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.

Last month, Senator Serrano's off-site constituent hours focused on celebrating, honoring and supporting our veterans. Our office partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York State Division of Veteran Affairs and the New York Fire Department (FDNY) to share information about important resources and employment opportunities available to veterans and their families. We were also joined by neighboring elected official's such as Bronx Assembly Member Victor Pichardo, Upper West Side Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and East Harlem Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez.

Senator Serrano joined his Bronx colleagues in the city and state legislatures in announcing a new partnership between New York State, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Harlem RBI. This important partnership will create a youth baseball and softball academy at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx that will immediately serve at least 1,500 youth, tripling the number currently participating in the park's baseball programs.

The New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S1165, which mandates the New York State Department of Health to conduct an intensive study on the alarmingly high asthma rates in the Bronx and to use the findings to create a comprehensive remedial plan.