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Senator Farley Salutes Volunteers at NYS Senior Citizen’s Day in Albany

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting constituents that were honored at the NYS Senior Citizen’s Day Recognition Event on May 5th in Albany. As part of National Older American’s Month, the event honors the generations that helped build and shape our Nation. Honorees were selected for recognition based on their contributions to their community through volunteerism.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Farley Honors Hamilton County Volunteers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting constituents that were honored at the NYS Senior Citizen’s Day Recognition Event on May 5th in Albany. As part of National Older American’s Month, the event honors the generations that helped build and shape our Nation. Honorees were selected for recognition based on their contributions to their community through volunteerism.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Fulton County Volunteers

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting constituents that were honored at the NYS Senior Citizen’s Day Recognition Event on May 5th in Albany. As part of National Older American’s Month, the event honors the generations that helped build and shape our Nation. Honorees were selected for recognition based on their contributions to their community through volunteerism.

From Fulton County, Senator Farley had the pleasure of honoring Dorothy Blowers and Mary “Kitty” Riznyk, both of Johnstown.

Blowers has over 40 years of service to the Fulton County region. Her volunteer efforts include helping the Fulton County Youth Bureau, Nick Stoner Senior Club, Red Cross, Big Brothers-Big Sisters and Wheelerville School.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Farley Named Nisky Children’s Advocate As Woman of

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna with the State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award on May 5th. The program honored distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

“Debby is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader as well as a valued advocate for children,” Senator Farley said. “I am honored to present this award to her.”

May 6, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Gloversville Constituents at Capitol

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting Danielle and Cooper Graham of Gloversville on April 29th when Cooper’s fifth grade class from Kingsborough Elementary School came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

May 4, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Andrew Newmark's Gloversville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Kingsborough Elementary School, located in Gloversville, on April 29th when they came to the Capitol in Albany. He discussed NYS history and government with the group.

May 1, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Jenna Palmieri's Fifth Grade Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Kingsborough Elementary School, located in Gloversville, on April 29th when they came to the Capitol in Albany. He discussed NYS history and government with the group.

May 1, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets with NYS PBA

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from the Police Benevolent Association of New York State  on April 28th in Albany. The PBA of New York State represents the New York State University Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Peter Barry of Clifton Park and Daniel Federicis discussed with Senator Farley several legislative priorities, including retirement, staffing issues and campus safety.

April 30, 2015
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Senator Farley Discusses Domestic Violence Issues

April 28th was New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Albany and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with several area representatives to discuss legislative priorities. Included in the meeting with Senator Farley were Program Director Elizabeth Bliss from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Service of Saratoga County (also known as Wellspring), Patty Daily and Kathy Donnellan.

April 29, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP PREVENT ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would make it a criminal offense for those who intentionally or recklessly damage the environment while committing another crime. The bill (S834) would help deter criminal activity and prevent environmental crimes.

In one related incident that took place in the Town of Greece, Monroe County, criminals broke into a spare electrical transformer owned by Rochester Gas and Electric, and stole copper to resell for profit. Removal of the copper resulted in 4,800 gallons of oil being drained from the transformer, causing land and water contamination of the surrounding environment with an estimated remediation cost of over $1 million.

April 29, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY PAY LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to report the State Assembly has followed the Senate’s actions of passing the women’s equality pay legislation this week.

April 28, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TARGETING PROFESSIONAL SHOPLIFTERS AND OTHER ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIMINALS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation (S3822) to crack down on criminals who try to avoid harsher penalties by committing retail thefts in multiple counties. The bill would allow any county in the state to prosecute someone who participates in a pattern of organized retail theft when at least one of the offenses occurs in a neighboring county.

April 28, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Adirondack Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with participants and vendors at the third annual Adirondack Day in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany on April 27th. As a native of the Adirondacks, hailing from Indian Lake, Senator Farley enjoyed the annual event celebrating the Adirondacks and its tourism, recreation, history and culture. Senator Farley chatted with Adirondack representatives, including Executive Director of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and Mayfield resident Carol Hart, and President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce Garry Douglas.

April 27, 2015
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Senator Farley Names Nisky Children’s Advocate As Woman of Distinction

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) will have the pleasure of honoring Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna with the State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award on May 5th at 5 p.m. in Albany. The program honors distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

“Debby is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader as well as a valued advocate for children,” Senator Farley said. “I am honored to present this award to her.”

April 27, 2015
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Senator Farley Authors Unanimously Passed Resolution Creating Blue Friday

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State by authoring the State Senate Resolution which passed the Senate yesterday. In addition to making Blue Friday a commemoration in New York State, it highlighted the Capital Region fund-raising event slated for Friday, April 24th.

April 23, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Herkimer County 4-H Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed spending time with 4-H’ers from Herkimer County on April 21st when they came to Albany to tour the Capital. He discussed State government and history with the group. The students and chaperones on the trip hailed from Herkimer County towns such as Town of Webb, Poland, Dolgeville, Central Valley, and Frankfort Schuyler.

April 23, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP FAMILY CAREGIVERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

April 22, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reports he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will help New York farmers grow their businesses. The bill (S2250) would connect farmers to Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs), giving them additional resources to promote economic growth and increase job creation.

Under current law, IDAs can issue loans and provide technical support to manufacturers, processors, and warehousers of agricultural products, but not to those businesses that directly grow, harvest, or collect agricultural products.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Blue Friday Is April 24th

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) has the pleasure of continuing the tradition of Blue Friday in New York State. This year, the event is slated for Friday, April 24th.

April 22, 2015
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Celebrate the Earth on Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 22nd, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, the day is marked by events worldwide in an effort to demonstrate support for environmental protection and education. To learn more, visit http://www.earthday.org/2015 and http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver

April 21, 2015
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