Greg Ball's Press releases

Buchanan, Corporal Joseph Occhipinti

Corporal Joseph Occhipinti entered the U.S. Army in 1951, and was deployed to Korea, where he was assigned to the 14th Infantry Regimen, 25th Division.

November 7, 2013
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Pawling, Sergeant Michael Kelly

Sergeant Michael Kelly proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December, 1977 to May, 1982. Sergeant Kelly received training at Parris Island, in South Carolina, and was subsequently stationed at Camp Lejune and ended his tour at 29 Palms. Sergeant Kelly is a lifelong resident of Pawling with strong roots in the community, serving as a proud member of the American Legion Hasler-Kamp Post 215, where he has served with distinction as the Post'sArmorer and currently holds the position of First Vice-Commander.

 

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS BREWSTER CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TO CELEBRATE NEW HIGH SCHOOL TRACK

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/07/2013 – On Thursday morning Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined the Brewster High School Cross Country Team to celebrate their newly installed High School track.

The track was made possible partly by a $100,000 state grant secured by Senator Ball.

November 7, 2013
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BREWSTER HIGH SCHOOL ART CLASS DESIGNS PLACEMATS FOR SENATOR BALL’S VETERANS THANKSGIVING DINNER

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/07/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) was at Brewster High School on Thursday morning to accept placemats that Mrs. Sarah Barnes’ art class designed for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner.

November 7, 2013
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HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORIAN, TREASURER HONORED AT AWARDS DINNER

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Putnam Valley Historical Society honored Town Historian Dan Ricci with the Anderson Award for promoting local history, at an annual awards dinner in Mahopac on Oct. 20.

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS CARMEL HIGH STUDENTS THAT ACHIEVED NATIONAL AWARD

(From left to right is Carmel Councilwoman Suzi McDonough, Andrew Miller, Mariah Kenna, Dyan Aviles, Senator Greg Ball, Daniel Miller, Joseph Malinowski and Jacob Sweet)

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/06/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), presented students from Carmel High School with New York State Proclamations for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

November 6, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL VISITS BREWSTER HS ON THURSDAY MORNING

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/04/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) will be at Brewster High School on Thursday morning to accept placemats that Mrs. Cohen-Barnes’ art class has designed for the 3rd Annual Veterans’ Thanksgiving Dinner and also to join the Brewster High School Cross Country Team on their new track.

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS CARMEL EAGLE SCOUT FOR MEMORIAL BUILT IN MEMORY OF FALLEN OFFICER FALCONE

(Left to right: Senator Ball, Mr. Geoghegan, Sheriff Smith, Robert Geoghegan, Mrs. Geoghegan and Detective John Falcone father, Mr. Falcone)

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/04/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, honored Carmel Resident Robert Geoghegan with an official New York State Proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at his Eagle Scout Ceremony on Sunday at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel.

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS CONGRESSMAN MALONEY FOR MAHOPAC BUSINESS TOUR

MAHOPAC – The Mahopac business district is “a vital economic corridor in Putnam County” and State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson), said he is working with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, Cold Spring) to enhance the small business climate.

November 2, 2013
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SENATOR BALL JOINS CONGRESSMAN MALONEY FOR MAHOPAC BUSINESS TOUR

Mahopac, N.Y. – 11/01/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) joined US Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D – Cold Spring) for a “Main Street Listening” Tour in Mahopac on Friday morning.

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR BALL TO DA LEVY: “JOIN ME IN ASKING THE GOVERNOR FOR A FULL & INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, OR RESIGN”

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/1/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement in regards to the on going fiasco involving Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy.

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE LOAN

Brewster, N.Y. – 11/1/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement in response to the $1.6 billion loan from the federal government for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

November 1, 2013
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YORKTOWN DAILY VOICE: MAHOPAC MAN, YORKTOWN 5K RAISES $50K FOR CANCER FOUNDATION

by Eric Gendron

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Jason Needle, 33, of Mahopac has been battling acute myeloid leukemia, but he isn’t just thinking about his own illness.

October 31, 2013
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THE COURIER: $50,000 TO HELP COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN PUTNAM

By: Eric Gross

State Senator Greg Ball signed a huge facsimile check for $50,000 last Thursday to the delight of staff and volunteers at the Putnam Women’s Center in Mahopac.

October 31, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: BALL SECURES AND PRESENTS GRANT TO FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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For the second straight year, New York State Senator Greg Ball presented a check for the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center to cap off National Domestic Violence Month.

October 31, 2013
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Beekman, Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Richardson

A Vietnam and Korean War veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Richardson served in the U.S. Army for twenty five years. Lieutenant Colonel Richardson is a West Point graduate and has received numerous awards and medals for his service, including the Vietnam Campaign Medal with four battle stars. Lieutenant Colonel Richardson is a founding father of the West Point Society of the Mid Hudson Region and is extremely active in his community, where he volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for over twenty years and served on the Town of Beekman Planning Board and Town Trails Committee.

October 30, 2013
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HALLOWEEN TIPS TO KEEP LITTLE GHOSTS, GOBLINS AND SUPERHEROES SAFE AND FREE FROM HARM

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For many families in our community, Halloween is a fun time for children to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.

But it’s also a good time to stress safety to our kids.  Here’s a few simple tips from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help make sure the evening goes smoothly:

October 30, 2013
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PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS DAN RICCI AND DORIS CROWDER AT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

Mahopac, N.Y – 10/30/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) recently joined the Putnam Valley Historical Society at their Annual Awards Dinner hosted at Char restaurant in Mahopac.

October 30, 2013
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Pleasantville, Captain Scott Elliott

A graduate and football player from West Point, Captain Scott Elliot after attending Army Ranger School, was deployed to Iraq with an assignment to the Brigade Reconnaissance Troop, where he was a scout platoon leader and completed “snatch and grab” missions in Baghdad. Captain Elliot currently serves as a mentor for the American Corporate Partners, an organization that helps newly discharged veterans to adjust to corporate life and is the Vice-Commander of the Pleasantville Fancher Nicoll American Legion Post 77.

October 29, 2013
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Yorktown, Sergeant Dimitri Sywyk

A WWII Veteran, Sergeant Dimitri Sywyk served as both a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps, and a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Sergeant Sywyk served in the 101st Signal Battalion in Korea and Japan, receiving seven medals including, including the World War II Victory Medal, World War II Army of Occupation Medal, the United National Medal for Serivce in Korea, and the Korean Service Medal. Sergeant Sywyk is also a graduate of Westchester Community College and the Devry Institute of technology.

October 29, 2013
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