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DAILY SOMERS: SENATOR BALL DEMANDS IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF MTA

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

SOMERS, N.Y. - Senator Greg Ball (R,C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,I – Yorktown) joined forces with Somers officials at Town Hall on Monday afternoon to call for an immediate forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The tag, forensic, indicates a search for facts that can be presented in a court of law.

August 16, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: NY TAKES STEPS TO END ‘BARBARIC CRUELTY’ TO ANIMALS

 

By Carol Moran

Spectators caught attending animal fights will now face stiffer punishments in New York.

August 16, 2011
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DAILY NORTH SALEM: SENATOR BALL ROLLS INTO NORTH SALEM

 

by Katherine Pacchiana

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) appeared at Tuesday’s town boardmeeting to report on the year’s advances in the state legislature. “The progress we made in Albany this year was significant,” Ball said. With bi-partisan support, several important issues were resolved. Ball cited the property tax cap, the state budget, and mandate relief, and talked about his role as chairman of the committee for Homeland Security, Veterans and Naval Affairs.

August 15, 2011
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LOHUD: CUOMO MUST REPLACE CHIEFS OF METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, POWER AUTHORITY, THRUWAY AUTHORITY

 

Written by: Joseph Spector

ALBANY — Several major public authorities in New York are in the midst of trying to fill their top executive posts after a series of resignations.

August 14, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL TALKS UNFUNDED MANDATES, INDIAN POINT AT TOWN HALL TALK

 

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) discussed local issues that affect Mt. Kisco during a stop in the Village Monday night as a part of his town hall tour. Topics discussed included unfunded mandates and Indian Point.

August 14, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL, KATZ KEEP BEATING DRUM FOR MTA AUDIT

 

Posted by: Jon Campbell

A pair of Hudson Valley state lawmakers are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to be audited immediately as the organization begins its search for a new chief executive officer.

August 14, 2011
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August 12, 2011
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LOHUD: DEFIB GIVEN TO MT. KISCO LITTLE LEAGUE

 

Last night the Mount Kisco Little League was given an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Sports Authority store in White Plains and there was quite a festive event with officials, professional ball player Dwight Gooden and family and friends of Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the machine, the store also hosted a training session and highlighted a happy, healthy 10-year-old Mikey Corsi, who had a cardiac arrest on the field June 30 and was saved in spite of not having an AED available.

August 10, 2011
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LOHUD: DEFIB GIVEN TO MT. KISCO LITTLE LEAGUE

Posted by: Barbara Nackman

Last night the Mount Kisco Little League was given an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) by Sports Authority store in White Plains and there was quite a festive event with officials, professional ball player Dwight Gooden and family and friends of Mount Kisco Little League. In addition to the machine, the store also hosted a training session and highlighted a happy, healthy 10-year-old Mikey Corsi, who had a cardiac arrest on the field June 30 and was saved in spite of not having an AED available.

August 10, 2011
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PRESS CONNECTS: N.Y. PLAN PROMOTES FUND TO COVER GAS-DRILLING ACCIDENTS

 

Written by: Jon Campbell

ALBANY — The natural gas industry and business groups are pushing back against a bill proposed Tuesday that would create a company-funded reserve to cover the cost of damages from any future gas-drilling accidents.

August 10, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SENATE GOP PANEL TO EVALUATE NATIONAL GUARD

By John David Iseman

With the recent cuts to federal funding for state homeland security efforts, New York’s National Guard and state government must evaluate how they will continue to provide protection from possible terrorist attacks.

August 10, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: INDUSTRY PUSHES BACK AGAINST HYDROFRACKING ACCIDENT FUND

 

ALBANY – The natural gas industry trade group is pushing back against a bill proposed today by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that would create a company-funded reserve to cover the cost of damages from any future gas-drilling accidents.

August 9, 2011
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MID-HUDSON NEWS: PAWLING VILLAGE GREEN PROJECT GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FROM STATE

 

PAWLING – The Village of Pawling received a financial shot in the arm from the state’s Economic Development Assistance Program with $250,000 for its Pawling Green and veterans’ Memorial Park.

August 9, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL’S MOUNT KISCO STOP INCLUDES LEGISLATIVE RECAP, RAGING GRANNIES

By Tom Auchterlonie

State senator briefs village trustees on the recent state legislative session.

August 9, 2011
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POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL: AMENIA GETS $100,000 FOR TRAIL TO TRAIN WORK

AMENIA — The town has obtained a $100,000 state grant for the Trail to the Train Project.

August 9, 2011
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DAILY MT KISCO: SEN. BALL NEXT STOP MT. KISCO TOWN HALL

by Kelsey Bongiovanni

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.– New York State Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will be at the Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, August 8.

August 9, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BALL’S TOWN HALL TOUR STOPS IN MT. KISCO

***Monday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/08/11) – Property taxes, pension costs, healthcare…oh my! If you’d like to know what your New York State Senator is doing about these issues and more, head to the Mount Kisco town hall tonight. Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is continuing his Town Hall Tour schedule tonight with a stop in Mount Kisco, N.Y. The tour provides communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. It’s also an opportunity for residents to speak with Senator Ball about issue affecting their community. Another stop is planned for tomorrow in North Salem (8/9). For the complete Town Hall Tour schedule, click here.

August 8, 2011
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LOHUD: PART OF ROUTE 119 RENAMED TO HONOR LATE WHITE PLAINS DETECTIVE MICHAEL PERRY

 

Written by Richard Liebson

WHITE PLAINS — A section of Route 119 between the Westchester County Center and Main Street has been renamed Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway in honor of the city police officer who died from a heart attack after chasing and capturing a larceny suspect last year.

August 7, 2011
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THE EXAMINER: WHITE PLAINS HIGHWAY NAMED AFTER FALLEN OFFICER

by Andrew Vitelli

A portion of Route 119 in White Plains will soon be renamed the “Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway,” as legislation to honor the police officer and Yorktown resident who died in the line of duty last year was signed into law Thursday by Governor Cuomo.

August 7, 2011
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THE PATCH: GOV. CUOMO SIGNS BILL TO DESIGNATE DETECTIVE MICHAEL PERRY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

By Plamena Pesheva

The legislation was sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) to honor fallen White Plains police officer Michael Perry, who died in the line of duty.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday that designated a portion of Route 119 in White Plains as the Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway.

August 7, 2011
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