October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to spread information and raise awareness about this terrible disease. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. With improvements in treatments and an increased awareness of early detection, millions of women are fighting and surviving this disease. For more information, visit http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/

Senator Farley notes September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare themselves and their families for any potential natural disasters or other types of emergencies. 

(East Harlem/Harlem, NY)-  Senator Serrano provided proclamations to markets, bodegas and delis in East Harlem/Harlem that completed criteria set forth by the Shop Healthy NYC initiative. Shop Healthy NYC is a program by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene aimed at tackling chronic health problems caused by the lack of availability of healthy food in our neighborhoods.  Shop Healthy asks bodegas, delis, and supermarkets to limit or minimize the availability of junk foods and maximize the healthy food options and fresh produce in their stores.

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was proud to recently secure a $2 million grant for a major construction of the library building.

“This is a very exciting project that will preserve this architectural treasure, improve library services, expand the library’s role in the social life of the community, and give an economic boost and vibrancy to downtown” said Senator Farley. “I am thrilled to have obtained these State funds for this important renovation project.”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) said Sept. 12, 2016, was a wonderful yet “bittersweet” day for him as he was honored by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, Charlton Town Board and Gloversville Public Library for his years of service and dedication to his constituents in the 49th Senatorial District.

“I was very honored and touched by the kind words and ceremonies that were held,” Senator Farley said, “but the day was also a little bittersweet as I near the end of my Senate career.”

Queens, NY - New York State Senator Tony Avella is seeking the public’s help in the search for Ivy Koulis, a 17 year old who went missing on the afternoon of Sunday, August 21, 2016. The search for Ivy is especially pressing due to the fact that Ivy is diabetic and has been without important medication since Sunday. Ivy was last seen at Mike’s Diner on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn before she went missing. Ivy’s family lives in College Point, Queens.

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) notes there are several ceremonies and exhibits being held this coming weekend that honor the heroes and remembers those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Congress has designated September 11th of each year as “Patriot Day.”

State Senator Hugh T. Farley said, “As our children head back to school, I'm pleased to announce that the Governor has just signed into law a measure I helped cosponsored  to protect children from potentially being exposed to dangerous levels of lead in drinking water. This new law will ensure that periodic tap water testing for lead is conducted by schools and BOCES across New York State to obtain important information about the quality of students’ drinking water.”

Senator Robach's 9th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

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Join Senator Joe Robach for the 9th annual Women's Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use entrance #9! 

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This month Senator Serrano participated in the 27th  anniversary of the Bronx Dominican Day Parade. Thousands of people marched down the Grand Concourse, from East Tremont Avenue to 167th Street, celebrating Dominican heritage. Residents of  New York City from all backgrounds came together to sing, dance and socialize, highlighting the impact that the Dominican Republic has had in the unified communities of Bronx.