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Senator Farley Discusses Fair Issues with NYSAAF Representatives

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) on March 3rd in Albany to discuss the proposed State Budget and funding as well as other legislation pertaining to county fairs. Included in the meeting were (left to right) Will Schultz and Marie McMillen of the Altamont Fair, Frank Griffin and Jeff Townsend of the Saratoga County Fair, and Tom Della Rocco of Altamont Fair. Senator Farley is seated in the middle.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Mother Teresa Academy’s Literacy Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of touring Mother Teresa Academy, located in Clifton Park, on March 4th. He also read books to several students as part of the school’s Literacy Week activities. Principal Dr. John G. Metallo, first grade teacher Abigail Mason, and second grade teacher Heather Mound also enjoyed the Senator’s readings. Senator Farley said at least 15 minutes a day of reading to children or encouraging other language activities could make a difference in a lifetime of learning.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Education

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Mary Jo Dickerson, Superintendent Long Lake Central School, this week and discussing the State budget as it relates to educational issues.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Health Issues

Joe Gambino, CEO of Schenectady’s Hometown Health Centers, and Susan Stuhr of Hometown Health met with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) on March 4th in Albany as part of Community Health Care Association Lobby Day. They discussed health issues and concerns to the needy population they serve.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Johnstown High School Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Johnstown High School when they came to Albany on March 4th for a tour of the Capitol.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Emergency Preparedness

Senator Farley addresses the Citizen Preparedness Training Program in Schenectady on March 1st. Several years ago, the American Red Cross conducted a presentation at the State Capitol called “Preparing for the Unexpected,” and they asked state legislators to help spread the word about how important it is for families to take certain basic steps to prepare themselves for any type of emergency. Out of that original presentation, Senator Farley created a brochure that offered some basic safety tips and checklists. To access the brochure, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/Emergency%20Preparedness%20_0.pdf

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets 4-H’ers at Capital Days

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H’ers at their annual Capital Days event in Albany. 4-H Capital Days gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story, create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties. Pictured with Senator Farley are Allison Busch of Johnstown and Elizabeth Neznek from the Town of Florida.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H’ers at their annual Capital Days event in Albany. 4-H Capital Days gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story, create an awareness of career opportunities in New York State government, better understand state government, and network with delegates from other counties. Pictured with Senator Farley are Jacob Block and Kailey Jensen of Ballston Spa, as well as 4-H Educator Greg Stevens.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Mother Teresa Academy’s Literacy Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of touring Mother Teresa Academy, located in Clifton Park, on March 4th. He also read books to several students as part of the school’s Literacy Week activities. Principal Dr. John G. Metallo, first grade teacher Abigail Mason, and second grade teacher Heather Mound also enjoyed the Senator’s readings. Senator Farley said at least 15 minutes a day of reading to children or encouraging other language activities could make a difference in a lifetime of learning.

March 6, 2014
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Senator Farley Notes March Is Women's History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes that March is Women’s History Month and the New York State Senate has developed a booklet which honors some Women of Distinction. To view, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/files/pdfs/Historic%20WOD%20Book.pdf

"Women have played a crucial role in New York State's political, social and economic development," Senator Farley said, “and Women’s History Month is a great time to take stock of the enormous contributions of great women from our past. The Senate’s Women of Distinction exhibit highlights some extraordinary people as an example of women’s achievements that continue to this very day.” The exhibit includes some women from our area.

March 3, 2014
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Senator Farley Encourages Parents To Read To Children As March 2nd Is Read Across America Day

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) informs families that Sunday, March 2nd, is the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, which encourages people to read to children. This annual event is held around the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). Many schools and libraries will be holding events throughout the week.

"What better way to honor this children’s author than to read to a child," Senator Farley said. "I always loved reading to my children and grandchildren. I read all the favorites and I never tire of it."

February 28, 2014
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Senator Farley Discusses Legislative Issues with Occupational Therapy Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with occupational therapy students from Maria College and the University at Buffalo, who also reside in the 49th Senatorial District, on Feb. 26th in Albany. They discussed a variety of issues concerning health and education during the New York State Occupational Therapy Association Lobby Day.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Library Advocacy Day

Library Advocacy Day was Feb. 26th in Albany and as the Chair of the Senate Select Committees on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from around the State, including members of the Central New York Library Association and the Mid York Library System, to discuss legislative initiatives and the concerns librarians have with the proposed Executive Budget for 2014-2015.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Meets with Librarians for Library Advocacy Day

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, was Library Advocacy Day in Albany and as the Chair of the Senate Select Committees on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) met with representatives from around the State to discuss legislative initiatives and the concerns librarians have with the proposed Executive Budget for 2014-2015. Many representatives opposed Governor Cuomo’s cut in Library Aid. Last year, Senator Farley led the charge to successfully restore a $4 million increase in library aid. Unfortunately, the Governor left this funding out of his Executive Budget, resulting in another cut in aid for libraries.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Farley Suggests Healthy Heart Tips for Valentine's Day

As people wish each other a Happy Valentine’s Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) notes that it is also a good time to focus on your heart’s health. February is designated as American Heart Month.

“February is the month for Valentines and paper hearts, which is a good reminder to focus on the health of your real heart,” Senator Farley said, “Cardiovascular disease is something that everyone needs to be concerned about. Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease; congestive heart failure and stroke.”

February 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Notes Feb. 14th Kicks Off National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week

The week of February 14th each year marks the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. For more information visit h

February 14, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Presidents’ Day

As Presidents' Day and local schools' February break approach, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) suggests families may want to visit the recently renovated Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany to learn more about Presidential connections to New York State.

"Did you know that a number of Presidents have been closely associated with the history of New York State?" Senator Farley asked. "Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt were all New Yorkers. Presidents Van Buren, Cleveland and both Roosevelts had each served as Governor of New York."

February 12, 2014
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TWO JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARINGS SLATED FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 11TH

The 12th and 13th Joint Legislative Hearings, in a series of 13 hearings, will be held on Tuesday, February 11th.

During the Hearing on Mental Hygiene, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, officials of state mental hygiene agencies and representatives of mental health advocacy organizations will have an opportunity to address the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees. This hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m.

During the Hearing on Workforce Development, which will be held at 1 p.m., state workforce development officials and representatives of public employee advocacy organizations will have an opportunity to address the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees.

February 10, 2014
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Economic Development Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Slated for Feb. 10th

The 11th Joint Legislative Hearing in a series of 13 hearings will be held on Monday, February 10th.

During the Economic Development Hearing, which is part of the legislative process to review the 2014-2015 Executive Budget, testimony will be taken by the Senate and Assembly fiscal committees from Empire State Development and representatives of economic development advocacy organizations.

These joint legislative hearings will continue through Tuesday, February 11th, and are available for live viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites, but will be preempted when the houses are in Session. At the conclusion of the legislative deliberations, live televised coverage of the hearings will resume.

February 7, 2014
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Senator Farley Notes February Is Black History Month

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate recently passed a resolution commemorating February as Black History Month, a time of observance and remembrance of the role African American People played in shaping our Nation and its history.

February 7, 2014
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