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Senator takes over role of mayor during 'Pines' movie filming

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In an instant, state Sen. Hugh Farley became both a Hollywood actor and the mayor of Schenectady. Earlier this week, the longtime Republican lawmaker from Niskayuna was contacted by the producers of Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” and asked to be among the dignitaries surrounding the star, Bradley Cooper, during a scene at the gymnasium of St. George Greek Orthodox Church on Clinton Street. Farley was initially told he would simply stand behind ...

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September 23, 2011
8:50 p.m.

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How nice for Schenectady !! Will this crew be holding any Press Conferences? Why haven't we seen them on the news? If any of the crew is reading this-perhaps you might consider doing some kind of meet and greet send off at Schenectady High or Oneida Middle School? Those kids could really use some inspiration ...Thanks for bringing a spark to Schenectady and giving the city a much needed boost in business !