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DAILY PEEKSKILL: COMMUNITY SENDS OFF N.Y. GUARD TROOPS IN PEEKSKILL

by Art Cusano

PEEKSKILL,  N.Y. – Hundreds gathered at the New York National Guard Armory in Peekskill to say goodbye to 130 local members of the New York National Guard before they prepare to leave for service overseas.

January 30, 2012
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LOHUD: BREWSTER SCHOOLS GETTING $100,000 GRANT FOR TRACK

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

 

SOUTHEAST — The Brewster school district is receiving a $100,000 state grant to help it rebuild the high school’s outdoor track off Foggintown Road.

January 28, 2012
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THE PATCH: BALL BACKS BILL FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FINANCIAL REFORM

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Citing a large cost that his constituents recently got from their insurer, state Sen. Greg Ball came to Northern Westchester Hospital on Friday to outline a bill that would limit such practices.

January 28, 2012
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DAILY POUND RIDGE: BALL UNVEILS NEW HEALTHCARE BILL

 

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — After the Friday rain subsided near the entrance of the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, Greg Ball stepped up to the podium on the sidewalk and spoke of the bill he has been promoting to make health insurance companies become more transparent to their patients.

January 28, 2012
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January 28, 2012
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THE COURIER: PUTNAM SPLIT IN HALF BY REDISTRICTING PLAN

 

By ERIC GROSS

For the first time in its history Putnam County will be represented in the New York State Senate by two lawmakers under a plan proposed by the state’s Task Force on Redistricting.

January 28, 2012
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THE PATCH: NEW STATE SENATE, ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS PROPOSED

 

By Tom Bartley and Sarah Studley

In part one of an occasional series on state redistricting, we look at redrawn territories, released today, for state senators and Assembly members.

January 28, 2012
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THE PATCH: NEW CASTLE JOINS BALL’S STATE SENATE DISTRICT IN PROPOSED MAP

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

The Town of New Castle will flip to state Senator Greg Ball’s District 40, under proposed maps released Thursday by a redistricting group comprised of state legislators.

January 28, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS: EXECUTIVE BUDGET IS A GOOD START

 

By Andrew Carden

In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget for 2012-2013, state Republican lawmakers have offered their two cents on the proposed plan, which sports a price tag of $132.5 billion.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS CONTINUE PUSH FOR FRACKING BAN

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

In a gesture meant to replicate a similar fracking protest in Bulgaria last week, the group of about 400 people delivered the bread to signify what people would lose if hydraulic fracturing was allowed in the state.

January 24, 2012
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LOHUD: GROUPS STILL PUSH N.Y. FOR BAN ON FRACKING

 

Written by: AARON SCHOLDER

ALBANY — Anti-hydrofracking protesters Monday voiced their continued displeasure with the controversial drilling practice by symbolically delivering 100 loaves of bread to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

January 24, 2012
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ROME OBSERVER: SENATORS VISIT COUNTY FACILITIES

 

State Senators Joseph A. Griffo (R-47 ) yesterday, hosted a visit from Senator Greg Ball (R-40), who was on hand to visit facilities in Oneida County and meet to discuss New York State homeland security.

January 24, 2012
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January 24, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL BRINGS VETERANS WALL TO YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School students often learn the history of wars, but as they enter their school for the next week, they will be met with faces to remind them.

January 18, 2012
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POLITICS ON THE HUDSON: IN ALBANY, BALL AND CARLUCCI MAKE PITCH FOR HYDROFRACKING MORATORIUM

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

One Senate Republican and a pair from the Independent Democratic Conference held a news conference in Albany today, calling on the Legislature to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking until June 2013.

January 18, 2012
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THE PATCH: YORKTOWN STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT SERVICE THROUGH VETERAN ‘WALL OF FAME’

 

By Plamena Pesheva

As Yorktown High School students enter the hallway for the next week, they will be greeted by a traveling exhibition called “The Veteran’s Wall of Fame,” which displays the names, photos and biographies of veterans in New York’s 40th District. 

School district representatives, high school students and Yorktown town officials attended the unveiling of the “Wall of Fame” Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ralph Napolitano emceed the ceremony; students led the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

January 18, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME UNVEILED AT JOHN JAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Written by Ken Mastro

The traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at John Jay Middle School in Cross River on Thursday, Jan. 12. The wall pays tribute to the 27 veterans from throughout Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. Each city, town and village within state Senator Greg Ball’s district was asked to nominate a veteran. Retired Private First Class Robert Joseph Williams of South Salem represented Lewisboro. It was the inaugural unveiling of the wall, which will be transported to other communities over the next three months. Each veteran’s picture and story appears on the wall.

January 15, 2012
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