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LOHUD: ASTORINO, BALL AND CASTELLI PLUG PRIVATE VETERAN HEALTH PROGRAM

 

Posted by: Gerald McKinstry

Joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates earlier today, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino promoted the “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program that is available to veterans and their dependents. Also endorsing it was State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblyman Bob Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge.

September 12, 2011
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THE PATCH: MOUNT KISCO 9/11 TRIBUTE SUPPORTS REMEMBRANCE, COMMUNITY

By: Tom Auchterlonie

Residents gathered Sunday at the dedication of Mount Kisco’s 9/11 memorial, and with the 10thanniversary of the attacks observed, it was a chance to remember and reflect.

September 12, 2011
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NY TIMES: G.O.P. SENATORS IN ALBANY BLOCK FEDERAL AID TO FULFILL PART OF HEALTH LAW

By THOMAS KAPLAN

With 2.6 million uninsured residents, a popular Democratic governor and tens of millions of federal dollars at stake, New York would seem to be one of the least likely states to join a growing revolt in the nation’s capitals against facilitating a federal overhaul of health care.

September 12, 2011
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL SAYS IRENE SHOULD BE A ‘TEACHING MOMENT’

by Bob Dumas

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. – At a meeting held last week with local officials and residents, state Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said government should use Tropical Storm Irene as a “teaching moment” to prepare for future disasters.

September 10, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: AID AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS AFTER STORM

Written by Ken Mastro and Matt Spillane

Now that everyone in Lewisboro has power again following Hurricane Irene, residents can turn to seeking aid for damages and continuing clean-up around town.

September 9, 2011
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ASSOCIATED PRESS: IRENE DISASTER AID EXTENDED TO 3 MORE NY COUNTIES

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three more upstate New York counties will be getting disaster assistance to cover losses from Tropical Storm Irene.

September 9, 2011
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RECORD ONLINE: WOULD BURIED LINES HELP PREVENT POWER OUTAGES?

By Ken Hall

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, plans to hold hearings in a few weeks to find out why power companies struggled to keep up with the damage from Hurricane Irene. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, might do the same.

September 8, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: IRENE HAUNTS PUTNAM DAYS AFTER STORM

by Kerry Barger

Though Putnam County saw an end to the bombardment of rain and wind late Sunday night, residents dealt with the ramifications of Hurricane Irene days after the storm vanished from the radar.

September 7, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF NYSEG, CON ED RESPONSE TO OUTAGES

By Juan DeJesus

With some local residents still without power, legislators question utility companies’ response time to Irene.

September 6, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL SAYS WE WERE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH TO TAKE ON HURRICANE IRENE

 

PUTNAM VALLEY – A number of local Putnam and Northern Westchester County officials and Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized NYSEG for its communications efforts during Hurricane Irene.

September 4, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POWER RESTORATION DELAYS

 

Written by: Dwight R. Worley

PUTNAM VALLEY — State Sen. Greg Ball said legislators will hold hearings early next month to investigate why it took utility companies as long as six days to restore power to homes and businesses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

September 3, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL TO HOLD HEARING ON IRENE RESPONSE TOMORROW

If you are still without power six days after Tropical Storm Irene hit or had yours restored but still want to be heard on how the storm was handled, state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is holding a hearing in Putnam Valley tomorrow.

September 2, 2011
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NYSEG POWER RESTORATION SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 – 7 A.M.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2, 2011 – 7 a.m.

September 2, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NYSEG POWER RESTORATION UPDATE: 3P.M.

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 September 1, 2011 – 3 p.m.

September 1, 2011
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FEDERAL DISASTER AID APPROVED FOR NASSAU, WESTCHESTER AND RENSSELAER COUNTIES

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that federal disaster assistance is now available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Nassau, Westchester and Rensselaer counties as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene.

September 1, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL QUESTIONS FELLOW REPUBLICAN’S STANCE ON DISASTER AID (UPDATED)

 

Posted by: Joseph Spector

Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, said today he plans to hold a hearing on the state and federal response to Tropical Storm Irene and questioned Rep. Nan Hayworth’s stance that disaster aid needs to be tied to cuts in federal spending.

September 1, 2011
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EXAMINER: FATE OF DRILLING IN NY DRAWS CLOSER

by: Shannon Ayala

Many times this summer people have looked out their car window at protests in New York City and asked, “Frack?” The controversy at Governor Cuomo’s office yesterday however was over the word: dSGEIS.

September 1, 2011
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NYSEG PRESS RELEASE: NYSEG CONTINUING TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 31, 2011 – 7 p.m.

August 31, 2011
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