construction training and six months of job placement and support services." Senator Farley discussed the importance of the Youth Build program with Tabatha Cole, Carlton Thompson, Kevin Phipps, Elise Martin and Rebecca Ilowiecki.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes St. Helen's School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Brittney Bigley's fourth grade class, and Terri Mueller's fifth grade class, on March 23rd as they toured the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The students from St. Helen's School in Schenectady talked with the Senator about New York State history and discussed State government.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses Budget Issues With Local Officials

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and Senator McDonald meet with county officials on March 25th in the State Capitol to focus on the problem of unfunded mandates and to discuss other priority issues for local governments.

March 28, 2011
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