An Iraq combat veteran returns to Peekskill City Court Monday facing a tough choice: plead guilty to driving under the influence of drugs, ending a protracted, costly round of appearances, or demand a trial, which could leave him in legal limbo for another year or more. What separates Alexander A. Lazos from other DUI defendants, at least for now, is his likely defense.
Thornwood, N.Y. – (5/5/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) the Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs toured the Thornwood Fire Department this past Saturday. Chief Rich Benkwitt gave Senator Ball the tour after the Thornwood Fire District Annual Inspection Ceremony.
Newburgh, N.Y. – (5/5/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was honored by the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) with a Special Recognition Award at their yearly convention this Saturday at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh, New York.
Pawling, N.Y. – (5/3/12) – In 2010, due to lack of participation , the Dutchess County Office of the Aging closed the Pawling Nutrition Program. On Thursday Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R.C) hosted a BBQ to organize seniors that are interested in re-opening the vital program.
Carmel, N.Y. – (5/6/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Frank Sicignano of Carmel with a New York State Senate Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel, NY.
Elmsford, N.Y. – (5/3/12) – On Thursday night Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined Local 812 (Soft Drinks and Breweries) to honor Carmel resident Bill Sampson with the Distinguished Service Award.
Carmel, N.Y. – (5/4/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is pictured above with 7th grade students from George Fischer Middle School in Carmel at a youth conference this Friday. The youth conference was put together by the 7th grade class to give students an opportunity to sit down with their elected officials and ask questions.
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (4/29/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented William Jeremiah O’Brien Jr. of Yorktown with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at the United Methodist Church in Yorktown Heights.
Carmel, N.Y. – 5/1/2012- Last night a fatal house fire broke out on Wyndham Lane in Carmel, NY. Authorities said, a veteran Larchmont police captain, his wife and two teenage daughters died in a house fire, and his son remains hospitalized.
In honor of West Point day last Thursday, the Legislature passed several bills protecting veteran’s rights and helping them obtain jobs. West Point day at the Capitol honored cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy at West Point and invited them to meet members of the Legislature.
Yorktown, N.Y. – 4/28/2012- Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) joined five Yorktown girl scouts from Girl Scout Troop 1386 during their Gold Award ceremony on Saturday. From Left to right: Yorktown Councilman Vishnu Patel, Girl Scout Leader Susan Somner, Nina Wahl, Julia Gonfiantini, Anna Sommer, Senator Greg Ball, Emily Monigan and Laura Leddy.
Due to the tragic events of Police Captain Sullivan and his family, the Puppy Mill Press Conference has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 19th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.
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Brewster, N.Y. – (5/2/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), is enlisting the support of his Animal Advisory Council, concerned constituents and furry friends, to address issue of “Puppy Mills” in New York State.
Additional money to Hudson Valley counties to help them recover from Hurricane Irene will be provided by the state, Sen. Greg Ball said Wednesday.
Ball said the state contribution will ease the burden on localities as they rebuild streams and roads. Philipstown sustained especially high damage in Putnam, and rebuilding is still continuing. Eligible disaster recovery efforts are typically covered at 75 percent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, with the remainder split between the state and munipalities.
Jefferson Valley, N.Y. – (4/27/2012) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) served a free pasta dinner for over 250 residents at the Jefferson Village community center this past Friday night. The dinner was complete with spaghetti, meatballs, toss salad and sliced Italian bread.