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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL’S VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES ITS DEBUT

by Bob Dumas

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was a simple enough display: door-like panels were opened in a zigzag accordion fashion with each panel displaying a series of placards that contained a photo of an area war vet and his biography.

January 15, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: $20 MILLION SAVED FOR HUNTING AND FISHING

 

By Justin Sarjeant

On Jan. 10 the New York State Senate successfully passed a bill (S.5921) sponsored by Senator Greg Ball, R-Patterson, that defends $20 million federal funding to support free hunter education classes, manage fish and wildlife populations, provide public hunting and boating access and build and maintain public shooting ranges.

January 13, 2012
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DAILY YORKTOWN: LAKELAND GRADUATE RECEIVES EAGLE SCOUT AWARD

 

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Daniel Marello of Yorktown Troop 911 was presented with a proclamation and congratulated by State Sen. Greg Ball Sunday.

January 10, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL INTRODUCES N.Y. SECURITY COMMISSIONER, PUTNAM’S PALADIN

 

by Kerry Barger

With Putnam County within an hour’s commute of New York City, the metro area cannot become complacent when concerning the threat of terrorist attacks, Putnam County Sheriff Donald Smith said during a first responders’ forum this past Friday.

January 10, 2012
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CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL: BALL’S BULL

by Rick Karlin

He’s cast himself as an arch-conservative and defender of gun owner rights but has staunchly opposed hydrofracking and now Hudson Valley Senator Greg Ball is going after industrial agriculture, complete with a You Tube video of a bull he apparently rescued. Details of the animal’s history are sparse but toward the end, Ball, a Republican, denounces large-scale agribusiness with its use of chemicals, hormones and, critics say, poor treatment of livestock. So far, he notes, “Vegan” is turning out to draw the most votes in the senators’s Facebook contest to name the animal.

January 9, 2012
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SEN. BALL HOLDS CONTEST TO NAME HIS NEW BULL

 

By ANTHONY MANCINI, Gazette staff writer

State Sen. Greg Ball, R–Patterson, began a contest asking fans of his Facebook page to help him name his bull, which he adopted over the summer. Whoever suggests the name that attracts the most “likes” will win the contest.

January 9, 2012
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MIDHUDSON NEWS: STATE HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF WARNS TERRORISTS CONCOCT PLANS IN SUBURBS

 

CARMEL – Noting that when terrorists hatch plans to attack large metropolitan areas like New York City, they hatch those plans in the suburbs and for that reason, the state’s homeland security commissioner briefed first responders from Putnam and Westchester counties in Carmel on Friday. They gathered at the Paladin Center for a summit conducted by State Senator Gregory Ball.

January 9, 2012
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LOHUD: PUTNAM, WESTCHESTER ARE KEY TO RESPONSE IN CASE OF NYC TERROR ATTACK

 

Written by: Terence Corcoran

CARMEL — The northern suburbs may not be a prime target for a terrorist attack, but if New York City is hit again, Westchester and Putnam counties could be thrust into major roles, the governor’s appointee for commissioner of homeland security said Friday at a forum for emergency responders.

January 7, 2012
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REUTERS: NEW YORK FRACKING OPPONENTS SEEK EXTENDED MORATORIUM

 

By Dan Wiessner

(Reuters) – New York state lawmakers will once again consider proposals to extend a moratorium on the controversial gas-drilling method known as fracking, with opponents vowing to pursue new legislation this year.

January 7, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL BLASTS HYDROFRACKING

Written by Jane K. Dove

A standing-room-only crowd of about 80 area residents filled the Lewisboro Library to capacity on Dec. 21 as State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, called for a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.

December 30, 2011
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL CALLS FOR ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON HYDROFRACKING

 

by Bob Dumas

LEWISBORO, N.Y. –  State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) called for a statewide one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) during a presentation he gave on the controversial subject at the Lewisboro Library Wednesday night.

December 28, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: BALL PLEDGES TO SECURE FUNDS FOR YORKTOWN SENIOR CENTER

 

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.– Amid construction and a renovation of the Yorktown Senior and Nutrition Center, State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C- Paterson) told Yorktown seniors he would secure funding from the Dormitory Authority for the renovations.

December 28, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: BALL CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR TOUGH TRACKING STANDARDS

 

by Kerry Barger

Trying to build on lessons learned from Pennsylvania’s drilling debacle, state Sen. Greg Ball continued his campaign for tougher regulations on hydraulic fracturing in New York State at Lewisboro Library this past Wednesday.

December 26, 2011
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BALL APPLAUDS ALBANY’S YEAR OF PROGRESS

 

by Art Cusano

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Greg Ball spent his four years as a state Assembly member railing against the establishment, but in his first year in the Senate the Republican from Patterson found to his surprise both major parties are actually working together.

December 26, 2011
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CAPITAL TONIGHT: BALL TO ‘ULTRA-WEALTHY’ CONGRESSWOMAN: ‘THANKS FOR THE (PAYROLL TAX) COAL’

by Liz Benjamin

Sen. Greg Ball seized on the House GOP’s refusal to pass the Senate’s two-month payroll tax holiday extension bill as yet one more opportunity to slam his local congresswoman, Rep. Nan Hayworth, whom he accused of being “completely out of touch with working families and struggling small businesses.”

December 22, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL, CASTELLI SLAM HYDROFRACKING; BALL TAKES DIG AT HAYWORTH

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

It’s been a busy morning for Sen. Greg Ball.

December 22, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL BELIEVES THAT RECENT MTA AUDIT DOESN’T GO DEEP ENOUGH

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

While the state comptroller’s office recently released audit findings showing abuse in overtime and payroll within Metro-North, state Sen. Greg Ball wants another audit for the MTA that would be deeper.

December 16, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SENATOR BALL TO GIVE HYDROFRACKING TALK TO LEWISBORO LIBRARY

 

State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

December 16, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL RENEWS CALL FOR COP KILLER LEGISLATION IN WAKE OF NYPD OFFICER SLAYING

 

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, called for the reinstatement of the death penalty in cases involving the intentional murder of a police officer, peace officer or a Department of Corrections employee.

December 15, 2011
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