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Montgomery County Eligible for FEMA Assistance

I am pleased to report that Montgomery County is now eligible for FEMA assistance for both municipal and individual assistance, which includes homeowners, renters and businesses. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at Affected homeowners and businesses in Schenectady and Saratoga Counties can also apply for FEMA assistance.

September 2, 2011

Senator Farley Calls on President to Expand Disaster Assistance for Montgomery County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) called on President Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand federal disaster assistance available to Montgomery County so home and business owners can apply for federal assistance.

While localities in Montgomery County will be eligible to receive federal assistance to pay for road, bridge and infrastructure repairs related to the storm, home and business owners were not included on the list.

September 1, 2011

FEMA Designation Update

Update: The Governor’s Office called this afternoon asking residents to be reassured the FEMA disaster designation process for this region is not over. Again, strong concern was communicated to him that Montgomery County was left off the initial list and that residents and businesses were hit hard and are in desperate need.

August 31, 2011

Additional Information on Dealing With Flood Recovery


Helpful Phone Numbers:

Here is contact information for organizations which can provide assistance to affected persons.

American Red Cross of Northeastern New York (Montgomery, Schenectady and Fulton Counties): 458-8111 or (800) 831-0927

Salvation Army (Amsterdam): 842-9941

Salvation Army (Fulton County): 725-4119

Catholic Charities (Fulton County): 762-8313

Catholic Charities (Saratoga County): 587-5000

Regional Food Bank: 786-3691

Schenectady City Mission: 346-2275

Valley Alliance Church (Montgomery County): 993-3458

Franklin Community Center (Saratoga Springs): 587-9826

August 31, 2011

Sen. Farley Statement on FEMA Designation for Schenectady and Montgomery Counties

I am glad Schenectady County was included in the expedited declaration of being a disaster zone and being eligible for FEMA aid. However, I am deeply concerned that Montgomery County was not included in the initial round. Montgomery County residents and businesses were hit hard and are in desperate need of help. I understand that federal officials will be taking a closer look at other affected communities, like Montgomery County. I fully expect that Montgomery County will receive federal disaster designation, and I am strongly urging State and Federal agencies to act quickly to make Montgomery County eligible for federal assistance.

August 31, 2011

Senator Farley Remembers Pearl Harbor Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on Friday, December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day."It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."

December 6, 2007

Senator Farley Honors High School Ski Team

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the Town of Webb Union Free School District Boys Aline Ski Team with a NYS Citation on March 13th for their 2015 State Championship win. The Senator (pictured far lest) presented it to Connor Glasser, Carter Lawrence, Adam Levi, and Charlie Uzdavinis when he was in Old Forge for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Also pictured is Assemblyman Marc Butler (far right).

March 16, 2015


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate gave final legislative passage today to legislation (S7883) that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships. One new judgeship would be established in each of 16 counties, and nine in New York City.

New family court judges would be elected in 2014 in Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Franklin, Nassau, Oneida, Oswego, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester counties, and take office January 1, 2015.

New family court judges would be elected in 2015 and seated in 2016 in Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, and Warren counties.

June 20, 2014

Senator Farley Notes Today Is Blue Friday in NYS

Don't forget, Blue Friday is today and you can obtain your carnation today at Hannaford parking lot at Wolf Road and Sand Creek Rd., at Uno Chicago Grill (Exit 15 off the Northway) and at Advance Auto Parts, 15 Maple Ave., Catskill, NY.

April 25, 2014

Senator Farley Salutes NYS Trooper

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting a New York State Senate Citation to Trooper Sean Wells of Ballston Spa upon his graduation from the New York State Police Academy on May 29th at the Empire State Plaza. Trooper Wells was among a class of some 200 graduates.

June 3, 2013

Marie Valachovic

Marie Valachovic is a tireless educator who has spent her adult life making a difference in the lives of all those she meets. A lifelong resident of Fulton County, Ms. Valachovic graduated from Johnstown High School, where she was renowned for her exceptional all-around athletic abilities. She went on to study at SUNY Oswego, eventually earning a bachelor of science degree in education from SUNY New Paltz. She later earned a masters in reading and a Certificate of Advance Studies in School Administration from SUNY Fredonia. 

May 13, 2013

Senator Farley Greets Student Artist

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting local student artists on March 6th when they visited the Legislative Office Building and displayed their pieces as part of the annual New York State Art Teachers Association's exhibit.

Senator Farley enjoyed meeting Erin O'Keefe of Notre Dame - Bishop Gibbons School and viewing her artwork on March 6th in Albany.

March 13, 2013

Senate Farley Salutes Fulton County Seniors at Annual OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) chatted with seniors today at the annual Fulton County OFA picnic in Gloversville. This is the 25th anniversary of the picnic and Senator Farley said he had the pleasure of attending all 25 years of the festive event.

August 2, 2012

Senator Farley Names Supreme Court Justice As Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming Supreme Court Justice Ann Crowell as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 15th.

"Judge Crowell is an amazing woman," Senator Farley said. "She made history in 2011 when she became the first woman to be elected to the Supreme Court in New York’s Fourth Judicial District, which covers eleven counties." She also served as president of the Saratoga County Bar Association and a board member of both the Capital District and Adirondack Women's bar associations. She is a graduate of Leadership Saratoga and the NYS Governor's Leadership Program. She is also a dedicated Hospice volunteer.

May 16, 2012

Senator Farley Salutes Schalmont Girls Soccer Team

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of presenting the Schalmont Girls Soccer Team with a New York State Senate Resolution on January 31st for winning last fall's New York State Class B Championship. Present for the event at the Senate Chambers were Head Coach Angelo Caschera, Schalmont Athletic Director Joe Gallo, and players Karley Murray, Angelina Gazzillo, Katie Saccocio, Hannah Saccocio, Madeline Saccocio, Nicoletta Cuttita, Hailee Metzold, Rachael Gac, Jenna Saccocio, Ciara Vitallo, Megan Strijek, Amanda Mascitelli, Allie Gallo, Isabella Borini, Taylor Florio, Shanna Reagan, Alexandra Cardinal, Diana DiCocco, and Gabrielle Juers.

Below is the text from the resolution.


February 1, 2012

Senator Farley Announces Renovated Hall of Governors Now Open to the Public

It was my pleasure to be a part of the ribbon cutting for the Capitol renovations and improvements on January 4th. The renovations and new displays are very impressive. I suggest if you are planning a trip to Albany or a tour of the Capitol, you should include these displays on your itinerary. Click here for more information and a virtual tour of the new exhibits:

January 6, 2012

Senator Farley Salutes Buddy Walk Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) joined hundreds of participants in the 15th annual Capital Region Buddy Walk on Sunday in Schenectady.

October 3, 2011

Senator Farley Announced Two Local Sites for 9-11 Commemoration Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam and City Center in Saratoga Springs will be two locations for "New York Remembers" exhibitions that will be held as part of the 9-11 commemoration. Thirty locations throughout the state will be open to the public starting the week of August 29th and continuing throughout September.

"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th changed our lives. These exhibits will help us to remember that day and those loved ones we lost, and to reflect on the heroic service of volunteers and emergency service personnel. I encourage my constituents to take the time to visit these exhibits," Senator Farley said.

August 15, 2011